Simon, don't stop with all the lying
'cause we know where you're from
you get along by taking things
that don't belong to you
So can you feel it?
Oh when you're stealing
all that adrenaline,
living in sin and you can sell it all for half the price.
Oh what would your mother say?

We take to get along,
we're holding on, we're holding on
and all these are stakes we're on
everyone's singing.

Mikey, oh where'd you get the Nikes?
'cause I know you ain't got the notes to drop,
left alone, you take the fucking lot.
Not succeeding,
nothing to believe in,
'cause it will all go wrong,
everything's gone,
now your future's on the roll of the dice.
and that's the price that you pay!

We take to get along,
we're holding on, we're holding on
all these are stakes we're on
everyone's singing.

We don't need anyone,
we're holding on, we're holding on
all the police are wrong,
so we are still singing.

Seven days a week,
patrolling all the streets.
I try to stop but I can't help it.
I know you call me weak,
my future is so bleak
I take to get along,
but I'll still be here.

We take to get along,
we're holding on, we're holding on
and all these are stakes we're on
everyone's still singing.

We take to get along,
we're holding on, we're holding on
all these are stakes we're on,
everyone's singing.

We don't need anyone,
we're holding on, we're holding on
We don't need anyone,
we're holding on, we're holding on
everyone's still singing,
We don't need anyone,
we're holding on, we're holding on
We don't need anyone,
'cause we are still singing.


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    General Comment"For He's a Jolly Good Felon" is the third single from the album The Betrayed, the fourth album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets. According to the band's mailing list, the single is set to be released on 11 April 2010. The single's formats will include 7" vinyl (to be released on 12 April), a digital download, an iTunes single (including a live version of "Dirty Little Heart"), and a remix version by L'Amour La Morgue (Ian Watkins' side project). The cover for the single was posted to Dragonninja.com on 1 March 2010.
    Frontman Ian Watkins admitted that the song, the music video and most of their current album The Betrayed are based on their upbringing. He told the Sun: "The song is about us growing up on council estates in Wales. The lyrics are about that way of life, I am not condoning it. We were good boys, it was just that our environment exposed us to anti-social behaviour. In this new album I have been very honest lyrically without a filter or producer. I have already covered areas like the conditioning of society and my anger towards it, so I suppose I just didn't want to repeat myself."
    sepultura1987on April 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commentheard the song today for the first time. it's very catchy, especially the chorus "we're holding on".
    for the meaning, as sepultura1987 wrote what Ian told the sun, it's about growing up and don't caring what everybody told them. everything was fine as long as they had their friends around.
    sandra_on May 25, 2010   Link

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