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Minutes to Midnight

TypeStudio Full-length
GenresAlternative Rock, Pop Rock
LabelsWarner Bros. Records
Album rating :  86.3 / 100
Votes :  8
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Hands Held High Lyrics

7. Hands Held High (3:53)
Track rating :  97.5 / 100       Votes :  2       [ ]
[Verse 1: Mike Shinoda]
Turn my mic up louder, I got to say something
Light weights stepping aside when we come in
Feel it in your chest, the syllables get pumping
People on the street they panic and start running
Words on loose leaf sheet, complete coming
I jump in my mind, I summon the rhyme I'm dumping
Healing the blind, I promise to let the sun in
Sick of the dark ways we march to the drumming
Jump when they tell us that they wanna see jumping
Fuck that, I wanna see some fists pumping
Risk something, take back what's yours
Say something that you know they might attack you for
Because I'm sick of being treated like I had before
Like it's stupid standing for what I'm standing for
Like this war's really just a different brand of war
Like it doesn't cater to rich and abandon poor
Like they understand you, in the back of their jet
When you can't put gas in your tank
These fuckers are laughing their way to the bank and cashing their check
Asking you to have the passion and have some respect
For a leader so nervous in an obvious way
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
In the living room laughing like, "What did he say?"


[Verse 2: Mike Shinoda]
In my living room watching I am not laughing
Because when it gets tense
I know what might happen
The world is cold, the bold men take action
Have to react or get blown into fractions
Ten years old, it's something to see
Another kid my age drugged under a Jeep
Taken and bound and found later under a tree
I wonder if he had thought the next one could be me
Do you see the soldiers that are out today
They brush the dust from bulletproof vests away
It's ironic, at times like this you'd pray
But a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday
There's bombs on the buses, bikes, roads
Inside your market, your shops, your clothes
My dad, he's got a lot of fear, I know
But enough pride inside not to let that show
My brother had a book he would hold with pride
A little red cover with a broken spine on the back
He hand-wrote a quote inside
When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die
Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
The rest of the world watching at the end of the day
Both scared and angry, like "What did he say?"


[Outro x5: Mike Shinoda]
With hands held high into the sky so blue
As the ocean opens up to swallow you
Submitted by level Rousseau (2017-03-06)
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