"Tip the Scales" as written by Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath, Brandon Barnes and Christopher Chasse....
Are we so alone,
So distant,
So forgotten,
As we think ourselves to be?

These are our lives
But did they ever even matter?
Are we worth remembering?

These machines feed on the tears of broken lives and dying dreams
We're throwing wrenches in the gears
Our lives will not be lived in vain

When this is all said and done
We spent this life on the run
Judged by the company we keep

Our language, buried inside
These lungs that keep us alive
We breathe so selfishly

Promises we plan to break
Are made in whispered voices
Cause our despair knows many names

We make mistakes
But we apologize with roses we never stop to smell along the way

These machines feed on the tears of broken lives and dying dreams
We're throwing wrenches in the gears
Our lives will not be lived in vain

We fell from the sky today
We melt into balls of clay
We sell ourselves everyday
Don't tell me how to live this way

Pushed so far to the edge
We teeter just on the brink
You can lead me to the bloodbath
But you can't make me drink

As these machines feed on the tears of broken lives and dying dreams
We're throwing wrenches in the gears
Our lives will not be lived in vain
Our lives will not be lived in vain


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"Tip the Scales" as written by Christopher Chasse Brandon Barnes

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    General Commentamazing song, probably one of their best.

    as for its meaning, in my opinion it's about making a difference and becoming more than just an average joe. the narrator obviously has a problem with the present human condition and the last thing he wants is to be a part of that, rather he wants to known and remembered for being special.

    it's a great song and something we can all use to inspire us to become great. once again, rise against has made one ass-kicking song.
    kill3rm0nkeyon October 06, 2009   Link

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