"The Rising" as written by Kemar Mcgregor, Paul Crossdale, Stephan Warren and Owen Moncrieffe....
And the earth begins to shake
A cacophony of roaring
Anxiety growing
Cheers to leaving this mortal life behind
Sweat begins its downpour
A riot we stand for
The blackout foreshadows the chaos

[Chorus]
So raise your voices with me
And sing this song of unity
So raise your hands up with me
And hold this moment eternally

Like a rift opened in the sky
Through fire, pulses and lightning
While thunderous sounds ring
Chanting hymns to leave life's troubles behind
This time shared together
Is just so much better
Than life could ever offer

[Chorus x 2]


Lyrics submitted by EvilWraith

"The Rising" as written by Jason Suecof Corey Beaulieu

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI think this is just a crowd pleasing song. It doesn't refer to any actual occurence unlike some of the other tracks.
    EvilWraithon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason i'm hearing instead of "a riot we stand for", i hear "orion we stand for"...though i could be wrong, b/c i'm not sure what that would mean.
    cma3585on October 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its a rallying call, just like the anthem
    iamafishon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe correct lyrics to this one are:

    And the earth
    Begins to shake
    A cacophony of roaring
    Anxiety growing
    Cheers to leaving this mortal life behind

    sweat begins its downpour
    A riot we stand for
    The blackout foreshadows the chaos

    So raise your voices with me
    And sing this song of unity
    So raise your hands up with me
    And hold this moment eternally

    Like a rift, opened in the sky
    Through fire, pulses and lightning
    While thunderous sounds ring
    Chanting hymns to leave life's troubles behind
    This time shared together is just so much better
    Than life could ever offer

    So raise your voices with me
    And sing this song of unity
    So raise your hands up with me
    And hold this moment eternally

    [repeat for the rest of the song]
    Charlehon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHAHAHAHA! I finally saw the video of this song...All I can say is WOW! Heafy needs some serious therapy and medication because he's gone beyond emulating James Hetfield. He must literally believe his name is James and this is 1989. He must be bipolar or have multiple personality disorder.
    xunholyblackmetalxon July 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentxunholyblackmetalx wow you are a totally lame ass. what an idiot to comment style instead of the actual song. and to cma3585 it is "a riot we stand for". i hope that helps out a bit. this is a song i think to help rally people and give them courage. i myself have listened to this song when i got depressed or needed some push to keep me going so i wouldnt quit out on a difficult task
    triviumfan1991on September 14, 2007   Link

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