Rise Up

🎵I was hoping for an indication
🎵I was seeking higher elevation
(Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay,ay.)
🎵I've been shaking waking in the night light
🎵I've been breaking hiding from the spotlight
(Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay.)

🎵The more I stray the less I fear
🎵And the more I reach the more I fade away
🎵The darkness right in front of me
🎵Oh it's calling out and I won't walk away

🎵I would always open up the door
🎵Always looking up at higher floors
🎵Want to see it all give me more (Rise, rise up)
🎵I was always up for making changes
🎵Walking down the street meeting strangers
🎵Flipping through my life turning pages (Rise, rise up)

🎵Like a prayer that only needs a reason
🎵Like a hunter waiting for the season
(Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay.)
🎵I was there but I was always leaving
🎵I've been living but I was never breathing
(Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay.)

🎵The more I stray the less I fear
🎵And the more I reach the more I fade away
🎵The darkness right in front of me
🎵Oh it's calling out and I won't walk away

🎵I would always open up the door
🎵Always looking up at higher floors
🎵Want to see it all give me more (Rise, rise up.)
🎵I was always up for making changes
🎵Walking down the street meeting strangers
🎵Flipping through my life turning pages (Rise, rise up.)

🎵I'm bursting like the fourth of July so color me and blow me away
🎵I'm broken in the prime of my life so embrace it and leave me to stray

🎵I would always open up the door
🎵Always looking up at higher floors
🎵Want to see it all give me more (Rise, rise up.)
🎵I was always up for making changes
🎵Walking down the street meeting strangers
🎵Flipping through my life turning pages (Rise, rise uo.)

🎵I would always open up the door
🎵Always looking up at higher floors
🎵Want to see it all give me more (Rise, rise up.)
🎵I was always up for making changes
🎵Walking down the street meeting strangers
🎵Flipping through my life turning pages (Rise, rise up.)

(Rise, rise up.)
(Rise, rise up.)

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Not Kidding. I was born on the 4th of July! I am a fire cracker! I am the color of BOOM!
Since Rise Up specifically mentions the 4th of July, maybe that is why it is currently my favorite track on Evolve! :Evolve:

I Dont Know Why is seriously growing on me. I Don't Know Why has a major Michael Jackson vibe and I love Micheal Jackson.

The new album lyrically has connections to other works by Imagine Dragons. I enjoy drawing parallels!
I'm On Top Of The World talks of climbing. "I've seen the highest mountains," and, "I take it in but don't look down."
Rise Up talks of opening doors and, "Always looking up to a higher floor." Yet at the same time, still speaks of brokenness/darkness. Wow. It's that beautiful happy/sad idea I have written about previously.
The lyrics come from an honest place in their lyricist (Dan Reynolds) that make the song a wonderful mix of heartwarming and heartbreaking. The minimalistic approach Imagine Dragons have taken with the new album has made the vocals really stand out.
I'm making the song my personal anthem to rise-up, march forward, and look up, and try to see the brighter side of things.
As of tonight, I've had less than 24 hours to listen to Evolve. I'm looking forward to getting to know the new music better and to hearing it performed live!