"Sometimes Selling Out Is Giving Up" as written by and Principe/mcilrath/barnes/wleklinski....
Trying to make a difference
But where the fuck did you go wrong?
Lying to all the names and faces
That have been there all along

How can you ask me to just forget?
All the sick lines
And the words you said
How can you ask me to just forget?
Deny the promises you've made
The things you said
That you hold dear

Behind your empty words
You hide and wait
Until that day you fall in the clear

How can you ask me to just forget?
All the sick lines
And the words you said
How can you ask me to just forget?
Just don't ask me to just forget

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"Sometimes Selling Out Is Giving Up" as written by Dan Wleklinski Brandon Barnes

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  • +1
    General CommentYou talked to Tim? You lucky bastard. And yea, I've understood they are a sXe band... but I don't know if all the members are...
    MissNeuroticon March 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure if any of the members of Rise Against claim edge but this song sounds like a Straight Edge song.

    Edgers call breaking edge giving up, and even selling out. (something i never understood).

    I think thats what this song is about. A friend disgusted that another friend broke their edge.
    Jipon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyah so i talked to tim. and he said that it is a straight edge song
    Jipon June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah but not in the straight edge sense.
    skatenotwaron December 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you think Rise Against "sold out" with Appeal To Reason, you haven't listened to Self Titled. Only two songs on it, but they sound just like their old stuff in both of them. I was surprised that it was released after ATR. Also, ATR isn't even that bad. Sure its really mainstream, but you can't deny that its a decent album. Bleh.
    OmegaHunter24on July 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor the people saying they sold out with Appeal to Reason, has it ever occurred to you that they're trying to get their message to a wider audience?
    d3bateson September 04, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThey sold long ago...right when Siren Song came out. They haven't been "true" since Revolutions. Also, Tim is a dick in real life. Really soured my opinion of these guys. Mr. Precision is awesome though, check out his current band Zero To Sixty.
    SRDirtyon October 29, 2008   Link
  • -6
    General CommentIronic now they sold out with Appeal To Radio

    Sorry, Reason.
    PansyMk4on October 05, 2008   Link

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