"Rise" as written by John Lydon and Bill O. Laswell....
I could be wrong I could be right
could be wrong

I could be wrong I could be right
I could be black I could be white
I could be right I could be wrong
I could be white I could be black
Your time has come your second skin
The cost so high the gain so low
Walk through the valley
The written word is a lie

May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you

Could be wrong I could be right
Could be wrong I could be right

I could be wrong I could be right
I could be black I could be white
I could be right I could be wrong
I could be black I could be white
They put a hot wire to my head
'cause of the thing I did and said
And made these feelings go away
Model citizen in every way

May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you

Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy

May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you

Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy

Could be wrong I could be right
Could be wrong I could be right
I could be wrong I could be right
I could be black I could be white
I could be right I could be wrong
I could be black I could be white
Your time has come your second skin
The cost so high the gain so low
Walk through the valley
The written word is a lie

May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you

Could be wrong I could be right
Could be wrong
They put a hot wire to my head
'Cause of the things I did and said
They made these feelings go away
A model citizen in every way
Your time has come your second skin
The cost so high the gain so low

May the road rise with you (Hey)
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you

Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy


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"Rise" as written by John Lydon Bill O. Laswell

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  • +4
    Song MeaningJohn Lydon said it's "about Nelson Mandela and the South African Police torture techniques" in a (video) interview at Glastonbury 2013, which is currently on the NME website.
    Rupeon July 02, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"may the road rise with you" is a traditional Irish saying.
    xodon March 15, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI thought the phrase was "may the road rise to meet you" ferrering to lessening the blow from falling over while drunk.
    alanlatheyon January 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song always reminds me of A Clockwork Orange..
    seashoreson September 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics could be complete gibberish and I would still adore just the music alone and all it's energy and flow. This song is brilliant. I can not be in a bad mood when listening to this song it lifts me instantaneously.
    Sleepagenton February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo comments?

    This song is awesome
    JeffKaos71on November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentConfound all expectation life sets in front of you. How about former Cream and Blind Faith artist Ginger Baker drums on this track and guitar icon Steve Vai plays lead on former Sex Pistol Lydon's track.
    President Machoon December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIIRC, John Lydon said it was about the political situation in South Africa at the time.
    heartbeats_xxxon May 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme mama always used to say, back in the days when they travelled on foot, they would be blessed with this to have the wind and rain on their back when travelling downhill.
    This song is so cool though I love John Lydon!!!
    Gaelach_tincéiron July 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnger is an energy!!!!! Is a answer to "Anarchy.."too much energy looking a place to escape.
    annazoffon November 29, 2007   Link

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