“Listen up! All you kids out there who have ever felt like shit, ever felt worthless or abandoned or alone, you listen to me right now. Keep that fucking chin up, keep that fucking guard up, protect yourself, and you swing as hard as you fucking can at this life. They are going to try and take the things you love, your dreams, your hopes, your entire life from you, but they CAN NOT TAKE your fucking will to survive. And as long as you know they can’t beat you, they can’t hurt you or keep you down, you will always be the one who comes out on top, and you will be happy. And that is the most important thing you will ever have. They CAN’T beat us, because WE WON’T LET THEM.”—Tim McIlrath (via 0orpheus)
My love for Rise Against is so intense like wow they’re such an amazing band and they’re fucking making a change in the world and every single song has such meaning and it fills my entire soul. I want to imprint every single lyric by them into my blood and have it coursing through my veins for the rest of my life.
“Do you spend your days counting the hours you’re awake?
And when night covers the sky you find yourself doing the same
There’s a burden you’ve been bearing in spite of all your prayers
There’s a light turned off inside your heart
Can you remember what it’s like to care?”—Rise Against - “Injection” (via feschberswilli)