"We're Gonna Rise" as written by and Kim Deal....
Nothing he came to believe
Of what you decided last night
Still the sun shines
Hits my shield and ignites

We're Gonna Rise
The Sun shines
We're gonna rise
Feel a light on my face

Out of rank
Out of range

No counsel, no grand strategy
No sword to fall on
No rules backed our pain
Just a light on my face

We're gonna rise
Feel a light on my face
We're gonna rise.
Feel the light on my face

Out of rank, out of range

Speak of a man's great thoughts
I'll tell the story
Or not

Nothing he came to believe
Of what you decided last night
Still the sun shines
The sun shines.

We're gonna rise
Feel the light on my face
We're gonna rise
Feel the light on my face


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"We're Gonna Rise" as written by Kim Deal

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    General CommentI think this song is about a lack of control, the realization that there's no great story in life or in history, simply events...and yet there are still simple pleasures. And it's sort of confusing about how to interpret things like "light on your face" when you're thinking about how there's no "grand strategy". when imposing meaning on things that have no meaning has lost its value but life is still sadly beautiful.
    purpleandgreenon November 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat comment, purpleandgreen -- perhaps an extension of the same theme she explored on "Divine Hammer" (which is about looking for divinity, proof for the existence of god/heaven, and finding nothing).

    Think the line "backed our pain" is actually "No rules, fact or faith"
    thinskizzyon February 02, 2014   Link

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