"Bricks" as written by Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath, Brandon Barnes and Christopher Chasse....
When faith alone is not enough,
To keep our heads barely above,
We look for reason and come up empty-handed.
And when our children fight our wars,
While we sit back just keeping score,
We're teaching murder not understanding now.

We're setting the fires to light the way,
We're burning it all to begin again,
With hope in our hearts and bricks in our hands,
We sing for change

The lives we bury sons that lay
We'll cancel debts we've yet to pay,
How could we justify anything now,
As long as we blindly obey and do exactly what they say,
We'll have no one to blame but ourselves now.

We're setting the fires to light the way,
We're burning it all to begin again,
With hope in our hearts and bricks in our hands,
We sing for change.

We run on the fumes of injustice,
We'll never die with the fuel that you give us,
Keep it coming 'cause I'm prepared to burn,
Keep running from me at every turn.

Your life around,
(into something true, into something true)
So turn your life around,
(into something true, something true)

We're setting the fires to light the way,
We're burning it all to begin again,
With hope in our hearts and bricks in our hands,
We sing for change.


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"Bricks" as written by Christopher Chasse Brandon Barnes

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    General CommentWoohoo! First comment! this is a great work of punk. It talks about revolution, it's anti-war, and it has a really fast pace. "We run on fumes of injustice, we'll never die with the fuel that you give us." That line is my favorite.
    Lightning.Jon July 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, this is a great punk rock anthem. It's pretty obvious that this song is about trying to change the world and not listening to everyone who says it's perfectly fine. "They sing for change", rather than many musicians, who sing for money and fame. It's great to see that Rise Against is still sticking to their original values.
    My_Iron_Lungon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts the rise against punk rock motto.....think of this as children of bodoms - hatecrew deathroll
    Torontoon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Soo kick ass. Yeah I think it's pretty self-explanitory, and Lightning.J pretty much covered everything. Really awesome song.
    Possibly Saneon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove it love it.
    the only political band i like.
    bleedthecoloursopenon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanti-war.
    change the world.

    "we sing for change."

    i tip my hat to Tim McIlrath.
    singmeanythingxon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentobviously about peace right?
    i love rise against
    and this song

    theyre the only hardcore rock band i know of that wants peace and thats why theyre so dammm fine
    swinglifeawayon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentobviously about peace right?
    i love rise against
    and this song

    theyre the only hardcore rock band i know of that wants peace and thats why theyre so dammm fine
    swinglifeawayon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, you haven't been listening to hardcore and punk for very long then.
    tjtech12on February 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentim beginning to have a bone to pick with tjech over here... have you ever posted a positive comment? show me the way if you have. you must be the biggest pessimist ever...

    anyhow, this is a great anthem, and yes the meaning is pretty self explanatory...

    rise against rock.
    *ghost in the snow*on February 20, 2008   Link

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