"Rise, Rebel, Resist" as written by Otep Shamaya, Otep Shamaya, Jason Mcguire, Jason Mcguire, Robert Patterson, Robert Patterson, Mark Bistany and Mark Bistany....
Perfect little spouses
In perfect little houses
It's family fun time
Let's commit a hate crime

If I can't be loved
Then I'll be hated

I'm disconnected
I'm uninspired
I'm burning in water
I'm drowning in fire

I'm trapped inside my mind
Beneath these piles of stinking life
You use this abuse to keep me conquered
You're so absurdly common

Vacant faces
Brainless strangers

Sputtering, stuttering insect language
I'm the creature you created
Everyday I grow jaded
Calloused and exaspered

If I'll never be loved
Then I'll be hated

I'm the one of the freaks, the faggots, the geeks, the savages
Rogues, rebels, dissident devils, artists, martyrs, infidels

Do we sit still
Under attack
Or do we start pushing back?

Never back up
Never back down

And fight
Rise, rebel, resist
Rise, rebel, make a fist, resist
Rise, rebel, resist
Rise, rebel, make a fist, resist

I'm human pollution
I covet retribution
I'm just a big mistake
A defect you can subjugate

Your ridicule is just typical antics
Spineless, mindless, tragic, fanatic

Puritan, bigot, lunatic, hypocrite

To save my soul from disaster
Self-destruction could be the answer

If I'll never be loved
Then I'll be hated

I'm the one of the freaks, the faggots, the geeks, the savages
Rogues, rebels, dissident devils, artists, martyrs, infidels

Do we sit still
Under attack
Or do we start pushing back?

Never back up
Never back down

And fight
Rise, rebel, resist
Rise, rebel, make a fist, resist
Rise, rebel, resist
Rise, rebel, make a fist, resist

Masochistic
So sadistic
All they see is another statistic

Maybe I'm a misfit, maybe I'm different
It will never be an average existence

Masochistic
So sadistic
All they see is another statistic

If I can't be loved
Then I'll be hated

It's family fun time
Let's commit a hate crime

War, war
Rise, rebel, resist
Rise, rebel, make a fist, resist
Rise, rebel, resist
Rise, rebel, make a fist, resist

I'm the one of the freaks, the faggots, the geeks, the savages
Rogues, rebels, dissident devils, artists, martyrs, infidels

Do we sit still
Under attack
Or do we start pushing back?

Never back up
Never back down
And fight

War, war


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"Rise Rebel Resist" as written by Mark Bistany Jason Mcguire

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  • +2
    General CommentI was listening to this song again today, and comparing it to Confrontation from the last album, and there's a lot of similarity, both in the content and message, and even down to the alliterative chant chorus; "Rise / Rebel / Resist" vs "Stand Up / Speak Out / Strike Back". They're both excellent songs, though they do tread on each other's toes a little.
    morethanadreamon September 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGlorious! as Otep says it so well in Sacrilege - "fuck those hypocrits / together we'll fight / the tyranny of squares / squiggles unite!"
    morethanadreamon August 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationshe's talking about being gay.. and how by being gay you must rise and rebel against the "norm".. and how the "outcasts" should not sit back and take it..
    sevastra369on September 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstep up to the man and overthrow fuck yeah
    slipknot911on January 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationObviously about how the outcasts and misfits of society should stand up and destroy the status quo. I love the line- 'It's family fun time, let's commit a hate crime.' Otep rules.
    iknowmyusernamesuckson October 15, 2010   Link
  • -5
    General Commentsounds like they hate anything decent and right about everything. Must be self loathing hypocrites. I betchya this girl either got seriously fucked over by some skinhead who stood for everything that is white and right, or got molested by daddy; thats the type that make music like this. lol. Define hate crime miss otep singer.... "Rise, Rebel, Resist" what i find hilarious is that these anarchist types are all for Socialism so long as race isnt brought into the picture...I thought this was a badass band until i heard the whole album..another anarchist "internet warrior" commie loving band. Red state parasites. worse than nazis..self hating pieces of shit. White Pride World Wide
    ironwood88on February 21, 2010   Link

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