In the End Lyrics

In the End

  • Catalog Number: B00005UDEM
  • Release Date: March 27, 2002
  • Region: Japan
  • Format: Single
  • Available On: CD

Track Listing

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  1. In The End
  2. Papercut (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
  3. Points of Authority (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
  4. Place for My Head (Live at Docklands Arena, London)
  5. Step Up
  6. My December
  7. High Voltage

In The End

It starts with
One thing / I don't know why
It doesn't even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind / I designed this rhyme
To explain in due time
All I know
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away
It's so unreal
Didn't look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on / but didn't even know
Wasted it all just to
Watch you go
I kept everything inside and even though I tried / it all fell apart
What it meant to me / will eventually / be a memory / of a time when

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn't even matter
I had to fall
And lose it all
But in the end
It doesn't even matter

One thing / I don't know why
Doesn't even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind / I designed this rhyme
To remind myself how
I tried so hard In spite of the way you were mocking me
Acting like I was part of your property
Remembering all the times you fought with me / I'm surprised
It got so [far]
Things aren't the way they were before
You wouldn't even recognize me anymore
Not that you knew me back then
But it all comes back to me
In the end
You kept everything inside and even though I tried / it all fell apart
What it meant to me / will eventually / be a memory / of a time when I

I put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
And for all this
There's only one thing you should know...

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Papercut (Live at DocklandS Arena, London)

Why does it feel like night today?
Something in here's not right today
Why am I so uptight today?
Paranoia's all I got left
I don't know what stressed me first
Or how the pressure was fed / but
I know just what it feels like
To have a voice in the back of my head
It's like a face that I hold inside
A face that awakes when I close my eyes
A face watches every time I lie
A face that laughs every time I fall
[And watches everything]
So I know that when it's time to sink or swim
That the face inside is hearing me / right underneath my skin

It's like I'm / paranoid lookin' over my back
It's like a / whirlwind inside of my head
It's like I / can't stop what I'm hearing within
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin

I know I've got a face in me
Points out all my mistakes to me
You've got a face on the inside too and
Your paranoia's probably worse
I don't know what set me off first but I know what I can't stand
Everybody acts like the fact of the matter is
I can't add up to what you can
But everybody has a face that they hold inside
A face that awakes when they close their eyes
A face watches every time they lie
A face that laughs every time they fall
[And watches everything]
So you know that when it's time to sink or swim
That the face inside is watching you too / right inside your skin

The sun goes down
I feel the light betray me

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Points of Authority (Live At Docklands Arena, London)

Forfeit the game / Before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame / Puts your name to shame
Cover up your face / You can't run the race
The pace is too fast / You just won't last

You love the way I look at you
While taking pleasure in the awful things you put me through
You take away if I give in
My life
My pride is broken

You love the things I say I'll do -
The way I'll hurt myself again just to get back at you
You take away when I give in
My life
My pride is broken

Chorus:
You like to think you're never wrong
You want to act like you're someone
You want someone to hurt like you
You want to share what you've been through
(You live what you learn)

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A Place For My Head (Live At Docklands Arena, London)

I watch how the
Moon sits in the sky / in the dark night
Shining with the light from the sun
The sun doesn't give life to the moon assuming
The moon's gonna owe it one
It makes me think of how you act to me / you do
Favors and then rapidly / you just
Turn around and start asking me / about
Things that you want back from me
I'm sick of the tension / sick of the hunger
Sick of you acting like I owe you this
Find another place / to feed your greed -
While I find a place to rest

I want to be in another place
I hate when you say you don't understand
[You'll see it's not meant to be]
I want to be in the energy, not with the enemy
A place for my head

Maybe someday I'll be just like you / and
Step on people like you do and
Run away the people I thought I knew
I remember back then who you were
You used to be calm / used to be strong
Used to be generous / but you should've known
That you'd
Wear out your welcome / now you see
How quiet it is / all alone / I'm so

Sick of the tension / sick of the hunger
Sick of you acting like I owe you this
Find another place / to feed your greed -
While / I find a place to rest

You try to take the best of me
Go away

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Step Up

Yo
Watch as the room rocks
Mentally moon walk
Mixed media slang
Banging in your boom box
Verbal violence
Lyrical stylist
In a time when rock hip hop rhymes are childish
You can't tempt me with rhymes that are empty
Rapping to a beat doesn't make you an emcee
With your lack of skill and facility
You're killing me
And a DJ in the group just for credibility
I heard that some of you are getting help with your rhymes
You're not an emcee if someone else writes your lines
Rapping over rock doesn't make you a pioneer
Cause rock and hip hop have collaborated for years
But now they're getting randomly mixed and matched up
All after a fast buck and all the tracks suck
So how does it stack up
None of it's real
You want to be an emcee you've got to study the skill

Who can rock a rhyme like this
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this
Step, step up, step, step up

So you pick up a pen and write yourself a new identity
But mentally you don't have the hip hop energy
With a tendency to make up stories
Sounding like the only hip hop you've heard is top 40 (top 40)
And your record company is completely missing it
All the kids are dissing it for not being legitimate
So in a battle you can't hack it
React with whack shit
And get smacked with verbal back flips
Get your ass kicked by fabulous battle catalysts
It's taken decades for emcees to establish this
You're new to hip hop and welcome if your serious
But not on the mic
Leave that to the experienced

Using the waves of sound the true master
Paralyzes his opponents, leaving him vulnerable to attack

Who can rock a rhyme like this
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this
Step, step up, step, step up

Who can rock a rhyme like this
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this
Step, step up, step, step up, step up

After years of pain staking research by the world's
Leading sound scientists, we here at the sound
Institute have invented a reliable audio weapons system.
Actual movement of musical sound in space used to
Carefully attack and neutralize the cellular structure of
The human body, so the question must be asked.

Who can rock a rhyme like this
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this
Step, step up ,step, step up

Who can rock a rhyme like this
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this
Step, step up, step, step up, Step up!

Mixed media
Mixed media
Mixed media
Step up to the microphone
And you do it like this
And you do it like this
Step up to the mircophone
Mixed media
And you do it like this
Mixed media
Step up to the mircophone
And you do it like this
Mixed media
Step up to the mircophone
And you do it like this...

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My December

This is my December
This is my time of the year
This is my December
This is all so clear
This is my December
This is my snow covered home
This is my December
This is me alone

And I,
Just wish that I didn't feel
Like there was something I missed
And I,
Take back all the things I said
To make you feel like that
And I,
Just wish that I didn't feel
Like there was something I missed
And I,
Take back all the things that I said to you

And I'd give it all away
Just to have somewhere to go to
Give it all away
To have someone to come home to

This is my December
These are my snow covered trees
This is me pretending
This is all I need

And I,
Just wish that I didn't feel
Like there was something I missed
And I,
Take back all the things I said
To make you feel like that
And I,
Just wish that I didn't feel
Like there was something I missed
And I,
Take back all the things that I said to you

And I'd give it all away
Just to have somewhere to go to
Give it all away
To have someone to come home to

This is my December
This is my time of the year
This is my December
This is all so clear

Give it all away
Just to have somewhere to go to
Give it all away
To have someone to come home to

Give it all away
Just to have somewhere to go to
Give it all away
To have someone to come home to

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High Voltage

You know what I mean, you could probably leave all the lights down. You know what i mean?

Just do something to tell you who I am, ya know?

I've been digging into crates ever since I was living in space
Before the rat race, before monkeys had human traits
Mastered numerology and big bang theology
Performed lobotomies with telekinetic psychology
Invented the mic so I could start blessing it
And chin checking kids to make my point like an impressionist
Many men have tried to shake us
But I twist mic cords to double helixes and show them what
I'm made of
I buckle knees like leg braces
Cast the spell of instrumentalness and all of the emcees
That hate us
So try on, leave you without a shoulder to cry on
From now to infinity let icons be bygones
I fire bomb, ghostly notes haunt this
I've tried threats but moved on to a promise
I stomp shit with or without an accomplice
And run the guantlet with whoever that wants this

High voltage (The unforgettable sound)
High voltage (bringing you up and taking you down)
High voltage (Coming at you from memory side)
High voltage (making the rythm of rhyme collide)

Akira
Put a kink in the backbones of clones with microphones
And never satisfy my rhyme jones
Spraying bright day over what you might say
Blood type Krylon
Technicolor type A
On highways write with road rage on pages of wind
In cages of tin that bounce all around
In surround sound devouring the scene
Subliminal gangrene paintings
Overall the same things sing song karaoke copy bullshit
Break bones verbally with sticks and stone tactics
Fourth dimension, combat convention
Write rhymes at ease while the tracks stand at attention
Meant to put you away with the pencil
Pistol, official, 16 line rhyme missile
While you risk your all, I pick out all your flaws
Spin, raw raw blah blah
You can say you saw

High voltage (The unforgettable sound)
High voltage (bringing you up and taking you down)
High voltage (Coming at you from memory side)
High voltage (making the rythm of rhyme collide)

High voltage (The unforgettable sound)
High voltage (bringing you up and taking you down)
High voltage (Coming at you from memory side)
High voltage (making the rythm of rhyme collide)

This production has been brought to you courtesy of
Mixed Media
Akira
Mr. Hahn
And
Hybrid Theory...

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