Rise Up

From the album Shady Tree

© Greg Champion

1
Nothin’ but nothin’ been goin’ my way
Obstacles arise before me every day
I can ride it out and chase those blues away
You know you have to go down, to rise up

2
People out there all doin’ it tough
Doin’ their best and it’s not enough
Well, ‘though the way is rocky and the journey is rough
They say you have to go down, to rise up

CH:
Rise up, call on all of your pride
Rise up, find the faith inside
‘Though the way is rocky and the journey is rough
You know you have to go down, to rise up

3
Tryin’ to find the way to get satisfied
Nothin’ much left that I haven’t tried
Nothin’ much to lose, nothin’ left to hide
But then you have to go down, to rise up

4
Struggle I see about me everywhere
Everybody got their own cross to bear
This business of livin’s such a strange affair
But then you have to go down, to rise up

CH:
Rise up, call on all of your pride
Rise up, find the faith inside
‘Though the way is rocky and the journey is rough
You know you have to go down, to rise up

5
Nothin’ but nothin’ been goin’ my way
Obstacles appear before me every day
How’m I gonna chase my demons away
Oh well, you have to go down, to rise up