Prayer of the Refugee

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Rise Against is an American punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in December 1999. The band currently consists of Tim McIlrath (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Zach Blair (lead guitar, backing vocals), Joe Principe (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Brandon Barnes (drums, percussion). more »

Warm yourself by the fire, son
And the morning will come soon
I'll tell you stories of a better time
In a place that we once knew

 Before we packed our bags
And left all this behind us in the dust
We had a place that we could call home
And a life no one could touch

Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground 
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!
Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground 
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!

We are the angry and the desperate 
The hungry, and the cold
We're the ones who kept quiet 
And always did what we were told

But we've been sweating while you slept so calm
In the safety of your home
We've been pulling out the nails that hold up
 Everything you've known 

Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground 
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!
Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground 
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!

So open your eyes, child 
Let's be on our way
 Broken windows and ashes 
Are guiding the way

Keep quiet no longer 
We'll sing through the day
Of the lives that we've lost
And the lives we've reclaimed 

Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground 
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!
Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground 
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!

Don't hold me up
(I don't need your help, I'll stand my ground)
Don't hold me up
(I don't need your help)
No! No! No!
Don't hold me up!
(I don't need your help, I'll stand my ground)
Don't hold me up!
(I don't need your help, I'll stand my ground)
Don't let me down, down, down, down, down!

Written by: BRANDON BARNES, CHRISTOPHER CHASSE, JOSEPH PRINCIPE, TIMOTHY MCILRATH

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