"Juggernauts" as written by Roughton Reynolds, Chris Batten, Liam Rory Clewlow and Robert Rolfe....
And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I'm thinking that it's a sign
'Cause I do not think we're invincible

Crushing all in its path
Crushing all in its path
Crushing all in its path
Crushing all in its path

Now don't get me wrong, I love what you done with the place
I just wish we had a chance to help build it
Instead of just moving into this home of disrepair
And expect it to work, prosper and then share

Constantly relying on consuming to feel content
But only because we lost such with this home that we've spent
Trillions of dollars paying for our wants and not our needs
And now we're growing tired of planting bleary-eyed seeds

And I'm not saying that we could do better
But given the chance we'd try
We dig up the earth's not won soil
And feel the drench with greedy eyes

And I'm not saying that we could do better
But given the chance we'd try
We dig up the earth's not won soil
And feel the drench with greedy eyes
Imagine

Switch

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I'm thinking that it's a sign
Deep breaths, clenched fists
Here comes another juggernaut

Crushing all in its path
Crushing all in its path
Crushing all in its path
Crushing all in its path

What the hell, what happened now?
I really don't know, man

We'll do what we've always done
Shut our eyes and hope for the best
No, we're gonna face this
And step out onto the tracks
Stare it right in the face
Thou shall not pass

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I'm thinking that it's a sign
'Cause I do not think we're invincible

Crushing all in its path
Crushing all in its path
Crushing all in its path
Crushing all in its path

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I think that it is a sign
Deep breaths, clenched fists
Here comes another juggernaut

And I know that we've still got time
But I do not think we're invincible
And I'm think that it's a sign
And I do not think we're invincible

And I hope that we've still got time
'Cause I do not think we're invincible
The idea of community
Will be something displayed at a museum


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"Juggernauts" as written by Liam Rory Clewlow Chris Batten

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    General CommentBrilliant song, got everything that makes shikari great in it.
    But "Trilions of dollars taining for us and not our needs" should read "Trilions of dollars taining for OUR WANTS and not our needs" :)

    As for its meaning, I think it's got to be about how we are destroying the world, and the juggernaut is mankind, as we tear up what we inherited. They are recognising that although it seems like it will never happen to us, global warming and whatnot is a very real problem, and we have just bought it upon ourselves. It also ties in with the more political approach Shikari are taking on 'Common Dreads'.

    Just my two cents
    Phoenixx D0wnon April 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentanyone reckon that on the "now don't get me wrong..." bit rou sounds like mike skinner? not sure what i think just yet
    SamuelHWon May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think its about the idea of togetherness and community has been destroyed by the capitalist climate and selfish nature of man and how we have destroyed what we need most and thats to be in relationship with eachother. The chorus is the only sign of hope :
    And i know that we still got time
    But i do not think we're invincible

    I think its saying its not too late!
    supernovaslideon May 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAfter 'imagine '

    Rou says "(Mate, Back in the day, the empires make _____ to colonise, to claim,
    to control, to contain, we sat patiently in the future helpless)"
    sandihumeon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh mah lawd people, here are the correct lyrics from the album:

    And I know that we've still got time
    But i do not think we're invincible
    And I'm thinking that its a sign
    'Cos i do not think we're invincible
    Crushing all in it's path.

    Now don't get me wrong i love what you've done with the place
    I just wish we had a chance to help build it
    Instead of just moving into this home of disrepair
    And expected to work, prosper and then share.

    Constantly relying on consuming to feel content
    But only because we've lost touch with this home that we've spent
    Trillions of dollars tainting for our wants, not our needs
    And now we're growing tired of planting bleary-eyed seeds.

    And I'm not saying that we could do better
    But given the chance we'd try
    We'd dig up the earths timeworn soil
    And fill the trench with greedy eyes.

    Imagine.

    "Back in the day as empires made haste
    To colonize, to claim, to control and contain.
    We sat patiently in the future, helpless."

    Switch.

    Deep breaths clench fists
    Here comes a Juggernaut
    Crushing all in it's path.

    What the hell will happen now?
    I really don't know man
    We'll do what we've always done?
    Shut our eyes and hope for the best?
    NO! We're gonna face this
    We'll step out onto the tracks
    And stare it right in the face
    Thou shall not pass.

    The idea of community
    Will be something displayed at a museum.

    -----

    Those are the correct lyrics. Its about how our ancestors planned everything out for us and we are just screwing the world up. It is also about how the youth is seen as worthless when really its corrupt politicians, etc. who are the worthless ones.
    Imlostruon July 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard this song was based around the band members getting annoyed at plans to build a Tesco in their hometown or something. Not entirely sure, but a few people have mentioned it.
    EssenceInTheHearton July 24, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning################## ACTUAL MEANING ###################

    Okay, I've had an actual, well-reasoned insight into what this song may signify. I have a lot of faith in Shikari not to produce such meaningless, generic drivel as it being about 'the environment' or 'how we are destroying the world, and the juggernaut is mankind, as we tear up what we inherited' or other such bullcrap. That doesn't fit the lyrics at all. The idea of it being about capitalism has a bit more weight - especially what EssenceInTheHeart says about maybe hearing that Shikari said it was about plans to open a Tesco in their home town. To be honest I think its more likely that than my idea - look at the lyrics, it fits. And I can certainly identify with that, Tesco are rediculous invaders.

    But my view is that it's about immigration. Any Brit will know that this is a VERY current issue close to our hearts. Let's look at the lyrics:

    The stuff about 'time' and 'being invincible' refers (possibly) to the fact that we're putting off the inevitable of closing our borders, as they later call for in the song.

    Now the verse, see this in the context of an immigrant from a different culture, maybe one who doesn't necessarily appreciate what is being given to him/her in terms of provisions and opportunities. I'll not spell each line out. Most of them fit this idea very well.

    "Back in the day as empires made haste
    To colonize, to claim, to control and contain.
    We sat patiently in the future, helpless."

    Quite what they're saying here I'm not sure, there are a few possibilities eg. we forged our international borders back in the days of conquest, and now we have to look back helplessly on how they were drawn up inequitably with some countries rich and some poor. We can't change that now. Or it could be about the colonization of cultural immigration.

    The idea of "We'll do what we've always done? Shut our eyes and hope for the best?" is very in keeping with politicans' inability do even properly discuss the issue.

    As for the juggernauts themselves, they're the lorries that many many immigrants stow away in. Also they're a metaphor for them coming in droves, but the lorries are where the idea comes from. 'Thou shalt not pass!' sums up the band's view on what should be done for these groups of immigrants.

    Well that's my interpretation - I'm sure if they wanted to make a song about capitalism or the environment they'd do a much better, less ambiguous job than that - it's definately not about the latter.

    (Note: my own views on immigration are distinctly undecided - though I do not agree with the band as I interpret them.)
    arsonistmanon February 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOk first off... TUNE!

    Here is what I think it is, my corrections in CAPS:

    And I know that we've still got time but I do not think we're invincible, and I'M THINKING THAT IT'S A SIGN COS I do not think we are invincible, crushing all in its path, crushing all in its path, crushing all in its path, crushing all in its path

    Now don’t get me wrong I love what you've done with the place, I just wish WE had a chance to help build it, instead of just moving INTO this home of disrepair and expected to work, prosper and then share. Constantly relying ON consuming to feel content, but only because we lost TOUCH with this home that we spent trillions of dollars TRAINING for our wants and not our needs and now we've grown tired of PLANTING BLEARY EYED SEEDS.

    And I’m not saying that we could do better, but given the chance we’d try, WE DIG UP THE EARTH'S TRAMPLED SOIL AND FILL THE TRENCH WITH GREEDY EYES.

    Imagine, Imagine, Imagine....

    SWITCH!!!

    And I know that we've still got time but I do not think we're invincible, and I’m thinking that it’s a sign, deep breathes, clenched fists, here comes another juggernaut, crushing all in its path, crushing all in its path.

    What the hell, what happened now!?
    I really don’t know man!

    We'll do what we've always done, shut our eyes and hope for the best. NOOO! We’ve gotta face this and step out onto the tracks and stare it right in the face. Thou shall not pass!!!

    And I know that we've still got time but I do not think we're invincible, and I’m thinking that it’s a sign cos I do not think we are invincible, crushing all in its path, crushing all in its path, crushing all in its path, crushing all in its path.

    And I know that we've still got time but I do not think we're invincible, and I thinking that it’s a sign, deep breathes, clenched fists, here comes another juggernaut.

    And I know that we've still got time, but I do not think we're invincible, the idea of community will be something displayed in a museum.


    darkfrankhson April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyh thought the lyrics were a bit dodgey,

    awesome song though, and i completely agree wiht Phoenixx D0wn

    have there been other releases from the album yet? apart formt his and antwerpen
    JonnySniper335on April 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with Phoenixx D0wn
    The song is about the world and what mankind has done to it,
    its about the human race putting its material values before home/ family value's
    How we have become selfish and lost all lack of community, everyone is in it for themselves.

    Its also about the greater problems on the planet that we cant just shy away from, such as global warming, the recession: things that man has created itself as a result of its selfishness and is now trying to egnore; "We'll do what we've always done, Shut our eyes and hope for the best!"

    ace song :)
    ssnnaattyyon May 03, 2009   Link

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