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Enter Shikari
Enter Shikari


Background information
Origin St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Genre(s) Metalcore
Alternative Rock
Alternative Metal
Electronica
Post-Hardcore
Years active 2003—present
Label(s) Interscope Records
Play It Again Sam
Website Website
Members
Roughton "Rou" Reynolds
Liam "Rory" Clewlow
Chris "Batty C" Batten
Rob Rolfe



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Tribalism (02/22/2010)
02/22/2010
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insomnia (Live @ Brixton '07)
6.
Juggernauts (Nero Remix)
7.
No Sleep Tonight (The Qemists Remix)
8.
Wall (High Contrast Remix)
9.
No Sleep Tonight (Mistabishi Remix)
10.
Juggernauts (Blue Bear's True Tiger Remix)
11.
No Sleep Tonight (Rout Remix)
12.
No Sleep Tonight (LightsGoBlue Remix)
13.
Havoc A (Live '09)
14.
Labyrinth (Live '09)
15.
Hectic (Live '09)
. . .


Shikari was a third generation Aztec, his tribe accepting human reality
It was the basis of their ability, to sustain with human tranquility
But civilizations encouraged religions which in turn introduced depravity
And that was as big a realization as when my boy Newton discovered gravity
Cos it transformed the way we bounce about on a daily basis
Not content with a doubt about the knowledge of who's up there
Quick! give him a name, a trident, and a chair sharpish
What happened to wonder?
Why can't we accept we're not capable of thunder?
So we welcome the lies with open arms, and we turn into Suckers when they turn on the charms

You're trying to run us all into the ground, to be swallowed by the soil and trapped by the rain,
You shout through our speakers
And we don't turn them off, cos trapped in silence is tougher

But this time we'll turn the speakers off
And we won't stay silent, WE'LL MAKE AS MUCH NOISE AS WE CAN!

And I ask what's a though without a voice to voice it
It's just a thought
It's just a thought

The original affluent society, floating free of capitalistic society
But all that's left is the pack vibe, but the catch is dogs don't eat other dogs
We're able animals employed by criminals in this cannibalistic society
Where we scrimp and save, just to behave with the utmost propriety

You're trying to run us all into the ground, to be swallowed by the soil and trapped by the rain
In your concrete garden of falseness
You're trying to run us all into the ground, to be swallowed by the soil and trapped by the rain
In your concrete garden of falseness
You shout through our speakers
And we don't turn them off, cos trapped in silence is tougher

But this time we'll turn the speakers off
And we won't stay silent, WE'LL MAKE AS MUCH NOISE AS WE CAN!

And I ask, "What's a though without a voice to voice it?"
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
And I ask, "What's a though without a voice to voice it?"
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
We will shout our heads off, we wont stop until you hear
We wont stop until you trip up upon yourselves

And I ask, "What's a though without a voice to voice it?"
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
It's just a thoughtAnd I ask, "What's a though without a voice to voice it?"
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
It's just a thought

And we won't stay silent, we'll make as much noise as we can
We won't stay silent, WE'LL MAKE AS MUCH NOISE AS WE CAN!

We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent

. . .


*spoken word*
Yes, axiomatic subject matter,
executed with absolute lucidity.

We can't keep deferring action,
only surviving by the skin of our teeth.
We can't keep deferring action,
only surviving by the skin of our teeth.
We're sick of the same old story,
tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.
We're sick of the same old story,
tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.

We will, we will never be sane
We will, we will never be sane
We will, we will never be sane
In an unsane system
Keep the tempo up, keep the pressure on
Keep the tempo up, keep the pressure on
Keep the tempo up, someone take the first step,
be brave and cave in.

ALLRIIIGHH.

*spoken*
Okay, I admit it, we are totally lost.
Imagine that, and then they say..

We've lost the movement, we've lost the beat.
We got so tied up in making a profit
that we choked when we realised that it was at our feet
We've lost the movement, we've lost the beat.
We're all made of the same dark matter,
its intrensic that we rise to our feet.
We'll start a movement, we'll start a beat.
We're all made of the same dark matter,
its intrensic that we rise to our feet.

We're sick of the same old story,
tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.
We're sick of the same old story,
tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.

We will, we will never be sane
We will, we will never be sane
We will, we will never be sane
In an unsane system
Keep the tempo up, keep the pressure on
Keep the tempo up, keep the pressure on
Keep the tempo up, someone take the first step,
be brave and cave in.

We're sick of the same old story,
tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.
We're sick of the same old story,
tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.

We can't keep deferring action,
only surviving by the skin of our teeth.
We can't keep deferring action,
only surviving by the skin of our teeth.

. . .


22nd of June, 209 AD, A crowd gathers.
Ohhh they fuckin' love a good beheading.
Watch as St.Alban's head, rolls down the hill.
The crowd stood still, 'cause what they just saw,
It petrified them to the core,
Ahhh to the core.
Ahhhhhh.

As the executioner raised his as his axe,
I swear the saint smiled.

Welcome Verulamium, cathedral city,
All eyes on the saint.
Welcome Verulamium, cathedral city,
All eyes on the saint.

Our city with its beautiful history,
Is being diluted.
But we will not let go.
No we wont.
Now get a grip on your roots boy.
Don't let go.
But we will not let go.

Ahhhhhh.

As the executioner raised his as his axe,
I swear the saint smiled.

Welcome Verulamium, Cathedral city,
All eyes on the saint.
Welcome Verulamium, Cathedral city,
All eyes on the saint.

And it's cold outside.
And it's cold outside.
And it's cold outside.
And it's cold outside.

As the executioner swung his wedge,
His eyes popped right out his fuckin' head.
Then when he should see the ancient moment,
The making of the first British martyr.
British martyr.

Here lies truth, where I stand.
Here lies truth, where I stand.
Here lies truth, where I stand.
Here lies truth, where I stand.

So where St.Albans head,
Laid to rest, after the kill.
Fresh water sprung up from the ground,
At the bottom of what's now,
Holywell hill.
Holywell hill.

. . .


And what comes next?
A chance to save ourselves?

Imagine magma encrusted in rock,
And on the surface of this world, all eyes are on the clock
Cos all our empires, our philosophies, our practiced faiths,

Our revolutions

Our proud sciences, are but a flicker in,
One day of the lives of the stars.

We can breathe in space, they just don't want us to escape.
We can breathe in space, they just don't want us to escape.

And what comes next? (The constellations yes, all 88 of them)

A chance to save ourselves? (Like the G8; they meet to procrastinate)

Greetings.

We are an infant species,
Crawling into our own, premature decline

The north star, is chairing the meeting,
He knows we're spoilt and he's sniggering at our histories.

We can breathe in space, they just don't want us to escape.
We can breathe in space, they just don't want us to escape.

The hollow proposals mean we'll migrate,
But they'll bleed us dry until that 11th hour
And when dawn breaks i'll sit
And stagnate with this metric tonne on your shoulders,

How do you cope?

We are an infant species,
Crawling, into our own, premature decline

The north star is chairing the meeting,
He knows we're spoilt and he's sniggering at our histories.

Lets prove the stars wrong!
We've got to do this!
I find it hard to believe that we are alone...

. . .


(Faithless cover)

I only smoke weed when I need to
and I need to get some rest
yo wheres the sex
I confess
I burned a hole in the matress yes yes
that was me, I plead guilty
and at the count of three
I pulled back the duvet
make my way to the refridgerator
one dry potato inside
no lie not even bread, jam
when the light above my head went bam!
I can't sleep, something's all over me, greasy
Insomnia, please release me and let me dream about making mad love on the heath,
tearing off tights with my teeth
but there's no relief, I'm wide awake in my kitchen
It's dark and I'm lonely
Oh if I could only get some sleep
Creaky noises make my skin creep
I need to get some sleep
I cant get no sleep.

. . .


And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I think that it is a sign
'Cos I do not think we're invincible

Crushing all in it's path (x4)

Now don't get me wrong I love what you done with the place
I just wish we had a chance to help build it
Instead of just moving into this home of disrepair
And expect it to work, prosper and then share
Constantly relying on consuming to feel content
But only because we lost touch with this home that we've spent
Trillions of dollars paying for our wants and not our needs
And now we're growing tired of planting bleary-eyed seeds

And I'm not saying that we could do better
But given a chance we'd try (we'd try)
We dig up the earth's not won soil
And fill the trench with greedy eyes

(I'd imagine x9)

SWITCH!

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I think that it is a sign
Deep breaths, clenched fists, here comes another jug-ger-naut!

Crushing all in it's path (x4)

What the hell, what happened now! ?
I really don't know man!

We'll do what we've always done
Shut our eyes and hope for the best
NO! We're gonna face this
And step out onto the tracks
Stare it right in the face
THOU SHALL NOT PASS!

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I think that it is a sign
'Cos I do not think we're invinvible

Crushing all in it's path (x4)

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I think that it is a sign
Deep breaths, clenched fists, here comes another jug-ger-naut!

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
The idea of community
Will be something displayed in a museum

. . .


And I'm thinkin' what's the deal?
With the facts that they conceal.
And I'm thinkin' what's the harm
In a bit of rhetoric encharm

And I can't quite comprehend
A beginning or an end
No I can't quite stomach this
Now

You and me, we're gonna take
To the skies for a (covet/cover?) sake
Fly amongst the cirrus clouds
Twenty-thousand feet we'll crack the clouds

From that height will leak the lies
And unveil the damaged skies
Cause we can't quite stomach this

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Sun and secrets power us
No longer cower in idled lust
(indistinct) is still a stain
Of the dangers of this game

I still can't quite comprehend
A beginning or an end
No I can't quite stomach this

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Well then bark our angry voice to the sun
Or are we ninety million miles
From anything or anyone?

What are we waiting for? [x3]

YEAH!

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Well then bark our angry voice to the sun
Or are we ninety million miles
From anything or anyone?

Just like the (indistinct) and we won't be the same (fake?) anymore
(Indistinct) resistance without the species (and this is floored?)

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

. . .


I'm gonna paste you up, cover you in wallpaper
Screw shelves into you and call you a wall
That's all you are to me, trying to keep people inside
Inside your sordid little house
This is no white abode
You can have skirting board shoes and plug sockets on your knees
I'll hang a painting on your lip
And put tinsel 'round it at Christmas

Trying to keep people inside, inside your sordid little house
Trying to keep people inside, inside your sordid little house

You can't keep us inside much longer pal
We've seen the view from the windows
You can't keep us inside much longer pal
We've seen the view from the windows

It's glorious outside (Have you seen the tide?)
Have you seen the tide?
(???) We need cohesion
It's glorious outside (Have you seen the tide?)
Have you seen the tide?
(???) We need cohesion

As time keeps moving, we keep losing
Our rights freedom is not the choices
Between one job, and one car
You can just look back into history
To find corruption and mystery
And if you don't take note, you'll wake up in the same boat

Trying to keep people inside, inside your sordid little house
Trying to keep people inside, inside your sordid little house

It's glorious outside (Have you seen the tide?)
Have you seen the tide?
(???) We need cohesion
It's glorious outside (Have you seen the tide?)
Have you seen the tide?
(???) We need cohesion
(Have you seen the tide?)
Have you seen the tide?

Break your teeth and break the glass
Now sprint and don't look back
Full pelt isn't the best for this
Watch your thoughts all ionising
What's your thoughts on tensions rising?

Trying to keep people inside, inside your sordid little house
Trying to keep people inside, inside your sordid little house
Trying to keep people inside, inside your sordid little house
Trying to keep people inside, inside your sordid little house

. . .


And I'm thinkin' what's the deal?
With the facts that they conceal.
And I'm thinkin' what's the harm
In a bit of rhetoric encharm

And I can't quite comprehend
A beginning or an end
No I can't quite stomach this
Now

You and me, we're gonna take
To the skies for a (covet/cover?) sake
Fly amongst the cirrus clouds
Twenty-thousand feet we'll crack the clouds

From that height will leak the lies
And unveil the damaged skies
Cause we can't quite stomach this

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Sun and secrets power us
No longer cower in idled lust
(indistinct) is still a stain
Of the dangers of this game

I still can't quite comprehend
A beginning or an end
No I can't quite stomach this

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Well then bark our angry voice to the sun
Or are we ninety million miles
From anything or anyone?

What are we waiting for? [x3]

YEAH!

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Well then bark our angry voice to the sun
Or are we ninety million miles
From anything or anyone?

Just like the (indistinct) and we won't be the same (fake?) anymore
(Indistinct) resistance without the species (and this is floored?)

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

. . .


And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I think that it is a sign
'Cos I do not think we're invincible

Crushing all in it's path (x4)

Now don't get me wrong I love what you done with the place
I just wish we had a chance to help build it
Instead of just moving into this home of disrepair
And expect it to work, prosper and then share
Constantly relying on consuming to feel content
But only because we lost touch with this home that we've spent
Trillions of dollars paying for our wants and not our needs
And now we're growing tired of planting bleary-eyed seeds

And I'm not saying that we could do better
But given a chance we'd try (we'd try)
We dig up the earth's not won soil
And fill the trench with greedy eyes

(I'd imagine x9)

SWITCH!

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I think that it is a sign
Deep breaths, clenched fists, here comes another jug-ger-naut!

Crushing all in it's path (x4)

What the hell, what happened now! ?
I really don't know man!

We'll do what we've always done
Shut our eyes and hope for the best
NO! We're gonna face this
And step out onto the tracks
Stare it right in the face
THOU SHALL NOT PASS!

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I think that it is a sign
'Cos I do not think we're invinvible

Crushing all in it's path (x4)

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I think that it is a sign
Deep breaths, clenched fists, here comes another jug-ger-naut!

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
The idea of community
Will be something displayed in a museum

. . .


And I'm thinkin' what's the deal?
With the facts that they conceal.
And I'm thinkin' what's the harm
In a bit of rhetoric encharm

And I can't quite comprehend
A beginning or an end
No I can't quite stomach this
Now

You and me, we're gonna take
To the skies for a (covet/cover?) sake
Fly amongst the cirrus clouds
Twenty-thousand feet we'll crack the clouds

From that height will leak the lies
And unveil the damaged skies
Cause we can't quite stomach this

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Sun and secrets power us
No longer cower in idled lust
(indistinct) is still a stain
Of the dangers of this game

I still can't quite comprehend
A beginning or an end
No I can't quite stomach this

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Well then bark our angry voice to the sun
Or are we ninety million miles
From anything or anyone?

What are we waiting for? [x3]

YEAH!

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Well then bark our angry voice to the sun
Or are we ninety million miles
From anything or anyone?

Just like the (indistinct) and we won't be the same (fake?) anymore
(Indistinct) resistance without the species (and this is floored?)

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

. . .


And I'm thinkin' what's the deal?
With the facts that they conceal.
And I'm thinkin' what's the harm
In a bit of rhetoric encharm

And I can't quite comprehend
A beginning or an end
No I can't quite stomach this
Now

You and me, we're gonna take
To the skies for a (covet/cover?) sake
Fly amongst the cirrus clouds
Twenty-thousand feet we'll crack the clouds

From that height will leak the lies
And unveil the damaged skies
Cause we can't quite stomach this

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Sun and secrets power us
No longer cower in idled lust
(indistinct) is still a stain
Of the dangers of this game

I still can't quite comprehend
A beginning or an end
No I can't quite stomach this

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Well then bark our angry voice to the sun
Or are we ninety million miles
From anything or anyone?

What are we waiting for? [x3]

YEAH!

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

Well then bark our angry voice to the sun
Or are we ninety million miles
From anything or anyone?

Just like the (indistinct) and we won't be the same (fake?) anymore
(Indistinct) resistance without the species (and this is floored?)

[Chorus]
(All I'm trying to say is)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight
(Getting any sleep, Getting any sleep)
You're not, getting any sleep tonight

. . .


The Lions are at the door
We ain't taking orders from snakes no more

The Lions are at the door, yeah
We ain't taking orders from snakes no more

Knock, Knock!

Yeah! How'd you like that boy?

It's another day in the Acid Nation
expected to go down hindrance
Hold tight the Real News Network
They're crucial

. . .


HELP!!!

The air turns black,
The birds drop from the sky
This eagle has landed
I'm choking on your pride,

But the walls are closing in
And you don't appreciate
That in my hands tonight
Is where your fate lies
Her face drains...

Stand up, take a bow you have
No reason to celebrate
You're lost in the labyrinth
Scream now it's not too late.

HELP!!!

The air turns black,
The birds drop from the sky
This eagle has landed
I'm choking on your pride,

But the walls are closing in
And you don't appreciate
That in my hands tonight
Is where your fate lies
Her face drains...

Stand up, take a bow you have
No reason to celebrate
You're lost in the labyrinth
Scream now it's not too late.

Nothing seems to break the walls down,
Break the walls down.
Nothing seems to break the walls down,
Break the walls down.

We'll break the walls,
We'll break the walls,
We'll break the walls down.

We'll break the walls,
We'll break the walls,
We'll break the walls down.

Well, it looks like the end of tonight for our friend here
He's finding it hard to keep his head
Especially with his girl screaming in his ear
We've gotta ask ourselves, do they deserve this
Speak now or forever hold their peace.

Will he make it out
I hope he makes it out,
He's gonna make it out,
He's gotta make it out.

(Stand) stand up
(You're) you're lost
In a labyrinth!

. . .


To the multi story car park
With our friends
drinking from a bottle
of white lightning

on top of marks and sparks
roof running
smoking
chronic
hectic!

and it seems that
nothing now will ever change.
and it seems that
were on our own again

and it seems that
nothing now will ever change.
and it seems that
were on our own again

and it seems that
nothing now will ever change.
and it seems that
were on our own again

We'll convene at mine 3PM to play Sega Megadrive Golden Axe and Sonic all day
Never Played It? (I'll Teach Ya)
Can't Hack It? (I'll Beat Ya)
Whilst Pendell's making rhymes in the corner with a litre of finest Scrumpy Jack,
Whilst PDEX pumps out the latest big club track
We'll take it to Justin's and hit his King Kong
then we'll gather round the piano for a little sing song.

Oh if I could kidnap that feeling
the one that melts softest from your mind
I'd make no demands, no ransom.

'Cause I'd never set it free.
'Cause I'd never set it free.

Oh if I could kidnap that feeling
the one that melts softest from your mind
I'd make no demands, no ransom.

'Cause I'd never set it free.
'Cause I'd never set it free.
'Cause I'd never set it free.

All false Halcyon days
and Halcyon nights
Before we began to realize
that these aren't right.

and it seems that
nothing now will ever change.
and it seems that
were on our own again

and it seems that
nothing now will ever change.
and it seems that
were on our own again

and it seems that
nothing now will ever change.
and it seems that
were on our own again

. . .


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