"Petrified" as written by and Mike Shinoda....
Ya'll are n-n-not ready (yo)
Not are-ready (yo)
We about to drop it steady (so)
Do it (like that [x10])

Now why's everybody so petrified? [What!?]
Petrified! [What!?] Stepped aside!
And just drop that... [come on!]
Drop that! [come on!] Drop that! [come on!]
Drop... that! [come on!]
Now why's everybody so petrified? [What!?]
Petrified! [what!?] Stepped aside!
And just drop that... [come on!]
Drop that! [come on!] Drop that! [come on!]
Drop... that! [come on!]

Yeah
How you doin, ya'll?
My name is Mike.
I'm fooling with the new shit
I'm doing it all night
I like what I do
I do what I like
I could quit and get it back like I'm riding a bike
Like stop, bring it back, bring it back
We got that balance keeping us on track
That you get when you move and quit, With no slow
You stare like you don't care
But you do, though...
I know, you really must be so lonely
Puffed up, like you're tough, but so phony
You and your boys, you don't know me
You really wanna hold me? Show me. Homie.
Lets get it over with for good
I got a friction addiction I wish you would
Machine Shop rockin' when we step inside
And we got everybody so petrified

Now why's everybody so petrified? [What!?]
Petrified! [What!?] Stepped aside!
And just drop that... [come on!]
Drop that! [come on!] Drop that! [come on!]
Drop... that! [come on!]

Listen. You are not ready
Like children in a building you can't stand steady
It must be the beat so heavy
Causing panic attacks like a crack in the levvy
Give me that Robert Plant
Dancing days are back
Feeling all in the track and in fact
For those knowing the name
I'm back with some brand new crack
We can do it like, that
You really must be so lonely
Puffed up, like you're tough, but so phony
You and your boys, you don't know me
You really wanna hold me? Show me. Homie.
Tough talk doesn't mean a thing
Get over yourself, you know when we're up in the scene
Its Machine Shop rockin when we stepped inside
And we got everybody so petrified

Now why's everybody so petrified? [What!?]
Petrified! [What!?] Stepped aside!
And just drop that... [come on!]
Drop that! [come on!] Drop that! [come on!]
Drop... that! [come on!]
Now why's everybody so petrified? [What!?]
Petrified! [what!?] Stepped aside!
And just drop that... [come on!]
Drop that! [come on!] Drop that! [come on!]
Drop... that! [come on!]

Ya'll are n-n-not ready (yo)
Not are-ready (yo)
We about to drop it steady (so)
Do it (like that [x10])
Ya'll are n-n-not ready (yo)
Not are-ready (yo)
We about to drop it steady (so)
Do it (like that [x10])

Get up.

Why's everybody so petrified? [What!?]
Petrified! [What!?] Stepped aside!
And just drop that... [come on!]
Drop that! [come on!] Drop that! [come on!]
Drop... that! [come on!]
Now why's everybody so petrified? [What!?]
Petrified! [what!?] Stepped aside!
And just drop that... [come on!]
Drop that! [come on!] Drop that! [come on!]
Drop... that! [come on!]

Like stop, (stop) bring it back, (bring it back)
We got that balance keeping us on track
Like stop, (stop) bring it back, (bring it back)
We got that balance keeping us on track
Like stop, (stop) bring it back, (bring it back)
We got that balance keeping us on track
Like stop, (stop) bring it back, (bring it back)
We got that balance keeping us on track
Like stop,
(Stop...)

Machine Shop...


Lyrics submitted by Feenix

"Petrified" as written by Mike Shinoda

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentThe song criticised people who are all image and no balls, who talk crap about each other and aren't real, and have no talent.
    lucyb85on November 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of those songs where you rap about how awesome you are. Every rapper does it, but Mike has funny little stuff in his lyrics. Even though he's talking shit, I like it. It reminds me of how Eminem used to be.

    He's talking to all the phony, corny rappers who are scared to even step to him. The Hook explains it ALL:

    "You really must be so lonely
    Puffed up, like you're tough, but so phony
    You and your boys, you dont know me
    You really wanna hold me? Show me. Homie.
    Tough talk doesnt mean a thing
    Get over yourself, you know when we're up in the scene
    Its Machine Shop rockin when we stepped inside
    And we got everybody so petrified"

    Oh and this beat is HOT.
    thebutcheresson February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlols at lucyb85, totally true :)
    madd_elibberon December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly two comments? Mike Shinoda isn't the BEST rapper, but I still love this song. It seems like he talks a lot of shit, but he does it in the nicest way possible. = ]
    stryker311on December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHE MUSIC!!! the music in this song is so incredible!!!!!
    the rapping isn't bad but isn't any good either.
    B12on December 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe beat is insane. This is a good song to release an album with, but I think if they want to really show what Fort Minor is all about they need to release "Right Now" or "High Road" as a single.
    cmill216on January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool beat...
    rockermybabyon January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not personally in love with rap.
    But, I'll admit that this song has a good beat.
    I'm not crazy about the lyrics though.

    Worth a listen if you like rap/hip-hop.
    tat_is_legendon January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty mad song, and he mentions Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin!
    Shadow of Oblivionon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not "like children in a building" it's "like children of bodom"
    B12on April 23, 2006   Link

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