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Prayer of the Refugee
by Rise Against

Warm yourself by the fire, son
And the morning will come soon
I'll tell you stories of a better time
In a place that we once knew

Before we packed our bags
And left all this behind us in the dust
We had a place that we could call home
And a life no one could touch

Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!
Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!

We are the angry and the desperate
The hungry, and the cold
We're the ones who kept quiet
And always did what we were told

But we've been sweating while you slept so calm
In the safety of your home
We've been pulling out the nails that hold up
Everything you've known

Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!
Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!

So open your eyes, child
Let's be on our way
Broken windows and ashes
Are guiding the way

Keep quiet no longer
We'll sing through the day
Of the lives that we've lost
And the lives we've reclaimed

Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!
Don't hold me up now
I can stand my own ground
I don't need your help now
You will let me down, down, down!

Don't hold me up
(I don't need your help, I'll stand my ground)
Don't hold me up
(I don't need your help)
No! No! No!
Don't hold me up!
(I don't need your help, I'll stand my ground)
Don't hold me up!
(I don't need your help, I'll stand my ground)
Don't let me down, down, down, down, down!

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: BRANDON BARNES, CHRISTOPHER CHASSE, JOSEPH PRINCIPE, TIMOTHY MCILRATH

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Comments from YouTube:

Kozorvia

When I was a teen I thought this was just an edgy teen song.


I was wrong.


I am now sitting here 26 years old and fully get the meaning and holy shit.

CJ V

Yep...

Freek Achu

lol i got an old navy commercial at the beginning

Jordy&Fay TTC

I remember using this song for my protect in English class. I was using this song to talk about being in the concentration camps during the holocaust.

Killme Madame

It's not globalism, its capitalism, more specifically imperialism.
It's not just about people in the third world. emigrants are exploited in both 1st and 3rd world nations and the take the worst jobs too.

This song has substance, and europe didn't get rich of its own labor alone, colonialism happened and even then only the upper class got rich.

Krosth

Same man, now that I see it and listen to it again, I realize the meaning of it, literally hits harder than ever

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mastervule

Song lyrics: We often forget that all products we own come from somewhere and are made by someone who is often underpaid or too young to work properly. Our current wellbeing and consumerism is only there cause of blood and sweat exploited people in poor countries

Youtube comments: "Lol long cable"

dreammoon4

wow.. what a true comment mate

Mark G05!

oK BoOmEr

Davi Luna

so glad no asshole has disliked this comment yet

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