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Rise Against lyrics

Album: Revolutions Per Minute [2003]

Tracks12
 01  Black Masks and Gasoline
 02  Heaven Knows
 03  Dead Ringer
 04  Halfway There
 05  Like the Angel
 06  Voices Off Camera:
 07  Blood Red, White, and Blue
 08  Broken English
 09  Last Chance Blueprint
 10  To the Core
 11  Torches
 12  Amber Changing
all Rise Against lyrics



Black Masks and Gasoline
Simply because you can breathe,
Doesn't mean you're alive,
Or that you really live,
This life here has taken it's toll
And she just doesn't know how much more she can give

But here, at the top of the world, I raise my hands and I clench my fists,
They stand before me below demanding the answers with flips of a switch

I don't understand where you got this idea,
So deeply engrained in your head
That this world is something that you must impress,
Because I couldn't care less

A need for revolution's rising, it comes to the surface, gasping for air,
We're not putting up with this planet one more day much less one more year

I don't understand where you got this idea,
So deeply engrained in your head
That this world is something that you must impress,
Because I couldn't care less

So here and now, in our rotting nation
The blood, it pours, it's all on our hands now
We live, in fear, of our own potential
To win, to lose, it's all on our hands now

I have an amerikan dream,
But it involves black masks and gasoline,
One day I'll turn these thoughts into screams,
At a world turned it's back down on me

I don't understand where you got this idea,
So deeply engrained in your head
That this world is something that you must impress,
Because I couldn't care lessback to top
Heaven Knows
The day I learn to fly , I'm never coming down
On perfect I'll rise through the layers of the clouds

And from there I see the neon grids of cities
And six million people that keep their fires lit

I threw a party in my name
But the hours crawled by and no one came
So I bowed my head and I prayed for wings
To take me from this place... from you

I see myself inside, you dream the dreams that I do,
You're still searching for these answers, they're not inside your wrist

And from there I see the neon grids of cities
And six million people that keep their fires lit

I threw a party in my name
But the hours crawled by and no one came
So I bowed my head and I prayed for wings
To take me from this place... from you

I close my eyes as the curtains draw,
I thought I heard your voice but I thought wrong,
'cause you're not there anymore,
No you're not there anymore

And so I lift my chin and the show goes on,
The sky is listening, the stars all sing along,
But you're not there anymore,
And I just can't care anymoreback to top
Dead Ringer
I never claimed to be something more than me,
Your standards are something that I refuse to see,
I will answer only to myself,
So why don't you police someone else

The place I call home isn't there anymore,
With boards on the windows and locks on the door,
So pick up the pieces that never once fit,
Let this be the end of it

Once you held a place for me,
But now that I've left you went and gave up my seat,
Don't expect me to share your visions of life,
I'll take the my chances somewhere else

The place I call home isn't there anymore,
With boards on the windows and locks on the door,
So pick up the pieces that never once fit,
Let this be the end of it

Give me the green light to get on with my life,
Pick up the pieces then roll the fucking dice

I live in exile of you, your key no longer fits,
Because the locks on my life are newback to top
Halfway There
Is this the point where we give up?
Is this the point where we give in?
Is this the point where we turn ourselves in?

Is this the time to ask questions?
Is this the time to seek answers?
Is this the time to throw it all in?

When enough is enough that's when you know that you're halfway there
When enough is enough that's when you know that you're halfway there
You're halfway there
That's when you know that you're halfway there

This is the point where we stand up
This is the point where we take back
The things that are keeping us from being free

When enough is enough that's when you know that you're halfway there
When enough is enough that's when you know that you're halfway there
That's when you know that you're halfway there

Your voice the airwaves sent you prayed my life would end,
The wasted time I spent ashamed I called you friend,
Give me one reason, I need a reason, one reasonback to top
Like the Angel
They turn the lights down low,
In shadows hiding from the world,
Only coming out when it gets cold

The seas part when they hit the floor,
The voices carry on and out the door
And everything you touch turns into gold

Like the angel you are you laugh creating a lightness in my chest,
Your eyes they penetrate me,
(your answer's always 'maybe')
That's when I got up and left

A beating heart and a microphone,
A ticking clock in an empty home
Still tells of these times so long ago,
And even though I've come so far, I know
I've got so far to go and any day now I'll explode

Like the angel you are you laugh creating a lightness in my chest,
Your eyes they penetrate me,
(your answer's always 'maybe')
That's when I got up and left

Each and everyday it leads into tomorrow
And tomorrow brings one less day without you
But don't wait up just leave the light on
Cause all the roads that I might take will all one day lead back to you

Like the angel you are you laugh creating a lightness in my chest,
Your eyes they penetrate me,
(your answer's always 'maybe')
That's when I got up and leftback to top
Voices Off Camera:
Can you hear the desperate cries
that are calling out your name?
Twisting your arms,
holding out their hands and
tugging at your sleeve,
Do you feel this underlying sense of urgency or
are you as blind as me?

I hit the ground and I'm still running
but I need a place to stay tonight,
I swear I'll be gone in the morning
I just need somewhere now

I can't bear the thought of losing,
I dread the attention winning brings
And ever since the day I came here
I can stand without your strings
I'm so sick of all these people
But I'm scared to be alone
And if this life has taught me anything
I forgot it long ago and so I

I hit the ground and I'm still running but
I need a place to stay tonight,
I swear I'll be gone in the morning
I just need somewhere warm to close my eyes.
I hit the ground and I'm still running but
I need a place to stay tonight,
I swear I'll be gone in the morning
I just need somewhere warm to close my eyes.

The heart is something
You can't control
We either choose to follow
Or be left on our own
So we're leaving here on
A less-travelled road
As desperate cries grow louder,
I know we're getting close, getting close

I hit the ground and I'm still running but
I need a place to stay tonight,
I swear I'll be gone in the morning
I just need somewhere warm to close my eyes.
I hit the ground and I'm still running but
I need a place to stay tonight,
I swear I'll be gone in the morning
I just need somewhere warm to close my eyes.back to top
Blood Red, White, and Blue
So come test
So come and break me
So come on intoxicate me
With hands tied behind my back I fight
And wait for you to strike

A new problem
Ae can't stop them
Ae're outnumbered and uncautioned
A rally cry ring out into the night

So pride yourself on what you are
And hold them all to words
They can't take back
I've seen a place (it comes) to me in dreams
Where fires die but light
Still shines for us to see

What did you have to say?
Give me your logic
Your definition
The words you twist to justify your position
Of mass starvation and blind airstrikes
Every problem is solved with a fight

Peace won't be found,
'Til we're underground,
As long as we live without a sound

So pride yourself on what you are
And hold them all to words
They can't take back
I've seen a place (it comes) to me in dreams
Where fires die but light
Still shines for us to see

Would God bless a murder of the innocents?
Would God bless a war based on pride?
Would God bless a money-hungry government? NO!!

Would God bless our ineffective court system?
God bless the sweatshops we run.
Would God bless Amerika? (NO OOh - Oh)
God bless Amerika.back to top
Broken English
Our building have fallen, our walls all caved in, and we can't comprehend this sad state that we're in so we sift through the ashes of what we've become and surrender here one by one, so push us down

And we get right back up again, the things you're telling me aren't making any sense, right back up again, I'm sick of wishing for someone else to come

Let the blind lead the blind, cause it's eye for an eye in your so called life, are you out there? are you listening? is there something we're still missing?
Let the blind lead the blind, cause it's eye for an eye, we all fall down

And we get right back up again, the things you're telling me aren't making any sense, right back up again, I'm sick of wishing for someone else to come

We're spinning out of control
We're trying to find somewhere to land
And I don't want you to know
The things that keep me down

We get right back up againback to top
Last Chance Blueprint
Late nights and bloodshot eyes, clock ticking half past five, we're barely breathing but we're still alive. go!

Our plans are all laid out, take all these unmarked roads, we blaze the trails to places no goes, yeah!

One last chance to go, if I don't leave tonight I never will
One last chance to go, let's take it now in for the kill

If in time we find ourselves, back where we started from, too weak to fight and much too tired to run

Before you swallow me into your perfect life, I'm not going out without a fight, yeah!

One last chance to go, if I don't leave tonight I never will
One last chance to go, let's take it now in for the kill

But this blueprints faded grey and here it seems like just yesterday when we mapped out the details of our great escape,
But still these roads all beckon me to uncover their mystery
But I fall like dead autumn leaves and let the jetstream carry me

One last chance to go, if I don't leave tonight I never will
One last chance to goback to top
To the Core
If I could paint how I feel, I'd draw bullseye on your forehead my anger is not misdirected unless it somehow misses you

Time spent on hate, is time gone to waste , I watch you point and click your life away

So cast the stones that I'll gladly catch
And I'll throw them right back, I stand behind the things I say, you type the words you won't say to my face

Time spent on hate, is time gone to waste , I watch you point and click your life away

It seems you've let me go again, just like the day you let me in, the best of intentions, you were never mine to begin with

So step away from the fucking screen, see a world outside your scene, maybe then you will know and realize the lack of threat you poseback to top
Torches
On clearer days I can see the lights from my bedroom door, on windy nights I can smell the lake as it drifts to me from the shore
The traffic lights silently change a thousand times a day but I'm still waiting, yeah I'm still waiting

If my hand could block the sun, would we ever wake up? if I turned back all these clocks would that be time enough?

I can't remember exactly when this longing began but I know it wasn't before the day you touched my hand, laugh and shout in blissful daze and numbers are exchanged, I'm still waiting, yeah I'm still waiting

If my hand could block the sun, would we ever wake up? if I turned back all these clocks would that be time enough?

So put your hands where I can see them, and shut your mouth, I know who you are, in a world void of feeling or heart I know that we are the torches in the dark

Let's break this down, let's make this count,
Let's leave this one-horse town, no better time than now

The angels dance like feathers float, they're here to see and to be seen, the clock strikes two, the music slows and each one slowly dons their wings, once outside they all pair off and hand in hand they leave but I'm still waiting, yeah I'm still waiting

If my hand could block the sun, would we ever wake up? if I turned back all these clocks would that be time enough?back to top
Amber Changing
Information kept to myself and everyone wants to know, I trust the words of nobody else cause I've been there before, your voice is wasted 'cause I'm not listening
The calloused fingers are wrapped around a black ball-point pen, these eyes don't wander as far as they at one time did, I've seen the future, it's fading faster

No place that I'd rather be than right here, right now
No time that I'd rather be than right here, right now

I'm on the other end begging you, please pick up the phone, a shaking whisper is answering, don't call anymore your voice is wasted 'cause no one's listening
Freeze me in that moment, thaw me in ten years,
When the fires burned out and the smoke (clears)

No place that I'd rather be than right here, right now
No time that I'd rather be than right here, right now

Let's just pretend, let's just pretend, tonight will never end
Let's just pretend, let's just pretend, tonight
Will never end

No place that I'd rather be than right here, right now
No time that I'd rather be than right here, right nowback to top
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