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Black Masks & Gasoline
Rise Against Lyrics


Simply because you can breathe
Doesn't mean you're alive
Or that you really live
This life has taken its toll
She just doesn't know
How much more she can give

But here, at the top of the world
Where I raise my hands, and I clench my fists
And they stand before me, below
Demanding the answers with flips of a switch

I don't understand where you got this idea
So deeply ingrained in your head
That this world is something that you must impress
'Cause I couldn't care less

A need for revolution rising
It comes to the surface, gasping for air
And we're not putting up with this planet
One more day, much less one more year

I don't understand where you got this idea
So deeply ingrained in your head
That this world is something that you must impress
'Cause I couldn't care less

So here, and now, in our rotting nation
The blood, it pours, it's all on our hands now
We live, in fear, of our own potential
To win, to lose, it's all on our hands now

And I have an American dream
But it involves black masks and gasoline
One day I'll turn these thoughts into screams
At a world that turned its back down on me

I don't understand where you got this idea
So deeply ingrained in your head
That this world is something that you must impress
'Cause I couldn't care less

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Brandon Barnes, Tim McIlrath, Todd Mohney, Joe Principe

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Maddy Cozins

A friend of mine had the first line of this on his facebook when he died. I can't believe it's been over three years already, he should have been 25 now, and others have been lost too since. I didn't realise the line was from this song until a few months ago. It gave me chills when I heard it. A few people I know now have these words tattooed on them because of him. It really was how he lived his life. And his facebook page is still there three years on, with those words still there. RIP Niall.

diabeticmonkey

I’m so sorry to hear that. Stay strong

ʎ ɔ u ɐ ɟ

john ramsey lol what the fuck?

Chris Magierowski

one less asshole.

narrowninja157

Sorry for your loss bud. may he rest in peace

Juani Rabellino

@Maddy Cozins what happened to him?

Daniel Silva

This song makes me realize how important and awesome Brandon Barnes is. I believe he is a criminally underrated drummer. Without him, I believe that Rise Against wouldn't be such a amazing band.

superboyrecordings

FUCK..... so true... u nailed it bud

Jake Palmer

I think everyone in the band is just as talented and all of them are underrated

Romain C

That remember me that moment in their documentary about the band "Generation Lost" when they talk about him, they are like "the man is a fucking octopus, his arms are everywhere and he is like smiling and talking with people on the stage" X) Joe Principe's a fucking tight bass player too, the bassline of last chance blueprint is sick

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