[Verse 1]
We are ready for the siege
We are armed up to the teeth
Be careful how you live and breathe
Release what's broken underneath

[Pre-chorus]
How many times do you want to die?
How many ways do you want to die?
To feel safe again look over your shoulder
Very carefully look over your shoulder

[Verse 2]
We can laugh about it now
But we hope everything works out
Be careful how you lick your wounds
Believe the change is coming soon

[Pre-chorus]
How many times do you want to die?
How many ways do you want to die?
To feel safe again look over your shoulder
Very carefully look over your shoulder

[Chorus]
You used to do a little, but a little won't fly
Right before you hit your prime
That's when we fell in love but not the first time

[Bridge]
Can I please you still
Main name in your father's will
Or does it make you ill?

Let us bruise their knees
We will aim straight for [defeat / their feet]
You will be relieved, so relieved, so relieved

Turn on full desire,
feel the sparks of the friendly fire
Misery inspires.

Your throat has been cut several times before.
Never noticed the size of the flow.
It can't be ignored.

[Pre-chorus]
To feel safe again look over your shoulder.
Carefully look over your shoulder.

[Chorus]
You said you believed it, but believing won't fly
Right before you hit your prime
That's when we fell in love another first time

[Outro]
And when it's all over and you open your eyes
To see the room turned on its side
You'll be lying by a note, on the floor, signed

"The Royal We" [x8]

Love,
The Royal We


Lyrics submitted by chardsofglass, edited by villash, lokdal

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  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI am amazed at the lack of correct lyrics I find for this song. Anyone who has seen the video would know probably 99% of the lyrics for sure. There is a huge amount of debate on the line "make it be ignored." It is actually "and it can be ignored," the singer just doesn't pronounce "and." It is apparent in the video. The very best line, in my opinion, is also gotten wrong almost every single time I've seen it: "and you'll be lying down and over on the floor...signed" or "and you'll be lying by a note on the floor signed" is actually "and you'll be lying BY AN ORDER on the floor signed, The Royal We." Love that line.

    We are ready for the siege,
    and we are armed up to the teeth.
    Be careful how you life and breathe.
    Release what's brewing underneath.

    How many times do you wanna die?
    How many ways do you wanna die?
    Do you feel safe again?
    Look over your shoulder.
    Very carefully, look over your shoulder.

    We can laugh about it now,
    and we hope everything works out.
    Be careful how you lick your wounds.
    Believe that change is coming soon.

    How many times do you wanna die?
    How many ways do you wanna die?
    Do you feel safe again?
    Look over your shoulder.
    Very carefully, look over your shoulder.

    You used to do a little, but a little won't fly.
    Right before you hit your prime,
    that's when we fell in love, but not the first time.

    Can I please you still?
    Remain in your father's will?
    Or does it make you ill?

    Let us bruise their knees.
    We went in straight for a defeat.
    You will be relieved...

    So relieved, so relieved of all your desire.
    Feel the sparks of our friendly fire.
    Misery inspires.

    Your throat has been cut several times before.
    Never noticed the size of the flow,
    'nd it can be ignored.

    Do you feel again?
    Look over your shoulder.
    Carefully, look over your shoulder.

    You said you believed it, but believing won't fly.
    Right before you hit your prime,
    that's when we fell in love, but not the first time.

    And when it's all over, and you open your eyes,
    you see the room turned on its side,
    and you'll be lying by an order on the floor signed:

    The Royal We. (x8)
    Love, The Royal We


    (I would guarantee these are at least 99% correct, FAR more accurate than any lyrics posted on this or any other website except Metro Lyrics since I just submitted the same corrections. Go watch the video...many of them are obvious.)
    melophiliaon June 30, 2011   Link

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