[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
Generation Lost

Getting trampled under boots of progress
Ignore the pleading of the nameless faces
Now with our backs against the wall
How long till we fall?

Do away with all the underprivileged
their demographic doesn't fit your image
Turn your blind eye when duty calls
How long till we fall?

(In With The New)
This is something that you can't ignore
(In With The New)
A simple thing worth fighting for
(In With The New)
cause now they're tearing down our doors
So she screams out the window,
"I've had it up to here"
So sick and tired of wondering
where I'll be next year...


Caring less about the homeless millions
All the petty problems that go with them
Reap the profit that reaps their lives and
Tell me that it's fine

Throw them out and call it relocation
Lower-income-housing quick solution
A Generation lost

(In With The New)
This is something that you can't ignore
(In With The New)
A simple thing worth fighting for
(In With The New)
cause now they're tearing down our doors
So she screams out the window,
"I've had it up to here"
So sick and tired of wondering
where I'll be next year...


Now in the whirlwind of my life
Is where you presently reside
Can I pretend you don't exist
Maybe just for ten more minutes?
My hearts been broken into two
and rusted from years of disuse
So will you place upon it your hands
Will you help it beat again?

It seems the whole world's turned on me
(Bound and gagged) in the land of the free
Let's talk this over, this game is over
In with the new, out with the old
Hearts of the world have grown so cold
This game is over, let's talk this over

By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
Worth Dying For

Set me off like dynamite strapped tight around my waist
We are the ones in competition but claim this ain't no race

(Let's go!)

Take a breath and explode like bullets tearing through the wind
Cut me up with a razor blade that tries to separate the skin

Now in the
White flames of burning flags we
Found a world worth dying for, yeah
We've been battered so hard that we don't
Feel anymore

Take me
From this world
Save me
What if we
All die young?
So take me
From this world
Save me
What if we
All die young?


Send me off on the morning breeze so far away from here
Feel me rise in the strength I've found inside the warm embracing air
I'm moving slow
Like a glacier melting watch me dissipate
I searched for love in an empty world but all I found was hate

Now in the
White flames of burning flags we
Found a world worth dying for, yeah
We've been battered so hard that we don't
Feel anymore

Take me
From this world
Save me
What if we
All die young?
So take me
From this world
Save me
What if we
All die young?


Don't ask me why
'Cuz I don't know
Don't ask me how
I'm gonna solve this on my own
Don't ask me why
'Cuz I don't know
These things I've never faced
Scratch out, but won't erase

In the wreckage of a job well done
I saw a place I'd never seen before, yeah
And that moment I refused to close my eyes anymore

So take me
From this world
Save me
What if we
All die young?
So take me
From this world
Save me
What if we
All die young?


So take me
So take me

By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
Dirt and Roses

This city grieves like widows clasping folded flags against their hearts
Raindrops spill like dirt and roses on black coffins in the dark
Not yet corpses, still we rot, oblivious to our decay
Drinking poison, drop by drop, descend to dark

Unless we save our lives
From the coming tide
That seeks to drown us in its waves
But if we sell our soul
For the chance of gold
Then we'll rue each passing day


And I swear this place once was alive
The streets all pulsed like living veins
Heart was beating cars with blood
The buildings breathe each time they sway

Time of death
Punctuated by the bells
The sky turned red
Then came the rain

Come on let's save our lives
From the coming tide
That seeks to drown us in its waves
But if we sell our soul
For the chance of gold
Then we'll rue each passing day.


They drown, they'll crush you from the top
I'd rather die,
I would rather chase them down
These worlds are crashing forward,
They try to set alight
Build our true fates while they drown

Like fallen soldiers on these fields
We spared our lives
Bodies holed up on the wheels
I swear we tried
I gave up on this godforsaken sight,
And felt it all pass by.

Come on let's save our lives
From the coming tide
That seeks to drown us in its waves
But if we sell our soul
For the chance of gold
Then we'll rue each passing day.


So save our
(Save our lives)
Our lives,
it's coming clear,
Yeah it's been coming clear
(Coming clear)
To me...

We'll never sell our soul
For the chance of gold
And we'll live each passing day

By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
Bricks

When faith alone is not enough,
To keep our heads barely above,
We look for reason and come up empty-handed.
And when our children fight our wars,
While we sit back just keeping score,
We're teaching murder not understanding now.

We're setting the fires to light the way,
We're burning it all to begin again,
With hope in our hearts and bricks in our hands,
We sing for change


The lives our buried sons have laid,
Won't cancel debts we've yet to pay,
In death, we justify anything now,
As long as we blindly obey and do exactly what they say,
We'll have no one to blame, but ourselves now.

We're setting the fires to light the way,
We're burning it all to begin again,
With hope in our hearts and bricks in our hands,
We sing for change.


We run on the fumes of injustice,
We'll never die with the fuel that you give us,
Keep it coming 'cause I'm prepared to burn,
Keep running, find me at every turn.

Your life around,
(into something true, into something true)
So turn your life around,
(into something true, something true)

We're setting the fires to light the way,
We're burning it all to begin again,
With hope in our hearts and bricks in our hands,
We sing for change.


By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
Disparity By Design

All the way at the bottom
Of the barrels we cry out
So ashamed of our tears that
We blame only ourselves
That's when they win
They keep us convinced
To lift up our chins

These playing fields are level
We all have a chance
With that they dismiss
The fast lanes they rode
In which access depends
On who you know
Or where you came from
Whose daughter are you?
Whose fortunate son?
We're told
To stick out our thumbs
They feast from the linens
While we settle for crumbs

Is this an over-reaching arm?
Or is this compassion?
Is this a handout undeserved?
Or a just reparation?
(A just reparation)


All the way from the towers
High above glass ceilinged tombs
Tell themselves
That they've earned this
By working hard
And playing by the rules
But this is only part true
A dangerous trick
Played on me and you
And so like a practical joke
We pulled on these bootstraps
So hard that they broke

Is this an over-reaching arm?
Or is this compassion?
Is this a handout undeserved?
Or a just reparation?
And like a single domino
That falls while the rest stay vertical
We're fed these empty fairytales
Oh will you believe them?


And if there's a God
You better pray
That this sleeping giant never wakes

If we just took a step back
A bigger picture we might view
Perhaps the man in the gutter
Is not so different from you

Come in, out of the cold
Forget all that you know
Because there's always been room
By the fire for you, oh
Come in, out of the cold

Will you believe them?
Is this an over-reaching arm?
Or is this compassion?
Is this a handout undeserved
Or a just reparation?
And like a single domino
That falls while the rest stay vertical
We're fed these empty fairy tales
And I'm through believing


By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
A Gentlemen's Coup

The pain, disorder
A cataclysmic dawn
We trusted but something has gone wrong
We bought it
But woke to find it gone
Impact in 5, 4, 3, 2

Brace, for fallout
The radiation creeps
On cats' feet
We scatter in the streets
She asks me "do you think it's safe to breathe?"
It doesn't look that way to me

We storm the gates
Raise the flags
Just the same old story
We seize the throne
Subjugate
We should have burned it to the ground
Whoah...
(Storm the gates, Raise the flags)
Woah....
(Seize the throne, Subjugate)
Some might say we've lost our way
But I believe we've not gone far enough

Afraid, we cower
To interests not our own
The power to free or to control
We let it slip through
Our fingers to the floor
Watch as the bodies wash ashore
Whoah...
Nobody lives here anymore

We storm the gates
Raise the flags
Just the same old story
We seize the throne
Subjugate
We should have burned it to the ground
Whoah...
(Storm the gates, Raise the flags)
Woah....
(Seize the throne, Subjugate)
Some might say we've lost our way
But I believe we've not gone far enough

And how long will we fall for this?
How long will we fall for this?
How long will we fall for this?
And how long will we fall?

And how long will we fall for this?
How long will we fall for this?
How long will we fall for this?
How long, how...?

We storm the gates
Raise the flags
Just the same old story
We seize the throne
Subjugate
We should have burned it to the ground
Whoah...
(Storm the gates, Raise the flags)
Woah....
(Seize the throne, Subjugate)
Some might say we've lost our way
But I believe we've not gone far enough

By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
Life Less Frightening

Suffering from something
We're not sure of
In a world
There is no cure for
These lives we live
Test negative for happiness
Flat line, no pulse, but eyes open
Single file like soldiers on a mission
If there's no war outside our heads
Why are we losing?

I don't ask for much (Life less)
Truth be told I'd settle (frightening)
For a life less frightening, (Life less)
A life less frightening (frightening)


Hang me out to dry
I'm soaking
With the sins of knowing
What's gone wrong
But doing nothing
I still run
Time again I have found myself stuttering
Foundations pulled out from under me
This breath is wasted on them all
Will someone answer me

I don't ask for much (Life less)
Truth be told I'd settle (frightening)
For a life less frightening, (Life less)
A life less frightening (frightening)


Is there a God tonight
Up in the sky
Or is it empty just like me? (Just like me)
A place where we can hide
Out from the night
Where you are all I see (Where you are all I see)
So blow a kiss goodbye then close your eyes
Tell me what you see (Tell me what you see)
A lifetime spent inside this dream of mine
Where you are all I see

By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
Survivor Guilt

("What are you talking about? America is not going to be destroyed."
"Never?
Rome was destroyed, Greece was destroyed, Persia was destroyed, Spain was destroyed.
All great countries are destroyed. Why not yours?
How much longer do you really think your own country will last?
Forever?")


Block the entrances
Close the doors
Seal the exits
'Cause this is war

All gave some
Some gave all
But for what
I want to know

Carry on
Don't mind me
All I gave was everything
And yet you ask me for more
Fought your fight
Bought your lie
And in return I lost my life
What purpose does this serve?

A folded flag
A purple heart
A family all but torn apart
I fought with courage to preserve
Not my way of life, but yours

Carry on
Don't mind me
All I gave was everything
And yet you ask me for more
Fought your fight
Bought your lie
And in return I lost my life
What purpose does this serve?

The cowards preach from pedestals
With words like courage and resolve
But what they meant was fuck them all
'Cause freedom isn't free

They send our daughters and our sons
To deserts under burning suns
A sacrificial slaughtering to fill
The pockets of the weak
An artificial enemy
Are we so easily deceived?

They carry on

("You're a shameful opportunist! What you don't understand is that it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
"You had it backwards. It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees.")


Don't carry on
Just walk away
How many more sent to their graves
In this lesson ignored?
I fought your fight
Bought your lie
And in return I lost my life
What purpose does this serve?
What purpose did I serve?

By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
Join The Ranks

With your eyes
Glazed and half-smiled
Explain to me the details
Of your God-given right

You point your finger
In my face but
You can't remember what
You did last night

It's all fun and games 'til
You try to justify,
It's all well and done 'til
You question the choices in your life


Join all the millions
Of victims who prescribe
To this mediocre life
And all these years
Have been lost looking for something
That you'll never find

It's all fun and games 'til
You try to justify,
It's all well and done 'til
You question the choices in your life


By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
Remains Of Summer Memories

All these days
I'll forever cherish
In the confines of my heart
The faces of ten years ago
Like fingerprints on my heart
How can I breathe
When fear chokes my every breath?
How can I balance
Six inches from death?
Now, the momentum we've created
Comes to a screeching halt
This angel comes crashing down
On her hands and knees she crawls
How can I breathe
When fear chokes my every breath?
How many of your lies
Will I be fed?
The remains of summer memories
Spent so far away
Free from the fear or jealousy
That plagues our lives today
Now that promises we're broken
Enemies were made
We spend our precious time pointing fingers
Trying to place the blame
The remains of what's left
Of our past
Of a future yet to come
Of the battles that we've lost
And the fights that we have won

By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
To Them These Streets Belong

So look in my eyes, what will you leave behind once you've gone? (so precious)
You got what you came for now I think it's time to move on (when will you say)
But these ghosts come alive like water and wine
Walk through these streets singing songs and carrying signs,
To them these streets belong

My atonement lasts the best part of eternity (eternity)
Ran out of hands to count the sin that breeds inside of me (inside of me)
Not this hate but the loneliness has left me here into this mess of

My hands are soaking in the blood of angels
On broken wings, they collapse (will I see the break of day!)
Dark clouds exploded and torrents of rain fell
All these lost halos wash away


Head hung from shame we bear a weight that brings me to a crawl (to a crawl)
These years of longing tell of decades of unanswered calls (unanswered calls)
For a change, cause everyday we slip and fall
Kicked while were down, our fists clenched into a ball

My hands are soaking in the blood of angels
On broken wings, they collapse (will I see the break of day!)
Dark clouds exploded and torrents of rain fell
All these lost halos wash away


So look in my eyes, what will you leave behind once you've gone? (so precious)
You got what you came for now I think it's time to move on (when will you say)
But these ghosts come alive like water and wine
Walk through these streets singing songs and carrying signs
To them these streets belong

By 'Rise Against'

[identity profile] duathir.livejournal.com
Blood-Red, White, And Blue

So come test me, so come break me
So come on intoxicate me
With hands tied behind my back I fight
And wait for you to strike

A new problem we cannot stop them
We're outnumbered and uncautioned
A rally cry rings 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
Till 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? Noooo!

Would God bless our ineffective court system?
God bless the sweatshops we run?
God bless America?
God bless America? (Noooo)

By 'Rise Against'

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