Rise Against — The Black Market lyrics

[Intro]
A currency of heartache and sorrow,
The air we breathe is stale with mould,
To shadows we are slaves digging deeper every day,
But emptiness is growing so old.

[Verse 1]
Headlamps light the tunnels we wander,
They shimmer and they dance on the walls.
We're lost inside these caves as the chances of escape
Grow slimmer until there's no chance at all!

[Pre-Chorus]
This ink it travels from the page
Up my hands into my veins,
Choking on the stories I've told.
If there words still left to say,
I just want to let you know.

[Chorus]
I'm falling to my knees right now,
I'm covered in the mess I made,
These colours used to wash right out,
But now they are part of me.
I've been searching for a remedy,
But all along it's been in front of me.
I need you here, I need you now, right now.

[Verse 2]
We traffic in the blackest of markets,
Trade misery like diamonds and gold.
The angst that we exchanged for applause or petty praise,
Is finally now taking it's toll!

[Pre-Chorus]
But there's a world above the ground, a live that we can lead,
We're washing out the dirt from our clothes.
I don't want to live without, I just want to let you know

[Chorus]
I'm falling to my knees right now,
I'm covered in the mess I made,
These colours used to wash right out,
But now they are part of me.
I've been searching for a remedy,
But all along it's been in front of me.
I need you here, I need you now, right now.
Right now.

[Hook]
(Black stains) They mark me like a mirror,
(Don't fade) Cracking under the pressure.
(Black stains) Nothing stays gold!

[Bridge]
There's a world above the ground, a life that we can lead,
But we're lost deep down in these holes.
And I have seen the way out,
Now I just want to let you know:

[Chorus]
I'm falling to my knees right now (black stains),
I'm covered in the mess I made (don't fade),
These colours used to wash right out (black stains),
But now they are part of me.
I've been searching for a remedy,
When all along it's been in front of me.
You're voice it washed the stains away.

[Outro]
It washed the stains away,
It washed the stains away.
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Songwriters: BLAIR, ZACH / PRINCIPE, JOSEPH / MCILRATH, TIMOTHY / BARNES, BRANDON
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