No compromising with your life
There is only one who writes the ending
and the script to the Rí Rá

Uprising, you listen to no one but yourself
Utilising, you take each second by the throat

Now we rise over them all
Over words that say you're no one
Take each day and live it like the last
Burn to the ground each tie to the past

Don't listen now to the turn of their lies
From your first breath you were born to rise
Rising high, over the hill
Over fields, over the sea

Rising high they can't bring you down
as you soar over treacherous ground

Uprising, there is no way that they'll keep us down
They'll watch us burning
Watch us thrive on the rí rá

There is no way you'll keep us down
'cause we thrive on the rí rá

Lyrics submitted by stonechip

Rí Rá song meanings
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    General Comment'Rí Rá' means 'uproar'. The violin adds an important dynamic to this song, filling it with the energy befitting an uproar.
    stonechipon December 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is beautiful, really. "over words that say you're no one" - SOO good. Violin is god-awesome.

    I think it's about standing up for yourself and what you believe in :) Defying all the people that want to run you into the ground, and... believing that you can do it, because you've got the 'ri ra' to depend on, as if it's a power of its own...
    stealtheharmonyon January 11, 2008   Link

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