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Seether: Rise Above This Meaning

Song Released: 2008

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Rise Above This Lyrics

Take the light, and darken everything around me
call the clouds and listen closely, I'm lost without you
Call your name everyday when i feel so helpless
I've fallen down but I'll rise above this, rise above this

Hate the mind, regrets are...


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    Jan 7th, 2017 1:14am report

    I don't know how to put the meaning of the song into perspective as of yet. I can state that if you lose a sibling to suicide you will know. The emotion is almost to hard to place into words. Otherwise we would need no interpretation.


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    Aug 13th, 2014 8:32am report

    This song was about his brother but it also has a message for people. To always remember to stay strong and remember that you'll always rise above it


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    Jul 30th, 2014 7:42pm report

    Actually, yes Shaun wrote this for his brother but it was after his first FAILED suicide attempt. He had finished writing it but didn't have the instrumentals done yet when he passed. He had planned on playing it for him to make him feel better but shortly after he finished writing it he died.

    -The biggest Seether creep-


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    May 17th, 2009 5:53am report

    Actually, Shaun said he wrote this song AFTER his brother died, because he wanted to make a tribute to Eugene. This song is pretty much about how he felt after his brother committed suicide. I think that he felt guilty when his brother died, because he felt helpless. When it says "Forty-eight ways to say that I'm feeling helpless", I think that means that Eugene tried to tell him he was feeling suicidal, but Shaun didn't really grasp that. I love Seether to death and I feel so bad that his brother felt the need to kill himself.


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    Apr 21st, 2009 4:01pm report

    If you watch the video, you will also see the members of the family falling at the same rate as the boy. This, I think, symbolizes that his decision is affecting his loved one's lives as much as his although he was not aware of it.

    Also, he mentions 'call you name when i feel so helpless' so whomever he is speaking to is a source of strength for him. He says he is lost without this person.. So thinking of this person makes him try harder but this person is no longer with him. Like the memory of his brother would make him press on..

    'Hate the mind, regrets are better left unspoken' So he hates himself for something, and his regrets torture him. To the point that he cannot see the point of making it thru the day. First he says he will 'end this all before it gets me' which could mean suicide... But then it changes to mend this all before it gets me which could be solving the problem or coming to peace.

    Hes falling.. but he will rise above this. Which means he is going thru darkness and it doesnt look like he will make it thru, but he will get thru in the end...


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    Feb 27th, 2009 2:49am report

    Both correct but the song was wrote because Shaun knew his brother was suicidal and he wanted his brother to know he loved him and he would be lost without him


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    Nov 13th, 2008 11:14pm report

    granted... not the lyrics stated above. but i do agree and yes i have seen the makeing the video on youtube...anyway. I do believe the song is about his brother. and ingeneral those who have contemplated suicide when things get tough. you have to options. succumb and end it all before it gets to you more than it has. or fight and mend yourself.


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    Sep 15th, 2008 9:23pm report

    It is in fact about his brother. In the making of the video that you can find on youtube.com they say that it is a tribute to the memory of Shaun's brother. "call the clouds and listen closely, I'm lost without you" that sounds as if he is calling to the heavens saying he misses him.


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    Jun 29th, 2008 6:18pm report

    This like any other song can be interpreted in many ways bt here's mine,its ma opinion so I don't expect everybody to agree. It doesn't necessarily talk about his brother or losing someone you love,it may be anything. I think to me it's about having a serious problem (e.g. drugs) and vowing to 'rise above it' before it gets you down. 'Call your name' part is the only part which may suggest it's about someone you can rely on when you have problems knowing they will hear you and help you e.g. your mum,boyfriend,girlfriend etc. That's just my opinion.

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