"Rise Above It" as written by and Jon Foreman....
Another couple kids with their heads on top
Just another stranger just another plot
Another track home where the city streets stop
Just another kid with another bored cop

Just another lemon into lemonade job
Just another rust and dust facade
Just another key stuck broken in the lock
Just another scarecrow choking on a cough
Oh come on!

It all feels so typical
Guess I'm looking for a miracle
Rise above it
I don't care what their telling me
We could be what we want to be

Rise above it

Listen up loud listen up listen here
Just because you're running
Doesn't mean that you're scared
Just because it's law doesn't mean it is fair
Never let another tell your soul what to fear

Here we go again give it one more try
Don't believe the system's on your side
Just another lover turned enemy fight

Just another blood and nicotine sky
Oh come on!

It feels so difficult
Guess I'm looking for a miracle
I get so sick of it
It feels so counterfeit
I rise above it
Rise above it

Hear our voices rise
Hear our battle cry
We've been under the curse
With our arms raised high
Hear us sing tonight
Like the last night on earth
We will rise like the tide
Like dead men
Coming back to life
We are rising
Rising
Turn it up now, listen loud and clear
Just because you're present
Doesn't mean you're here
Oh come on!

Let's rise above it
We can rise above it


Lyrics submitted by raelynch

"Rise Above It" as written by Jon Foreman

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song is telling me something about fighthing the system. That's a common used figure in Switchfoot lyrics, such is the case of Politicians, Stars or more recently Where I belong. So "Here we go again give it one more try don't believe the system's on your side", it's talking about a war in that we should never surrender. Like not settling into the world (quoting Romans 12:2) but rising above it. "Never let another tell your soul what to fear". And then he challenges us: "oh come on!" Although it all feels so typical you should never stop looking for a miracle
    nraudazon November 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI really like this song for some reason it gives me the assumption this is the brother of The Original it has some of the same feeling as the original. I really like how he talks about the system and how nowadays it's corrupted and that we must rise above it all
    NobodyXIIIon August 30, 2013   Link

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