Rise Up

      Rise Up

words & music (c) matt ralph 2011

When I’m strung out, out of my body,

And yesterday is just a blur,


When today is just a race,

And tomorrow’s already over,


I want to break free and make time,

Take my self out for an hour,

And though it might test me in the break line,

It’s in there that I feel the power,


And when my mind just can’t think clearly,

And my heart won’t seem to rest,


And my struggles seem never ending,

And in my own home I feel like a guest,


I need to break free and see that,

I have something to give,

And I can set things in motion and I can feel that,

When the waves rise up and lift


Rise up rise up rise


When I’m out on the ocean,

And my troubles I’ve left behind,

Well I look back to shore and I see them,

But they’re only half of their size,


And I wish I could stay there forever,

But I know that it has its time,

And it’s not that I want to surrender,

It’s just that I don’t want to fight,


I want to rise up, rise up, rise


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