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Supremacy

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Title: The 2nd Law
Length: 53.39
Release Date: 2011
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalogue Number: 82564658802

In an NME interview, Chris said "We'll definitely start working on a new album next year " He went on to say "I think we'll definitely take some time off after this touring period because it's something we've never done. I think the most time we've had off is about six weeks in the last 12 years, so we're due a break." In another NME interview, Matt said that he was thinking about writing a more personal music project for their next album. "I sense that that's going to lead to a writing project that will be more personal, rather than talking about grand political concerns. That itself might lead to material that's more suitable for smaller venues."

Chris has said in a recent interview that the band want to do something "radically different" on their next album. The bassist told Kerrang! magazine that it felt like they were "drawing a line" under their past and were eager to embrace new ideas. He said:" feel like we are drawing a line under a certain period of what we've done in our career. It feels like it's time to move on and do something radically different." However, he also admitted that it wasn't always easy to progress and push their sound forward, adding: "But then you could get into the studio and go back to what you're comfortable with. You get in the studio and there's a natural process and you have to see where a song will take you."

On his Twitter account Matt jokingly described the album as a "christian gangsta rap jazz odyssey, with some ambient rebellious dubstep and face melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia".

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  • Supremacy Show

    Wake to see 
    Your true emancipation is a fantasy
    Policies have risen up and overcome the brave
    Greatness dies
    Unsung and lost invisible to history
    Embedded spies 
    Brainwashing our children to be mean

    You don’t have long
    I am on to you
    The time, it has come to destroy 
    Your supremacy

    You don’t have long
    I am on to you
    The time, it has come to destroy 
    Your supremacy

  • Madness Show

    I, I can't get these memories out of my mind
    And some kind of madness
    Is starting to evolve, mmmm.
    And I, I tried so hard to let you go,
    But some kind of madness

    Is swallowing me whole, yeah.
    I have finally seen the light,
    And I have finally realised
    What you mean.

    Now, I need to know is this real love,
    Or is it just madness
    Keeping us afloat, mmmm.
    When I look back, at all the crazy fights we had
    It's like some kind of madness
    Was taking control, yeah.

    Now, I have finally seen the light,
    And I have finally realised
    What you need.

    Now, I have finally seen the end.
    And I'm not expecting you to care, no.
    That I have finally seen the light,

    And I have finally realised
    I need your love,
    I need your love.

    Come to me
    Just in a dream
    Come on and rescue me
    Yes I know
    I can't be wrong.
    And baby, you're too headstrong.
    Our love is madness.

  • Panic Station Show

    You won’t get much closer
    Until you sacrifice it all
    You won’t get to taste it
    With your face against the wall

    Get up and commit
    Show the power trapped within
    Do just what you want to
    Now stand up and begin

    Ooh 1, 2, 3, 4 fire's in your eyes
    And this chaos it defies imagination
    5, 6, 7, 8 minus 9 lives
    You've arrived at panic station

    Doubts will try to break you
    Unleash your heart and soul
    Trouble will surround you
    Start taking some control

    Stand up and deliver
    Your wildest fantasy
    Do what the fuck you want to
    There’s no one to appease

    Ooh 1, 2, 3, 4 fire's in your eyes
    And this chaos it defies imagination
    5, 6, 7, 8 minus 9 lives
    You've arrived at panic station

    Ooh 1, 2, 3, 4 fire's in your eyes,
    And this chaos it defies imagination.
    5, 6, 7, 8 minus 9 lives
    And I know you will fight for the duration

    Ooh 1, 2, 3, 4 fire's in your eyes
    And you know I'm not resisting your temptations
    5, 6, 7, 8 minus 9 lives
    You've arrived at panic station

  • Survival Show

    ("Ah, ah ah ah", repeated)

    Race

    Life's a race
    That I'm gonna win
    Yes I'm gonna win
    And I'll light the fuse
    And I'll never lose
    And I choose to survive

    ("Told you, so I", repeated)

    Whatever it takes
    You won't pull ahead
    I'll keep up the pace
    And I'll reveal my strength
    To the whole human race
    Yes, I am prepared

    ("You were warned and didn't listen", repeated)

    To stay alive
    I won't forgive
    Vengeance is mine
    And I won't give in
    Because I choose to thrive
    Yes, I'm gonna win

    Race 

    ("Told you, so I", repeat)

    It's a race
    That I'm gonna win
    Yes I'm gonna win
    And I'll light the fuse
    And I'll never lose
    And I choose to survive
    ("You were warned and didn't listen", repeated)
    Whatever it takes
    You won't pull ahead
    I'll keep up the pace
    And I'll reveal my strength
    To the whole human race
    Yes, I'm gonna win

    ("Fight, fight, fight, fight, win, win, win, win")

    Yes, I'm gonna win

  • Follow Me Show

    When darkness falls
    And surrounds you
    When you fall down
    When you’re scared
    And you’re lost
    Be brave
    I'm coming to hold you now
    When all your strength has gone 
    And you feel wrong
    Like your life has slipped away

    Follow me
    You can follow me
    And I will not desert you now
    When your fire’s died out
    No one’s there
    They have left you for dead

    Follow me
    You can follow me
    I will keep you safe
    Follow me
    You can follow me
    I will protect you

    I won’t let them hurt
    They're hurting you, no
    Ooh yeah
    When your heart is breaking

    You can follow me
    You can follow me
    I will always keep you safe
    Follow me
    You can trust in me
    I will always protect you, my love
    Feel my love
    Feel my love.

  • Animals Show

    Animal
    You’re an animal
    Don’t take anything less

    Out of control
    You’re out of control
    Strike those in distress

    Analyse
    Advertise
    Expand
    Bend more rules
    Buy yourself an island

    Animals
    We’re animals
    Buy when blood is on the street

    Out of control
    We’re out of control
    Crush those who beg at your feet

    Analyse
    Franchise
    Spread out
    Kill the competition
    And buy yourself an ocean

    Amortise
    Downsize
    Lay off
    Kill yourself
    Come on and do us all a favour

    (Wall street trading floor samples)

  • Explorers Show

    Once I hoped
    To seek the new and unknown
    This planet's overrun
    There's nothing left for you or for me
    Don't give in

    We can walk through the fields
    And feeling nature's glow
    But all the land is owned
    There's none left for you or for me
    Who will win?
    ‘Cause I concede

    Free me
    Free me
    Free me from this world
    I don't belong here
    It was a mistake imprisoning my soul
    Can you free me
    Free me from this world

    A world lush and blue
    With rivers running wild
    They'll be re-routed south
    With none left for you or for me
    Don't give in
    Hear the engines roar
    And save our crops from drought
    But when the black gold's in doubt
    There's none left for you or me
    Fuse helium-3, our last hope

    Free me
    Free me
    Free me from this world
    We don't belong here
    It was a mistake imprisoning our souls
    Can you free me
    And free me from this world?

    Free me
    I’ll free you
    Free us from this world
    We don't belong here
    It was a mistake imprisoning our souls
    Can you free me
    And free me from this world?

    Running around in circles feeling caged by endless rules
    Can you free me
    Free me from this world?

    Shh, go to sleep

  • Big Freeze Show

    Healed? Or are you still just reeling?
    Are you fine? Have you found a way to escape?
    Are you here, just because I need you?
    Can we hole up? A big freeze is heading our way

    We are on a hiding to nowhere
    We still hope, but our dreams are not the same
    And I, I lost before I started
    I'm collapsing in stellar clouds of gas

    Hear me 
    What words just can't convey
    Feel me
    Don't let the sun in your heart decay

    Fight, or will you show me mercy?
    We've expelled, the goodness from our hearts
    Are you here, just to prove you’re winning?
    Can we hole up, and ride out this electrical storm?

    We destroyed something beautiful
    We have faith, but our truths are not the same
    Don't give up, don’t let the magic leave us
    Stop the loneliest force becoming king of the universe

    Hear me
    What words just can’t convey
    Feel me. 
    Don't let the sun in your heart decay

    Don't give up, don't let the magic leave us
    We're collapsing in stellar clouds of gas

    Hear me
    What words just can't convey
    Feel me
    Don't let the sun in our hearts decay

  • Save Me Show

    Save me from my superstitions
    Now I'm free, from this old condition
    Wait just a while, and I’ll greet you with a smile

    Hold me 'cause I'm sure I'm hated
    Promises, they are overrated
    Wait just a while, while I'm drowning in denial

    Turn me into someone like you
    Find a place that we can go to
    Run away and take me with you
    Don't let go I need your rescue

    Watch me 'cause I'm on a mission
    Hold me back, so I'm forced to listen
    Don't let me go, 'cause I'm nothing without you

    Turn me into someone like you
    Find a place that we can go to
    Run away and take me with you
    Don't let go I need your rescue

    Turn me into someone like you
    Find a place that we can go to
    Run away and take me with you
    Don't let go I need your rescue

  • Liquid State Show

    Take me for a ride
    Break me up and steal what’s left inside
    And hope and pray iniquity has died inside and left a scar

    I’m on red alert
    Bring me peace and wash away my dirt
    Spin me round and help me to divert and walk into the light

    Warm my heart tonight
    Hold my head up high
    Help me to survive

    Kick me when I’m down
    Feed me poison, fill me till I drown
    Wake me up before I get pushed out and fall into the night

    Warm my heart tonight 
    (Force me to lose control)
    Hold my head up high 
    (Watch as I lose my soul)
    Help me to survive 
    (Push me until I fall)

  • The 2nd Law: Unsustainable Show

    All natural and technological processes,
    Proceed in such a way that the availability
    Of the remaining energy decreases. 
    In all energy exchanges, if no energy
    Enters or leaves an isolated system, 
    The entropy of that system increases.
    Energy continuously flows from being 
    Concentrated to becoming dispersed, 
    Spread out, wasted and useless.
    New energy cannot be created and high grade 
    Energy is being destroyed.
    An economy based on endless growth is
    Unsustainable

    Unsu... Unsustain unsustain unser
    Uns' uns' unsustainer unsustainer
    Unsu... Unsustain Unsustain
    Uns' uns' you're unsustainable

    The fundamental laws of thermodynamics will
    Place fixed limits on technological innovation
    And human advancement.
    In an isolated system; the entropy 
    Can only increase
    A species set on endless growth is
    Unsustainable

    Unsu... Unsustain unsustain unser
    Uns' uns' unsustainer unsustainer
    Unsu... Unsustain Unsustain
    Uns' uns' you're unsustainable.

  • The 2nd Law: Isolated System Show

    In an isolated system, entropy can only increase

    (Random radio and TV transmissions broadcast on March 29th 2012 between 18:48 and 19:10)

    In an isolated system, entropy can only increase
    In an isolated system
    In an isolated system (entropy)
    Isolated system
    (Entropy can only increase)
    Isolated system
    Isolated
    Isolated (system)
    Isolated
    Isolated (system)
    Isolated (entropy)
    Isolated
    Isolated
    Isolated


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