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Woah, woah.

Bang bang go the coffin nails, like a breath exhaled,
Then gone forever.
It seems just like yesterday, how did I miss the red flags raise?

Think back, the days we laughed
We braved these bitter storms together.
And brought to his knees he cried,
But on his feet he died.

What God would damn a heart?
And what God drove us apart?
What God could...

Make it stop,
Let this end,
Eighteen years pushed to the ledge.
It's come to this,
A weightless step,
On the way down singing
Woah, woah.

Bang bang from the closet walls,
The schoolhouse halls,
The shotgun's loaded.
Push me and I'll push back.
I'm done asking, I demand.

From a nation under God,
I feel it's love like a cattle prod.
I'm born free, but still they hate.
I'm born me, no I can't change.

It's always darkest just before the dawn.
So stay awake with me, let's prove them wrong.

Make it stop,
Let this end,
Eighteen years pushed to the ledge.
It's come to this,
A weightless step,
On the way down singing
Woah, woah.

The cold river washed him away,
But how could we forget?
The gatherings hold candles,
But not their tongues.

And too much blood has flown from the wrists,
Of the children shamed for those they chose to kiss.
Who will rise to stop the blood
We're calling for,
Insisting on,
A different beat, yeah.
A brand new song

(Names called)
Tyler Clementi, age 18
Billy Lucas, age 15
Harrison Chase Brown, age 15
Cody J. Barker, age 17
Seth Walsh, age 13

Make it stop.
Make this end,
This life chose me, I'm not lost in sin.
And proud I stand, of who I am,
I plan to go on living;

Make it stop.
Let this end,
All these years pushed to the ledge.
But proud I stand, of who I am,
I plan to go on living.



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    UnregisteredMay 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    This song is about the septembers children suicides, and it mainly covers tyler clementi's suicide. It's against homophobia, and rise against worked with the it gets better project to help lgbt youth.
    I'm currently bi and i get picked on a lot, but not for being bi. It does get hard, and sometimes it feels like suicide is an easy way to stop the suffering, but after middle school and high school it gets better. :)
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    To help depressed teenagers regain their future and help see their own positive outlook on life. And to chose not to end their own lives.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    This song is a protest against all types of hate,such as bullying. It tells you that you should really think before you speak because your words can hurt someone. In the song,it says the names of kids under 16 who committed suicide,which could be because of bullying. Our world should be better than this.
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    I feel like i'm getting bullied and only a few people only show that they care and i want people to see who i am because i'm a musician and they judge me on that.
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Bullying is a crime. Suffering from bullying from childhood and still stuffering i know the pain it feels. I have attempted suicide before but its not worth it... Reach out to people

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