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Soundgarden – Live To Rise lyrics

What if all you understand,
Could fit into the center of our hand,
Then you found it wasn't you,
Who held the sum of everything you knew,

We're insane but not alone,
You hold on,
And their gone,

Like the sun we will live to rise,
Like the sun we will live and die,
And then ignite again,
Like the sun we will live to rise again,

What if the one thing that I missed,
Was everything I need to pass the test,
And if I fail what happens then,
Can I still count on you as a friend,

We're insane but not alone,
You hold on,
And their gone,

Like the sun we will live to rise,
Like the sun we will live and die,
And then ignite again,
Like the sun we will live to rise again,
(Again x3)

Warm My Face,
Warm Your Face,
Warm My Face,
Warm Your Face,
Warm My Face,
Warm Your Face,

Like the sun we will live to rise,
Like the sun we will live and die,
And then ignite again,

Like the sun we will live to rise,
Like the sun we will live and die,
And then ignite again,
Like the sun we will live to rise again,
Again



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    I believe, that "live to rise" means, you have to rise to the many challenges of life. The first verse, means that there was someone that he loved, and he found out that they didn't love him, or at least lost interest in him. "you're insane but not alone, you hold on, and they're gone. " he tried to hold onto them but they slipped away. The chorus means, "like the sun we live to rise," we rise to challenges. That our nature. "like the sun we live and die, and then ignite again," we get our hearts broken, but in time it heals and we are able to get back into the world. The second verse is very similar, except he is remembering a long lost friend. He says "what if all these things i missed, are all i need to pass the test," he means, did I make a mistake and not see it? Am I the one who ruined our relationship? And then he restates the chorus again. When he repeats, "warm my face, warm your face," h's talkining abt how he got in touch with these people and tried to make amends. If you really think abt it, this song has quite a depressing meaning, but in the end, you have to look at what you have and not take it for granted. This song rocks!
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    To do everything that you could do, and realize that it may not be enough, because you/we don't always know what to do(or realize what we can do, whether it be due to being lazy about it or oblivious in some way). Yet, you try again anyways.
    The references to "our" and "we", instead of using the words you, and or, I, as is used in the lyrics already, places a distinct tone to the song. As to why exactly it was formed with those words in particular, I am not sure. Perhaps it was to bring to mind a single form of sorts (i. E. Whether it be metaphorical in nature, or not) that is broadened as the song progresses. (a/n: yes, I realize that I am probably stating the obvious.)
    "... Could fit in the center of our hand... " who is our?
    "... Like the sun we will live to rise... " who is we?
    Picture that was invisioned.
    Sort of like how a hand opens to hold something, then closes around it. Only, it drops what it held because the grip was too tight.
    Reminding the viewer that we learn from our mistakes.
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