Rise Against – Make It Stop (September’s Children)

“Born free but still they hate, born me no I can’t change”

Make It Stop (September’s Children) is the third song on the album Endgame, which was released in 2011. The song was written by the cousin of lead vocalist Tim McIlrath. In September 2010 there were several teenagers who did suicide because they got bullied because they were gay, and a friend of McIlrath’s cousin was one of them.

Album: Endgame

Year: 2011

 

Lyrics

Woah

Woah

 

Bang bang go the coffin nails

Like a breath exhaled

Then gone forever

It seems like just yesterday

How did I miss the red flames raise?

Think back to the days we laughed

We braved these bitter storms together

Brought to his knees he cried

But on his feet he died

 

What God would damn a heart?

What God drove us apart?

What God could

 

Make it stop

Let this end

Eighteen years pushed to the ledge

It’s come to this

A weightless step

On the way down singing

 

Woah

Woah

 

Bang bang from the closet walls

The schoolhouse halls

The shotguns loaded

Push me and I’ll push back

I’m done asking I demand

From a nation under God

I feel it’s love like a cattle prod

 

Born free but still they hate

Born me no I can’t change

It’s always darkest just before the dawn

So stay awake with me

Let’s prove them wrong

 

Make it stop

Let this end

Eighteen years pushed to the ledge

It’s come to this

A weightless step

On the way down singing

 

Woah

Woah

 

The cold river washed him away

But how could we forget?

The gatherings hold candles

But not their tongues

Too much blood has flown from the wrists

Of the children shamed for those they chose to kiss

Who will rise to stop the blood?

 

We’re calling for

Insisting on

A different beat yeah

A brand new song

 

Make it stop

Let this end

This life chose me

I’m not lost in sin

But proud I stand

Of who I am

I plan to go on living

 

Make it stop

Let this end

All these years pushed to the ledge

But proud I stand

Of who I am

I plan to go on living

 

 

Opinion Daniël

I think it’s a good song with a lot of energy.

Grade: 8

Add to personal playlist: No

 

Opinion Justin

Make It Stop was one of the first songs I heard from Rise Against. I still like it, especially after I’ve heard what the lyrics of this song mean. The lyrics are a very strong part of this song. The music isn’t spectacular, but it makes sure the lyrics fit in it very good.

Grade: 8,3

Add to personal playlist: No

 

Opinion Timothy

A good song by Rise Against, but every time I think that the real peak has to come. Unfortunately it doesn’t come. Now the song is missing something. It could’ve been better.

Grade: 8

Add to personal playlist: No

 

Overall: 8,1

Make It Stop (September’s Children) comes in ninth out of 25 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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