Rise Against – Chamber the Cartridge

“Is it too late to reverse what we’ve become?”

Chamber the Cartridge is the first song of the album The Sufferer & The Witness, which was released in 2006. They surprisingly performed it Thursday at their concert in Amsterdam, where I (Justin) was. It sounds pretty awesome. The song is quite hard, but that’s not strange for a opening song of an album. Let’s give it a listen!

Album: The Sufferer & The Witness

Year: 2006

 

Lyrics

This is noise

 

Down beyond these city streets thru gutters filled with black debris

In alleys void of any light where nameless things live out of sight

Down thru the scrapers of the sky past neon words glowing all night

Echoes my name between each car “are you happy where you are?”

 

Blind to this impending fate

We let the world carry our weight

Its back breaks with every mile

But we all live in denial

 

Can we be saved? Has the damage all been done?

Is it too late to reverse what we’ve become?

A lesson to learn at a crucial point in time

What’s mine was always yours and yours is mine

 

And so we carry on each day as if our lives are not so grey

While every breath that we take we only suffocate

Brush past a myriad of scenes a homeless vet crashed on Wall Street

A single mom of three, a TV personality

 

Blind to this impending fate

They let the world carry their weight

Its back breaks with every mile

But they all live in denial

 

Can we be saved? Has the damage all been done?

Is it too late to reverse what we’ve become?

A lesson to learn at a crucial point in time

What’s mine was always yours and yours is mine

 

Save us

From what

We have become tonight

Eyes glazed with distrust

No sense of wrong or right

 

Save us

From what

We have become tonight

Eyes glazed with distrust

No sense of wrong or right

 

Save us

From what

We have become tonight

Eyes glazed with distrust

No sense of wrong or right

 

Can we be saved? Has the damage all been done?

Is it too late to reverse what we’ve become?

A lesson to learn at a crucial point in time

What’s mine was always yours and yours is mine

 

 

Opinion Daniël

It’s a great song! It has a lot of energy and the lyrics are very good as well.

Grade: 9

Add to personal playlist: Yes

 

Opinion Justin

This really is one of my favourite songs by Rise Against. It just sounds awesome. It has a great rhythm, which I like. The lyrics are pretty good as well, or maybe even more than that. This song really is a wake-up call for what we’re doing with the world. Just take a look at the refrain. I think that really completes this song. Great music, great lyrics. Perfection doesn’t exist, but this is really close to it.

Grade: 9,7

Add to personal playlist: Yes

 

Opinion Timothy

It’s a very good song. The opening is a bit boring, but when he starts singing it becomes better and better. The refrain sounds pretty awesome and it makes me happy.

Grade: 8,5

Add to personal playlist: No

 

Overall: 9,1

Chamber the Cartridge comes in 2nd out of fourteen in the ranking at the moment.

Justin

Founder of Our Music 4 Life. Pure love for music. Always searching for new, unknown, talented bands. Diehard Rise Against fan. Terrible singer but loves to do it. CD collector. PS: Rise Against is better than Linkin Park.

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