Rise Against - Hero of War Official

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May 20, 2009 The Rise Against's single "Hero of War" has been debuted. The Meriert Avis-directed video shows band's frontman Tim McIlrath sitting on a swing while singing to the song and strumming his guitar. At some points, it also captures several soldiers on a battle.

"Hero of War" comes from Rise Against's 2008 effort "Appeal to Reason". The multi-layered acoustic guitar song tells the story of a soldier as "he battles not just the war around him, but the war that rages within."

In regard of what they really want to say through the track, the band wrote on their official website, "'Hero of War' is our attempt to lift the stigma that surrounds everything from the skyrocketing suicide rate of troops, torture, internal sexual abuse, an under-funded VA, and the growing number of military personnel fighting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as they return home." They ended the post stating, "We hope this song and this video help the simmering dialog about these problems evolve into a rolling boil."

Rise Against's "Hero of War" Lyrics:

He said
"Son...Have you seen the world?
Well, what would you say
If I said that you could."

Just carry this gun.
You'll even get paid."
I said
"That sounds pretty good.

Black leather boots
Spit shined so bright
They cut off my hair
But it looks alright
We marched and we sang
We all became friends
As we learned how to fight

A hero of war
Yeah that's what I'll be
And when I come home
They'll be damn proud of me

I'll carry this flag
To the grave if I must
Because it's a flag that I love
And a flag that I trust

I kicked in the door
I yelled my commands
The children they cried
But I got my man
We took him away
A bag over his face
From his family and his friends

They tookoff his clothes
They pissed in his hands
I told them to stop
But then I joined in
We beat him with guns
And batons not just once
But again and again

A hero of war
Yeah that's what I'll be
And when I come home
They'll be damn proud of me

I'll carry this flag
To the grave if I must
Because it's a flag that I love
And a flag that I trust

She walked
Through bullets and haze
I asked her to stop
I begged her to stay
But she pressed on
So i lifted my gun
And i fired away

And the shells jumped
Through the smoke
And into the sand
That the blood now had soaked
She collapsed
With a flag in her hand
A flag white as snow

A hero of war
Is that what they see
Just medals and scars
So damn proud of me

And I brought home that flag
Now it gathers dust
But it's a flag that I love
It's the only flag I trust

He said
"Son...Have you seen the world?
Well, what would you say
If I said that you could."

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  • WILLIE

    ITS A GREAT SONG
    ITS NUMBER SONG FOR ME
    WOW AM AMAZE

  • dakota

    amazing song thats all i've got to say

  • Mark

    This song is so intense, it sends chills up my spine. It makes me understand how those veterans feel... damn war(s)!

  • Bethii2k8

    Love this song, love this band. Three words, words of truth!

  • steve

    im a huge fan of rise against , and this video is just another example of the great stuff they do . keep up the good work!