Top Ten Rise Against Songs

The Top Ten
1 Savior

Slightly overrated song in my opinion. It's probably listed as the top song, because it's their most popular one and lots of people didn't listen to some of their less popular songs yet. Don't get me wrong, it's a great song and definitely one of their best. However, personally I think there are few songs I would rate higher than Savior. You should especially give some of the lower listed songs a try. Dancing for Rain, Black Masks and Gasoline, Paperwings, Injection, to name a few, I would even rate higher than Savior.

I'm not saying it isn't a good song because I love all of their songs, but... I can't understand how this song is the most rated one. No way.

I can understand that people who barely know rise against, knowing just this song and 2-3 more, might pick this one. But for someone who really listens to rise against, there are sooo many better songs than this one (audience of one, paper wings, blood to bleed, broken English, black masks and gasoline, this is letting go, from heads unworthy... Just to mention some of them, for me are so much better than savior)

Don't wanna convince anyone though. Just couldn't help it inside

It's the best song ever to me because, its true and it brings out my heart. Its like God is singing this song. I just wish that more people could know about it. I can't say how much I love this song, I just love it so much that its hard to explain. For all you people out there who know this song and know what it means, thank you. It means a lot to me. I really wish I could meet the band.

Can't bloody beat it. Rise Against are my god. This song is pure genius and I doubt that I will ever find a song quite like this one. Lyrics are perfect & the beat insane! If you don't like this song GO HOME! & If you don't like rise against you need some serious help because they are without a doubt the best band to ever walk this planet!

2 Prayer of the Refugee

The creepy starting bursting into passionate vocals and guitar notes and keeps creeping inside my head each time I give it a listen, A truly underrated gem in the music industry that isn't looked upon the way it should have been.

Savior may have been the first Rise Against song I heard, but this one got me hooked onto it! I swear this is the best work Rise Against has ever done! Always opens my eyes to the world, makes me feel as if I still have a chance.

First song I heard from Rise Against and I was in love with this band! Honest lyrics with meaning, great melody and a lot of power! I got goosebumps when I saw this song live! My all-time favourite Rise Against song!

Even time itself cannot comprehend the true incredible awesomeness of this song, It left me mind blown after I first heard it. Also the meaning behind the song is deep and shows reality, you haven't lived untill you have heard this song.

3 Hero of War

This is just a great song and it shares with us why we should be thankful for our United States, and it's been around my childhood for as long s I remember this is my favorite song out of this album. It just truly states what war is about and what would happen if we didn't win World War 1 or 2? Would we even be here? Freedom of speech? Freedom of religion? Would that even exist if it wasn't for our Veterans? That is why I love this song. You have to know the meaning of the songs to actually enjoy them. If you don't why even HAVE songs? That is why I LOVE this song. " It's a flag that I trust "

I hate that so many people misinterpret this song (not here, luckily). If you like Rise Against, you must know that yes, however unpatriotic you perceive it to be, they were always anti-war. That is a heartfelt, true belief they stand for, even if without any explanation or further thought it seems just a naive statement - but they thought on it, and they sing it, and it's one of the million reasons I love them so much.

This is the most moving song I have ever heard... Just too awesome music. For me this song is the best of rise against irrespective of what others may think.
The acoustic guitar gives such a raw feel to the song, well you may as well cry... Just too good...
A salute to Rise Against for making such a song...

It's just a damn good song. I've been always saying something like 'War's no good, for anybody. ' But this song told my opinion so truely and so directly, that I started to cry, when I heard it first. It's my favourite one from Rise Against. So really thanks to Tim and his guys for writing this song!

4 The 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 ...more

This song is simply amazing! I can never listen to this song without having to sing along to it. Everyone I know loves this song, even my sister and parents. If you have never heard this song live, look it up on YouTube because Rise Against plays this song live better than any other songs they play, and I would know because I've seen them live and watch videos of them all the time. Vote for this song, it is truely the best of Rise Against.

"All because of you I haven't slept in so long" and
All because of you I believe in angels"
They just speak to me... I can't explain how wonderful it is. I feel like it is pouring my heart out and admitting the profound effect someone (or even a few people) have had on your life. I just... The feeling is unexplainable

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.

5 Re-Education (Through Labor)

Rise Against we all solute you!.
All their songs a so touchy and they persuade us to understand the problems that the world is facing today and how we can prevent them. If I want to spend money to listen to a band it would always be rise against and Linkin Park.

I am in love with this song. The guitar riff in the beginning is amazing, and the moment when the music stops and all you can hear is the lead singer's voice makes this song surprising and spectacular. This song is definitely my favorite.

The music of rise against stood up for the world. This song tells the truth to the public of how corrupt the government is. It's bands like these that give a song a meaning.

Just wow.
This song is utterly amazing, the truth behind the lyrics the awesome guitar riffs and the song in general is just amazing.
This song by far is their best.

6 Satellite

When you've heard this song over 100 times and loved it just the same, maybe even more, you know this is a good song. It's pretty much my favorite Rise Against song and if it isn't their best song, it deserves to be in the top 5. The song is so epic, it's nearly unbearable! Do yourself a favor and listen to this song ASAP. Then show it to your friends. You'll be the most respected person in your group of friends. That's what the Satellite can do for U. So to conclude, best Rise Against song there is. No contest.

Satellite is simply their best song. It contains a pessimistic view towards the world and criticises political and social conditions. Finally the band stresses the importance of animal rights - GO VEGAN YES!

My favorite Rise Against song, and definitely one of my most favorite rock songs. I thought for sure this would be at the top of the list, you should definitely listen to this song!

Just discovered Rise Against. Have been listening to the whole catalog, by far my favorite song.
The beats that they create are incredible. By far my new favorite band. No contest!

7 Give It All

It is the most inspirational song I have ever heard...Just fill me with a ton of energy...It tells me that I have to completely dedicate myself to the job at hand...The lyrics are superb and the music is just phenomenal... Incredible job by rise against! Their finest work in my opinion...

Give it all was the first song I've ever heard by Rise Against, and it's up in my top favorites. It's a very fast song and a really iconic song for the band that just gives you the right amount of adrenaline you need to accomplish anything

"Today I offer all myself to this I'm living for my dying wish,
I give it all, now there's a reason, there's a reason, to give it all"

One of my favourite pieces of text of all time. It really makes you just wanna live your life to the fullest, understand that nothing is impossible. My personal favourite Rise Against song

I saw them in concert once and the passion that was evident in his voice as he sang this song was amazing. Sides this song has beautiful lyrics.

8 Swing Life Away

You can sing along to good songs, but great songs bring emotion to the listener. This song just has so much emotion in the vocals and the guitar. Rise against is a good band, but this will always be the song I remember them by.

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!

Saw this performed live in Indy... Awesome! Love to sing along with this song. Tim is great. Swing Life Away should appeal to all audiences. It is a great song and deserves to rank higher. Love Rise Against!

I love it. The brotherhood it describes is so emotional, and I just feel great every time I hear it. I've been searching for a long time for songs like this, but none have even come close to this song.

9 Injection

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.

Injection is hands down my favorite rise against song. The fast pace, the lyrics, it doesn't get any better than this. I fully believe that if Injection was a song that more people knew existed, it would be #1 on this list. Injection is the song that got me hooked on Rise Against and if you have never heard it before, give it a listen, you wont regret it.

You just need to listen to Tim saying "don't let me go! " in the chorus to understand that this song means glory... Then read the lyrics and be amazed, understand the lyrics and you will have this song in the top ten of all your known songs. Not to mention the bass, the guitar that throws power through its riff and the drums, which rythms mantains your heart beating with the tempo...

There are five songs that I think represent rise against
1. Savior
2. Injection
3. Prayer of the refugee
4. Hero of war
5. The violence

These are just my opinion of what rise against is all about in terms of lyrical content and song structure in my opinion injection is better than the good left undone

10 Survive

Was my favorite song 6 years ago and it's still my favorite by rise against.
This song blew the roof off here in Australia when they came last year.
Great message, great lyrics, great energy. Perhaps their most successful song that didn't have a video clip

Best song by RA hands down. From the build in the beginning and that riff that Chris lays down, to the lyrically genius verses and Brandon's good-as-ever beats, this song screams perfection.

Fast and amazing song, talking about how to survive in life, for me, it's one of the bests, it absolutely shouldn't be off top 5. If you have never listened to it, please, do a favor to yourself, do it.

The first song I've ever listened to by rise against, and many albums later it's still my favourite despite the fact my favourite album has been Appeal to Reason! Such a great song and a shame it's not higher up

The Contenders
11 Ready to Fall

The message and lyrics is just great. The emotion in the vocals are just awesome. All the instruments in the songs come together perfectly.

Now I am ready to fall...

Should be 1 or 2 or 3

12 Make It Stop (September's Children)

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.

This song is hands down the best song Rise Against have ever produced. The message is a painful truth that some people are too ignorant to realize. Songs like these don't have a strong presence in this genre of music, but Rise Against broke through and made it happen because it's something extremely important that needs to be faced an embraced. Love Rise Against, Love this song.

What I thought this would be number one or at least in the top three... This is like the best song over! Make it stop! Powerful, deep, and just talented. Make it stop is a very great song and it gets you thinking (like someone else said) Great song!

It's the most impactful, I'd have it as number 1, with Prayer of the refugee shortly behind. It really says something about society today. It also sounds fantastic whilst doing so. The lyrics go perfectly with the strong drums and heavy guitars.

13 Audience 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.

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.

Just an awesome song, with amazing lyrics that I can relate to. "We ran like vampires from a thousand burning suns"...are you kidding me? That is good stuff.

"I brought down the sky for you but all you did was shrug
You gave my emptiness a name."
Rise Against could have a million problems but writting awesome lyrics ain't one!

14 Paper Wings

Not many songs can captivate raw emotion, and the few song that do tend not to be very successful. However, this is one of the few songs that does. This song has put into words what so many people live through every day, the struggle in one's mind and heart that nobody seems to understand. Paper Wings is what you get when you pour out all of your emotions and feelings for someone when you just can't take it any longer. And that is why it should be number 1.

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.

One of the best (if not the best) songs from their best album. Maybe this isn't number one, but it definitely deserves to be higher. And I disagree with the top; Savior is a great song, but it's far from their best.

I can't really say what this song does to me, but the combination of the lyrics and the melody are so amazing. It gives me the best feeling when I'm listening to this great song!

15 Rumors 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.

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. "

This song is not only the best Rise Against song but also the most underrated. It's emotion, sound, and meaning are only closely matched by other Rise Against songs. Everyone who has not listened to this song must immediately. "When we built these dreams on sand and how they all slipped through our hands and this might be our only chance. We'll take this one day at a time, I'll hold you hand if you hold mine. The time that we kill keeps us alive"
-Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

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

16 Dancing for Rain

It makes me sad to see this song being at such a low spot. If it would be more popular, I bet it would be in the top 3, along with Black Masks and Gasoline. It's definitely better than Savior. Whoever didn't listen to this song yet, do it now!

What?!?!?! Number 30?!? This should definitely be in the top ten. It has one of Rise Against best choruses and is the my favorite song on Siren Sound of the Counter Culture. Everyone vote for this song!

This song is one of my favorites on Siren Song of the Counter Culture. The rhythm is good and the lyrics are catchy.

DUDE. This is my favourite RA song, how is it not number one? Seriously, upvote this!

17 Endgame

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.

One of their best songs, as good as Satellite, definitely should be higher than 20th.

Your right satellite gives Endgame a run for its money, this is my 2nd favoret song by Rise Aganst you guys are great!

Simply awesome. It shows just how good Rise against is.

18 Like the Angel

This should be number 1. Still shocked they didn't play it, or anything off revs per minute, on their tour recently. Love the new stuff, but that album is hands down the best and this is the best song on it, to overlook entirely is insulting to old fans.

Okay I admit I didn't think much about what's my favourite song of Rise Against, but as I scrolled down I was missig something... How come I didn't spot "Like The Angel" yet? Rank 29? That's just waay too underrated. This song is one of my favourite!

Probably one of my favorites, starts off nice and slow then goes into full Rise Against mode. Plus it has a really great solo that gives you an awesome feeling when you hear it

All the people voting for songs on endgame and appeal to reason most likely don't know any of their older music so the voting will be very unfair.

19 Behind Closed Doors

This song reminds me to never give up but instead, 'rise against' any challenge that may come in my way. Truly amazing and inspiring. Plus, this was the first song that introduced me to Rise Against in the first place. So actually it's amazing, inspiring AND sentimental.

We stand no chance to win but, were not runnin', were not runnin'.

Although we have no obligation, to stay alive. On broken backs we beg for mercy, we will survive.

This song is about never giving up, no matter what.

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.

I love this song, its message of fighting against apathy and not letting life get you down always motivates me in whatever I'm doing. This will forever be my favorite Rise Against song

20 Architects

And don't you... remember when we were young and we wanted to set the world on fire.
Best line in a song I've ever heard and probably will ever hear... This should be at least highter then it is now.

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!

My number 4 behind Savior, Prayer of the Refugee, and Hero of War. Give it a couple listens!

21 Everchanging

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 ...more

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!

The accoustic version of this song is incredible compared to the original version. I would even say it tops Hero Of War as an accoustic song. Rise Against did a top job with this version of the song. If you haven't listened to it give a go!

Absolutely breathtaking. To me, the Acoustic version has a much more fitting pace, and listening to it gives me chills every time.

22 Life Less Frightening

This is definitely my favourite rock song of all time. Can't believe it can be so low on the list...

My other favourite songs from Rise against (not particulary in order) are: Injection, Paper Wings, The Good Left Undone, My Life Inside Your Heart, Dancing For Rain, Worth Dying For, Heaven Knows, Behind Closed Doors, Halfway There, 1000 Good Intentions, Torches etc

Anyone new to this band should listen to some of these songs.

How can this be so low?! This song rocks! Definitely their best track and everyone should listen to it before they vote. Give it all, Injection and help is on the way are good songs too.

This is my favourite song by this band by far, this is if I m not mistaken what started their assent to fame, I have no idea how this song isn't higher, just crazy. I love it.

God I love this song. I wont sit here and tell you this song should be top 10 or anything like that but as my favorite song by Rise Against I wished that it was up there higher.

23 Long Forgotten Sons

It's just such a true song and it's just so much fun to listen to it. Always makes me feel better when I listen to it.

24 Drones

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.

This song has such a great message, and my favorite line by far is- "If strength is born from heartbreak, then mountains I could move." Such a strongly worded song and extremely underrated and should be higher up there

Deep inside these burning buildings
Voices die to be heard
Years we spent teaching a lesson
We ourselves had never learned!

Why isn't this higher? It is absolutely riveting to experience. The lyrics make me get goosebumps every time I hear em.

25 I Don't Want to Be Here Anymore

Should be top 3. And it would be. Just awesome lyrics,riffs,drums. Man it's one of their best.

"I don't want to be here anymore

I know there's nothing left worth staying for

Your paradise is something I've endured

See I don't think I can fight this anymore

I'm listening with one foot out the door

And something has to die to be reborn

I don't want to be here anymore! "

Great song, it's new so it's going to be hard to move up list though.

It's a pretty Good Song it's got a good Chorus!

It's my favourite song

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