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Rise Against - Endgame 2011 lyric

A Gentlemen's Coup

The pain, disorder
A cataclysmic dawn
We trusted but something has gone wrong
We bought it
But woke to find it gone
Impact in 5, 4, 3, 2...

Brace
For Fallout
The radiation creeps
On cats' feet
We scatter in the streets
She asked me "do you think it's safe to breathe?"
It doesn't look that way to me

We storm the gates
And raised new flags
But it's just the same old story
We seized the throne
Subjugate
We should have burned it to the ground
Whoah...
(Storm the gates
Raised new flags
Seized the throne
Subjugate)
Some might say we've lost our way
But I believe we've not gone far enough

Afraid, we cower
To interests not our own
The power to free or to control
We let it skip through
Our fingers to the floor
Watch as the bodies wash ashore
Whoah...
Nobody lives here anymore

We storm the gates

And raised new flags
But it's just the same old story
We seized the throne
Subjugate
We should have burned it to the ground
Whoah...
(Storm the gates
Raised new flags
Seized the throne
Subjugate)
Some might say we've lost our way
But I believe we've not gone far enough

And how long will we fall for this?
And how long will we fall for this?
How long will we fall for this?
And how long will we fall?

And how long will we fall for this?
And how long will we fall for this?
And how long will we fall for this?
How long, how...?

We storm the gates
And raised new flags
But it's just the same old story
We seized the throne
Subjugate
We should have burned it to the ground
Whoah...
(Storm the gates
Raised new flags
Seized the throne
Subjugate)
Some might say we've lost our way
But I believe we've not gone far enough

Architects

Are there no fighters left here any more?
Are we the generation we've been waiting for?
Or are we patiently burning
Waiting to be saved?

Our heroes our icons
Have mellowed with age
Following rules
That they once disobeyed
They're now being led
When they used to lead the way

Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?
(That you stood by before)
Are you up and on the front lines
Or at home keeping score?
Do you care to be the layer of the bricks that seal your fate?
(The bricks that seal your fate)
Or would you rather be the architect of what we might create?

They laid out the blueprints, they poured down a base
Concrete solutions to slow our decay
And when they are gone
Who the fuck's gonna take their place?
Yeah, will it be the cynics, the critics galore?
Cliche apathetic passed out on the floor
The trusting complicit who collectively ignore

Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?
(That you stood by before)

Are you up and on the front lines?
Or at home keeping score?
Do you care to be the layer of the bricks that seal your fate?
(The bricks that seal your fate)
Or would you rather be the architect of what we might create?

Don't you remember when you were young
And you wanted to set the world on fire?
Somewhere deep down, I know you do
And don't you remember when we were young
And we wanted to set the world on fire?
Because I still am and I still do

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

Yeah, we still believe in all the things that we stood by before
(We stood by before)
And after everything we've seen here maybe even more
And I know we're not the only ones we were not the first
(We were not the first)
Unapologetically we'll stand behind each word

Broken Mirrors

Hey, man did you hear
Your final days are near?
A free fall of fire and ice
And explosions in the sky

A fate that we deserve
There's no escaping
No it's your turn
Now it's your turn

It's been years
Since our luck ran out and left us here
Like broken mirrors
Ten million shards of glass and tears
But now we are
Awake enough to show what we hear
Like broken mirrors
Reflections of an unfamiliar face

Hey, hey!

Hey, man, you got the time?
Hey, can I trouble you for a light
No, me? no, I'm not the old town crier
I'm the one who sets it all on fire

A fate that we deserve
And there's no escaping
No, it's your turn
Now it's your turn

It's been years
Since our luck ran out and left us here

Like broken mirrors
Ten million shards of glass and tears
But now we are
Awake enough to show what we hear
Like broken mirrors
Reflections of an unfamiliar face

We hide from the mirrors
They might show our scars
And hear us
Reflection that we want to be
The people we are (the people we are)
Defend your reflection
Smash what you see
And let's restart
Cuz mirrors can't see our heart

It's been years
Since our luck ran out and left us here
Like broken mirrors
Ten million shards of glass and tears
But now we are
Awake enough to show what we hear
Like broken mirrors
Like broken mirrors
Like broken mirrors
Like broken mirrors
Like broken mirrors
Reflections of an unfamiliar face

Disparity By Design

All the way at the bottom
Of these barrels we cry out
So ashamed of our tears that
We blame only ourselves
That's when they win
They keep us convinced
To lift up our chins
These playing fields are level
We all have a chance
With that they dismiss
The fast lanes they rode
In which access depends on who you know
Or where you came from
Whose daughter are you?
Whose fortunate son?
Were told
To stick out our thumbs
They feast from the linens
while we settle for crumbs


Is this an over-reaching arm
Or is this compassion?
Is this a handout undeserved
Or a just reparation?
(a just reparation)

Away from the towers
High above the ceiling tombs
Tell themselves
That they've earned this
By working hard
Or playing by the rules
But this is only part true
A dangerous trick
Played on me and you
And so like a practical joke
We pulled on these bootstraps
So hard that they broke

Is this an over-reaching arm
Or is this compassion?
Is this a handout undeserved
Or a just reparation?

And like a single domino
That falls while the rest stay vertical
Were fed these empty fairy tales
Or will you believe them?

And if there's a God
You better pray
That this sleeping giant never wakes

If we just take a step back
A bigger picture we might view
Perhaps the man in the gutter
Is not so different from you

Come in out of the cold
Forget all that you know
Because there's always been room
By the fire for you, oh
Come in out of the cold

Will you believe them?
Is this an over-reaching arm
Or is this compassion?
Is this a handout undeserved
Or a just reparation?
And like a single domino
That falls while the rest stay vertical
Were fed these empty fairy tales
And I'm through believing

Endgame

And on that day they'll tell you
That life hung on with no clue
The warning signs were all just missed or shattered down
So it goes
The kings all failed to tell us
The madmen failed to sell us
Of what would then befall the only life we know

When they're burning signal fires
To guide us to the fields
We're building funeral pyres
They all commit a final appeal

The city lines are down
The kerosene's run out
The fact surreal
We relied upon
I shed the sun clean skin
And start to feel again
Cuz all the shoulders I wish to cry on gone

The paranoia gripped us
Berate and then consume us
The panic set in like a cancer to our hearts
Spreading through
We've been on fire like genius
I pray for god to save us
There was no answer, though
Disease tore us apart
We left bodies in the fields
So numb that we forgot how to feel

The city lines are down
The kerosene's run out
The fact surreal

We relied upon
I shed the sun clean skin
And start to feel again
Cuz all the shoulders I wish to cry on gone

He looked at the fields, and then his hands
All I need is what I have
Then fell a tear of happiness
Oh...
She watched it all crumble away
Is this the end of yesterday?
"Lord, I hope so" is all he said
All I've got are the organs
All I've got are the (?)
And as we go forth
I pray we'll remember this day

Oh, we relied on now

The city lines are down
The kerosene's run out
The fact surreal
We relied upon
I shed the sun clean skin
And start to feel again
With no more shoulders, shoulders to cry on now

No more, no more
No more, no more
No more, no more
The weight that we once felt is gone

Help Is On The Way


I have my mother's dreams
I have my father's eyes
You can't take that from me
Just go ahead and try
The crescent city sleeps
While giants in the sky
Preparing to unleash
Let loose a mighty cry

Can nobody save us?
Will anyone try?
The bayou is burning
The cypress has died
And all along they're saying

Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
One by land, two by sea
Right there in front of me
Help is on the way

Five thousand feet below
As black smoke engulfs the sky
The ocean floor explodes
Eleven mothers cry
My bones all resonate
A burning lullaby
You can't take that from me
Just go ahead and try

She stands at the shoreline,
With hands in the air,
Her words pierce the dark light,
"Does anyone care?"
And all along they're saying

Help is on the way

(They said, they said)
Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
One by land, two by sea,
Right there in front of me
Help is on the way

Right here! Right here! [x3]

Choking on the black gold,
Upon which we rely
We keep axes in the attics
To see cameras in the sky

Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
Help is on the way
(They said, they said)

We were told just to sit tight
Cause somebody will soon arrive
Help is on the way
But it never came
It never came

Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
One by land, two by sea,
Right there in front of me.
Help is on the way!
On the way!
On the way!
On the way!

Make It Stop

Woah, woah.

Bang bang go the coffin nails
Like a breath exhaled
Then gone forever
It seems just like yesterday
How did I miss the red flags raise?
Think back to the days we laughed
We braved these bitter storms together
Brought to his knees he cried
But on his feet he died

What God would damn a heart?
And what God drove us apart?
What God could

Make it stop?
Let this end
Eighteen years pushed to the ledge.
It's come to this
A weightless step
On the way down singing
Woah, woah

Bang bang from the closet walls
The schoolhouse halls
The shotgun's loaded
Push me and I'll push back
I'm done asking, I demand
From a nation under God,
I feel it's love like a cattle prod


Born free, but still they hate
Bore me, no, I can't change
It's always darkest just before the dawn
So stay awake with me, let's prove them wrong

Make it stop
Let this end
Eighteen years pushed to the ledge
It's come to this
A weightless step
On the way down singing
Woah, woah

The cold river washed him away
But how could we forget
The gatherings hold candles
But not their tongues
And too much blood has flown from the wrist
Of children shamed for those they chose to kiss
Who will rise to stop the blood

We're calling for,
Insisting on
A different beat, yeah
A brand new song

Woah, woah.
Woah, woah.
Woah, woah.

Midnight Hands

Like a new day rising
Like a calm before the storm
Like fog lifting from valleys
On the sleeping forest floor

Eyes open slowly as the dust is shaken off
To gaze upon the wreckage
That the midnight hands have wrought

And now I feel my temperature rising
My body explodes
I feel like somebody's watching
Like I'm not alone

Whatever path you take
And wherever you might go
Whenever you decide you to leave
I will follow, I will follow

We face the crossroads never knowing what's in store
There's an angel on my shoulder
There's a devil in my door

She proclaimed tonight will be the greatest of our lives
I said 'Don't be so sure, let's just wait until the morning'

There in the clearing we gather close
Under the moon's pale light we lay out the tools

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/midnight-hands-lyrics-rise-against.html ]

And you don't have to do this, and I forgive you if you don't
She just looked away and said 'I know'

Gripping the midnight hands
We dream of futures they would prevent
Gripping their midnight hands

The line's crosses over, the dawn grows closer
Let's bit off too much, let's?

And now I feel my temperature rising
My body explodes
I feel like somebody's watching
Like I'm not alone

Whatever path you take
And wherever you might go
Whenever you decide to leave
I will follow, I will follow

I will bare the falls you take
I will let go if you?
I'll be there until you go away?

I will follow x7

Satellite

You can't feel the heat, until you hold your hand over the flame.
You have to cross the line, just to remember where it lays.
You won't know your worth now son, until you take a hit.
And you won't find the beat until you lose yourself in it.

That's why we won't back down we will run and hide.
Yeah 'cause these are the things that we can't deny.
I'm passing over you like a satellite.
So catch me if I fall.
That's why we stick to your game plans and party lines.
But at night we're conspiring by candle light.
We are the orphans of the American dream.
So shine a light on me.

You can't fill your cup until you empty all it has.
You can't understand what lays ahead, if you don't understand the past.
You'll never learn to fly now untill your standing at the cliff.
You can't truly love until you've given up on it.

That's why we won't back down we will run and hide.
Yeah cause these are the things that we can't deny.
I'm passing over you like a satellite.
So catch me if I fall.
That's why we stick to your game plans and party lines.
But at night we're conspiring by candle light.
We are the orphans of the American dream.
So shine your light on me.

She told me that she never could face the world again.
So I offered up a plan.


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 were gone, we'll stay gone out of sight out of mind.
It's not too late we have the rest of our lives.

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 were gone, we'll stay gone out of sight out of mind.
It's not too late we have the rest of our lives.

We have the rest of our life.
The rest of our life.

Because we won't back down we will run and hide.
Yeah 'cause these are the things that we can't deny.
I'm passing over you like a satellite.
So catch me if I fall.
That's why we stick to your game plans and party lines.
But at night we're conspiring by candle light.
We are the orphans of the American dream.
So shine your light on me.

Because we won't back down we will run and hide.
Yeah cause these are the things that we can't deny.
I'm passing over you like a satellite.
Cause these are the things that we can't deny now.
This is the life that you can't deny us now.

Survivor Guilt

("What are you talking about? America isn't going to be destroyed"
"never? Rome was destroyed, Greece was destroyed, Persia was destroyed, Spain was destroyed.
All great countries are destroyed. Why not yours?
How much longer do you really think your own country will last? forever?")

Block the entrances, close the doors
Seal the exits cuz this is war

All gave some, some gave all
But for what I wanna know

Carry on, don't mind me
All I gave was everything
And yet you ask me for more
Fought your fight
Bought your lie
In return I lost my life
What purpose does this serve?

A fallen figure
Burn the heart
A family all but torn apart

And I fought with courage to preserve
Not my way of life but yours

Carry on, don't mind me
All I gave was everything
And yet you ask me for more
Fought your fight
Bought your lie
In return I lost my life

What purpose does this serve?

The campers reaching battered stones
With words that turn the cameras off
But once it meant, just fuck them up
Cuz freedom isn't free

They send our daughters and our sons
Deserts under burning sons
Sacrificial slaughtering
To fill the pockets of the weak

I'm not official in the way
Are we so easily deceived?
They carry on

("You're a shameful opportunist! what you don't understand is that it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
"you have it backwards. it's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees. I know")

Don't carry on
Just walk away
How many more sent to their graves
In this lasting war?

I fought your fight
Bought your lie
In return I lost my life
What purpose does this serve?
What purpose did I serve?

This Is Letting Go

Once upon a time I could take anything
I always stepped in time, regardless of the beat
I moved my feet, I carried weight
What I could not do I faked
I dug seeking treasure
Just to wake up in an early grave
I stopped right then and said

Go on alone
Because I won't follow
But this isn't giving up
No, this is letting go

Out with the old
Dreams I've borrowed
The path I carve from here on out will be my own
This path will be my own

This is the part where the needle skips and the chorus
Plays like a sink that drips
A syllable repeating
Like a warning we aren't heeding until all of
A sudden we notice it
When the wheels brace and the tires grip
A map we've been misreading
A defeat we're not conceding until now
There must be some other way out

Go one alone
Because I won't follow


But this isn't giving up, no, this is letting go

Out with the old
Dreams I've borrowed
The path I carve from here on out will be my own
The path will be my own

The wind died
The whole world ceased to move
Now so quiet
Her beating heart became a boom
We locked eyes
For just a moment or two
She asked "why?"
I said, "I don't know why,
I just now."

Go on alone
Because I won't follow
But this isn't giving up
No, this is letting go

I made the most
Of all this sorrow
I tried to brave this
Discontent but now I'm through
I'm letting go of you

Wait For Me

Do you see the world in different colors?
Do you see the world in black and gray?
Alone in your thoughts
How many others have stood where you stand
Where you stand today?
I've stood where you stand
But how can you...

Wait for me now?
To take off this crown
To break all these vows
Don't you know?
Wait for me now
The airs running out
Wait for me, wait for me
Wait for me, wait for me now

The promise of safe return I delivered
But the oceans were wider than I first guessed
When roads disappeared, I followed the rivers
But somehow got in over my head
So a deep breath I'm taking

Wait for me now
To take off this crown
To break all these vows

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/wait-for-me-lyrics-rise-against.html ]

Don't you know?
Wait for me now
The airs running out
Wait for me, wait for me
Wait for me, wait for me now

A lost dream of what could have been
A house on fire, a tangled web
The key turns to find the locks have changed
In time to hear the back door slam
A sound that to this day I can't forget
The colors drained to black and gray
Oh...

Wait for me now
To take off this crown
To break all these vows
Don't you know?
Wait for me now
The airs running out
Wait for me, wait for me
Wait for me, wait for me now

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