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Seether – Rise Above This lyrics
Take the light and darken everything around me
Call the clouds and listen closely I'm lost without you
Call your name every day when I feel so helpless
I'm fallen down but I'll rise above this, rise above this

Hate the mind, regrets are better left unspoken
For all we know, this void will grow
And everything's in vain, distressing you though it leaves me open
Feels so right, but I'll end this all before it gets me

Call your name every day when I feel so helpless
I'm fallen down but I'll rise above this, rise above this
Call your name every day when I seem so helpless
I'm fallen down, but I'll rise above this, rise above this doubt

I'll mend myself before it gets me
(I'll mend myself before it gets me)
I'll mend myself before it gets me
(I'll mend myself before it gets me)

Call your name every day when I feel so helpless
I'm fallen down but I'll rise above this, rise above this
Forty eight ways to say that I'm feelin' helpless
I'm Falling down, falling down, but I'll rise above this, rise above this,
Rise above this, rise above this doubt
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    dawmzz
    I think he is speaking directly to his brother. He must have felt his brother took the light out of life when he died and he wants to tell him some things that he didn't get to. I think he wants him to know that he wont do the same thing.
    This song shows the most important thing about music and that is getting your feelings out and sharing them with others.
    Seether has a lot of rockin songs that are also very good for your self esteem, such as f*k It and Fake It, I recommend them to anyone.
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    soccerchickadee
    For the past year and a half, I've been going through a ton. My great aunt died, then my grandfather died. My grandmother went to the hospital just after my mom had back surgery. My mom lost her job. That was just in 2007. This year, my great uncle on the other side past away and my great aunt was - and still is - suffering. My father was pretty upset about it. A close family friend is still in the hospital for breast cancer that spread. She has been in the hospital for a month and shes getting a little better.
    The first time I heard this song, I was like, oh, its a good song. When I thought about it, it gave me hope that even tho I am going through a hard time, I can rise above and try to fix the broken parts in me.
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    Ralintay
    My boyfriend left for the army on august 7th. Before he left, we'd spend nearly every day at my house, hanging around in the family room, with the tv on, usually on Fuse. He always liked seether, and I think they're alright, but over those two weeks we had before he left we heard this song nearly every day. We heard it on our last day together.
    Five weeks later, and it's following us. It's everywhere we go. It was the first song that came on when he was allowed to use his ipod a couple weeks ago, it played over the radio while I was in stage construction, thinking about how he'd be proud of my using power tools successfully.
    It's taking a lot of effort, but we're making our way through this. We can only talk to each other maybe once a week, if he's allowed to use the phones. The same with e-mail. He can send letters, but not receive them yet.
    I wear his old dog tags every day, I say goodnight to them in lieu of him. I hold them when it gets too hard. We're both learning to take everything a day at a time, but each day leads to one specifically -
    He gets to come home for christmas.
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    mrcowboishags
    To me it means you have had someone special in your life but you've lost them in some way or another. Whether it be death or them walking away from you. No matter who it is they were very special to you and could lift you up, but when you need lifted up because of them leaving you no longer have that person to lean on or help you rise above it. Then you find you need to be strong on your own by ending the current problem your facing and mending your pain and broken heart.
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    trisdonbelle
    This song/video gets to me so bad. I lost my uncle through suicide last April and it has been a whirlwind of anger, sadness, bitterness, love, hate, and everything else mixed in together. Anyone who has lived through the same, my heart goes out to you. It is indeed a selfish act, but you learn to move on, and somehow find a way to love that person though it's the hardest thing sometimes. Rip Eugine, all my love and sympathy to Shaun's family.
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    TFCMike
    This song makes me think of my father everytime I hear it. Its a deserving tribute to anyone who has lost a friend or loved one. It also puts into perspective how fragile life is, and how it can end without warning, and sometimes it seems without reason.
    R.I.P- In memory for the crew of Trooper 1, who gave their lives in hopes to save others. You will be missed, but you will be remembered everytime we look to the sky.
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    benoit
    When I first heard this song I was having a lot of problems with my family and friends and at that point I was literally thinking about suicide and when I first heard this song I was with my best friend and I knew I heard it for a reason and now when I feel like that all I have to do is think of this song or listen to it over and over again.
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    dawgjackson
    When I first heard this song I cried and wanted to hear it again. My husband, soulmate, best friend died in Dec 07 unexpectedly leaving me and our 4 kids here to try to pick up the shattered peices of our life. Most every day I do feel so helpless, but as I sat at the cemetary and this song played I wondered if I heard it for a reason. To rise above what has happened and if I call his name he will help me rise above this pain.
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    crgtiger
    It's coming up on the 11th anniversary of my little brother's death. It still seems like yesterday and sometimes hurts so bad. Many days I've wondered why God chose him and not me. I guess I still have work to be done here on earth. But I do call out his name in times of trouble and know with his strength he will help me to rise above this. I heard this song for the first time on my daughter's radio station on my brother's 40th birthday. A sad day but the song was sent to me at that time for a reason.
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    nocemisions
    I feel this song is about rising up to your problems and not letting them consume and be the death of you.
    My ex just broke up with me nearly a month ago. I was ready to spend the rest of my life with her, but I made a mistake that costed me. Now, I'm hurt so bad that it makes me sick everytime. She says she needs time but I feel that time will work against us. I guess I will rise above this and mend myself. In time, things may get better.
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    bsb1965
    This meaning is about Shaun Morgan losing his brother. I lost my brother 2 years ago this August. Since then I've struggled with depression each time things get tough and I go through another slam in life. When I heard this song on the radio I immediately downloaded it to my Ipod. This song is a worship song for me. I will rise above this and anything else that could get me down. I'll mend myself before it gets me by calling on my Lord's name. Great song!
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    bipolar-girl
    To me this song makes me feel emotional. Sad, happy, mad, love, confused n so much more because I think of all the things that I have and them just going out of my life but I also think of things that I don't have and things that I could have E. G loves, crushes that sort of stuff. When I listen to song it makes me cry for all of the emotions above but they go through me throughout this whole song though. But when its finnished I feel a whole lot better evan though I cryed through most of the song.
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    jessicamarie
    I believe this song is talking about going through something that is all consuming, that you know you cannot go through by yourself so you call upon the Name (Jesus) who helps you "rise above". He will lift you up when you are feeling "helpless". You can't do it alone, which is why the song constantly says "I'll mend myself" but then it calls upon the Name, because you can't mend yourself, you just aren't strong enough. Just call upon the Name of Jesus, he will help you rise above "this"
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    lilmisR1
    In my life, now, my situation this song speaks to me. It may or may not crossover into companionship situations - I could totally interperet it in that way as well and do - but most of all, it deals with me. What is taunting and haunting me is ever-hanging over my head and I live with it - yet I see and hear it; it deals with me. My task is to "Rise Above It."
    My doubt is the doubt is the one to be dealt with; can I prevail? With hope and prayer, yes I will.
    Thanks for this very inspiring song.
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    Pris1029
    Here's Priscilla Ann and I don't know if are., Martinez will ever read this. Where should I start. As I sit here and type, I have a knot in my throat and my heart hurts. This is just one song that I really enjoyed listening to for some reason when are., Martinez was in my life. The love and emotion we shared with one another seemed so true and he was so real. Yes, he is still living, I hope. All I know is that there was a misunderstanding/disturbance of course, point is, there is no response to my calls nor emails. All over some feeling of confusion that I believe was bottled up inside him (are., Martinez). I can go on and on and on (venting here, sorry peeps). Soon after we discussed the lyrics to this song, his loving sister, Valerie passes away in a tragic car accident. Of course I was there for him and in my heart and prayers, still am. I am missing him so much and I don't know when there will be complete closure. Prayer has kept me strong and I must continue to be strong for myself and my well being. Missing you. And this song is awesome!
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    nunayobidnes
    This song has become my anthem! I am separated from my wife of 12 years and devastated by it. This song speaks straight to my heart. She messed up bad (yeah the other man) and I messed up and lost control of myself and spent a minute in the county jail. I want to see us make it and it's going to take some time and forgiveness but in the mean time I'm on a no contact order and living with a friend so "I've fallen down, but I'll rise above this!" is sort of the tagline for my life at this point and the verses seem to speak of my own "looking inward" for a strength that I didn't know I had. I'm a new Seether Fan Thx Seattle!
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    itsmee2005
    This song is so phenomenal! How many people's live can it save? As someone who has been sucidal this song is the piece that gets forgotten when your on the edge, its the reminder of how suicide effects others besides you, and it gives you the courage to "Rise above this". I can't listen to it and not be on the verge of tears because its everything I needed at the worst times of my life!
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    Unregistered
    This song gives strength, maybe it's the "regrets are better left unspoken" and the five simple words "i'll rise above this". Not only those five simple words but the strength and complete conviction with which they are sung. Then the help of electric instruments and powerfull amplifiers to pump out this energy makes you want to believe that "rising above it is possible".
    I have never had to deal with suicicide but I have had to deal with other nasty things such as divorce, health issues and career disappointments wich all require you to be strong regardless of how many unanswered questions you may have. This song undoubtedly helps me do exactly that.
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    Unregistered
    Having battled serious depression throughout my life, this song really speaks to me. Through the lyrics you see a change from giving up to a feeling of I will get through this. If you've ever truly been depressed you understand the difficulty in believing you will feel better.
    If you really want to know what the mindset is behind being severely depressed &/or suicidal, read the lyrics to "fade to black" and "a tout le monde". You don't have to like the type of music, it will shed light on what we deal with.
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    Unregistered
    I think it means all the hate and despair you feel when someone close to you commits suicide. The light symbolizes life that has darkened with the departure of someone special. There's a regretful sensation because you end up feeling responsible and you think to yourself "i could have prevented this death. " "i'll mend myself before it gets me" could be a foreshadowing of "i'll mend my broken emotions before suicide gets to me. " those are my two cents.
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    kkbutcher1
    I love this song so much, I listen to it all the time, I think that this is one of there best songs. Seriously. I try to pass this song onto people but most of them think that the lyrics are horrible. But that's how people express there self. They always say I will stick with the screaming, but hey if this song was scremo then people would be lisening to it all the time. Hhahahaha thankyou! Peace niccuh.
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    HazelDountLovesBullet
    I just listened to this song - coincidence I swear! - but now it all makes a lot more sense! Its very personal to shaun. "Call your name every day when I fell so helpless, I've fallen down, but I'll rise above this". He's aying that he misses his brother and that he still needs him. And he's saying that he's seeing how his alcoholism is leading him down the same road. "I'll rise above this doubt". He's saying he's getting help for himself. Which is great news because I don't know what I'd do if I ever found out Shaun Morgan died!
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    HazelDountLovesBullet
    Yeah, I can see how the suicide and everything plays into this. Especially in the video. The kid is about to kill himself, and he's got this picture with him. You only see it for a second, but its a family with Shaun on the arm of the couch. I think this was intended to say the kid was his brother. And it all makes sense now that I know the backstory.
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    RJAs_num1_fan
    Omg! I'm so sorry about your brother! I think this song is about how his brother commtted suicide, and he's thinking back on it trying to figure out what went wrong, what was going through his brother's mind, and so he started to get depressed, and he was just trying to get through it, along wiht his family. I cried the first time I heard it. I still tear up, occasionally.
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    Seething
    Shaun, Shaun, Shaun. Its coming from the heart. I believe "I'll mend myself before it gets me" is a metaphor for the alcoholism which was worsened by the death of his brother, Genie. Of course we all know Shaun went to treatment for the alcohol. I feel so helpless is the pain and I'll rise above this is he'll find a way to overcome all of it. The suicide, the alcohol, doubt and fear. I could listen to Shaun Morgans voice the rest of my life and never get tired of him. He is pure awesome-Ness. I hope he gets to a happy, peaceful place and rip Genie :(
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    luv-is-life
    This song is Good/sad man for real. Brings back stuff that I don't really liek thinking about like losing 2 people close to you in a week my gf left me after 3 years for another guy it hurt bad & 4 days later my grandpa passed away. This song makes you think of stuff that you don't like to think of but you can beat it but you try to rise above it.
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    Unregistered
    Every time I hear this song it reminds me of the days when I wanted to commit suicide and even though even afterwards I still felt depressed, I would still find reason to live and to keep going. And still today when I have a problem I would listen to this song to lift me up.
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    Unregistered
    I love this song, I think it is about the suicide of his brother. The parts where he says hell rise above this is the way he says he has to keep on going for his brother. If ya wanna check out more on these guys check out guitar center sessions with nick harcort and look up seether. It gives a good interview with the band that explains some of these things.
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    virtus
    I listened to this song some time ago, especially when I was sad, but I've never thought that the story included in the song is gonna become my fate. My younger brother, the only one I had, committed a suicide two months ago, in the day of his 17th birthday. The worst thing is that now I'm not able to cry anymore, I'm listening to this song in order to start crying again and relieve myself of the pain. But I don't think it's possible.
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    MidnightAtDawn
    Ok. One: it's "take the light, undarken everything around me". He's saying to take the light and use it to make everything brighter.
    Two: it's clouds.
    My brother's a musician with a very good ear. I had him listen to it. He's a Seether fan, same as I am and watching everyone butcher these lyrics was killing us both.
    I've corrected these lyrics for future generations. Hopefully this is the last time they will be corrected as I corrected them as good as they can be.
    Thank you.
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