Friday, December 29, 2006

Rise Above


Twenty five years ago this month, Black Flag released Damaged. At roughly 35 minutes, it is 15 songs of pure west coast hardcore. They were one of the innovators of the California hardcore sound. In fact, even the late Kurt Cobain cited their "My War" album as being one of the biggest influences on his music.

RISE ABOVE

JEALOUS COWARDS TRY TO CONTROL
RISE ABOVE
WE'RE GONNA RISE ABOVE
THEY DISTORT WHAT WE SAY
RISE ABOVE
WE'RE GONNA RISE ABOVE
TRY AND STOP WHAT WE DO
RISE ABOVE
WHEN THEY CAN'T DO IT THEMSELVES
WE ARE TIRED OF YOUR ABUSE
TRY TO STOP US IT'S NO USE
SOCIETY'S ARMS OF CONTROL
RISE ABOVE
WE'RE GONNA RISE ABOVE
THINK THEY'RE SMART
CAN'T THINK FOR THEMSELVES
RISE ABOVE
WE'RE GONNA RISE ABOVE
LAUGH AT US
BEHIND OUR BACKS
I FIND SATISFACTION
IN WHAT THEY LACK
WE ARE TIRED OF YOUR ABUSE
TRY TO STOP US IT'S NO USE
WE ARE BORN WITH A CHANCE
RISE ABOVE
WE'RE GONNA RISE ABOVE
I AM GONNA HAVE MY CHANCE
RISE ABOVE
WE'RE GONNA RISE ABOVE
WE ARE TIRED OF YOUR ABUSE
TRY TO STOP US IT'S NO USE
RISE ABOVE
RISE ABOVE
RISE ABOVE
WE'RE GONNA RISE ABOVE
WE'RE GONNA RISE ABOVE
WE'RE GONNA RISE ABOVE

3 comments:

Chris said...

ROLLINS!

Chris said...

Dude, I've spent the whole afternoon listening to NOFX and Black Flag. Where did I put my boots?

Baughb said...

I saw Black Flag at The Lucky Number (Club 950). MAN it was the loudest show I ever saw. Lots of stage diving (fun) and I almost got into a fight when this chick took a swing at me!