Rise

RISE
(Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard)
“ ‘Rise’ is an uplifting song that was written to inspire anyone who is feeling fearful and tread upon. Part of the lyric reads ‘you can chain my earthly body, but you know you can’t imprison my mind. Inside, I rise.’ That’s saying, ‘In my heart, I’m free. I can still lift myself up, and out.’”
They don’t even know me
Only what they think they see
It’s not that they don’t hear my cries
They’re just not listening
So convince the chain of power, surrender is at hand
And offer up the dreamer, victim by demand…But I

Rise above it
Like a phoenix from the ashes below, out of it
You can build it up, just to bring me down
And you can chain my earthly body
But, you know you can’t imprison my mind
Inside I rise, I rise, oh rise, rise
Blessed are the children
Crying Tuesday’s tears
Suffering so silently
Crowded by their fears
And the higher up that mountain
The harder is the fall
Aww, but sacrifice don’t cross your mind
When your back’s against the wall…so you
Rise above it
Like a phoenix from the ashes below, out of it
You can build it up, just to bring me down
And you can chain my earthly body
But you know they can’t imprison my mind
In time I rise, oh rise, rise
Here I can stand before you, just a human being
I could live and die, in a moment’s time
And never know the reason why…’til I
Rise above it
Like a phoenix from the ashes below, out of it
You can build it up, just to bring me down
And you can chain my earthly body
But you know they can’t imprison my mind
Inside I rise, I rise, oh rise, rise