Top Ten Rise Against Songs

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The lyrics and melody are fantastic. The greatest most super awesome song ever written by Rise Against.. It's like listening to god and all his angels sing.
It's an Incredible song. Definitely my favorite because of the awesome fast and slow parts throughout. Plus the beat is like freaking contagious.
Amazing this song is the best one that they have, personally I find it much better than prayer of a refugee... though hat is definitely second.
[Newest]My favourite song, first of this band I heard. It will always stay like that
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2Prayer of the Refugee
Yep, seems almost like someone was actually telling a true story
The lyrics, the beat... wonderful.


great lyrics to pump me up before a rugby match
[Newest]Can we just make them all number one. Rise Against is too good to narrow it down to one song.

3The Good Left Undone
I like all of Rise Against's song. I first found Rise
Against through a risky buy of their album Appeal to Reason(having only heard Reeducation). Since that moment I was a die-hard fan.

Though I like all their songs, I will share with you some of my favorites and why I like them, by album in no particular order.

Audience of One: An instant favorite from my first listen of Appeal to Reason. Its still as great now as when I first heard it.

From Heads Unworthy: I passed over this and many others with my first listen of the album. But after another listen, I took a particular liking to it, especially the pre chorus.

The Strength to Go On: One of the ones I passed over, after an intensive listen I fell in love. "What we are is the sum of a thousand lies. What we know is almost nothing at all. We are, we are, til the day we die. Or until we don't have the strength to go on, til we don't have the strength to go o-o-on. "

Others songs from appeal to reason are also great, I just don't have forever to write a review of each one.

The Sufferer and the Witness: My favorite Rise Against album, and top 5 of all time at least.

But Tonight we Dance: Took me a while for this one to come around. Good change in intensity. I love the verses.

Drones: Absolutely fantastic. Excellent all over.

Bricks: Intense. Only 10 long, but still great. My favorite part starts 50 second in.

The Good Left Undone: Great meaning, change in tempo, just great.

Injection. Prayer of the Refugee, Behind Closed Doors, Survive, And The Approaching Curve are also great.

Okay I apologize I'm getting tired and I'm going to rap this up rather quickly. From the siren song of the counter culture, Dancing for Rain is pure perfection, and Swing Life Away is there only all acoustic song, and worth listening to.

From endgame(which I haven't heard all of) Satellite is great, help is on the way is good, make it stop has a great message and a moving video. I haven't heard much from there album before The Sufferer and the Witness, so sorry if I leave any out.
This song is unlike any other. The beats go from slow to fast and leave you utterly entertained. When I hear this song, I feel it and I can't say that about very many songs. They are my Nirvana.
This is my favorite song ever, I absolutely love it. When I first heard it, I listened to it over and over, I live and breathe The Good Left Undone. It's the rhythm of my life. Rise Against is unlike anything you'll ever hear. So say what you want, but I'm in it for life.
[Newest]Filled with emotion. Tim really poured his soul into this one.

4Re-Education (Through Labor)
Great song. Rise against always writes songs that have meaning and address the issues in our world today.
The way this song starts is just amazing. I could listen to it all day. This and prayer of refugee are my faves!
They have many awesome songs, but none of them can top this amazing song!


[Newest]The powerful message combined powerful guitar work, this song is pure awesome

5Hero of War
this song truly describes what war is all about, not just what the world wants to tell you, their best song and the most deep and meaningful lyrics of any song I've listened to, Rise Against all the way!
This is the best war song I have ever heard.


When I played it for him, it pissed my dad off without him understanding why. He asked, annoyed, "what was it about? " I said, "war is hell. " He agreed with that much, at least.
[Newest]Satellite would be second then I don't want to be here anymore
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The best song on the new album "Endgame". This should be in the top at least for sure. Vote Satellite!
One of the best albums I have heard in a while is endgame and this is the best song on it!
By far the best song from the new album, this song has shot into my Top 5 of all time!
[Newest]Amazing song... one of my top 10 of all time

7Make It Stop (September's Children)
Makes me cry every time I see the videoclip... Probably one of the best songs I've heard, with a wonderful meaning
Powerful song! It's the song that's got me thinking the most and it's sad If you know what it's about: the 9 kids who killed themselves in September for getting bullied because they were gay
I've been suicidal and this song is totally my anthem. It is so moving and I honestly cry like hell when I listen to it or watch the video. Think of the september children and what this song stands for. The world needs the change that music can bring. Our generation the teenagers don't listen to lectures and rants, we pay attention to music and what our bands tell us. Truly its like a cult. Basically we need the encouragement of this song and its meanings, the impact suicide has on others is big enough of an issue to try and better the world. No one should have to kill themselves because of bullying.
[Newest]This was the first song I'd ever heard from Rise Against, and it immediately captured my attention. Incredible song.
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8Give It All
awesome song! heard it on need for speed underground 2 first and loved it!


Love this song! This was my reason to listen and know more about Rise Against! Its just epic! Always on my ipod!
Flatout 2 is responsible for me getting addicted to this awesome band's mindblowing songs! I was just blown away when I heard it for the first time!
[Newest]Just saw them yesterday at stage ae in Pittsburgh this isn't my favorite one of mine though I know it's over rated but this was the best song live I know stage ae isn't big but wow the reaction

Survive is rank. no 2 in my greatest rock song of all time. This song is about the way of our life. But, it's not only our life, but it is also animals' life. This song is for everything and everyone.


Best message of any rise against song. "We've all been sorry we've all been hurt, but how we survive is what makes us who we are. " Amazing!
such a true, deep, and cutting edge song, by far one of their best
[Newest]Hard choice but this song rings with me the most. Heck I have a shirt with the lyrics on it haha.

10Swing Life Away
I really love this song. It's calm and refreshing after listening to some of their other songs. It perfectly describes how one should live: loving and care-free. Who cares if you have a low paying job? As long as your making it, you'll be fine. There's probably some deeper meaning in this song, but I like the simple ideas presented. THIS SHOULD BE HIGHER!
It's the only song that I can sing along to, definitely one of the best songs I've heard in a while. Rise Against all the way. Please make more songs like this!

Beautiful song, it makes me want to cry. It's use of descriptive words throughout, along with beautiful guitar make it irresistible to listen to over & over again.
[Newest]Amazing song. People of all ages and backgrounds can relate to the lyrics. Even though it is not the traditional Rise Against sound, it is one of my favorite songs by them. It should be in the top 5.

The Contenders

Epicness just got a new definition. This song is what Rise Against is about. It's rough, but also pretty deep. I absolutely love this song, and all the other songs of course. This band has absolutely changed my life.
Epic. Rise against in all their glory. Injection is the reason as to why I have fallen for Rise Against to begin with. Their songs are like ecstasies, and they mean more than people allow them to mean. Unlike so many bands and artists which are faulty, Rise against has proven to ingrain themselves in their music, and I see this most in Injection. I honestly feel that this song is a work of art, and has become one of my favorite songs of all times. It went from only hearing the name to falling for this group and making it one of my top favorites in music.
Incredible, Rise Against at their best
[Newest]Awesome song! A perfect mix of punk and alternative music. This is the song which made me listen to Rise Against

12Ready to Fall
Now I am ready to fall...
Wow This should be top 5

In my mind it's #1 Ready To Fall is awesome!

I can't help but sing Along and wanna Scream during the Chorus


The message and lyrics is just great. The emotion in the vocals are just awesome. All the instruments in the songs come together perfectly.
[Newest]They sure take a long time to fall

13Paper Wings
I have to respect the top 5. There are some amazing songs there. But this song is what made rise against a great band for me. Pure emotion and energy with amazing drums. Deserves a better place than number 16..

Please vote to increase its popularity.
The song that could convince me how great rise against is! (together with swing life away)
This song speaks to you may people this made me a true fan this is the first song I ever heard and can't stop listening to it... If you look up the lyrics or listen to them they are so well writen
[Newest]Shows you what great band they are, as they transformed it and made it THEIRS. Doubt most people even know it exists, or it would definitely be top 5.

14Audience of One
This is one of my favorite songs by rise against. Along with prayer of the refugee, savior, reeducation, satellite, survive, and injection. In no particular order. It should at least be in the top ten.
Probably not #1 but definitely should be in the top 5.

Savior, Audience of One, Prayer of the Refugee, Paper Wings, Injection- top 5 (not in any order)


The lyrics of this song are so beautiful, artistic and meaningful. The rhythm blows my mind every time I hear it, for me it's by far their best, which is saying a lot.
[Newest]This needs to be a top 3 song. It has a lot of meaning for me.

15Behind Closed Doors
This song is awesome... transmits me very emotion...
Rise Against Rocks! This song for me should be on first... this is my favourite song from my favourite band! ;p
Best song by rise against without comparison. Top 3 songs are just the more mainstream ones and prayer of the refugee is on guitar hero that's why people know them
This song should be on the 1st place. Amazing work on the song and amazing Rise Against album ever. The Prayer of the Refugee is on guitar hero, that's why it's known by everyone. Doesn't mean it's their best song.
[Newest]It's f###ing awesome! I can't believe its not in the top 10!

This song is amazing! In my opinion the best song of the new album... So it really should be in the top 10! Just listen to it a few times and you will love it
I can't believe this is not up there in the top tens... Come on guys! Listen to the lyrics and you will understand!
"Make no mistake, we are not afraid
To bear the burden of repeating what they're thinking anyway
Let's raise the stakes on the bet we made
Let's decide to be the architects, the masters of our fate"
[Newest]Too Low in Ranking

Deep inside these burning buildings
Voices die to be heard
Years we spent teaching a lesson
We ourselves had never learned!
Best verse:
The drones all slave away, they're marching overtime.
They serve a faceless creed, they never question why.
Disciples of a god, that neither lives nor breathes.
But we have bills to pay, yeah we have mouths to feed.
When they played this part live, the entire arena went nuts,
It was amazing.
One of the first rise against songs I've ever heard, amazing lyrics and guitar we are doing a cover of this son in our band
[Newest]Definitely their best songs. Defines awesomeness.

18Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
The emotion in time voice is amazing, it gives the brilliantly crafted lyrics that much more meaning. I think the reason this and other songs from siren song of the counter culture aren't higher on the list is because most rise against fans haven't heard them. If they all did, these would be higher up. This, swing life away, paper wings, tip the scales, and dancing for rain are stand outs for me, the rest from the album are also great. Of coarse, I love all rise against albums, the sufferer and the witness being my favorite, I just thought siren song deserved far more then it's getting.
The Most UNDERRATED Song of rise against... How could this be at no.19... There's no chance of such a beautiful song lying so low in the list... This Song Deserves the 2nd Spot... Unbelievable Song... Especially the tune turn at the mid-time...

Beautiful Lyrics...
Top Class Music...
The Perfect Piece of Music...
Killing Chorus...
Absolutely 1st class Material...

P.S. : Listen to this song once and if you don't like rate my comment down to the depths of hell if you don't like


Tim packs a powerful lesson in the resounding lines of this song. The verses ask a impassioned question; "When I die will they remember not what I did but what I haven't done? " This briskly paced chorus reminds us how fragile our hopes and dreams really are; "When we build these dreams on sand/how they all slip through our hands. " But at the same time, Tim instills us with a sense of urgency because "this may be our only chance. " From every vantage, there is a powerful meaning behind these thoughtful lyrics; "the time we kill keeps us alive. "
[Newest]I agree. Most underrated song by them ever. A lot of people forget it even exists. I know every single rise against song well whether it be on there albums or released on some other medium and this is my favourite song by them.

Simply awesome. It shows just how good Rise against is.
This is the song I found after I looked up Rise Against after I heard Savior. Pretty much has been my favorite song of all time now.
WHY THE HELL IS THIS NUMBER 28 WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? This is their best only to be rivaled by satellite

This song is melodical and lyrical genius! It's impossible to stop listening to it once you have heard it from start to finish! The overall melodic nature and changing tempo of the song is irresistible! I love the diversity of the lyrics and the song meaning! It is very, very well written!
The melody of this song is so smooth and flowing! It hangs around in your head all day, but you don't want to get it out! I believe melody is what makes rise against who they are, and this song showcases that brilliantly!
I think it's a shame that it's lesser known! If this song was on for example, Appeal to Reason it would have definitely been a single and probably In the top 6 in this list! But because it was on there first album ( before they were widely known), most listeners, especially the newer ones, would have never heard this song and this is a shame!
This song is truly trademark rise against, melodical genius and a song every rise against fan can fall in love with! It's a perfect combination of the old and the new for rise against and deserves a higher spot on this list! Strongly encourage a listen! One from start to finish and I guarantee you'll play it again!
I really doubt whether most of the people who voted for the top few songs have heard this, but they're missing out. Definitely one of their best songs and the acoustic version is to die for. Please give it a listen!
Absolutely breathtaking. To me, the Acoustic version has a much more fitting pace, and listening to it gives me chills every time.
[Newest]"Something has kept me here too long. "

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