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Arise

by Workman Song

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Following You’s the strangest thing I’ve ever done
I’m torn in two by two by one by one
My animal’s angry and he growls within my heart
He wants to tear me apart

By liberty’s burning beacon I navigate my drive
The engine’s strong but they hate me in the hive
They’d like to sting me and they’d like to string me up
They swarm me with their buzzing lies
Enough

You gotta take the highway home
You gotta burn the fuel alone
'Cause a bitter end awaits a rolling stone
You gotta rage against the night
You gotta learn to do what’s right
By and by to live you got to die

Arise
Arise
Arise

Now I played games in my blindness as a man
You learn to lose, you come to understand
Now I’m constrained by the pain of loving God
I got out of that game and changed my odds

Now I’m white knuckles, blood-shot eyes, wide awake
Pedal to the floor with severed brakes
And while there’s revival there’s no arrival, no not just yet, No
Not until I get where I need to get
Lord, light the way, lest I forget

You gotta take that highway home
You gotta burn the fuel alone
Cause a bitter end awaits a rolling stone
You gotta rage against the night
You gotta learn to do what’s right
By and by to live you got to die

You gotta storm those iron gates
You got to face what you can’t face
You gotta change your heart before the time’s too late

You better settle in your mind
You better open up those eyes
You gotta learn to die if you want to be alive

You gotta take that highway home
You gotta burn the fuel alone
Cause a bitter end awaits a rolling stone
You gotta rage against the night
You gotta learn to do what’s right
By and by to live you got to die

Arise
Arise
Arise
Arise
Arise
Arise
Arise
Arise
Arise
Arise
Arise
Arise

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released February 29, 2020
All instruments & vocals performed by Sean McMahon.
Produced & mastered by Sean McMahon.

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Workman Song Brooklyn, New York

Workman Song is Seán McMahon. A country preacher who cut his teeth on NYC subway platforms & stages, McMahon is known for his “gritty, freewheeling folk...earnest, amber-toned songs exploring the edges of faith” (The Wild Honey Pie) & a live show that's "equal parts Rodriguez (Searching For Sugarman), Bruce, and the Dead…what Dylan would have sounded like on about six tabs of acid" (Baeblemusic). ... more

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