Make It Stop (September's Children)

  • Whoa, whoa.

    Bang bang go the coffin nails, like a breath exhaled,
    Then gone forever.
    It seems like just yesterday, how did I miss the red flags raise?

    Think back to the days we laughed.
    We braved these bitter storms together.
    Then brought to his knees he cried,
    But on his feet he died.

    What God would damn a heart?
    And what God drove us apart?

    What God could make it stop?
    Let this end.
    Eighteen years pushed to the ledge.
    It's come to this,
    A weightless step.
    On the way down singing,
    Whoa, whoa.

    Bang bang from the closet walls,
    The schoolhouse halls,
    The shotgun's loaded.
    Push me and I'll push back.
    I'm done asking, I demand.

    From a nation under God,
    I feel it's love like a cattle prod.
    Born free, but still they hate.
    A born me, no I can't change

    It's always darkest just before the dawn.
    So stay awake with me, let's prove them wrong.

    Make it stop.
    Let this end,
    Eighteen years pushed to the ledge.
    It's come to this,
    A weightless step.
    On the way down singing
    Whoa, whoa.

    The cold river washed him away,
    But how could we forget.
    The gatherings hold candles, but not their tongues.

    And too much blood has flown from the wrist,
    Of the children shamed for those they chose to kiss.
    Who will rise to stop the blood.
    We're calling for,
    Insisting on, a different beat, yeah.
    A brand new song, whoa, oh
    A brand new song, whoa, whoa, whoa

    (Whoa) Make it stop.
    Let this end,
    This life chose me, I'm not lost in sin
    (Whoa) And proud I stand, of who I am,
    I plan to go on living

    (Whoa) Make it stop.
    Let this end,
    All these years pushed to the ledge
    (Whoa) But proud I stand, of who I am,
    I plan to go on living Writer/s: BRANDON BARNES, JOSEPH PRINCIPE, TIMOTHY MCILRATH, ZACH BLAIR
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Sys64738 from Hbg, PaHey, Shadow from Depression, You are everything that you need to be. If that doesn't meet someone else's standard, let it be their burden to bear, not yours. You do you. You are the perfect you.
  • Blast from ParisTim also told a story about fan, "who was nervous about telling us that he was gay, couse he wasn't sure about how we take that. Right away ofc, we comforted him, but it made me think about us as a band, what have we done, or haven't done, to make somebody feel like - just for a second - that their might not be accepted in our audience, that's when we decided to make the song."
    you can find the interview here --> itgettsbetter.org
  • Shadow from Depression, VaI am bisexual, and I am Christian. I want suicide and have been considering suicide for several months now.
    It hurts to hear a song like this, saddens me deeply. I just wish that everything could be better.
  • Gabrielle from Ellsworth , WiI love Rise Against, and this song made me cry when I saw the video. I'm bisexual and my best friend is gay so it really pulled on my heart strings, on top of that, its just a great song. They never dissapoint thats for sure. Thanks for helping to show people that it gets better. I have learned to live without shame, and dispite the amount of hatefull "christens" out there I am also proud to be a christen (the true loving kind).
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