Rise Against Quotes

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 Rise Against Quotes

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!

This Quote shows that we have all had sufferings and hardships that differ from each others, But our difference with other members of our society is how we handle or face these challenges, wether we just leave them be or take action.

This song has helped me so much through these past few years. Whenever I feel like crap and that nothing goes my way, I listen to this song. I live by these lyrics each and every day of my life, and now I have it tattooed on my back and it will stick with me for the rest of my life.

I find that this quote is the most uplifting lyric the guys in Rise Against have ever written. It basically explains that everyone goes through dark times in their lives, but it's the impact that they leave on you which helps carve your own identity.

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

Just think of the first person you fell in love with that broke your heart - cratermaker123

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.

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.

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

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

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

I really love that part of the song

Awesome and satisfying

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

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.

Sadly one of the most misunderstood songs ever

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.

It is touching coming from a military family

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?

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?

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

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.

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.

One of the awesomestisim song

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?

I love this! I have always preferred the lead up to a chorus.

8 Now I'm standing on the rooftop ready to fall, I think I'm at the edge now, but I could be wrong
9 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.

Drones is, by far, my favorite. Perfect example of mindless drones that most Americans have become!

Never heard a more poetic way of saying that you've got a bad heartache

One of my favorite quotes from Rise Against

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

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

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

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

Rise Against gives a voice to the voiceless.

The Contenders

11 Go on alone, cause i won't follow. This isn't giving up, no this is letting go
12 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.

Definitely the best part.

13 I found a shoulder to lean on, an infalible reason to live all by itself. I took one last look from the heights that i once loved, and THEN I RAN LIKE HELL

But here in this moment, like the eye of a storm, it all came clear to me...

My favorite pit song. :D

14 It's not the end that I fear with each breath, it's life that scares me to death.

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

15 I miss the person that you were, but I don't miss you - Six Ways Till Sunday
16 Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words
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.

Strong piercing words to those who think that they're living and doing the best things but deeply they're living a lie wasting their lifes

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

"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.

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.

This personally is my favourite quote

19 We'll never fall if we stand for something. - Long Forgotten Sons
20 God bless the sweatshops we run - Blood Red, White and Blue

That part is so cynical, it makes me cry.

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

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

22 Can't Spend Our Lives Waiting to Live - The Dirt Whispered
23 It's always darkest just before the dawn. So stay awake with me, let's prove them wrong - Make It Stop

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

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...

I absolutely love this song, but especially this quote.

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 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.

26 Don't remember only your smiles, cause that's all they've seen - The Approaching Curve

I think that this quote is amazing. It ties in with reality and that if you really want a memory with someone, then go through many different experiences and emotions with them.

27 I'll show you mine if you show me yours first. Let's compare scars, I'll tell you whose is worse.
28 But hell is not where we're going, Hell's where we've been - Lanterns

One of my favorite songs it's beautiful

29 We'll sneak out while they sleep and sail off in the night, We'll come clean and start over the rest of our lives, When we're gone we stay gone, out of sight, out of mind, It's not too late we have the rest of our lives. - Satellites
30 The time that we kill keeps us alive. - Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
31 If love is a labor, I'll slave 'til the end.

So powerful, it's underrated

One of my fave lyric's.

32 Like the angel you are, you laugh creating a lightness in my chest. - Like the Angel
33 I have my mother's dreams, I have my father's eyes, you can't take that from me, just go ahead and try. - Help is On the Way
34 The heart reveals what smiles betray. - The Strength to Go On
35 You can't truly love until you've given up on it - Satellites

Just one of Rise Against's many quotes that only apply to a certain demographic, yet effectively delivers the message to everyone.

36 She collapsed with a flag in her hands, a flag white as snow - Hero of War

I think, although it is a bit cheesey, this quote pretty much shows the reality of war: Killing innocent people who want nothing more than peace.

37 I've got some friends, some that I hardly know, but we've had some times I wouldn't trade for the world - Swing Life Away

Love this song so much

38 We are all OK until the day we are not - Audience of One

Amazing quote. It's really short and some will think it is meanless, but many times it has meant a lot for me.

39 We're way off course now and we're drifting out to sea so cut the anchor off your heart to be set free
40 Have you ever been a part of something that you thought would never end? And then, of course it did.

One of my favorite saddest quotes

41 When faced with tragedy, we come alive or come undone. - Tragedy + Time

So very true; hold on to those who who refuse to let you quit, those who show you that life continues on but it's better off with you in it.

42 If you never meant to leave then you only had to stay
43 Time spent on hate, is time gone to waste. - To the Core
44 Blind to this impending fate, we let the world carry our weight, / it's back breaks with every mile, but we all live in denial.
45 Up ahead there was a curve approaching, She made no sign of slowing - The Approaching Curve
46 Whatever path you take, wherever you might go, whenever you decide to leave, I will follow - Midnight Hands
47 From a nation under God, I feel it's love like a cattle prod. - Make It Stop (September's Children)
48 If there's no war outside our heads why are we losing? - Life Less Frightening

Underrated quote from an extremely underrated song

Probably my favourite song from them. A song that definitely didn't get the recognition it deserves!

49 You gave my emptiness a name. - Audience of One
50 We ran like vampires from a thousand burning suns. - Audience of One
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