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The Flobots – Rise lyrics

So much pain we
Don't know how to be but angry
Feel infected like weve got gangrene
Please don't let anybody try to change me
Just me
In the middle of a sea full of faces
Full of faces
Some laugh some salivate
What's in your alleyway
Recycling bins or bullet cases
It's not equal
It's not fair
Were different people
But were not scared
We aint never scared
To pave a new path
Make a new street
Build a new bridge
Say can you see by the dawns early light
Free slaves running
Songs words werent right
Now a new days coming
The few stay stunning while the many are handsome
Your soul is alive but they want it for ransom
The base drumming is the anthem
We step to the heartbeats of our granddaughters and grandsons

Rise together
We rise together
[Repeated Several Times]

Lost hope and found need
Grounded by our surroundings
Did the walls scream universities
Or you and I verse the tees
React automatic and we burst when squeezed
And make 9-11 each emergency
Urgency amber to red like the turning leaves
Oh please let the hurting cease
Don't let apathy police the populace
We will march across
Those stereotypes that were marked for us
The answers obvious
We switch the consonants
Change the sword to words and lift continents

If you believe in redemption
I'm calling to you from another dimension

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  • d
    Dude, that's really deep. If only more people can see what you wrote 'Crimsonxxtides'. Reading it is just like one of things that makes you understand all at once and you feel so meaningful. Kinda Cliche, I know. To me the song is just about everything you said.
    Because we see so much stuff on tv, we listen to what see and believe that it is write. We forget that we're all human and we make mistakes. So we need to rise together change the world of it's cruelness. If we can take out the terrorists we can have true peace because they are what's bringing us down along with racism and gangs and kid soldiers in africa. And genocide. The world is so messed up by what money and greed we forget that we are all the same on the inside. Our hearts look the same and our souls are marked by God. The skin on us is just a marking of who we are culturally. So gather your brothers and sisters. And stand up for whats right.
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  • c
    I think what this song is really saying is that we all have a chance to change things out there in the world, and we can either stay repressed, and do what people tell us to do, or else we can forget our differences, and band together, and "RISE". We can forget the fact that he is chinese, and she is african american, that we are all really the same inside. The only reason they keep us down, is because we really keep ourselves down with hate and rasism. If we forget that though, we can be so much more.
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