"Rise" as written by Kele Okereke and Alex Xxxchange....
Brothers sisters come with me
(into the light) x2
Brothers sisters can't you see
(into the light) x2
Don't lose sight of what you saw
You know you can better than you were before

Brothers sisters can't you see
That you are stronger than you think
You are stronger than you think x2
You are strong
Raise those arms that once were broken
and put down the green

Did you think your time was gone
(into the light) x2
Did you think your hard work rode
(into the light) x2
Don't lose sight of what you saw
You know you can better than you were before

Brothers sisters can't you see
That you are stronger than you feel
You are stronger than you feel x2
You are strong
Raise those arms that once were broken
and put down the green

(I'm taking over) x13

But you are stronger than you think
You are stronger than you think x2
You are strong
Raise those arms that once were broken
and put down the green

("Rise" in background over some choruses)


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    General CommentI did my best. I'm not quite sure what the last word of the chorus is (green, greed, grief, etc). If there are any other corrections let me know and I'll edit it in a semi-timely manner. Thanks.
    gat0rjayon May 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's my favourite out of the stuff he's released SO FAR.
    and I think the last word of the chorus sounds like "green" to me.
    Good job with the lyrics.
    golson567on June 13, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionBrothers sisters come with me
    (into the light) x2
    Brothers sisters can't you see
    (into the light) x2
    Don't lose sight of what you saw
    You know you can better than you were before

    Brothers sisters can't you see
    That you are stronger than you think
    You are stronger than you think x2
    You are strong
    Raise those arms that once were broken
    and put down the grief

    Did you think your time was gone
    (into the light) x2
    Did you think your hard work rode
    (into the light) x2
    Don't lose sight of what you saw
    You know you can better than you were before

    Brothers sisters can't you see
    That you are stronger than you feel
    You are stronger than you feel x2
    You are strong
    Raise those arms that once were broken
    and put down the greed

    (I'm taking over) x13

    But you are stronger than you think
    You are stronger than you think x2
    You are strong
    Raise those arms that once were broken
    and put down the green

    ("Rise" in background over some choruses)
    scaredOneon September 10, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaningthe boxer is an album in which kele treats the issue of fightig on one's own...

    in rise the person kele talks to ought to realize that in spite of the severe grief s/he feels there is so much more potential in him/her. s/he tried to stand on ones own, s/he saw a few glimpses of what was to come, what was his/her own path, but s/he also felt loss, grief...

    then the im taking over part..
    its really something to dance to...

    to let out everything on the dance floor...
    so its more or less a way to make people dance and be happier...
    scaredOneon September 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah agree with scaredOne, i think Kele wrote this based on a true story of a friend(s) that were trying to quit a drug habit?
    SMUSER17421117on September 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me strength.
    golson567on October 31, 2010   Link

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