"Rise Up" as written by Richie Jones, Arnold Michel Roman and Eric Kupper....
Well, I was there when you were torn apart
And now a piece of you is gone
Some how you wish that you could only find
A little strength to carry on

You've tried so hard to make it on your own
That your heart has come undone
So I am here to prove that I alone
Have the power to overcome

Don't let your heart be troubled
This world will never keep you down
It will never keep you down

So rise up, my friend
No, this will never be the end
So rise up, my friend
And live again

I didn't want you to feel this way
It's not what life was meant to be
And so for you, my friend, I'll take your shame
You can give it all to me

'Cause you've wrestled demons every day
And they've dragged you to your knees
But in your weakness you will learn to find
That I will always be your strength

Don't let your heart be troubled
This world will never keep you down
It will never keep you down

So rise up, my friend
No, this will never be the end
So rise up, my friend
And live again

In life or in death, through joy or regret
And all of the secret things you have done
No matter what comes, my friend
Nothing can keep you from the love of God

So rise up, my friend
No, this will never be the end
So rise up, my friend
And live again

So rise up
So rise up
So rise up, my friends
And live again

Rise up, my friend
Rise up, my friend



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"Rise Up" as written by Benjamin Michael Lee

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentWell i'm new to Third Day and this was one of the first songs i heard by them, and it's probably my favorite so far.

    Basically i think this song is being sung in God's perspective.

    "Well, I was there when you were torn apart
    Now a piece of you is gone
    Somehow you wish that you could only find
    A little strength to carry on

    You've tried so hard to make it on your own
    That your heart has come undone
    So I am here to prove that I alone
    Have the power to overcome"

    I remember hearing this sermon about why we suffer in life: so that we can get closer with God and see his glory.
    From the beginning, he was with us and saw how we tried to deal with our own problems in life. After we gave up, he took over to prove that he alone has the power to overcome.

    "I didn't want you to feel this way
    It's not what life was meant to be
    And so for you, my friend, I'll take your shame
    You can give it all to me"

    This part i guess can be a little cliche
    It's like Jesus is taking away your shame.

    "'Cause you've wrestled demons every day
    And they've dragged you to your knees
    But in your weakness you will learn to find
    That I will always be your strength"

    It's pretty much saying that during our weak times, we realize how powerful God can be, which is so true.

    The other parts i think are sorta self-explanatory... Hope i helped with the meaning of this song.
    There's like a whole message (enough for a sermon) in this song :)
    Very powerful

    dsDrummer218on January 25, 2009   Link

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