Rise

Album: Call The Comet (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • This supercharged rocker is the opening track of Call The Comet, which has a reoccurring theme running through it of the need for an alternative society. This song is about two people who have decided that they can see a way of building a new future.

    Fires are looming
    Now look what they did
    I see something
    Do you see it?


    Johnny Marr described the song to Q Magazine as "a conversation between two lovers after kind of bomb has dropped."
  • The first two lines of the song were inspired by Johnny Marr's arrival in the United States in November 2016 to do some promotional interviews for Set The Boy Free.

    Here They Come
    It's the dawn of the dogs


    When Marr stepped off the plane he was met by his shaken American contacts whom, 24 hours earlier, had seen Donald Trump elected US President. The lines describes the horror the English musician saw in their faces.

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