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According to the Rise Songfacts, "Rise" was written by John Lydon about the oppression of blacks in South Africa during its hideous apartheid era.

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  • i love the segue from "FFF" to this
  • The political message is the most important point of the song. It doesn't matter if he sold out if he's trying to get a point about the dangers of white supremacy out there. Fuck racism, man.
  • Brilliant song still kicks fucking ass <3 takes me back too my teen years when I was spinning this record everyday :D
  • God shave the queen!
  • still a great song...
  • :D
  • Rules of Attraction!
  • At least he was honest about it unlike others who have sold out and claim they haven't.
  • Yeah, cos he hasn't got bills to pay....
  • Great song. Can't believe he sold out.

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