sister
I won't let you go
I won't let them take you
into the silence of a past divided
brother
keep teaching the power
we only move together
away from the past that made us fall apart

I refuse to run and I will die
before I kneel in this life

systems
of profits we punish
with love as our weapon
and unity
unity rebirth in fire

I refuse to run and I will die
before I kneel in this life

are we crucified
we defend our birthright
equality betrayed
and every hour a voice is lost
but every rage defies the cost
embrace the whole world as your kin
truth to truth and skin to skin
begin

searching for an end to the bullshit reactions
another way to separate us
and end to the bullshit of separation
another way to keep us from truth


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  • 0
    General CommentProbably one of my favorite SxA songs........can't get enough
    xStrikexAnywherexon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is badass live.
    fuck off!!!!!!!!!
    PEDOPHILE_PUNKERon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I refuse to run and I will die
    before I kneel in this life"
    I love that, amazing song.
    UnOrthaDoXon March 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt one of their shows Thomas said this song is about the oppression of woman at the hands of men and how he wishes for total equality amongst the two genders. You can see the correlations throughout the song.... pure genious.
    Torch In The Darkon June 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKuck, I don't think I've ever been further from understanding the plain of someone else's thinking. I'm being completely serious.
    sacrifice_for_life1on March 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's no x in Strike Anywhere :).
    Cannsawon April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah please, DO NOT put an X in strike anywhere. You're laming up a fucking awesome band...
    the_gurraon August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe 'x' signifies hardcore.
    skatenotwaron January 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt signifies straight edge, and they're not straight edge.
    Still there are good straight edge bands such as Set It Straight
    StrikeAgainstRiseAnywhereon January 27, 2009   Link
  • -5
    General CommentThis is possibly one of the worst songs I have ever listened to. I haven't gotten through this whole song, because after 1 minute it gives me a headache. This band is a very good example of shitty, banal, and sell-out music today. Ha, I bet these talentless pieces of shit didn't even sell-out. That even makes them twice as bad as they are. The only reason I keep this song on my computer is for good amusement.
    Kuckon October 24, 2004   Link

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