Top Ten Rise Against Songs
The Top Ten
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 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.
It was my intro song to this fantastic group and it stays favourite for agesV 68 Comments
Yep, seems almost like someone was actually telling a true story
The lyrics, the beat... wonderful. - mangobubble
Great lyrics to pump me up before a rugby match
I love Savior, but I've never headbanged harder than I have to the chorus of this song. - benhosV 50 Comments
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 ...more
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.
This and Savior. Thos two tracks show why Rise Against is probably the best rock band of all time.V 32 Comments
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. - TravK
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.
This song is great because it contrasts with the messages action movies, the government, and amny fantasy books will tell you.
War is hell.
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 favorites!
They have many awesome songs, but none of them can top this amazing song! - wazabee900
Amazing song, it just rocksV 16 Comments
It's really hard to pick a favorite Rise Against song when there are so many good songs by them. I'm a big fan of their first 4 albums, like really big fan, and there next two are brilliant. Black Market was okay, but definitely not as good as their previous work. So basically they have a lot of good stuff.
Swing Life Away has to always get my vote because I'll never forget when I first heard it and was confused that it was Rise Against whom I've known as a heavy fast-paced punk band. This is a perfect example that Rise Against cold go soft and still sound awesome. - cjWriter1997
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!
I’d love to walk through a city in the morning and go on a bus ride to a cafe with this in my ear the whole time?V 29 Comments
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!
This song is great. RA is great. - IkuraV 44 Comments
such a true, deep, and cutting edge song, by far one of their best
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!
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
Tie this with swing life away, and you get beauty x10000000V 17 Comments
awesome song! heard it on need for speed underground 2 first and loved it! - dragon13304
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!
Has a great bass line, a overall just has a good flow.V 23 Comments
Makes me cry every time I see the videoclip... Probably one of the best songs I've heard, with a wonderful meaning
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.
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
A beautiful and moving anti-suicide song for the LGBT community. The beauty of punk begins here.V 55 Comments
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.
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.
Incredible, Rise Against at their best
I honestly don’t know why this isn’t higher, this is just as awesome as give it all, as memorable as savior, as meaningful as prayer of the refugee, as hopeful as swing life away, and it is the catchiest rise against song. You’ll have to look hard to find a better song.V 21 Comments
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.
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.
The song that could convince me how great rise against is! (together with swing life away)
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!V 25 Comments
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 - Curti2594
Now I am 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.
I thought this would be number 1 honestlyV 6 Comments
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) - cowboyskid2
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.V 13 Comments
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
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.
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
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 songV 8 Comments
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"
My number 4 behind Savior, Prayer of the Refugee, and Hero of War. Give it a couple listens! - MattCozaddV 3 Comments
Deep inside these burning buildings
Voices die to be heard
Years we spent teaching a lesson
We ourselves had never learned!
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
2. Behind Closed Doors
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.
Simply awesome. It shows just how good Rise against is.
One of their best songs, as good as Satellite, definitely should be higher than 20th.
Much good. Such wowV 5 Comments
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...
Top Class Music...
The Perfect Piece of Music...
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 - shouryat2b
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 a perfect storm of sentiment, introspection, hope, regret, and anger. From the riffs to the screams, this is a truly powerful ride that I can't get enough of. Easily one of my favorite songs of all time.V 11 Comments
How is this song so low? This is simply disgraceful. Anyway everyone vote for this song- severely under-appreciated.
The song that started it all for me, Thank you Tony Hawk for introducing me to such a great band through your video games.
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.
I've looked for this song forever. Knew it was on a Tony hawk game. Didn't know which one. Didn't know who it was or what it was called... glad I found it. One of their bestV 5 Comments
Help is on the Way is a great track. I love the beat and mostly the lyrics. It's a wonderful track and deserves to be in the top 10... Please vote if you like!
deserves to be higher even though saviors my favorite
Definitely one of their best. And damn, what a heartbreaker.
22? This world doesn't have music taste. This is their best song. Watchmojo should put it at #1 too. It didn't even get a mention. How? And it is 22 on here. How? HELP IS ON THE WAY FOREVER!V 23 Comments
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!
Absolutely breathtaking. To me, the Acoustic version has a much more fitting pace, and listening to it gives me chills every time.
The acoustic version is perfect. - DysenteryGaryV 7 Comments
Great rhythm, awesome guitars, incredible lyrics. Fast beat song that you really won't throw out of your head and most importantly heart... And above that all, this song was written after some serious researches, because there are some real facts of American history! Check it out!
Such a fantastic upbeat song should defo be in the top 5 - wazabee900
Not going to beat the last verse. Easily should be number 3 or 4.
Wow this song is awesome you guys need to listen to it. The guitar is awesome and the lyrics actually have meaning
This song deserves to be way higher on the list, its extremely meaningful it basically talks about all the material things in life we don't need and even without all the meaning the song is just plain awesome its defintely top ten material and should be voted higher, awesome beat nice rhythm and best scream ever after the bridge. League of Legends OP
This song is just so entertaining!
Really? 26th spot? You can really tell the huge majority of the fans here came because of the more recent albums. Revolutions Per Minute is RA's best record and easily one of the best Punk/rock albums to ever be released. And this song is simply amazing.
New Rise Against fans should check the old albums... They don't know what are they missing.
I have listened to and have loved rise since they started. They have better songs then this one but black masks and gasoline is definitely the best song. It makes you realize that they sing for a reason and don't just make music for the money!
My favoriteV 7 Comments
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!
One of the Best Rise Against Songs of all Time... Great start and just amazing for a Metal freak like me... :) Rise Against al
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!
This is my favourit!V 8 Comments
Should be higher than all these "sell out" songs. Step up your game people.
I can listen to this song multiple times and never get tired of it. It ha s an amazing rock melody and always pumps me up! The story-telling are marvelous! You could actually imagine what he sees and feels!
A fusion of epic 80s hardcore a la Black Flag and Bad Brains with modern punk straight out of Offspring, this song should definitely reach the top 5 at least.
It should be number oneV 2 Comments
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.
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.
Best intro and lyrics and tune and production and sound and... is just the best.V 4 Comments
Powerful lyrics - there is a real message in this song
One of their best songs
This song definitely deserves to be in the top 10...awesome stuff...RISE AGAINST never disappoints m/!
It's the latest song I've discovered from Rise Against. First I didn't like it, but with every time listening to it, it became better and better. Now it's my favourite - Flomania69
I honestly thought this song would be higher on the list. This was one of the first few songs I heard by them that made me want to hear more. If you haven't listened to it I suggest you do, I like it, maybe you will too.
Simply great. One of Rise Against's best.
Top SongV 3 Comments
Something Rise Against always does well, is writing lyrics. This song displays the talent of RA at the top of their game. Perhaps not their best song, but one of their best and my most respected.
In my honest opinion, this "masterpiece" should be higher on the list. The lyrics are simply amazing and the pain, the rage and the anger on Tim's voice is well noticed while he is singing. Listening to this is truly an amazing experience.
This song is crazy Amazing! It should be must higher on the list! I never get sick of hearing this whole album!
One of my favourite collection ;)
Desertves in top 5
43? Really? This song destroys. It is the second best track on Siren Song, should be much higher on the list. Show some love people.
While, it is impossible for me to determine my favorite song overall. This I say is my favorite song on their best album. It has the perfect mix of Rise Against's punk roots with some mainstream exposure. Joe provides a perfect back-up singer and Tim crafts this song perfectly.
Best song ever by Rise against. Should be much higher... I'd bet if it was on the new album it would go for a spot in the Top 5. It 's just amazing in every aspect.
Most underrated Song. This song is so good it keeps just pushing from the first second!V 2 Comments
I honestly can't believe its this far down. This way he says "when enough is enough, that's when you'll know, that you're halfway there" gets me every time. He it's a higher note on the scream that is unlike any other rise against song that I've heard, and I think it should be much higher.
This is just the perfect speech to give to anyone on the verge of giving up. This is one of their rawest and most powerful songs to me-no melodies, or anything so sweet or subtle. This song is just what it is. Awesome.
It is obvious that a majority of individuals that contributed to this list are newer/latter day Rise Against fans. Although I have the upmost respect for all of their music, Revolutions Per Minute and Siren Song are by far the band's most powerful albums and particularly the song "State of the Union". If you were cognitive enough in 2004 to understand what was happening in the Middle East then you would understand what makes this one of their best written songs. No other music at this point in history expressed the frustration and disgust with the United State's foreign policies and administration as this song did. Siren Song of The Counter Culture helped me cope with the social and political climate during my high school years and, having grown up with 90's punk, restored my faith in Punk Rock music. To those fans that discovered, loved and praise The Sufferer and the Witness and beyond, please take the time to listen to the THREE AMAZING albums that came before.
I am almost ashamed to say I only discovered Rise Against recently when Appeal to Reason was like 5$ on Itunes. I've listen (many times) to all of their albums, and Siren Songs is my favorite my far. It's so underrated! RPM was awesome, but I found the Unravelling a little rough and unpolished, but it's still good.
This song is incredible and the most hardcore song the band has ever released. This truly expressed the meaning of rise against.
Crazy awesome guitar pattern. Great screamo -
What? Why is this 39? I think it should be at least in the top 10V 1 Comment
For a band known for their meaningful lyrics and powerful sounds, this is one of their best songs of all time. Despite this being on a mediocre album, this song is a masterpiece and deserves to be experienced by everyone. Although this applies to almost all of their songs, really listen to the lyrics here.
Best song on Black Market. Love the slow tone and acoustic sound. It beats out Hero of War and Swing Life Away ass on of their better acoustic songs. Best intro it beats survivors guilt.
"My God is better than yours"
Amazing song, my favourite on The Black Market album. I love the lyrics and the fairly slow but still powerful melody with the acoustic sound and violins to it. Absolutley amazing in my mind!
The best song by rise againstV 2 Comments
This music is just awesome, the start "we don't sleep very much" IS PERFECT!
#43? This song is amazing, vote this song way up there!
It saddens me more people don't vote for this one, because I have to assume they have never heard the song. If you haven't, listen to this; it is absolutely stunning.
Absolutely brilliant lyrics. Original and catchy tune. Great meaning. I don't really know what else you could ask for in a song.
She got down on hands and knees one ear against the ground. Brilliant!
An underrated but brilliant song. Basically defines my musical taste!V 4 Comments
Are you kidding me number 33 this song shows rise against full potential not only that it beats all these sell out songs it will always give me goosebumps especially the way Tim throws his voice in every lyric listen too this because without it you will never understand what rise against is all about!
How can u not like this song?! killer verses and a killer chorus
Can only be so low because it's new... AWESOME
Great song, it's new so it's going to be hard to move up list though.
The best from their new album, should be higher up - Mitchoo22
Great song.V 7 Comments
Great song, definitely one of their best. I'm sure lots of rise against fans would be shocked that it is this low down on the list. It should be higher.
Rise Against got a lot of fine songs, there's too many to make a simple top 10. But if had to choose this would be in my top 10!
One does not simply make a top 10 Rise Against songs list. Too many to choose from, but I'd put this song in my top 10.
Honestly, I don't care about the message of a song. What I care about is if the song rocks and if its fast. This song definitely does both of those. Best RA song ever.V 1 Comment
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.
This is such a good song should be around 20 to 15
One of the slow songs by this band
By far the best Rise Against song. The coolest opening and when he says "It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." It's epic
I don't get why this isn't in the top ten! The opening and the part where they say
"It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees"
"you've got it backwards, it's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees"
Are so... Awesome! No other words for it
It's better to die on your feet than live on your knees...
The cowards preach from pedestals
With words like courage and resolve
But what they meant was f*** 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?
Yeah... This song is genius.
It's their best to me just listen to it you are gonna love it too. Totally awesome lyrics with the best music. I can't stop listening to it.
I think its their best song.
Awesome song! I listen to this before racing my kart.
Best Rise Against music.
Such an amazing song, blew me away when I heard the new B-sides album long forgotten songs. So great, how it didn't make it to the Endgame final cut is beyond me.
This song is such an invigorating sound. It shows Rise Against giving their heart out. Not the best but definitely deserves to be higher than this
One of the "long forgotten songs" for real. It deserves so much more credit. Love the chorus and the song as a whole
Totally overlooked song. Its one of my favorites by them. I am amazed that it is so low on their overall rankings =(.
The lyrical content of this song is amazing, and the intro gives a total adrenaline rush. Should definitely be much higher. Top 15.
" I can't bear the thought of losing
I dread the attention winning brings
And ever since the day I came here
I can stand without your strings
I'm so sick of all these people
But I'm scared to be alone
And if life has taught me anything
I forgot it long ago"
These lyrics pretty much sum up my life as someone with anxiety and depression disorders, been listening at RA for only about 2 years and their lyrics have helped me through some tough times.
Love this song so hard. Gives me shivers.
"And this is part of me, I hope you never see. This is my life inside your heart"
It's my favorite and it's underrated like all rise against songs
64? wow, this song pretty much got me into Rise Against.
Gives me chills, fantastic track. TAKE. MY. HAND.
I first heard this in the movie never back down it's a great workout song and gets you plenty pumped up
Excellent song... It encourages one to cheer up in life. To believe in that you are the best
Its a excellent song. Full energetic
And I can't believe it is not included in top 10.
How about that riff!V 5 Comments
This song has some great lyrics. To me they describe a soldier promising their loved on they will come home to them, as long as they wait for them. In the end they get betrayed. They beat is great, Tims voice is angelic in this song, and this has always been stuck in my head! I love the whole Endgame album, great opening guitar riffs!
Endgame is Rise Against's BEST ALBUM TO DATE. They did amazing! Go Rise Against!
Its cool song... Must listen to it... Agree with top 10 but it must be at least in top 15
Good songV 1 Comment
Great Song! One of the best of them.
I don't know why this song isn't in the top ten!
You should definitely give it a try!
This is my favorite I don't care what anyone else thinks
My personal favorite
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