We are the unknown
Sometimes it feels like the chips are down
Nothing is going your way
You've been recording endlessly
Sleepless nights aimlessly
Songs wasted cos tapes are gathering dust
Step 1, we're talented
Step 2, who can we trust?
The industry is full of cutthroats, false hopes
Money controls, killing of many souls, anything goes
You know the ropes
But if you ain't part of the click, you ain't part of the plan
So you might as well quit
Studios costing the earth to hire
You feel, you could set the world on fire
If you had a deal
But let's be real about this
It ain't what you know, it's who you know
It's all a game and we're all part of the show
What's the role that you play?
Can you do it your way?
You need a hell of a lot a luck being from the UK
You can say what you wanna say
But remember it's rare that you'll be getting continuous airplay

We are the unknown
Now you know the name
Unstoppable, clever, artistic
You're about to enter a higher-level dimension
We're fantastic
We are the unknown
Now you know the name
Break the barriers and persist to climb

Many have travelled down the road that you're about to take
Made, many mistakes while searching for the perfect break
Years of hardships, ripped jeans, a bearded face
You were there at the wrong time in wrong place
Maybe next time when you ain't looking desperate
They'll be on you like a rash
Yeah, you guessed it
They wanna know your name, where you're from
How long you been an entertainer for
And who wrote the songs
Do you know Danny from Sony?
Or Mike at Universal?
Dawn from RCA?
I met her at the dress rehearsal
Name checking can get you recognised further
But in the mean time trying to survive is murder
It's all game to them, but to us it's life or death
Or maybe they just lack a lot of depth
Or maybe they just don't understand
What it means to be record
How it feels to perform, but we go on

We are the unknown
Now you know the name
Unstoppable, clever, artistic
You're about to enter a higher-level dimension
We're fantastic
We are the unknown
Now you know the name
Artistical brain waves of the un-sizables

On the streets you're recognised, your name's all over the town
You've been recording for years and you're well renowned
Situations confuse you
Bad luck pursues you
Promoters hire you for your services and use you
They fail to pay you
They aim to play you
My advice is play the games like they do
Who knows what's around the corner
It could be the break that you've been waiting for
As a performer
We sense something's about to happen
Keep it up
Never give it up
No matter what they all might say
One day it could pay off
Watch the parasites
Crowd around you
Like you're some sort of megastar
But in the mean time trying to survive is murder
And the conditions you're living in have never been worse
It's in your blood, you're addicted
Nothing can change that
Make your move, this is payback

We are the unknown
Now you know the name
Mark B, Blade
We're fantastic
Break through barriers and persist to climb
We are the unknown
Now you know the name
Unstoppable, clever, artistical



Lyrics submitted by mixmastermike

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