rise up lyrics – flogging molly

“rise up”

god you say is always the answer
but what is the answer for our cruelty
we punish a life ’til it’s life ever after
ever after the place that we all end up being

o’ such is a morn’ as this to awaken
forgotten the hour that was yesterday
with a standing blow to the head of frustration
divide and we fall have you nothing to say?

[chorus]
so let us rise up
stand and be counted, stand and be counted
on that let’s agree
rise up
dig out the cancer; dig out the cancer of futility

many’s the word that’s been broken true anger
lips that are sealed as the hour slips away
belief is a joke to this lost generation
building the walls as the mind segregates

but when all is said
the voice that is silent can’t be heard

[chorus]

for we, we shall overcome… someday

so we bring the head of the ol’ palace tribe
for there is the rapture that bleeds out a life
hand over fist from their pulpit they spew
liars they’ll crumble not knowing the truth

but when all is said
the voice that is silent can’t be heard

[chorus]
so let us rise up
stand and be counted, stand and be counted
on that let’s agree
let us rise up
dig out the cancer; dig out the cancer of futility
rise up
stand and be counted, stand and be counted
on that let’s agree
let us rise up
dig out the cancer; dig out the cancer of all human greed

for we, we shall overcome…

/ flogging molly lyrics