Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated Lyrics - Rise Against

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So please don't ask me how
I ended up at my wits end
And breaking down
Pages torn from books we never read,
Cause we're plugged into this grid.
Don't pull this plug right now,
Or then we'd really have to live.

When I die, will they remember not
What I did, but what I haven't done?
It's not the end that I fear with each breath
It's life that scares me to death.

When we built these dreams on sand
How they all slipped through our hands
This might be our only chance
Let's take this one day at a time
I'll hold your hand if you hold mine
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The time that we kill keeps us alive.

Your words won't save me now.
I'm at the edge feeling the sweat drip from my brow.
"Get a grip on yourself" is what they say,
Every hour, every day.
Hands over my ears,
I've been screaming all these years!

When I die, will they remember not
What I did, but what I haven't done?
It's not the end that I fear with each breath
It's life that scares me to death.

When we built these dreams on sand
How they all slipped through our hands
This might be our only chance
Let's take this one day at a time
I'll hold your hand if you hold mine
The time that we kill keeps us alive.

We came in search of answers!
We left empty handed again!
Shots fired into the sky...
Are now returning!
Where the fuck will you hide?

Hiding from the laughter in the closets of our lives,
But the door hinges are squeaking letting in thin shards of light.
And now a hand's extending outward,
Quiet comfort they invite,
Do we dare take what they offer?
Do we step into the light?

When I die, will they remember not
What I did, but what I haven't done?
It's not the end that I fear with each breath
It's life that scares me to death.

When we built these dreams on sand
How they all slipped through our hands
This might be our only chance
Let's take this one day at a time
I'll hold your hand if you hold mine
The time that we kill keeps us alive.
[x2]




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Great Band | Reviewer: matt | 4/7/10

best band ever, rise against just plain rules. Personally i think this song is about a person who is questioning what he has done with his life and if he made the right choices. He feels hes been pluged into standard society with an average nothing interestin life. he feels that he needs to change but is afraid of doing so. All the things he did in his past will catch up with him but he realizes he needs to live his life for real an not take it for granted.

thats my opinion and obviouly there can be many meanings to this song. Rock on Rise Against.



song meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/16/10

if you are intrested to learn the meaning of the song i left a comment on lifeless frightning page on 03/15/2010 if you read it you'll know the meaning of most of their songs and their band name. oh, and its not stupid (for the idiots who were gonna say that)its real. read and listen first drop, state of the union, give it all, rumors of my demise...lifeless frightning with this in mind and you ll see.



Breath taking. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/2/09

When I die,
will they remember not what I've done, but what I haven't done?
It's not the end that I fear with each breath;
It's life that scares me to death...

I love rise against, and the way there are so many ways to interpret their songs.

Rock on,

Kenny



mind-blowing | Reviewer: skyler | 6/26/09

what can u say bad about RA? absolutely nothing imo. this song blew my mind the first time i heard it and still does whenever i hear it. so few songs do that these days, and RA is one of those few bands where every song is great.



Pay Attention | Reviewer: DeathRooster | 4/17/09

This is one of the songs where Rise is pretty directly singing about activism for a good cause. There's Gay Rights, Animal Protection, Anti Genocide (most important), Anti War, and on and on... but this is one of the songs that keeps me going with activism, they don't have enough songs with that direct focus. Hey, you should do something too, go to: www.charitywater.org and www.genocideintervention.net



my loves | Reviewer: Janet | 7/23/08

this is my fav song ever. rise is truly the best band out there. i can relate to so many of their lyrics, which actually carry a meaning. they are amazing live, woo warped!!

anyways, i've been a long time fan. to all the others, join the streetteam!!!!

www.riseagainstst.proboards89.com




Opening | Reviewer: Jesse | 5/3/08

As I was listening to this song, I believe that instead of, "Please don't ask me how
I ended up at my wits end and breaking down", I heard " Please don't ask me how
I ended up at my wits end and THEN breaking down". Maybe I right, maybe I'm worng but I am pretty sure I heard a then in there.



pure awsomeness | Reviewer: Me | 1/31/08

This song is probably one of the best songs they have done i think. talks about life, in general, in my opinion. kinda. =]
Its so good i even learnt most of it on my guitar, i love it.
maybe I should cover this with my band? what do you think?



great band | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/28/07

Rise against is a great band and they think about theyre lyrics carefully and they mean each word they put into their songs.



Never Better... | Reviewer: [Grace] | 12/16/07

When I die, will they remember not what I've done, but what I haven't done?
It's not the end that I fear with each breath; It's life that scares me to death...

If ever a song captured all the basic emotions, fears and questions of humanity, this is it...
Rise Against truly is an amazing band...even though the lyrics are just a bunch of words and the group's just a few guys on guitars and drums, this song still made me cry when I first heard it... Something to aspire to, methinks...




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