Rise Above the Pain

Lyrics by Olivia, Eli, and Aaron Z. Katz
Vocals: Gyanna, Kaylee, Jeremy, Keanu, Veronica, Mara, Callie Lipton, Aaron Z. Katz
Drum programming: Eli
Bass: Aaron Z. Katz
Acoustic guitar: Callie Lipton

Chorus:
Sometimes we wake up from this dream that we’re living in
Finally wake up and we see through the fear within
Because it’s not too late to change
Our selfish DNA
You’ve got to rise above the pain

I was born in a bad town the victim of an angry god
Everyone all around me without a crust of bread or job
Cops yell “put your hands up!”
Gun to my head with those handcuffs
And I don’t want to live that way because my mother raised me to be free

Locked up behind bars tatted up every day in hell
No friends, family, misery with my soul to sell
Cops yell “back in your cage!”
Feeding into my mad rage
No I don’t want to live that way because my mother raised me to be free