Rise

Turn your light on, sister
Let it shine on me
Curled up in your fallout shelter
All alone at quarter 'til three

Say a prayer now, baby
Your homeland forfeit its sons
All lost and trapped in the forest
And await a new day to dawn

Do we trust the words of a fallen son?
Anoint the fresh lies of a new chosen one? (or)

Rise, rise up now
You know, it's ours right now
Right now

Keep struggling, sister
It's your hunger that bleeds
I can't trust my eyes in the darkness
When I'm caught up in a rush to believe

In a world that's more than the one that we've made
A path beyond the roads that we've paved

Rise, rise up now
You know, it's ours right now
Right now

© 2000 Tobin Smith