Rather be dead than alive by your oppression
Rather be dead than alive by your design

Poisoned my fingers
Burned out my eyes
Cut down my throat
To be alive

Rather be dead than alive by your social values
Rather be dead than alive by your tradition

Poisoned my fingers
Burned out my eyes
Cut down my throat
To be alive

Rather be alive
Rather be alive
Rather be alive
Rather be alive

Rather be alive
Rather be alive
Rather be
Rather be alive
Rather be alive
Rather be
Rather be alive
Rather be alive

Poisoned my fingers
Burned out my eyes
Cut down my throat


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Rather Be Dead Lyrics as written by Dennis Sven Olof Lyxzen Jon Albin Brannstrom

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    refused are great punk-core.

    can anyone tell me what the crowd are chanting at the start of this track? there are a few songs which start with chanting e.g. BSF - After the Eulogy starts with chants of "no justice, no peace" which i found out on these boards, but what about this song? im living with the possibility that it isn't english...

    anyone?

    eviction articleon May 24, 2005   Link
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    no idea but this song is great

    rockerbabe99on June 28, 2005   Link
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    refused Is The Greatest Band Ever I Don't Care If You Do Not Agree With me But There Unreal Too Bad They Are No Longer Together. But Dennis Lyxzen The Lead Singer Is With A New Band Called The International Noise Conspiracy And There Not As Good As Rrfused But There Ok!

    alana_zimon July 26, 2005   Link
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    This song was dedicated to the people who risked their lives in search of justice and freedom and to all the people who still fight. Its also a reminder that alot of our freedom is being taken away and we have to start fighting for it. Its supposed to make you think of all the people who never got a chance to have freedom.

    shapeofpunkon January 31, 2006   Link
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    The chanting definetly sounds like Freedom, freedom, revolution, freedom, freedom, revolution.

    Violentpacifiston August 21, 2006   Link
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    rather be alive. rather be alive.

    youthon December 03, 2006   Link
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    Refused kick the shit out of anything Blink have ever done and will ever do.

    Cannsawon January 02, 2007   Link
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    btw the crowd is chanting viva revolution

    Cannsawon April 10, 2007   Link
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    viva la revolucion.

    doublezeroon May 10, 2007   Link
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    This song... to me? honestly, this probably isnt what anyone intended it to be but to me, it means that the person would rather be alive... but with all the shit thats going on, theyd rather not. kinda obvious I guess. I dunno.

    TBHon January 12, 2008   Link

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