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  • Rise Against have never been afraid to provoke with their lyrics, and this song finds vocalist Tim McIlrath crying: "We can't feel the heat until you hold your hand over the flame / You have to cross the line just to know where it lays / You never know your worth until you take a hit / And you won't find the beat until you lose yourself in it." McIlrath told Spin magazine: "For a band that has always been against popular opinion and been thrown into the world of popular music — it goes without saying our opinions will ruffle feathers."

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