"goddamn", he said, "i promised myself i'd never feel this fucking way

again, this world has got me praying on my knees for one peaceful thought

in my mind, my stride, my life, my time is consumed with a thousand thoughts

flying free like a flock of birds with no direction or intention of finding home

its so hard to think, its so hard to change

when this world doesnt see you any other way

in this world, they choose to see me, they choose to see me

like a setting sun

so its up to me, i have to see me, i have to see me

like the rising one

in my days somebody told me that the rain would always come,

always come to wash away the pain

but nothing changes and this world still wants me down

wants me down on my knees praying in that rain

born this way, die this way"



id rather die on my feet, than live on my knees

id rather die on my feet(repeated).....than live on my knees

id rather die on my feet...so you can watch me, you can watch me

watch me rise with the things we carry:

the loss, the scars, the weight of heavy hearts

so i say to the slaves of depression : carry on...

and sing the sweet redeeming song....

about living this life free and long

watch me, watch me, watch - me - rise", for Miles and miles



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  • +2
    General CommentMy favorite song by Have Heart.

    It's a bit complicated and ties together the running theme of the album.

    In the beginning, he's feeling like he's failed again. He feels the depression and frustration he's sworn off.

    He knows the world sees him as a failure and just some punk kid with no future, but he knows the truth. He has to work hard to erase that image.

    The world tries to convince him that his life choices are futile, but he declares he will go down swinging. The end can be summed up with "my life, my choice." He's gonna be himself no matter what, no matter how much it hurts.
    Pilaf1996on March 03, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentfucking best song
    gave me shivers live

    its about the world bringing you down
    and making everyone live the same life
    but he's not giving up
    and he's proving the world wrong
    rashulon June 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUh0hmandy

    its more like, hed rather die voicing his opinion with dignity than pretending to believe someone elses opinion.
    amxremainson July 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about suffering from depression.

    the strong holds of feeling horrible like the world is caving in on your and the rains never washing the pain away.

    "so i say to the slaves of depression : carry on..."

    the stigmatism's of depression.
    the world thinking that your a head case that your down and out forever. e.g

    "in this world, they choose to see me, they choose to see me

    like a setting sun"

    and that he wont give up he'll fight it forever and live his life and not let himself succumb to the heavy burden he struggles with everday.
    geeloofon May 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"its so hard to think, its so hard to change

    when this world doesnt see you any other way"

    this kid has a fucking way with words
    ohthatdudeon June 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe part where he says
    "i'd wrather die on my feet than live on my knees"
    is he talking about religion and not believing in god?
    uh0hmandyon June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprobably my favorite song by them.
    one of their several hardcore anthems.
    unbreakable904on November 12, 2010   Link

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