Wretches & Kings Lyrics

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    Joe

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    Mike Shinoda has just posted the official lyrics for new "A Thousand Suns" track, "Wretches & Kings". After much debate amongst fans this week, you can check out the official translation below.

    “There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all” -Mario Savio

    To save face / how low can you go
    Talk a lot of game but yet you don’t know
    Static on the way / make us all say whoa
    The people up top push the people down low
    Get down
    And obey every word
    Steady getting mine if you haven’t yet heard
    Wanna take what I got / don’t be absurd
    Don’t fight the power / nobody gets hurt
    If you haven’t heard yet then I’m letting you know
    There ain’t shit we don’t run when the guns unload
    And no one make a move unless my people say so
    Got everything outta control
    Now everybody go

    Steel unload / final blow
    We the animals take control
    Hear us now / clear and true
    Wretches and kings we come for you

    So keep pace / how slow can you go
    Talk a lot of shit and yet you don’t know
    Fire on the way / make you all say whoa
    The people up top and the people down low
    Get down
    And I’m running it like that
    The front of the attack is exactly where I’m at
    Somewhere in between the kick and the hi hat
    The pen and the contract
    The pitch and the contact
    So get with the combat / I’m letting ‘em know
    There ain’t shit you can say to make me back down no
    So / push the button let the whole thing blow
    Spinning everything outta control
    Now everybody go

    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 them low
    Skin and bone / black and blue
    No more this sun shall beat onto you

    From the front to the back and the side to side
    If you fear what I feel put ‘em up real high

    Source: mikeshinoda.com
     
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    Excellent lyrics.
     
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    I think this is one of the Mike's worst lyrics ever. The Catalyst felt like a big improvement lyrically, this is a step back
     
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    I should clarify that when I said excellent lyrics I was referring to the chorus. I personally find Mike's lyrics a tad cliche :lol:.
     
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    I thought he says 'feel alone' lol
     
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    Who else is singing the chorus in Chester's weird accent? :lol:
     
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    I think this will be a mosh pit favorite.
     
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    Good to know we had all the lyrics right except for Chester's last line in the final chorus.
     
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    interesting...
     
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    Are those guitar riffs during the verses, or is it electronically generated?
     
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    The chorus is incredible!
    Its like, it really helps to understand the meaning behind the song, its about (like what mike said in an interview i believe) the workers being pwnd by employers. Which is what the quoted speech in the beginning is about..

    Mikes part seems to be a little off with his lyrics, i feel like there is still decent meaning behind it? Its just harder to catch.

    NO MORE THIS SUN SHALL BEAT UNTO YOU

    (kickass):headbang:
     
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    MIKE IS BACK:D
     
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    I think all of the lyrics are fantastic, really. Yeah, the delivery of Mike's lyrics is a bit...meh, you wouldn't really get it until you read the lyrics and see what he means. It's pretty significant, I think.
     
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    I think Mike's lyrics probably came from their improv lyric thing they were doing.
     
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    I AGREE

    In start i through Mike lyrics were pretty bad in this one, but now i have changed my mind, they are actually pretty good and fits the hole song(plus the song is meant to be a mosh pit song for sure) But the Chorus and all Chesters parts, are just pure gold!
     
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    I am! Haha at least trying to.
     
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    Haha wow I was surprised at a few lines.
     
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    damn thanks for this!!! amazing lyrics!
     
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    I think Mike's lyrics are great. IT shows the conflict between the two sides and yet how similar they are.
     
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