Jul 26 2011

Rise Against “Give It All” Music Video & Lyrics

Rise Against “Give It All”

Rise Against is an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 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).

This video is about people waking up and fighting back against the Corporatocracy that has taken over our society.

Rise Against “Give It All” Music Video

Rise Against “Give It All” Lyrics

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Break through the undertow, your hands I can’t seem to find,
Pollution burns my tongue, cough words I can’t speak so I

Stop my struggling, then I float to the surface,
Fill my lungs with air, then let it out

I give it all, now there’s a reason why I sing,
So give it all, and it’s these reasons that belong to me

Rock bottoms where we live, and still we dig these trenches,
To bury ourselves in them, backs breaking under tension

For far too long these voices, muffled by distances,
It’s time to come to our senses, up from the dirt

We give it all, now there’s a reason why I sing,
So give it all, and it’s these reasons that belong to me

Breathe (breathe), the air we give (give), the life we live (live), our pulses racing distances,
(breathe) so wet my tongue (give), break into song (live), through seas of competition

So please believe your eyes, a sacrifice,
Is not what we had in our minds,
I’m coming home tonight, home tonight

We give it all, now there’s a reason why I sing,
So give it all, and it’s these reasons that belong to me

Today I offer all myself to this I’m living for my dying wish,
I give it all, now there’s a reason, there’s a reason, to give it all


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May 15 2011

Rise Against “Audience Of One” — Music Video and Lyrics

Rise Against “Audience Of One”

Rise Against’s song “Audience of One” is written by the band’s frontman Tim McIlrath. It is the second single from their 2008 album Appeal to Reason. Hitting number four on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, “Audience of One” is Rise Against’s third-highest charting single.

In mid-October 2008, the L.A. radio station KROQ began playing “Audience of One”. Its video was announced to be shot with director Brett Simon on December 9.

The topics in the Music video for Rise Against’s “Audience of One” were considered so controversial that it was censored by MTV. There is no nudity, no profanity and no violence in this video. So why was it censored? Judge for yourself.

Enjoy Rise Against “Audience Of One” Music Video

Rise Against “Audience Of One” Lyrics

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I can still remember
The words and what they meant
As we etched them with our fingers
In years of wet cement
The days blurred into each other
Though everything seemed clear
We cruised along at half speed
But then we shifted gears

We ran like vampires from a thousand burning sons
But even then we should have stayed
But we ran away
Now all my friends gone
Maybe we’ve outgrown all the things that we once loved
Runaway
But what are we running from ?
A show of hands from those in this audience of one
Where have they gone ?

Identities assume us
As nine and five add up
Synchronizing watches
To the seconds that we lost
I looked up and saw you
I know that you saw me
We froze but for a moment
In empathy

I brought down the sky for you but all you did was shrug
You gave my emptiness away

But you ranaway
Now all my friends gone
Maybe we’ve outgrown all the things that we once loved
Runaway
But what are we running from ?
A show of hands from those in this audience of one
Where have they gone ?

We’re all ok, until the day we’re not
The surface shines, while the inside rots
We raced the sunset and we almost won
We slammed the brakes, but the wheels went on

We ran away
Now all my friends gone
Maybe we’ve outgrown all the things that we once loved
Runaway
But what are we running from ?
A show of hands from those in this audience of one
Where have they gone ?



Mar 24 2011

Flobots “Handlebars”—Lyrics & Music Video

Flobots “Handlebars”

Flobots “Handlebars” music video is about the corporate control of America. It was the Flobots first single to received national radio play.

In October 2007, after a year of writing and producing, the Flobots released their proper debut album Fight with Tools and sold out their CD release show at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado.

Flobots entered a contest held by Denver radio station 93.3 (KTCL), called Hometown for the Holidays, which allowed fans to vote for their favorite songs from 35 local bands. Flobots subsequently won both the radio portion of the contest as well as the live performance award. As a result, the station put “Handlebars” into full rotation at the end of January due to the immense popularity of the song during the contest.

In February 2008, Flobots held a show at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood called “The Heart Attack” featuring local bands The Hot IQs and Paper Bird. It was after this show that the group was approached by and subsequently signed to Universal Republic on a two CD major label deal. On March 31, the band announced that they would be playing Tucson, Arizona’s major alternative rock festival, KFMA Day, with Metallica, Apocalyptica, Chiodos, and Scars on Broadway on May 16. Flobots were also part of the sixteenth annual KROQ Weenie Roast on May 17, along with Atreyu, Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, Metallica, The Offspring, Pennywise, The Raconteurs, Rise Against, Scars on Broadway and Seether. On July 20, 2008, Flobots played at the Mile High Music Festival in Commerce City, Colorado with headliners Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer. On July 26, 2008, Flobots played 93.3′s Big Gig at Coors Amphitheater in Greenwood Village, Colorado with Offspring. On September 1, 2008 they performed at Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in Seattle, Washington.

The single “Handlebars” became popular on alternative rock radio in April 2008 and peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.
They made their television debut on Carson Daly’s talk show on May 20, 2008. Also on May 20, Flobots spent two hours with Dr. Drew and Stryker answering sex questions on Loveline and re-released their album Fight With Tools to a wider audience after their newfound success.

Flobots “Handlebars” Music Video

Flobots “Handlebars” Lyrics

Flobots "Handlebars" Music Video and Lyrics

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I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars

Look at me, look at me
hands in the air like it’s good to be
ALIVE
and I’m a famous rapper
even when the paths’re all crookedy
I can show you how to do-si-do
I can show you how to scratch a record
I can take apart the remote control
And I can almost put it back together
I can tie a knot in a cherry stem
I can tell you about Leif Ericson
I know all the words to “De Colores”
And “I’m Proud to be an American”
Me and my friend saw a platypus
Me and my friend made a comic book
And guess how long it took
I can do anything that I want cuz, look:

I can keep rhythm with no metronome
No metronome
No metronome

I can see your face on the telephone
On the telephone
On the telephone

Look at me
Look at me
Just called to say that it’s good to be
ALIVE
In such a small world
All curled up with a book to read
I can make money open up a thrift store
I can make a living off a magazine
I can design an engine sixty four
Miles to a gallon of gasoline
I can make new antibiotics
I can make computers survive aquatic conditions
I know how to run a business
And I can make you wanna buy a product
Movers shakers and producers
Me and my friends understand the future
I see the strings that control the systems
I can do anything with no assistance
I can lead a nation with a microphone
With a microphone
With a microphone
I can split the atoms of a molecule
Of a molecule
Of a molecule

Look at me
Look at me
Driving and I won’t stop
And it feels so good to be
Alive and on top
My reach is global
My tower secure
My cause is noble
My power is pure
I can hand out a million vaccinations
Or let’em all die in exasperation
Have’em all healed of their lacerations
Have’em all killed by assassination
I can make anybody go to prison
Just because I don’t like’em and
I can do anything with no permission
I have it all under my command
I can guide a missile by satellite
By satellite
By satellite
and I can hit a target through a telescope
Through a telescope
Through a telescope
and I can end the planet in a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handle bars
No handlebars

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/handlebars_lyrics_flobots_the.html
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Mar 23 2011

Flobots Ft. Tim McIlrath White Flag Warrior—Music Video & Lyrics

Flobots ft. Tim McIlrath White Flag Warrior

Flobots’ “White Flag Warrior” is the official first single from Flobots’ album Survival Story. It is about the U.S. troops and war. The song features a guest appearance from Tim McIlrath, lead singer of band Rise Against.

Enjoy the Music Video for White Flag Warrior.

Flobots ft. Tim McIlrath White Flag Warrior Lyrics

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(feat. Tim McIlrath of Rise Against)
We request to negotiate
We come to you unarmed
We desire to communicate
You cannot do us harm

For one sacrifice,
they have schemes and ask me to follow their path to the afterlife
I’ve got an appetite
for nice things and the dreams that my enemies could be blasted by
Ooh metaphors
Views that are better for you can’t survive or find your competitor
Rise together
Ooh Fight separate wars i pray I’m never forced to be a predator

Suspecting we won’t last
They’re glad to hate but gladiators breed their last
Scream or mash for their dreams do clash
Like swords in the war let me bleed on that
Put the heat on that
Cept we need strong backs
You call us weak and don’t redeem contracts
Well this speech won’t last
If the beast attacks
The sons and the fathers will be free at last

This is love, and not treason
This is love, and not treason
This is love, and not treason
This is love, and not treason

They see sharks in the estuary
They claim the arch of Bartholomew’s
They say war is necessary
But we say war is child abuse

We’d rather make our children (We request to negotiate)
Martyrs than murderers (We come to you unarmed)
We’d rather make our children (We desire to communicate)
White Flag Warriors (You cannot do us harm)

Take to the core they’re the one’s we’ve been waiting for
We hold steady, steady on the step of door
The type of you are matadors and matadors are capable
Forgive the death and settle scores and test the metal and the ore

What’s your plan go to do with me?
If the bell told us let freedom ring
And find the new ways that we must be king
Instead of leading the young to our suffering

The past test of this
Now screams back in heaven
For testing us like wednesdays at 11
Want to recruit and train us to act evilly
Save it for the shooting range
So back DVD

Just tell me want no more this millennia
It’s never again for me or anyone
So think harder when you refer to us
Rather make our children martyrs than murders

This is love, and not treason
This is love, and not treason
This is love, and not treason
This is love, and not treason

They shell dwellings to quell the shellings
And lift taboos and seduce the countings
They say we’re too yellow bellied
But we say we’re the new superpower

We’d rather make our children (We request to negotiate)
Martyrs than murderers (We come to you unarmed)
We’d rather make our children (We desire to communicate)
White Flag Warriors (You cannot do us harm)

We seek ways to not be liable
We claim to speak for a higher truth
We stand opposed to the homicidal
We tell you you are fire proof

We’d rather make our children (We request to negotiate)
Martyrs than murderers (We come to you unarmed)
We’d rather make our children (We desire to communicate)
White Flag
Warriors
We’d rather make our children
We’d rather make our children

Do what you want to our courage
Ask us what you will
Demand from us a sacrifice
But do not make us kill



Feb 27 2011

Tim McIlrath of Rise Against performs “Ohio” in WI.

Tim McIlrath of Rise Against performs “Ohio” in front of the WI State Capitol during the Rally for Wisconsin’s Workers in Madison, Wis. on Feb. 21, 2011. McIlrath was joined by Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Tom Cabel, and Mike McColgan, among others, in support of public employees whose collective bargaining rights are threatened by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill.


Feb 26 2011

Wisconsin Protest Songs

Tom Morello, Tim McIlrath, Wayne Kramer, Tom Cabel, and Mike McColgan et al. perform “This Land Is Your Land” in front of the WI State Capitol during the Rally for Wisconsin’s Workers in Madison, Wis. on Feb. 21, 2011, in support of public employees whose collective bargaining rights are threatened by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill.