"Rise From the Ashes" as written by and Kevin Truckenmiller....
I felt this way before
I fell right through the floor
And I am certain I've become
Broken, bruised, and numb
Would you restate your opinion
And hold back your investigation
Do you see the sins you're making
Cause I've made them all before

I will now rise from the ashes
Don't call me pretentious
I'm sitting here making my own rules
And if I fall from the ceiling
You'll be down there waiting
And my only hope
Is falling down

And by my own admission
You'll find that my condition
Is worse than you imagined
You're better off if you know
But every time before that I
Tried to measure pain inside
You can't ignore it
Right now I can't ignore it

I will now rise from the ashes
Don't call me pretentious
I'm sitting here making my own rules
And if I fall from the ceiling
You'll be down there waiting
To finish me

Inside of me (x7)
I'll take my heart
And rip my feelings out
Before they make me doubt
And I'll fall down with flames burning
Alive again
As long as you know that

I will now rise from the ashes
Don't call me pretentious
I'm sitting here making my own rules
And if I fall from the ceiling
You'll be down there waiting
To finish me
Finish me


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"Rise from the Ashes" as written by Kevin Truckenmiller

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    General CommentI think the image of a Phoenix was intended. However, in totality the lyrics are perplexing. The lines most confusing to me are as follows: "I'm sitting here making my own rules" (I guess this coordinates with "I will now rise from the ashes," which literally would be impossible, but he is saying he can do it because he is now making his own rules and not following anyone else's), "..To finish me" (I guess he is saying that [the person he is addressing] will only "finish," or kill him (figuratively, of course) if he is to continue interaction with him/her), and finally, from the first stanza, "Because I've made them all before"... What? This rules out [the person he is addressing] not helping him and not warning based on past mistakes, because apparently Kevin (singer) made those mistakes before him. Anyways, its an enigma, but I believe the broad picture is of the Phoenix and of learning from past mistakes.
    NathanLovesOatmealon June 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song really rocks. It's really Ataris-ish. Anyways, I think It is about falling for something over and over again.
    Raptor98on September 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, an awesome song really!
    kevin_hon October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGod this song is fucking amazing!!!!!! Its a good song if you are an emo virgin. I love it! I dont have any idea what it means so if anyone would like to share, please do.
    blackmyeyeson January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song. It's so....I dunno. I love the tempo, the lyrics, the beat, everything. I love these lyrics, they relate to me a lot I think.
    CryingCrimsonTearson February 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is constantly on repeat for me. I love it! The bass line rocks. Kevin Truckenmiller sure can sing! I'm so freaking jealous! GRR! But I really have no idea what it's about. All I know is that I'm madly in love with it!
    princessofpkron February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this song is about someone who`s been looking up to a friend, and they let them down. Like they are both going through the same things, and whenever he messes up- it`s always like his friend is messed up before him & they just aren`t helping each other.
    So eventually he decides to take matters into his own hands, to "rise from the ashes", by "making his own rules" and "finish me".
    It`s a tricky song, but that`s what I get out of it.
    makes_senseon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti really love this song. i heard it yesterday on the radio when they were live on 92 pro fm and i fell in love with the song. x] they are awesome and so is this song. :)
    xxjessicamariexxon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love quietdrive!! i guess the song is basically about rising up from your uhhh... lowest point and your gonna make it work for yourself, your going to rise to the occassion.
    boyslikegirls#1on August 24, 2007   Link

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