Come on up, lay your hands in mine

Although “The Rising” was a response to 9/11, it’s seen by the fans as a more universal anthem of resilience and hope in the face of adversity. All the songs of course have a contextual sense in the aftermath of 9/11, but besides the specific details that give them power, their language is universal, and the feelings they inspire are not frozen in time. While the stories told in ‘The Rising’ are heartbreaking and melancholy at times, the album also stirs up feelings of hope and optimism, an invitation to share everything, to accept everything, to move through everything individually, AND together.


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