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Armed with the fury of classic punk acts as Minor Threat
and Bad Brains, blended with intelligent vocals and a
serious commitment to providing a positive alternative to
the oft-dreary and disenchanted aura that engulfs most punk
bands, Chicago’s Rise Against might be seen as an outcast
amongst its peers.
“It was almost cool to be negative, especially around
Chicago,” bassist Joe Principe recalls. “So, vocalist Tim
[McIlrath] and I had this main goal of putting a positive
light on things. There are so many bands that sing about More...
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torture | Reviewer: dave------ About the song Under The Knife performed by Rise Against
to me, this has always been about torture. depending on my mood;
i have mostly thought it's about a very special girl.. other times just some poor prisoner going insane under torture.
the surgery thing made me lol (=
emo, punk, whatever | Reviewer: Jess------ About the song Give It All performed by Rise Against
Personally, when I think of emo songs I think of anything particularly whiny. But that's just my opinion. I don't see any point in carrying on about it but I do see Rise against as mostly punk. I love this song because I considar myself a rocknroll girl and this is great because they keep the music awesome and It's a song that you just wanna blast. like Billy Joel said, "It's still rock and tool to me."
Huh,underrated? | Reviewer: D. Atack------ About the song The Strength To Go On performed by Rise Against
Not much comments eh?
Anyway, I really like the song.
I think that maybe the lyrics are about someone who lost many things gained by lie(?), and that he fakes a smile to go on even though his sad eyes betray his true feelings.
The "faith" mentionned here isn't religious.
It's about a faith on the future,hoping that it'll eventually get better.
Isn't ambition faith too?
Don't we dream of being a doctor/policeman/random job even though we may know it may not come true,that's where hope fits in. Yet it's a believe,a faith,it is not yet a fact whether or not your future shines on you. See my point?
Heaven knows... | Reviewer: The devadip------ About the song Heaven Knows performed by Rise Against
Its clear that it's about suicide, but the scenario in the video its clearly a homicide, like when the victim wrote refering to "them" and advice Tim to run, its like the one who think all of this blaim someone for beeing his own murderer, wich it's normal, you can become victim of your own. And the fact of the "run" advice is, move on, leave this, do not follow my steps. Think its an awseome song with a meaningfull clip.
9/11 and Americas reaction | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song Broken English performed by Rise Against
Guys this song is all about 9/11 and Americas reaction to it!
"Our buildings have fallen, our walls all caved in,"
Pretty Obvious, isn't it?
"And we can't comprehend this sad state that we're in
So we sift through the ashes of what we've become
And surrender here one by one, so push us down"
This part is about America (desperately) searching for and trying to kill those people who are to blame for 9/11 ("sift through the ashes of what we've become"). America even starts two wars (Afghanistan / Gulf war).
"And we get right back up again,
The things you're telling me aren't making any sense,
Right back up again,
I'm sick of wishing for someone else to come"
George W. Bush's / The Goverment's reaction to 9/11: Getting "right back up" (by) starting new wars against the "creators" of 9/11. It also implies that this might be the wrong thing to do ("The things you're telling me aren't making any sense") because there WILL be civilians and (American) soldiers dying in battle! (Keep in mind this was written in 2003...)
The last line refers to a common justification for the wars ("We are sick of waiting for somebody else to march into these countries, so we're gonna do it! We have to "give them democracy")
"Let the blind lead the blind
Cause it's eye for an eye"
This part is about the (blind) politicians and the (blind) government leading the (blind) Americans which don't understand that nothing justifies starting a war which in this case would be "eye for an eye"(in which of cause many civilians and also american soldiers will be killed. BTW up to now (5/2013) roundabout 15,000 soldiers and 13,000 civilians have been killed SOLELY in the Afghanistan war!)
"In your so called life,
Are you out there? are you listening?
Is there something we're still missing?"
About the american people slowly realizing starting a war might not have been the right decision (Sort of looking into the future considering this was written in 2003...)
"We're spinning out of control
We're trying to find somewhere to land
And I don't want you to know
The things that keep me down"
About America slowly realizing the wars are "spinning out of control"
So IN MY MIND this is basically the meaning of the song.
... | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song Anywhere But Here performed by Rise Against
This song is so perfect, it's so adaptable, for example a girl who I'd known for about 5 years, went through everything with her, I finally got the courage to ask her out, we were happy for about two months, and then she split up with me, this song became the only thing i listened to for about another month, she was already with someone else, it broke what was left of my heart, and this song just describes it perfectly, I cannot wait until I leave school and start college, because I can escape, and lose the burden of all of it.
But yea, good song :) really hits hard when you can understand it for its meaning, not just the epic instrumentals.
My View | Reviewer: Sami Townsend------ About the song The Good Left Undone performed by Rise Against
I saw some reviews saying this song's about the enviroment. I have to disagree. For me, it's odviously a love song. It's about being in nature, and thinking back to old times and old memories. Looking back on old love, and still feeling the power of it. That's my view, anyway. :)
how about this. | Reviewer: joe b------ About the song Hero Of War performed by Rise Against
How about this one. As a Vetran, I see it as maybe a way in to that hero's head. A good window for some non military people to see what is going through some of our minds. Many Vets don't expect others to understand the things they do, in conflict or will try not to express it. Many have extreme problems after conflict, so take this as your nudge or hint. That there are hundreds of Vets who go through this not because they enjoy it but because they just want to defend our land. Use it as a sign to give them their unexpected thanks and understand that the acts are not all their choice. There are dumb acts and brave ones but the big pic is they are fighting for us to sit here and do this B.S. As well there are no people exploiting the shhh that our enemies are doing in song. War sucks but it has to happen to keep people who aren't in it safe, if we just sat on our hands some other crazy a.h. would take everytning just cause we enable them.
"People sleep peaceably at night, because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." George Orwell.
wrong | Reviewer: Tab The Doc------ About the song Savior performed by Rise Against
all of you are wrong rise is a political band but the song is actually about how everyday is a struggle and a girl who didnt fall like him and she said i dont hate you i just wanna save you while theres still something left to save plain text he was too much for here and if this aint love then how do we get out??
Meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song Historia Calamitatum performed by Rise Against
I Think the meaning of this song is about 3rd world countries and their problems..
It says how we can not relate to their problems (tsunamis, earthquakes, floods) hence The people laughed and swore that they'd restore the city piece by piece" ..
And also that when 1 thing goes bad..it seems as if everything bad happens in the same time (when it rains it pours, like summer storms..)
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