"Rise" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
We've got no time to lose
Your news is old news
Hate this, hate me, hate this
Right approach for the wrong
It's time to spread the word
Let the voice be heard
All of us, one of us, all of us
Dominate and take the motherfucking world

Mass prediction, unification
Breathing life into out lungs
Every creed and every kind
To give us depth for strength

Taught when we're young to hate one another
It's time to have a new reign of power
Make pride universal so no one gives in
Turn our backs on those who oppose
Then when confronted we ask them the question
That's wrong with their mind?
What's wrong with your mind?

It's time to rise

We've lived with past mistakes
And we've lived with our own
Forgive, forget forgive
Be a man, not a child
There are to tears for peace
Of the common sympathies
Educate, reinstate, educate
A thing of past
The trouble in the states

It's time to rise

Lyrics submitted by screwi, edited by illimiter

"Rise" as written by Michael Packer Chuck Butler

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, ESSENTIAL MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentI believe this song is about not being ignorant and going against the grain. Thinking for yourself, and abandoning prejudices that have been molded into your mind. About treating everybody and everything equally in order to live in peace. Pantera states that in order to do this we may have to make a violent stand to accomplish this. Instead of focusing your hate on people different on you, focus it on those who hate others for no reason. Use your hate to make a change in the world. Instead of just thinking about this, we all have to RISE!
    MrMojoRisin5552on May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed. that and screaming "rise" along w/it is fun too =0
    MovieMusic84on September 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFuck yeah, I agree Mr Mojo. Pisses me off how everyone sees Pantera as racists when they're bucking the fucking trend, standing up against the haters and the fuckers that don't respect all.
    Xexis_Productionson April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPantera is seen as racists be cause people who don't know better see posters/album covers/shirts/hats/etc with confederate flags on them. Put that with the hardcore, southern, thrash-metal/punk like sound they have, plus the sometimes very harsh lyrics on hard subject matter, people accuse. I see different meaning in this song though, sort of like the supreme badass; move the fuck out of my way before you fucking die, join us or die sort of vibe :D
    guitarist_10on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPhil Anselmo is not a fucking racist - he loves boxing, he has admitted that not one of his heroes is white... If you heard an interview with him, he tells all people who believe he's a racist to go fuck themselves - along with regligios zealots and backstabbing pieces of corporate shit... Same corporate shit who made Pantera and Down aplit
    Vertiison June 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me, or does the last verse go "Forgive, Forget, Fuck It, be a man, not a child?"
    Even if not, i think thats better : )
    And Phil is definatley NOT a racist- just listen to No Good (Attack The Radical) and that'll shut u all up
    jonty17on February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRise has a great, classic rhythm, instantly recognizable, gotta love it..
    Ddaduttaon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis songs amazzzzzing, yeah, totally agree with mrmojo, hell of a riff (even though i dont excpect any less from pantera) its time to RISE!
    Fuct_hahaon May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPhil is Anti-Racists. Period.
    Have these people listened to Pantera's song...they sing about unity and shit...
    Rocklovinggirlon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHelmet's "Unsung" sounds quite similar to this song. Musically wise.

    I'm thinking the lyrical meaning to this is quite simple. Letting go of the past and uniting to fight as one. Its not a racist song whatsoever.
    diabolic666on January 02, 2007   Link

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