Rise of the 99 - Lyrics

The 99 band's latest release, "Rise of the 99", includes some tasty lyrics!

1. Loud and Clear

Put down your cell phones and dial in to me.
Just feel the rhythm and it sets you free.
What I can offer can’t read in a book.
I will replace all that this world has took.
So throw up your antenna now and try to catch my drift
I come to you with Rock and roll try to receive my gift.
The answers that you’re looking for, they are all right here
I know that you’re hearing me, Loud and clear.
Loud and clear, loud and clear loud and clear,
I know that you’re hearing me…
Turn off your T.V and tune in to me.
I’m in the airwaves with your destiny.
What I can offer is not on the news.
What I can offer’s the freedom to choose.
So let go of your tether now cuz your salvation’s here
I know that you’re hearing me loud and clear
Pay attention to the man cuz there’s a message here
I know you’re receiving it Loud and clear.
Loud and clear, loud and clear, loud and clear
I know your receiving it
Loud and clear, loud and clear, loud and clear
I Know your receiving it..
It’s real and it comes from me. Not from your technology.
Turn off computers and log onto me
Make a connection my signal is free.
What I can offer is not on the web.
It starts in my heart and gets into your head.

2. After the Fall

Penial golf ball, Pyramid, sculpture,communication,growth in culture.
Land of Atlantis,science advances.
Tapped into something greater than us.
Higher conscious, outer body, shakras, monks and high astronomy.
Spacetime, planets, other dimensions.
How did we get so out of touch?
The answers we can’t attain, too much for our tiny brains
The question haunting us all
What happened after the fall?
Penial raisin, poverty, hunger, harsh conditions, mankind suffers
Stark reality, police brutality, making it hard to be alive.
Politicians, brutal beatings, strife, disease and chemical feedings
Never peaceful warring factions. When will we ever realize?
The knowledge came down from high
But somehow we missed the call.
The priests they gave it away.
What happened after the fall?

3. Better Than I Was

Some people think that I should hate you.
I’m sorry I just, don’t really feel that way.
I feel inclined that I should thank you.
For making me the person, that I am today.
And now my skin’s grown thicker.
And I begin, to see what you did for me.
I’m better than I was, now I see and it’s clear to me.
I’m better than I was, all the hate has gone away.
I’m better than I was, and I don’t hate you no I don’t hate you
I don’t hate you now because, I’m better than I was.
I’m sorry that I never gave you,
anything that’s close to, the best I had to give.
Then in time I tried to blame you,
for all the tribulations that I’ve had to live.
I cut your head, out of pictures.
And I regret, blaming you at all.
I’m better than I was. I’m stronger now and I don’t know how.
I’m better than I was. All this blame has turned to shame.
I’m better than I was. And I don’t blame you no I don’t blame you.
I don’t blame you now because, I’m better than I was.
What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.
I never thought, that would apply to me.
Now someone else is loving me for longer
Now someone else, is getting the best of me.
I’m better than I was, All this hate has gone away.
I’m better than I was, and all this blame has turned to shame.
I’m better than I was, I don’t hate you and I don’t blame you.
I’m better than I was.

4. Corruptus Maximus

Here we see the animal in his natural habitat
Picking off the weak ones yeah he's thinning out the pack
He's a real Predator hiding in the bush
Works within the system - Corruptus Maximus
He deals in misdirection. You look the other way
His kind is like infection Growing everyday
Blinded Do we need to be reminded?
He only cares about his interests
The truth is somewhere underneath the vest
Where the pockets are lined.
Here we see the Beast preparing for the kill
Tying up the loopholes to make his backdoor deal
He's an apex predator his money makes a push.
Top of the food chain yeah Corruptus Maximus
He deals in misdirection He loves to steer you wrong
He hides his real intentions The agenda moves along
Here we see the animal fading in his prime
Hoarding for his future to leave it all behind
He's got a golden parachute yet hiding in the bush
Here Comes his successor Corruptus Maximus
He deals in misdirection He loves to steer you wrong
His bought and paid elections the agenda moves along
The agenda moves along The agenda moves along.

5. War Inside Me

They sent me away on a plane yesterday
To finish what they started
I’m stuck in a land, full of sand, gun in hand.
That I never wanted.
Unleashing a beast, from a cage, in a rage,
Oh I did just what they told me.
They taught me to kill, take this pill, and you will,
Be guaranteed the glory.
I made it through hell, but I feel, that it’s still,
Walking right beside me.
And now that I’m home, I’m so cold, and alone.
And no one understands me.
Now in my dreams, what I’ve seen, makes me scream.
How they’re always haunting.
Hard to go on, so withdrawn, just a pawn,
A hero who is falling..down..down..down
The truth, the lies and the victimized
I’ve said “thank you” a million times But… no thanks for me!
Freedom isn’t free. Not for me.
The War inside me
It’s raging, it’s so crazy, I’m still waging..
The War inside me.

6. Slave Parade

Well it’s a shame to see what we’ve become,
It’s none for all and all for some
Land of the free and home of the broke.
We watch the rich get richer,
Got money? Take a picture.
And our American dream is up in smoke.
My garbage dump was made in China,
Look around in front or behind ya.
Everything is made somewhere else.
But the 1 percent that rules us all,
Controls that shit and pass the laws.
They keep that money for themselves.
They steal it, they hide it,
they keep it for themselves
They steal it, they hide it,
they keep it for themselves.
The working dog brings home his pay
And the fat cat takes it away.
You work hard day after day.
Just to join the Slave Parade.
Take it back, fall right out of line,
Take it back, before they rob you blind.
Behind every fortune there’s a crime,
And blood is shed for every dime.
Though you may not hear it on the news.
But behind the scenes there’s a war that’s fought
Upon the backs of the poor.
99 percent of us pay the dues. From us all.
Repo’ed the truck and stole the house
Then them damn bankers got bailed out
With a big ole bonus for their CEO.
And the 99 we’re left to bleed
And pay the price for all that greed.
It’s like Monopoly, but we never pass go.

7. The Destroyer

She saw you coming from a mile away,
a straight line sucker with loads of pay.
Don't feel bad about yourself anymore,
I tell you son she's done it before.
She's got wickeds and wiles and charms to spare
but look in her heart man there's nothing there.
What you see ain't what you get.
She'll use you up till there's nothing left.
She'll use you up. She’ll use you up.
5 foot two eyes of blue, I tell you man she's got plans for you.
Feels so good when she's making time,
Can't you see there's a grand design?
She's got secrets and lies and scars to bear.
When it comes to love man there's nothing there.
You shouldn't steal what you're getting for free.
I know firsthand cuz she done it to me
Hey man, she's the destroyer. Hey man, she's the destroyer!
She’ll lure you in with all that she has
and then throw you out like yesterday’s trash.
Don't feel bad about the feelings you felt.
You're just a victim just a notch and a belt.
She’ll use you up. Just like she used me up.
Hey Man she’s the destroyer!
Hey man she's the destroyer, hey man, she's the destroyer!
She lured you in with all that she had.
Then threw you out like yesterday’s trash.
Don't feel bad about the feelings you felt,
You're just a victim just a notch in a belt.
Never an emotion that she couldn't hide,
Never a feeling that was locked inside
You shouldn't steal what you're getting for free.
I know firsthand cuz she done it to me.
I should have seen it coming from a mile away.
You want something good there's a price to pay.
Never an emotion or a feeling was true.
I should have known cuz she done it to you.
Hey man..Hey man .. Hey man.. destroyer

8. Drowning

Rolling along on the river of deceit.
Riding the waves till the lies they get too deep.
It’s so far down to the truth with you it seems
And I can’t bridge this distance in between.
Morning time will find you, Water's getting higher.
Sinking like a stone, I can hardly breathe.
Memories remind you, now I'm going under
Drifting left to right, Drowning in your lies. In your Lies. Glug!
Throw me a lifeline and save me from this fate
Tell me the truth before I get swept away.
The weight of the lies like the water that brings me down.
Gasping for air I scream but don’t make a sound.
You want it so bad you don’t care who hurts it seems
You want it so bad you would lie to my face I see
But you want something that can never be
Drowning in your lies, I can’t breathe
I cannot even breathe.

9. How We Do

I steal the light and blind your eyes, the memories they fade
But time goes by and season’s change. The years just float away.
Now lay back and search your mind, and take me on a trip
And realize what I’ve been through. And how my mind has slipped
Reach back remember, Reach back remember
Reach back remember How we do!
I hit the lights restore your eyes and now it’s all brand new.
Fresh in your mind and all around, it’s right in front of you.
We never flinch or compromise, we never did before.
So seize the day and realize, It’s right outside your door.
Now you remember, yeah you remember, do you remember…
How we do! Do you remember how we do? X4
Do you remember? I can’t remember. Do you remember? How we do!
Do you remember how we do X4
We Do!!

10. Back To That

We need a consultation, about that conversation where,
You said you don’t want me no more.
But that kind of thinking could start this ship to sinking
And make me lose all control.
I know you don’t believe it. I know you can’t conceive it.
But you’re never leaving.
This whole situation is about infatuation,
And just another chance I could lose.
The source of my affliction comes from my addiction
Cause I’m so addicted to you.
And now you want to leave me? I know that you deceived me.
But I don’t even care though. It’s like I told you
I know what it’s like to lose love and it hurts. I know what it’s like.
I know what it’s like to touch flame and get burned.
I know what it’s like.
I know how it feels so alone in this life, and I’m not going…
Back to that, remember that.
I’m not going back to that again.
Back to that remember that. I’m not going back to that I swear.
Luring you was easy, now I’m never lonely,
Don’t you worry, You won’t die.
I’ll keep you alive - I’m not going Back to that

11. Love of a Woman

Now dig this - What you want and what you need
Are two completely different things
And everything you have and all that you own
Don't mean spit when you're alone
One by one I count my blessings
And I see that I'm a wealthy man
But I cannot help but feeling
A sense of loss there’s something missing
All I Need Is the Love of a woman
All I need is to feel safe in my bed
Look around it seems so senseless
All alone I feel so helpless
All I need is to take back what I said
I've been fading
Plug me in and change my point of view
I'm not faking give me your Eternal Bliss I promise not to squander it
Now check this out Don't start preaching to me about Fate
Fate is just the choices that we would make anyway
And sometimes you just gotta do what's right
Even if it hurts so bad you could die
All I need is a warm companion
All I need is to feel it endlessly
All I Need Is the Love of a woman
All I need is the love of a woman
All I need is what I let get away

12. The Greys

What would you do if you woke up and the skies were full of ships?
Would you renounce your faith or would you cling to it?
Would our fear of the unknown only drive them away?
Or would they open up the door and solve the mystery?
I can only hope I can only pray That someday we get to come
Face-to-face with Greys
Flying across the universe through an astral plane.
Making their way to a place called Earth soon to meet again
I wonder what they'd think of us I wonder what they'd see
I hope they see the ugly side of our Humanity
I hope they see a war I hope they see the hate
I hope they see the ugliness of the things that they create
And I will be here waiting to make the Great Escape
Until that day we get to walk hand-in-hand with Greys
So Wait for the Greys
I am just a vessel of your limited imagination.
I am the beginning and the end of all creation.
We are just a fraction of an ancient history.
You’ll find us at the deepest roots of every family tree.
So open up the Star gate open up the door
They don't need directions because they've been here before.
And I will be here waiting to make the Great Escape
I don't know where we're going but I'm sure it's a better place.
Yeah I know you're coming I can hardly wait
I will be here waiting to make the Great Escape
Yeah I know you're coming I can hardly wait
Don't know where we're going but I’m sure it's a better place
Yeah I know you're coming Yeah I know you're coming
Yeah I know you're coming, Yeah I know you're coming
Take me with you!!

13. Outta Time

My last day with you caught me, sleeping in the sun
Just a consequence of youth so innocent and young
Not to worry there will be time, time to heal all wounds
Don’t you worry there will be time, my time is coming soon.
Time to let the pain go, time to live love and grow
Time to make up for time. Time to make up your mind.
Time to pay for your crimes. You're outta time
Just a few days with you taught me, much about myself
Opened up a window of truth and saved my soul from hell.
Not to worry, there will be time, Time to right the wrongs.
Don’t you worry there will be time, time to sing our songs.
You’re outta time.. You meet your maker.
What good is the future, if there is no past
Don’t take it for granted, it’s gone too fast
It’s gone too fast…
Before you know it your outta time
Before you know it..