"Life Less Frightening" as written by Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath, Brandon Barnes and Christopher Chasse....
Suffering from something we're not sure of
In a world there is no cure for
These lives we live test negative for happiness
Flat line, no pulse, but eyes open
Single file like soldiers on a mission
If there's no war outside our heads
Why are we losing?

I don't ask for much
Truth be told I'd settle
For a life less frightening, a life less frightening

I don't ask for much
Truth be told I'd settle
For a life less frightening, a life less frightening

Hang me out to dry I'm soaking
With the sense of knowing
What's gone wrong but doing nothing I still run
Time again I have found myself stuttering
Foundations pulled out from under me
This breath is wasted on them all
Will someone answer me

I don't ask for much
Truth be told I'd settle
For a life less frightening, a life less frightening

Is there a God tonight?
Up in the sky or is it empty just like me (Just like me)
A place where we can hide out from the night
Where you are all I need (Where you are all I need)
So all he says, goodbye, and close your eyes
Tell me what you say (Tell me what you say)
A life I sit inside this dream of mine
Where you are all I see

I don't ask for much
Truth be told I'd settle
For a life less frightening, a life less frightening


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"Life Less Frightening" as written by Christopher Chasse Brandon Barnes

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is such a powerful song. The lyrics "Is there a God tonight/ Up in the sky? or is it empty just like me?" are some of the most beautifully sung lines I've ever heard. And the message of the song is incredible. We know how horrible the world can be, and how senseless it can seem. All we ask is for a little bit of sanity and clarity, but even that is too much to ask.
    CocoSaintClairon February 03, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is one amazing song.
    i love it =)

    i always thought he said
    "hang me out to dry
    with the SINS of knowing"

    i guess i was wrong though.
    JustGiveLoveToAllon September 17, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so F-ing awesome. this and 'Prayer of the Refugee' are my favorite Rise Against songs.

    I think that all of Rise Against's songs have alot of deep meaning and this one is about a life that is not very good for some reason and he wants it to get better. lol i kno its prob pretty obvious but thats just what i think.

    IF YOU LIKE RISE AGAINST I RECOMMEND "BILLY TALENT". they are my favorite band and they do alot of 'yelling' type singing like Rise Against. I would really recommend any of their music i love all their songs but if u feel like giving them a chance listen to 'Try Honestly'. then if u like that just keep listening theyre great.
    bri-guyon November 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat do you mean by main verse? if you mean chorus...(the repeated one) the backing singer just keeps singing "life less frightnening" otherwise i can't hear anything else.

    Anyway. I like to think of this song as a prayer. i never prayed much as a child but if i did i never asked for material things, it was always things like having a particular mind set like no fear or happiness. which is what this song is sayin.

    Soaking with sins of knowing is such a classic line for everyone. we feel guilty that we don't help good causes. maybe we should be hung.

    The God verse is the main prayer part. it could be seen as a conversation with God. Especially since it says "he". if it said "she" it'd be to a lover. God is filling his mind with fearless purity. Even after is existence was questioned.

    This is one of the songs that got me liking this magnificent bunch.
    InfidelityWeTruston February 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the greatest quotes ever:

    "If there's no war outside our heads
    Why are we losing?"

    It's so ironic... it just owns.
    patsrule333on March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm i like how the first line is paraphrased from that other song.... the one in the cheerios commercial
    aluminum_unionon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that the song is about being unhappy with the life we are living, and being scared to even live because of everything going on in the world. We never know if we will live through the day, or if we will be killed by war or other things that could be prevented.
    LoveCanDieon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm going to be one of those cheesy people who says "ohmigod this song is about me." I think that the song is about being alive but being too scared to really be more than what you are, too scared to go forward. Being afraid of yourself, and thereby being afraid of everything. It's a sad way to live, really.
    BlueSidheon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first line is paraphrased from "i think i love you" by the partridge family it was in a commercial but it was so much better then that.
    fccon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is sad but unless you've never been scared...
    damaged_roseson July 26, 2005   Link

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