"12" as written by Joseph Bruce and Mike E. Clark....

Revenge is mine
12 people will die tonight"

Now I look and then reborn
Though I have just until dawn
I remember every face
Spirits show me every place
First one sleeps inside his bed
Place my fingers on his head
To each temple push and smother
Till my fingers touch each other

Next one makes love to his wife
Only wish to take his life
For his family's done no wrong
Place his children on the lawn
Tell the misses, leave the room
Less she wish to witness doom
Grab the squirming filthy goat
And shove the dresser down his throat

I must quickly use my gift
Next two work the midnight shift
Drinking coffee in the back
I will listen to them chat
Hear them speaking of my death
Hear the laughter in their breath
But the laughter quickly died
When their heads collide

You're gonna die...

Now my anger's growing worse
Next one's working as a nurse
Have to make a doctor's call
Drag my body down the hall
Grab a scalple and a blade
Time to play the nurse's aide
Operate and strap her down
Carve her face into a clown

Killed another then three more
Now we're down to only four
This man drives a taxi cab
Another wicked life to grab
Screaming that he'd thought I'd died
Let's go for a taxi ride
In the wreck of twisted steel
The stearing wheel becomes his meal

This man watches his TV
Scanning channels endlessly
Stops at station forty-four
It's the Wicked Clown Show
Watch me juggle, watch me dance
In 3-D watch me enhance
Watch me crawl out from the screen
And squeeze your neck until you're green

You're gonna die...


Even though, there's just one left
I feel my bones becoming stiff
And now I wonder endlessly
The spirits have abandoned me
My limbs are falling piece by piece
My ears and fingers in the street
But still yet see no morning sun
And here's my victim's early run

Quickly grab him from behind
Round his neck with fishing twine
Keep him still and pull the string
Watch his head go bobbaling
Listen to my riddle song
Even though my crime was wrong
Murder me just for your law
And I'll be back for all y'all

You're gonna die...

I'll be back for all y'all...

Lyrics submitted by MyAntiDrugIsSuicide

"12" as written by Mike E. Clark Joseph Bruce

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the few good ICP Songs. Other than this song, most of their other stuff is crap for kids. I really like the beat on this one, and unlike most ICP songs, you don't lose interest halfway into the song, It has your attention for the whole song.
    D4MVPon February 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe meaning of this song is completely a contradiction. Apparently, it is wrong for a jury to sentence Violent J to death (even though it's for murder), but then it's okay and justified for him to hunt them down and murder them in revenge. All this says is that violence should be used to solve violence.
    MaidenAndPriestRuleon February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cnat believe there are no comments for this song! It's one of the best songs on the best Jokers Card(opinion)!
    Madman13Xon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great anti-execution song.
    shroombrainon May 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really do think this song is anti-execution song. I mean what gives you that right to take some one elses life even if they did a crime? That makes you as bad, if not worse as the person who comitted the crime.
    i taste bloodon May 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSick ass beat and rhymes
    Robman4210128on May 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a riddle, just as the cd title will tell you that they are all riddles. All the songs have a little more to them than you would assume at first listen. This song is against execution, and anyone who says that it is violence to solve violence is wrong, that part of the song is part of the riddle.
    Kain_217on August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about capital punishment...which the song is about anti-exo but i disagree...i mean read the bible...even god said eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth...
    waybetteron October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is based off the movie "The Crow".J likes to write a lot of songs based off of movies and books.
    bayer_headon January 13, 2009   Link

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