Album: The Unraveling (2001)


  • Vocalist Tim McIlrath has said that this is a song about sacrifice. It depicts a man who is in a relationship where he comes to the painful realization that his feelings are unrequited, as his significant other is unsure of how she feels anymore. To provide himself with a sense of closure, he sacrifices the relationship and leaves her before his heart is broken again. >>
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    Mike - Unionville, Canada
  • An early Rise Against song, "Everchanging" is part of their debut album, The Unraveling, released on the independent punk label Fat Wreck Chords in 2001. After Rise Against signed to Geffen Records and released their 2004 album Siren Song Of The Counter Culture, Geffen released a new version of The Unraveling remixed and remastered by Bill Stevenson, known for his work with Black Flag.


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