Song Lyric Sunday – Riot by Three Days Grace

When I was thinking about today’s theme, I thought of a quote from Hector Barbossa of  Pirates of the Caribbean – “The code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” This is how I feel about rules. I think they are good as long as they serve a useful purpose; however, I also believe we need to be flexible.

I saw Three Days Grace in concert with my daughter a few years ago and even though they weren’t the headlining band, I enjoyed their performance more than the main act. I don’t know if the lead singer said this in every city, but it sure made sense in our very conservative city. He said that the venue was happy to have them, but they were concerned about one of their songs and asked them not to play it. He pretty much said f*ck it and played it anyway. We all went nuts when this song started playing.

I don’t feel bad at all that he broke the rules.

Anyway, I’m sort of breaking the rules on my own theme, because this song isn’t really about breaking the rules (I guess you can consider rioting a form of breaking the rules), but the story behind it fit the theme so perfectly that I had to share.

I hope you enjoy!

If you feel so empty
So used up, so let down
If you feel so angry
So ripped off, so stepped on
You’re not the only one
Refusing to back down
You’re not the only one
So get up
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
If you feel so filthy
So dirty, so fucked up
If you feel so walked on
So painful, so pissed off
You’re not the only one
Refusing to go down
You’re not the only one
So get up
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
If you feel so empty
So used up, so let down
If you feel so angry
Just get up
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Songwriters: Adam Gontier / Barry Stock / Brad Walst / Neil Sanderson
Riot lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was rules.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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