"Underdog" as written by and Sergio / Pizzorno....
Kill me if you dare
Hold my head up everywhere
Keep myself right on this train

I'm the underdog
Live my life on a lullaby
Keep myself riding on this train
Keep myself riding on this train

Love in technicolor, sprayed out on walls
Well I've been pounding at the pavement
'Til there's nothing at all
I got my cloak and dagger
In a bar room brawl
See the local loves a fighter
Loves a winner to fall

Feels like I'm lost in a moment
I'm always losing to win
Can't get away from the moment
Seems like it's time to begin

Kill me if you dare
Hold my head up everywhere
Keep myself right on this train

I'm the underdog
Live my life on a lullaby
Keep myself riding on this train
Keep myself riding on this train

It don't matter
I won't do what you say
You've got the money and the power
I won't go your way
And I can't take for the people
They don't matter at all
And I'll be waiting in the shadows
'Til the day that you fall

Feels like I'm lost in a moment
And I'm always losing to win
Can't get away from the moment
Seems like it's time to begin

Kill me if you dare,
Hold my head up everywhere
Keep myself right on this train

I'm the underdog,
Live my life on a lullaby
Keep myself riding on this train

Tell me if you're down
Throw your weapons to the ground
Keep myself riding on this train

Paper on the wire
Sold your soul for another one
Keep myself riding on this train
Keep myself riding on this train


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"Underdog" as written by Sergio / Pizzorno

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  • +2
    General CommentI think the song's about the band. After the second album everyone expected them to fade away like the rest. But look at them now!

    "Kill me if you dare, hold my head up everywhere" - they're saying they're not scared to do sumthing different even if we don't like it, they're proud of it.

    "It don't matter, I won't do what you say, you've got the money and the power, I won't go your way" - they won't listen to record companies or anyone who'll tell them they'll make more money doing it differently, they make ther music the way they want to.

    It is "paper on the wire, sold yourself for another one" - basically they're not going to sell out. It's not about the money or publicity, it's about the music.

    "I'm the underdog, live my life on a lullaby, keep myself riding on this train" - in terms of the music industry, when this song was written they were very much underdogs. Their lives depend on the music they put out (a lullaby), they're trying to keep themselves on the journey that is being part of kasabian (riding on this train).
    wesarah86on July 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt don't matter
    I won't do what you say
    You've got the money and the power
    I won't go your way
    And I can't take for the people
    They don't matter at all
    And I'll be waiting in the shadows
    'Til the day that you fall

    REALLY, like that verse, but this song as a whole is as good as any they've done before, Well done lads!
    Grahamvingoeon May 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionKasabian's Underdog is a great song for us to relate to. If somehow you're not a genius, you're always at the wrong end of a competition, Kasabian gives you a lil' tips on how to turn the tables. And shows what a great feeling to do so, too!

    But it isn't a plain simple thing to do."Kill me if you dare, Hold my head up everywhere, Keep myself right on this train" means you shouldn't be too afraid to lose, and give all you got instead. The great thing in

    It don't matter
    I won't do what you say
    You've got the money and the power
    I won't go your way
    And I can't take for the people
    They don't matter at all
    And I'll be waiting in the shadows
    'Til the day that you fall

    is you won't give in no matter what those 'champs' throw at you. you'll swallow a bucket of insults if you have to. You'll fight not for the sake of yourself, but all the people that stood behind and support you all along. And waiting in the shadows is not a sucker punch, it's the place you're now at the eyes of those 'champs'. They don't even bother to acknowledge your existence.

    All and all, really is a great song. Juan Martin del Potro must've listen to this song a lot in 2009 US Open .
    Madperistazon September 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan, I'm the first one to comment on this crazy tune!

    I fuckin love this song, it's like... stunnin. no clue what it's about, I haven't thought about the lyrics.

    I just can't wait for the new album to come out.
    1P4B7on May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, I love this song too. Havn't thought about what it means but it rocks, plain and simple...
    Music_Is_Emotionon May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationit's about a way of life as an "underdog". the man in the song is very lonely, mainly because he doesnt care about people and does what he wants and everyone thinks he won't get far that way and he gets far and keeps living "riding on this train" in the underdog way.
    nukeyon July 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't it "Hey bird, on the wire."
    Not "Hey bud, you're on the wire.
    Spaceman10on September 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is "Paper on the wire."

    C'mon, folks... the song is about paparazzi!
    paincakeon October 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPapparazzi? Explain how?
    The band have told how each song relates to a member of the "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum."
    Spaceman10on November 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like it! The chorus really taps that feeling of being pushed beyond your means. Keep myself riding on this train, anyone who's been short on options and up against a wall knows what it feels like to fight for survival, that in short is what I hear in this song. Good beat and lyrics that don't beat you over the head are the icing on a tasty song. Cheers!

    "Kill me if you dare,
    Hold my head up everywhere
    Keep myself right on this train
    ElScorcho81on February 18, 2010   Link

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