"Rise Above" as written by and Gregory Regis Ginn....
Jealous cowards try to control.
Rise above.
We're gonna rise above.
They distort what they say.
Rise above.
We're gonna rise above.
Try and stop what we do.
Rise above,
when they can't do it themselves.

We are tired of your abuse.
Try and stop us, it's no use.

Society's arms of control.
Rise above.
We're gonna rise above.
Think they're smart,
can't think for themselves.
Rise above.
We're gonna rise above.
Laugh at us
behind our backs.
I find satisfaction
in what they lack.

We are tired of your abuse.
Try to stop us, it's no use.

We are born with a chance.
Rise above.
We're gonna rise above.
I am gonna have my chance.
Rise above.
We're gonna rise above.

We are tired of your abuse.
Try to stop us, it's no use.

Rise above.
Rise above.
Rise above.
We're gonna rise above.
We're gonna rise above.
We're gonna rise above.


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    General CommentThis song epitomizes the "hardcore punk anthem".
    OceanOfChaoson May 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like it, but at the same time find it a little comical.
    fuckyouallon May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentonly 2 messages on one of the defining 80s US harcore songs????
    well not much to say apart from (and i quote) :

    "This song epitomizes the "hardcore punk anthem"."
    joeytheboyon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG i think the meaning is obvious to anyone with common sense and if u lack common sense...well ur on ur own...
    gofuckyourselfon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFAVORITE FLAG SONG...its...awesome...and somewhat amusing
    gofuckyourselfon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song, like a lot of BF songs, is a fucking kick in the teeth.. i love it
    HateSaikoon March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song, although written back in the dark ages of the eighties, still relevant today
    jmarionon September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song to start off an album. The title epitomises exactly what Punk is about!
    bkat004on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"We are tired of your abuse
    Try to stop us is no use."

    Fuck. This is the soul of hardcore.
    Really... rise above is an anthem. Ginn guitar and Rollins voice are unique.
    poker_cheateron February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood ol rollins. so this doesnt have any direct meaning? just rise above in general? cuz itd be rad to hear about some instant like rollins getting locked up and stirring up heat or some shit
    bag of catson July 31, 2006   Link

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