"Rise" as written by and Orenda Fink Maria Taylor....
Today I'll crawl out of bed
I can't stand your shadow
Is too heavy to lift
Maybe we'll go for a ride

You said you'd take me nowhere
I said that suits me just fine
I know you've always been near
Whispering secrets I know

I'm not supposed to hear
Hold your heart with two hands
Give it to me only to disappear
Look how low I've sunk

Don't ask me to rise
I'll only lose you when I'm high
All alone in the dark
Love survives only when we are apart

Your voice still sounds in my ears
Soft explosions that blossom
With the beat of my heart


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"Rise" as written by Michael Taylor Melbourne Miller

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    General Commenti thought it was "dont ask me to rise". it makes more sense that way, and thats what it sounds like is being said.
    ilovetrishon May 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a relationship where one person is really depressed and despondent (I’m assuming it’s the boy in the relationship…). But the other person (the girl) came along and tried to pull him out of his rut, but only to be dragged into it herself.

    “Today I’ll crawl out of bed I can't stand your shadow is too heavy to lift”

    The melancholy person’s burden is too heavy to bear, but she tries her best to be happy, suggesting fun things to do.

    “Maybe we'll go for a ride”

    Him, still sad says I’ll take you nowhere, the girls says she doesn’t mind, because it’s enough to be together.

    “You said you'd take me nowhere I said that suits me just fine.”

    She obviously likes him, and he likes her to but has never really spoken of it, but has given her signs through unsaid things. He doesn’t want her to know because he is damaged from something else in his past and doesn’t want to get hurt again.

    “I know you've always been near whispering secrets I know I’m not supposed to hear
    hold your heart with two hands give it to me only to disappear”

    The girl realizes that she can’t help him, it only makes her sad too.

    “Look how low I’ve sunk”

    Down into his hole, and in a strange way their sadness connects them.

    “Don’t ask me to rise I’ll only lose you when I’m high”

    If she suddenly became happy they would lose that connection, she would be high, and he would stay the same as always, sad. She decides to end the relationship because she thinks it will be best for both of them.

    “All alone in the dark love survives only when we are apart”

    She still loves him deeply and she still thinks about him. She wishes more than anything that it could work out between them, but she’s not enough to make him happy again.

    ”your voice still sounds in my ears soft explosions that blossom with the beat of my heart”



    Sorry to be vague ha ha. :)


    rubbersoul89on August 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like this song a lot. I always thought it was "Look how low I've sunk. Don't ask me to rise." But I'm probably wrong, though it doesn't sound like "Don't miss the arise," either.
    jackielantern8on June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's definately "dont ask me to rise"
    xnoisecorexon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you said you'd take me nowhere isaid that suits me just fine"

    i really love that line,
    themrschasezon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo gorgeous. One of my all-time favorites. I can hear it thirty times in a row and still want more.
    diskobox_on June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSoft explosions that blossom with the beat of my heart.
    rebeccawon July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics need alteration
    Abex22on September 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics need alteration
    Abex22on September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit doesn't song like "ask" though.
    shewouldnton October 23, 2006   Link

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