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Rise Against – Behind Closed Doors lyrics

Chairs thrown and tables toppled,
Hands armed with broken bottles,
Standing no chance to win but,
We're not running, We're not running,

There's a point I think we're missing,
It's in the air we raise our fists in,
In the smiles we cast each other,
My sister, my brother,

About the time we gave up hoping,
We never find these locks still open,
Stumbling on stones unturned,
The hurt we feel, we all have earned,

The lines we cross in search of change,
But all they see is treason,

Although we have no obligation to stay alive,
On broken backs we beg for mercy, we will survive,
Breakout, I won't be left here,
Behind closed doors,

Bonfires burn like beacons,
Guiding the lost and weakened,
Flames dance on crashing waves,
Guiding ships who've gone astray,

Time out, let's stop to think this through,
We've all got better things to do,
Than talk in circles, run in place,
Answers inches from our face,

Although we have no obligation to stay alive,
On broken backs we beg for mercy, we will survive,
Breakout! I won't be left here,
Behind closed doors,

Black eyes, broken fingers,
Blood drips and I let it run,
Down my lips into my swollen gums,
When hope is nonexistent,
Our instincts all scream "Run!"
We never turn our backs or even bite our tongues,

Although we have no obligation to stay alive,
On broken backs we beg for mercy, we will survive,
Breakout, I won't be left here,
Behind closed doors,
(Behind closed doors)

Although we have no obligation to stay alive,
On broken backs we beg for mercy, we will survive,
Breakout, I won't be left here,
Behind closed doors.



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    mechatannerJul 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    I see this song as being about the fact that people always talk of wanting change, but never really do anything to get it. Sure they are willing to protest and talk about the problems(behind closed doors! Ha title: P) but we as a country aren't willing to do any actuall work for it. Were not willing to risk it.
    "the hurt we feel we have all earned"-we are the ones who let the problems get as far as they have, so we deserve the problems. So if we want them fixed, we need to grow some balls and do it ourselves.
    Brilliant song. I absolutely love rise against. They are amazingly good at pointing out political and societal issues.

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