"Rise Above" as written by and Gregory Regis Ginn....
Jealous cowards try to control
Rise above, we're gonna rise above
They distort what we say
Rise above, we're gonna rise above
Try and stop what we do
Rise above, we're gonna rise above
When they can't do it themselves
Rise above, we're gonna rise above

We are tired of your abuse
Try to stop us, it's no use

Society's arms of control
Rise above, we're gonna rise above
Think they're smart, can't think for themselves
Rise above, we're gonna rise above
Laugh at us behind our backs
Rise above, we're gonna rise above
I find satisfaction in what they lack
Rise above, we're gonna rise above

We are tired of your abuse
Try to stop us, but it's no use

We are tired of your abuse
Try to stop us, but it's no use

We're born with a chance
Rise above, we're gonna rise above
I am gonna have my chance
Rise above, we're gonna rise above
We are born with a chance
Rise above, we're gonna rise above
And I am gonna have my chance
Rise above, we're gonna rise above

We are tired of your abuse
Try to stop us, it's no use
Rise above
Rise above
Rise above
We're gonna rise above
We're gonna rise above
We're gonna rise above


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"Rise Above" as written by Gregory Regis Ginn

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    General CommentThis song epitomizes the "hardcore punk anthem".
    OceanOfChaoson May 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like it, but at the same time find it a little comical.
    fuckyouallon May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentonly 2 messages on one of the defining 80s US harcore songs????
    well not much to say apart from (and i quote) :

    "This song epitomizes the "hardcore punk anthem"."
    joeytheboyon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG i think the meaning is obvious to anyone with common sense and if u lack common sense...well ur on ur own...
    gofuckyourselfon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFAVORITE FLAG SONG...its...awesome...and somewhat amusing
    gofuckyourselfon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song, like a lot of BF songs, is a fucking kick in the teeth.. i love it
    HateSaikoon March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song, although written back in the dark ages of the eighties, still relevant today
    jmarionon September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song to start off an album. The title epitomises exactly what Punk is about!
    bkat004on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"We are tired of your abuse
    Try to stop us is no use."

    Fuck. This is the soul of hardcore.
    Really... rise above is an anthem. Ginn guitar and Rollins voice are unique.
    poker_cheateron February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood ol rollins. so this doesnt have any direct meaning? just rise above in general? cuz itd be rad to hear about some instant like rollins getting locked up and stirring up heat or some shit
    bag of catson July 31, 2006   Link

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