"Enter Shikari" as written by Roughton Reynolds, Chris Batten, Liam Rory Clewlow and Robert Rolfe....
Shit! shit!

I've been hiding here for a thousand years, waiting for your ghost
I've been hiding here for a thousand years, waiting for your ghost
Your life's about to flash before your eyes
Your life's about to flash before your eyes

Stand your ground, this is ancient land
I was guided here by the spirits hand
We shall meet, at hells gate
This is fate this is fate this is fate this is fate

Not all is lost the spirits shriek
You will be hunted we shall seek
Perseverance, turn the page
Enter shikari enter shikari

We're not hiding we're not hiding
We're not hiding we're not hiding
We're not hiding now we're not hiding now

I'm in the zone

Alright!

And still we will be here,
Standing like statues
And still we will be here,
Standing like statues


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"Enter Shikari" as written by Liam Rory Clewlow Chris Batten

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  • +1
    General Commentits not got much to do with DC comics, Shikari is Japanese for "hunters" or literaly "body hunters" people who recover the dead from the battlefields etc.
    so as said, literaly this song introduces the "hunters" (the band) to the listener. its a bit of role-play tbh.
    binzyviciouson November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentactually they got there name from rou's uncle (he used to be a fisher man who had a boat called shikari)

    it means "hunter" in indian

    and at first they thought "the shikari" but then they thought "enter shikari" sounded better

    x
    m_roundon March 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually.
    Enter shikari got the name shikari from one of their families boats which was named "shikari" shikari means hunter.
    Thus the line:
    You will be hunted WE SHALL SEEK
    Perserverance, turn the page
    Enter Shikari Enter Shikari
    (Could be translated to enter hunter!)
    :]
    Sorry if ive pissed anyone of its just Enter Shikari are great and im doing a project on them at college which is getting me an A* for being precise.
    EVERYTHING is checked over.
    =]
    Enter Shikari - Newcastle carllllllllling academy 25th of october 2007
    :]
    Sold out and i was there [=
    Hattie(:Es07on November 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeeing as they always play this song as an introduction at their shows I think it's just introducing Enter Shikari as if they're going to change your life pretty muchh and how they've found you with their music.

    ''YOUR LIFE'S ABOUT TO FLASH BEFORE YOUR EYES''
    ''You will be hunted WE SHALL SEEK''
    ''Enter Shikari , Enter Shikari''
    FalseSmileson October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentM rounds right...... and for some reson everytime i listen to this song i get the feeling thats its about someone about to take revenge on someone/somthing.... but i dno... crackin song though
    Take_to_the_skieson March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenton their site it is claimed that Rou wrote a play when he was younger called "Shikari" or "The Hunter" in Hindi.....

    they had various names when touring Hertfordshire in the early years and settled on Enter Shikari
    jamesgcon March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a war of some kind. Let me explain in more detail :-

    "SHIT! SHIT" - The character is scared of the prospect of war.

    "I've been hiding here for a thousand years waiting for your ghost" - Some soldiers went mad during the war in the trenches, and time went past slowly, so he is waiting for the ghost of fallen soldier.

    "Your life's about to flash before your eyes" - Someone is about to die

    "Stand your ground, this is ancient land, I was guided here by the spirit's hand" - Again a sign that the soldier has gone mad, but could also be interpreted as an order by a General.

    "We shall meet at hell's gate, this is fate" - He believes he is ready to die, and will go to hell

    "Not all is lost the spirits shreik" - May be a soldier's shout to boost morale in the trenches

    "You will be hunted, we shall seek perserverance" - Maybe a threat to the enemy, to hunt them down

    "Turn the page, Enter Shikari, Enter Shikari" - Sending in the people to recover the dead bodies

    "We're not hiding now" - The battle is over, so the soldiers need not hide

    "I'm in the zone" - The character has realised that there will be no more battle, and is extremely over the moon

    "And still we will be here, standing like statues" - They are paying respects to the dead.

    I hope this can make sense of the song. =]
    Geegeon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow.....goosebumbs thats all i got to say
    humble_024on May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think geege's got it downpacked. what he said tbh.
    kdanion June 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dont think geege's got it right on this one... i think you've over analysed it...

    id agree with the other guys, it seems pretty simple. Enter Shikari are coming to rock your world (the words make perfect sense) Simple as that!!!
    chrissson July 13, 2007   Link

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