"Wretches And Kings" Lyrics

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    STINGER_LP

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    Hey guys. I think the talks about "Wretches And Kings" lyrics needs a separate thread. The lyrics still not finished, so lets finish it. Below is what we have already. Basically 99% are done but 1 line is still unclear:

    What do you think? What Chester sings in the last line of 2nd chorus?
     
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    Justin V.

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    Some corrections for you:
    1st Verse
    Static on the way, makes us all say WHOA! (static is a slang for drama or trouble

    1st chorus
    Steel unload, final blow
    We - the animals - take control
    Hear us now, clear and true
    Wretches and Kings, we come for you!

    2nd verse
    So keep pace, how slow can you go?
    Talk a lotta shit, and yet you don't know.
    Fire on the way, makes you all say WHOA!

    2nd chorus
    Steel unload, final blow
    We - the animals - take control
    Hear us now, clear and true
    Wretches and Kings, we come for you!

    Steel unload, fire(?) blow
    Filthy animals beat down low
    Steel and bone, black and blue


    And that last line, I have no freaking clue lol. I hear what you hear. Rumma something something we conquer/come for you
     
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    I heard "sunshine" in that unfinished line.

    It's like:
    blah blah blah, sunshine, we come through you.
     
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    Agree! "Static/Fire on the way" sounds more likely.
    "Steel unload" - if word "steel" is referred to cartridge case and "unload" - to that the shot was already made, then this sounds good.
    "Hear us now, clear and true" - agree, "true" is what I hear too.
    "So keep pace, how slow can you go" - yep, word "pace" here is more suitable.

    Great, so now we need to figure out this "Rumma"-thing... Anyone have any guess?

    Word "sunshine" could be it, I hear it too, but nothing comes on mind about what is precede this word.
     
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    Hopefully Adam can post them up as he did for The Catalyst.

    The "Rumma" line could be "Run on the sunshine, we conquer you." at least that's what I hear. Don't know if that would make sense.
     
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    This is going to be the best version.
    I think we're complete, yea, I think 11:54's right.
     
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    STINGER_LP

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    I think he would posted it already if he could/wanted. But yeah, it will be much better than our guesses.
    Well, the "Run on the sunshine" sound like it could be it, but I don't see a sense in this expression, especially with "we conquer you" after it...
     
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    It could be a play on words. Running on sunshine could refer to as being powerful, much more than someone else, which would back up the "we conquer you" line.
     
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    So we have something like this:

    Anyone have something to add/change?
     
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    And I need some explanation of following:
    1. A word "WHOA" (Static/Fire on the way, makes us all say WHOA!) means "STOP!"? Or it's more like simple exclamation without meaning?
    If it means "stop", then this line and the next one (The people up top push the people down low) means, that when everybody sees a troubles ahead and tries to stop moving in that direction, Rulers still force "people down low" to go forward? Am I correct?
    2. The last line of both verses (Got everything outta control, now everybody go) means that this Rulers ruined well-established order and good control on things (got everything out of control) and left?
    Am I close?
     
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    1. The word "WHOA" means like, Oh shit! As in like, I can't believe what I just saw/heard. Sort of an amazement.

    2. "Got everything outta control" means Mike has everyone going crazy over the raps he just put down, and he wants everyone to go "Hey!", which is why they chant "Hey! Hey!" before the chorus.

    At least that's what I think. Lyrics look good, too. The only iffy thing is the last chorus.

    Steel unload, fire blow
    Filthy animals beat down low
    Skin and bone, black and blue
    Run on the sunshine, we conquer you!


    I hear 'Skin and bone'"...
     
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    I hear skin and bone too
     
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    There's no way it's "Run on the sunshine." Having said that, I have no clue. But, it sounds like "No more deception". When you factor in the raggae/Jamaican accent, you can see "No more deception" sounds like it fits and it actually makes sense.

    Just my two cents.
     
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    Or running on sunshine as opposed to walking on sunshine.

    It doesn't sound like that to me but I can't think of anything better, haha.
     
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    Read my post above. I believe I'm right. At the very least, I'm sure I'm write about "No more *something*", but, I hear something that starts with a 'd' and sounds like 'deception' but, not 100%, but, very close. Considering the accent, I believe it's "No more deception, we come for you!"
     
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    A "deception" - maybe, but I really don't hear "No more" before it. The line definitely starts with "R". But, yeah, "No more deception" sounds more suitable.
    And then definitely something not like "we come for you". Compare it to the same expression in line "Wretches and Kings, we come for you". Sounds different.
     
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    I don't want to spam him, but I think we should all tweet mike to put up the official lyrics on his blog :)
     
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    Yeah, could be a "skin", not "steel". But how do you think, what "black and blue" after it means? Black skin, blue bone? Or both black and blue, or it's not even about what "skin and bone" represents and represents something else, or.... or....

    I asked him about it on his blog in first hours after song came out.
     
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    Bruised skin and bone, I suppose.
     
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    Probably.
     

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