Rise Against – Help is on the way

Good morning.

I have been looking for inspiration for my WIPs and have turned to listening to music. Rise Against is one of the many bands I have been listening to and this song in particular has made me think of Siblings Two. Whilst listening to it, it gave me a few ideas for the direction of the sequel to the Siblings and the gentle push I needed.

Hope you enjoy reading the lyrics and check out the music video. The song was inspired by the lead singer’s trip to New Orleans after Hurrican Katrina. 


I have my mother’s dreams,
I have my father’s eyes,
You can’t take that from me,
Just go ahead and try.
The crescent city sleeps,
While giants in the sky,
Preparing to unleash,
Let loose a mighty cry.

Can nobody save us?
Will anyone try?
The bayou is burning,
The cypress is dying.
And all along they’re saying.

Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
One by land, two by sea.
Right there in front of me.
Help is on the way.

Five thousand feet below,
As black smoke engulfs the sky,
The ocean floor explodes,
Eleven mothers cry.
My bones all resonate,
A burning lullaby,
You can’t take that from me,
Just go ahead and try.

She stands at the shoreline,
With hands in the air,
Her words pierce the dark night,
“Does anyone care? “
And all along they’re saying

Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
One by land, two by sea.
Right there in front of me.
Help is on the way.

Right here! Right here!


Choking on the black gold,
Upon which we rely,
We keep axes in the attics,
To see cameras in the sky.

Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
Help is on the way
(They said, they said)

We were told just to sit tight,
‘Cause somebody will soon arrive.
Help is on the way.
But it never came!
It never came!

Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
Help is on the way
(They said, they said)
One by land, two by sea.
Right there in front of me.
Help is on the way.
On the way.

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