lifeblood: songs: lyrics: rise up


dog at the window still
looks all day never gets her fill
cause a glance
means a chance
to break the birds out congregating

i have seen a look like that
you licked your chops from where you sat
make your kill
for a thrill
and ya don't mind waiting

rise up your dead
(rise up your dead)
there's life in the old girl yet
rise up your dead
(rise up your dead)

when it bums you out
all the hunters sprung to pounce
and at best
it's a mess
like a nest infested

you remember there's more than this
there always was and always is
tend the artist
(tend the artist)
in your charges
(in your charges)
you are full invested

rise up your dead
(rise up your dead)
there's life in the old girl yet
rise up your dead
(rise up your dead)

and if you need to read your mindless mag
call me up for tickets
we'll go see sugarland
and it gets better even when it's been a drag
(better even when it's been a drag)
just move through the madness
(move through the madness)
move your body to the band and rise up
(move your body to the band)

rise up your dead
rise up your dead
rise up your dead

rise up your dead
(move your body)
rise up your dead
(move your body to the)
rise up your dead
(band)

ah come on
the summers coming
(rise up your dead)
the rain's been heavy
(rise up your dead)
and the rivers running
loose the cuff
(rise up your dead)
it's been tough
but it's fast improving

we got sticks to haul to piles
(rise up your dead)
we got stories lead to smiles
(rise up your dead)
we gotta twirl with this world
(rise up your dead)
i can feel it moving

rise up your dead
(rise up your dead)
there's life in the old girl yet
rise up your dead

rise up your dead
(rise up your dead)
there's life in the old girl yet
rise up your dead

yeah yeah yeah

words and music by emily saliers


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