Historia Calamitatum Lyrics - Rise Against

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Even though we know, yeah,
We know,
Our time has almost come,
We're all overdue.
Can there be a place to call our own?
Can there be a road that takes us home?

We toe the line (toe the line).
We go along (we go along).
We toe the line
To you now.

When it rains it pours
Like summer storms, the skies as grey as leaves.
The rivers flood the banks and spill into the streets.
But the people laughed and swore that they'd restore
The city piece by piece.
And then the clouds gave way as if to agree;
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When it rains it pours.

The mystery unknown now unfolds,
The life that we once owned, first bought, then sold.
Like messengers of war, we've no control.
To oceans unexplored,
This ship sails through.

We toe the line (toe the line).
We go along (we go along).
We toe the line
To you now.

When it rains it pours
Like summer storms, the skies as grey as leaves.
The rivers flood the banks and spill into the streets.
But the people laughed and swore that they'd restore
The city piece by piece.
And then the clouds gave way as if to agree;
When it rains it pours.
It pours.
(It pours).

When it rains it pours,
When they die we mourn,
When it hit, we swore,
Now we want not more.
Like a saint re-born,
Like a rose in a storm,
Like a child un-born,
A child un-born...

It's the coin we're tossing into the well,
It's misfortune that we could not foretell,
It's the dry spell.

When it rains it pours
Like summer storms, the skies as grey as leaves.
The rivers flood the banks and spill into the streets.
But the people laughed and swore that they'd restore
The city piece by piece.
And then the clouds gave way as if to agree;
When it rains it pours.
It pours,
When it rains it pours.







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Meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/14/13

I Think the meaning of this song is about 3rd world countries and their problems..

It says how we can not relate to their problems (tsunamis, earthquakes, floods) hence The people laughed and swore that they'd restore the city piece by piece" ..

And also that when 1 thing goes bad..it seems as if everything bad happens in the same time (when it rains it pours, like summer storms..)

A little background info | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/12/10

Historia Calamitatum is a sort of autobiography written as a letter by Peter Abelard in Italian. Historia Calamitatum means "The Story of My Misfortunes." He says at the beginning that he writes of his sufferings to show people that their sufferings are of small account compared to his own so that we may bear these sufferings more easily.

wrong | Reviewer: AMANDATINA | 12/16/09

This song is played in The Punisher - War Zone.
"I think this is belov average from RA. Their songs always had some figurative, or transfered senses. Either political or emotional, but this song is seems so plain to me, the musical part is pretty damn good, but the lyrics are too bad. /In my opinion/ Im hungarian so maybe thats why I cannot relate to this song in any way.

this song has many possible meanings that are great! like flooding or global warming... it could be about anything.
it is an amazing song so don't diss it
like all rise against songs the meanings are really profound and amazing etc

Meaning | Reviewer: Fedtekansler | 8/9/09

I think the song has great meaning.
This is a song about bad events happening on top of other bad events and how we deal with them. "The people laughed and swore that they'd restore the city piece by piece" means that the people don't comprehend the grave situation. This song is about rebuilding from something terrible that has happened on top another terrible thing.

The song makes great meaning to me and think RA relates this to the terrorism in the US and the following acts of their leaders.

punisher | Reviewer: bag0 | 4/28/09

This song is played in The Punisher - War Zone.
I think this is belov average from RA. Their songs always had some figurative, or transfered senses. Either political or emotional, but this song is seems so plain to me, the musical part is pretty damn good, but the lyrics are too bad. /In my opinion/ Im hungarian so maybe thats why I cannot relate to this song in any way.



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