Rise Against Last Chance Blueprint

(Jane, he’s a freak)

(But so am I)

(And we’ll always be freaks and we’ll never be like other people)

(And you’ll never be a freak ’cause you’re just … too perfect)

Late nights and bloodshot eyes,

Clock ticking half past five,

We’re barely breathing but we’re still alive. Go!

Our plans are all laid out,

Take all these unmarked roads,

We blaze the trails to places no one goes, yeah!

One last chance to go,

If I don’t leave tonight I never will, let’s go!

One last chance to go,

Let’s take it now in for the kill

In time we find ourselves,

Back where we started from,

Too weak to fight and much too tired to run, yeah!

Before you swallow me

Into your perfect life,

I’m not going out without a fight

One last chance to go,

If I don’t leave tonight I never will, let’s go!

One last chance to go,

Let’s take it now in for the kill

(If I had to leave tonight would you come with me?)

(What?)

(If I had to go to New York, and live, tonight, would you come with me?)

But this blueprint’s faded grey

And here it seems like just yesterday

When we mapped out the details of our great escape,

But still these roads all beckon me

To uncover their mystery

But I fall like dead autumn leaves and let the jetstream carry me

One last chance to go,

If I don’t leave tonight I never will, let’s go!

One last chance to go

Rise Against Sudden Life

Floating in the clouds, I’m giving up the fight

A voice is calling out, I’m walking into the light

We used to race a thousand miles a day so fast

Feet they barely even touched the ground

We used to fly to places out beyond our own little world

The fury and the sound

I saw it flicker like a television set

Bright flashes of a warning sign

Flipping channels in a world gone static

Eroding away line by the fading line

Under water for years we found, till we started to swim than drown

The current takes us, now we’re walking into the light

Are you dying all your life? (Walking into the light)

(Walking into the light)

Broken, beat and tired out (Walking into the light)

You want to live but don’t know how (Walking into the light)

Diagnosis: sudden life (Walking into the light)

(Walking into the light)

Can no one revive me now?

Feels like I’m walking into the light

Woke up floating on a wave of golden sound

Tunnel vision and a great beyond

Heart beating like a rhythm slowing down

And it’s gone, an echo of a song

Flat line and a closing bell

Whisper a warm farewell

The flames are beckoning

As we’re walking into the light

Are you dying all your life? (Walking into the light)

(Walking into the light)

Broken, beat and tired out (Walking into the light)

You want to love but don’t know how (Walking into the light)

Diagnosis: sudden life (Walking into the light)

(Walking into the light)

Can no one revive me now?

Feels like I’m walking into the light

Don’t suppose that you know the way?

Don’t suppose that you care?

I see lights up ahead and hear choirs of angels ring in my ears

But you know that, had you a choice, you would go back and do it again

We all have unfinished business to tend

So no I won’t go gentle

Into the good night

You can keep your candle

I’m walking away from the light

Yeah I’m walking away from the light

I’m walking away from the light

I’m walking away from the light

I’m walking away from the light

Diagnosis: sudden life (Walking away from the light)

(Walking away from the light)

I woke up my heart racing, I’m (Walking away from the light)

At a loss explaining why (Walking away from the light)

Are you dying all your life? (Walking away from the light)

(Walking away from the lightt)

Then put your darkest days behind

Let life flash right before your eyes (Walking away from the light)

And for very the first time,

It feels like I’m walking away from the light

Rise Against State Of The Union

If we’re the flagship of peace and prosperity

We’re taking on water and about to fuckin’ sink

No one seems to notice, no one even blinks

The crew all left the passengers to die under the sea

[Chorus]

Countdown, to the very end,

Equality, an invitation that we wont extend

Ready aim, pull the trigger now,

In time you firmly secure your place in hell

State of the union address,

Reads war torn country still a mess

The words: power, death, and distorted truth

Are read between the lines of the red, white, and blue

[Chorus]

Your place in hell [x2]

‘Guilty’ is what our graves will read,

No years, no family, we did

Nothing (nothing) to stop the murder of

A people just like us

Rise Against Great Awakening

Buried words

Under lights

Soundtrack to this stagnant life

This meaning lost in translation

Message sucked out of his hands again

This could be my great awakening

But how would I know

Cuz it’s all noise to me

Are these words falling on deaf ears?

Staring at the empty stares

Realize that he no longer cares about the wrong or right

The downward spiral begins tonight

And this could be my great awakening

But how would I know cuz it’s all noise to me

Are these words falling on deaf ears?

This could be my great awakening

But how would I know cuz it’s all noise to me

(nothing I can do will make you hear)

Rise Against The Art Of Losing

I’m not fucking blind to the way

That you talk around the truth

Not just what you say

But what you do

Played this tug of war way too fucking long

Like every time

Again I’ve lost

You’ve won

You took advantage of the trust that I gave

Took my forgiveness

Rubbed it back in my face

Reaching for words but there’s nothing to say

I’m left to wonder

Will this ever be the same

This rage

Burning through my veins

Regret consumes my mind

Cutting deeply like a razor blade

Will I live to see another day

Without questioning your motives

With constant doubt

You took advantage of the trust that I gave

Took my forgiveness

Rubbed it back in my face

Reaching for words

But there’s nothing to say

I’m left to wonder

Will this ever be the same

And as we sit back waiting

For these scars to heal

Try to convince ourselves

That this

That this isn’t real

Will you allow me forget your past

Or will you always hang it over my head

Rise Against Heaven Knows

The day I learn to fly, I’m never coming down

On perfect wings I’ll rise through the layers of the clouds

And from there I see the neon grids of cities

And six million people that keep their fires lit

I threw a party in my name

But the hours crawled by and no one came

So I bowed my head and I prayed for wings

To take me from this place… from you

I see myself inside you, you dream the dreams that I do,

You’re still searching for these answers, they’re not inside your wrist

And from there I see the neon grids of cities

And six million people that keep their fires lit

I threw a party in my name

But the hours crawled by and no one came

So I bowed my head and I prayed for wings

To take me from this place… from you

I close my eyes as the curtains draw,

I thought I heard your voice but I thought wrong,

’cause you’re not there anymore,

No you’re not there anymore

And so I lift my chin and the show goes on,

The sky is listening, the stars all sing along,

But you’re not there anymore,

And I just can’t care anymore

Rise Against The Eco-Terrorist In Me

Spray paint the cameras, jam the frequency,

What you kill, just comes alive in me,

Hoods and bandanas make not an enemy,

You can’t define us, any way you please!

You make the rules, we make the calls

My conscience clean, my sins absolved

Because I found God (hey!)

In the sound of your factories burning down,

Now I sleep so sound…

When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?

When it all comes down, can you say that you never gave up?

Were you standing by to watch it fall away?

Will you hold on or let it go?

Instead of doing what’s right, they built higher walls

Where we can’t shed a light on true criminals

When business and suffering is one and the same

When laws fail the people they turn to the flame

I found love (love!)

I found life (life!)

As a thorn stuck in your side,

And you wonder why…

When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?

When it all comes down, can you say that you never gave up?

Were you standing by to watch it fall away?

Will you hold on? (Will you hold on?)

Did you hold on or just let it fall?

Did you let it fall?

When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?

When it all comes down, can you say that you never gave up?

When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?

When it all comes down,

When it all comes down…

When the lights all blow out, and roadblocks blow up,

When you sleep to the sound of alarms going off

When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?

Rise Against Entertainment

All we are is entertainment

Caught up in our own derangement

Tell us what to say and what to do

All we are are pretty faces

Picture perfect bottled rage

Packaged synthesized versions of you

We’ve all made petty fortunes but we can’t afford a life

Confined to pull-out quotes and hotel rooms

They all scream California and its toppling empire

But can’t you see the end is coming soon

Come one come all the new sensation

Guarantees then obligations

Spotlights follow every single move

Basking here on ten foot stages

Pouty lips and oh so jaded

All as if we have something to prove

Despite these petty fortunes we still can’t afford a life

Confined to pull-out quotes and hotel rooms

They all scream California and its toppling empire

But can’t you see the end is here

And if we cared at all

About this unknown plight

Then we’d do something more

To finally make this right

Is this only entertainment

Pull the curtains, places please

We’ve learned to sing and dance and cry on cue

But this is more than entertainment

In a world so sick with pain

This is the only thing that’s real or true

We’ve all made petty fortunes but we can’t afford a life

Confined to pull-out quotes and hotel rooms

They all scream bloody murder over graves already dug

But can’t you see the end

Rise Against The Great Die-Off

There’s a fire on the borders and it’s burning down the walls you built high

And there’s a steady stream of anger and it’s spilling from the coasts

A tidal wave

And the words say we reap what we sow

So where I bury you I’ll build my home

In line to reclaim but we’re sick of the wait

We want it all and we want it now

Tonight I watched your fires burn out

The cold dead hands we pried these guns from are yours

We want it all and we want it now

A tide is coming to drown you out

We make ourselves at home while your body’s still warm

Tradition tethers us to rituals and

Are we all just clocks on wrong times?

And something triggers each and every time I hear you say

“God bless this place”

But your numbers are dwindling now

Though endangered we’ll still hunt you down

With heads on a stake long may you reign

We want it all and we want it now

Tonight I watched your fires burn out

The cold dead hands we pried these guns from are yours

We want it all and we want it now

A tide is coming to drown you out

We make ourselves at home while your body’s still warm

And there’s a fire on the borders and it’s burning down the walls you built high

And there’s a steady stream of anger and it’s spilling from the coasts

A tidal wave

We want the motherfucking world and we want it now

Tonight I watched your fires burn out

The cold dead hands we pried these guns from are yours

No I don’t want to wait

I know a better way

So step aside, come on or better yet just go away

Our chance has finally come

There might not be another one now

No we’re not gonna wait

We want it now

Yeah we’re dousing the flames

We want it now

Rise Against Awake Too Long

I watched the rise and the fall of the common man

I lived to see your steps walk back

I watched the walls all crash down, crumbling

Just to be rebuilt while we slept

We threw swords in the oceans wide and deep

We promise peace but the peace won’t last

‘Cause now we forge new blades so nervously

Waiting for this harmony to pass

I stand guard and roam

Like a sentinel

I see it all

I’ve been awake too long

Wish there was something that could close my eyes

To all that I see

Awake too long

It would be easier to fall asleep

We fell in love but the love kept running out

We follow roads but the roads all end

We lived and learned, and learned to live without

Falling from the ladders we ascend

I’ve seen the eyes of the widows left behind

I’ve seen the child of a fallen man

And never once did our leaders apologize

For battles they began

I can’t look away or pretend not to see

And so I say

I’ve been awake too long

Wish there was something that could close my eyes

To all that I see

Awake too long

It would be easier to fall asleep

Asleep

Maybe I would dream if I could sleep

Maybe I’d see what this could be

Instead of what it is

And is there bliss in ignorance?

Is this our demise we can’t prevent?

Should we fall asleep?

I’ve been awake too long

I’ve been awake too long

I’ve been awake too long

I’ve been awake too long

(I’ve been awake too long) And like constant vigils we all

(I’ve been awake too long) Carry eternal flames

(I’ve been awake too long) I’m saturate pains to an open heart

(I’ve been awake too long) But through it all

Every single cut I’ve been awake