Top 10 Rise Against Lyrics

Possibly the most quotable band of all time, Rise Against's lyrics are what make them the band they are. Every song is filled to the brim with genius quotes begging to be repeated again and again. It's a daunting question, it's one that must be answered; What are Rise Against's best lyrical moments?
The Top Ten
1 Life for you's been less than kind, so take a number and stand in line. We've all been sorry we've all been hurt, but how we survive is what makes us who we are - Survive

This song the lyrics are off, speaks so much to me. Whenever I feel down I remember, that there are so many bad times in a life. But in the end it all comes down to the way you survive. Because it shows you, what you can do. That you are not weak. That nobody is weak. Because we all have been through our personal hell or will have to face it. Still: We can survive, because we are not alone. We can survive. We will survive and this is clearly what makes us, who we are. So if you are feeling down, don't give up. You can do this!

2 All because of you I believe in angels, not the kind with wings, no not the kind with halos.The kind that bring you home when home becomes a strange place - The Good Left Undone

This lyric...That person that saved you from yourself - they weren't perfect but they picked up the pieces of you when you had nothing left to give and helped out you back together.

Just reading this lyric gives me chills, not to mention singing it out loud! Though RA has so many great lyrics it is hardly fair to say that this is the best one.

Hits home; very relatable. Anyone that's had to say goodbye to someone they truly loved would understand.

3 That's when she said I don't hate you boy I just want to save you, while there's still something left to save. That's when told her I love you girl, but I'm the answer for the questions that you still have. - Savior

There are situations in which both have feelings for each other but one (in this case 'she') only wants to save 'him' and feels empathy for him but not love. Onesided love ending in a hurtful situation where nobody gets out without a broken heart.

I think the "girl" is mother nature trying to save "him" which is the human race.

The lyrics say I'm not the answer for the questions that you still have but yeah powerful words

4 A hero of war is that what they see? Just medals and scars, so damn proud of me. And I brought home that flag, now it gathers dust. But it's the flag that I love, it's the only thing I trust - Hero of War

Think of how much this relates to modern day issues with war. We are still fighting in Iran and Iraq after 10 years (I am maybe wrong, not that updated on current events). All the horrible things people are put through in war, yet our country praised and awards the deed of killing another person. We are all people, no one should forget that. We can only win the human race together, and Rise Against hits these opinions of mine in the bulls-eye.

Everyone dreams of living in the U.S., but when we are out to war we kill innocent human beings that don't deserve to be threatened.

5 Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before? Are you out there in the front lines or at home keeping score? - Architects

Would you care to be the layer of the bricks that seal your fate, or would you rather be the Architect of what we might create?

Thinking about getting this phrase as a tattoo. I'm kind of having a hard time figuring out wheter it should be placed on my ribs (right side) or neck.

Architects this is such a good song that I just wanted to post that but the stupid comment quality thing made me keep typing

6 And I can't tell if you're laughing, between each smile there's a tear in your eye. There's a train leaving town in an hour, It's not waiting for you, and neither am I - Paper Wings

Why is there No more older songs? Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated has 5 or 6 great quotes in itself, so does Black Masks and Gasoline. This list just gives the more mainstream songs, even though The Good Left Undone has beene favorite song for years. Great list if you barely know Rise Against. Where is Swing Life Away and Everchanging?

Paper Wings might lyrically be in the top 5 lists of best songs ever.

7 Is this the life that you lead, or the life that's lead for you? Will you take the road that's been laid out before you? Will we cross paths somewhere else tonight? - Paper Wings
8 Now I'm standing on the rooftop ready to fall, I think I'm at the edge now, but I could be wrong - Ready to Fall
9 Go on alone, cause I won't follow. This isn't giving up, no this is letting go - This is Letting Go
10 If strength is born from heartbreak, then mountains I could move - Drones

Some people feel so bad from a broken heart, and when they get up, they comeback more strong. Some enter in depression, others kill themselves, and those who raise their faces and try again to find love aren't weak or coward, they're very strong. I can say this by myself... Had 9 heartbreaks in my whole 15 years of life... Had an horrible depression, and this quote speaks to me. I just continued, no matter how difficult it was, or even would be. Now I have find myself the person that I love and loves me, even that she's very far on another city, we continue our romance, no matter how bad things are.

The Contenders
11 And too much blood has flown from the wrists of children shames for those they chose to kiss. - Make It Stop (September's Children)

It just hits so hard, One of my best friends was Bi, and committed suicide from all the bullying.

Addresses one of the biggest problems of our time - missing acceptance and harassment.

This is the saddest and one of the most important things. I'm so thankful for Rise Against

12 I found a shoulder to lean on, an infallible reason to live all by itself. I took one last look from the heights that i once loved, and THEN I RAN LIKE HELL - Ready to Fall
13 It's not the end that I fear with each breath, it's life that scares me to death. - Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Beautiful quote, speaks so much volume with so little words. I'm definitely using this for my senior quote next year in high school.

14 I miss the person that you were, but I don't miss you - Six Ways Till Sunday
15 And don't you remember when we were young, and we wanted to set the world on fire? 'Cause I still am, and I still do. - Architects

I love this quote and this song. It speaks to the ideological generational divide of recent years, of elders' hope turned to bitterness while the young keep fighting.

16 Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words - Swing Life Away
17 Simply because you can breathe, doesn't mean that you're alive, or that you really live - Black Masks & Gasoline

These lyrics speak a sad truth that most people don't realize. If you only go through the motions and never go out do new things and explore. Your not really alive your mindlessly going through life.

Strong words, telling the truth, sadly too many people don't want to see. You need to do something, to be alive. It will never be enough just to breathe and work like a machine.

18 The Day I Learn to Fly, I'm Never Coming Down

Super inspiring, something to live by and strive to reach.

19 What you don't understand is that it's better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees - Survivor Guilt

Its correct. The line "Don't you know it's better to live on your feet, than to die on your knees" comes right after the other line meaning when compared to the first line that if you have the choice not to do it at all don't do it.

"You had it backwards! Don't you know it's better to live on your feet, than to die on your knees." Gotta love those Catch 22 quotes.

20 We'll never fall if we stand for something. - Long Forgotten Sons
21 It's always darkest just before the dawn. So stay awake with me, let's prove them wrong - Make It Stop

It's my favourite song of rise against. I love the lyrics and the music, but it makes me sad what happend with the people in september...

My favorites lyrics of all their songs, I love so much the hope we can see in these sentence.

I absolutely love this song, but especially this quote.

22 Can't spend our lives waiting to live - The Dirt Whispered
23 What we are is the sum of a thousand lies. What we know is almost nothing at all. But we are what we are till the day we die or until we dont have the strength to go on. - The Strength To Go On

This has to be my favorite lyrics from any of their songs. There is such truth in them.

24 Cause we finally know now what our time here's about, we are not meant to be another face in the crowd; We're a forest of lives, we'll grow tall and wide, we'll never be cut down - Anywhere But Here

I think this is the one of the most deepest quotes in a rise against song so far. It speaks to me a lot on how I should stand up for what I believe in and not to be stopped no matter who is in front of me. This is a very moving quote, and also it's from an underrated song "Anywhere But Here. "

In my opinion the very best rise against quote. Such a deep sense in so few words is unbelieveable. Anywhere But Here has generally very good lyrics but this is epic.

25 I'll show you mine if you show me yours first. Let's compare scars, I'll tell you whose is worse. - Swing Life Away
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