"Anthem" as written by and Matthew Stephen Nicholls Jona Weinhofen....
This is an anthem, so fucking sing
A dedication to the end of everything
This is an anthem, so fucking sing (so fucking sing)
A dedication to the end of everything

Someone call an ambulance, I got wounds to attend
Someone call a doctor, I fear this is the end
This happens all the time
This happens every day
But I never seem to quit
The wolves never stay at bay
I hate to say I told you so, but fuck it, I told you so
Don't say a word, I already know

This is an anthem, so fucking sing
A dedication to the end of everything
This is an anthem, so fucking sing (so fucking sing)
A dedication to the end of everything

Someone call an exorcist and help me kill this curse
I can't stop the bleeding and it's only getting worse
This happens all the time
This happens every day
But I never seem to quit
The wolves never stay at bay

I hate to say I told you so, but fuck it, I told you so
Don't say a word, I already know (I already know)

This is an anthem, so fucking sing (so fucking sing)
A dedication to the end of everything

Get the fuck up
This is it, the sound of giving in
Yeah, get the fuck up
This is it
The end of everything
Tastes so bitter, feels so sweet
Lost in a dream, never fell asleep
Tastes so bitter, feels so sweet
I've come back to old remedies

This is an anthem, so fucking sing
This is an anthem, so fucking sing

This is an anthem, so fucking sing
A dedication to the end of everything
This is an anthem, so fucking sing (so fucking sing)
A dedication to the end of everything, to the end of everything

This is an anthem, so fucking sing
A dedication to the end of everything


Lyrics submitted by Haunted Devil, edited by AdamArtz

"Anthem" as written by Lee David Malia Jona Weinhofen

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    General CommentSay what you want to me, but I got chills when the girl says "I feel like my hearts been touched by Christ."
    SengIVon October 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is...
    Guy: Do you feel different now?
    Girl: Yes
    Guy: Less nervous?
    Girl: Much less
    Guy: Do you have any special feelings?
    Girl: I feel like my heart has been touched by Christ.
    mackenziepriceeon October 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI know a lot of people are wondering about this still, so I'll go ahead and post it… the source of the sample that everyone loves (including me… a great outro/intro):

    "I feel— like my heart is being touched by Christ…"

    It was taken from an old movie called "Altered States", which was released in 1980. That was the year I was born, haha… so I imagine most of you reading this hadn't even been born yet. Here is the good stuff though… the sampled dialogue is about 17 minutes into the movie:

    00:17:14 Do you feel different now?
    00:17:16 Yes.
    00:17:18 Less anxious?
    00:17:20 Much less.
    00:17:22 Do you have any special feelings?
    00:17:24 I feel…
    00:17:26 …like my heart is being touched by Christ.

    To me, what makes this part so appealing to everyone is the effect that it creates in the mind/body. Picking it apart, first is the tempo drop to a half-time feel at the tail end of "Anthem" from 3:25-3:53 that begins "winding things down"… fading into that peaceful/serene feeling sample, which quickly calms you down… the dialogue, then the line (the way she pauses halfway through it creates a brief feeling of subconscious tension)… then instantly the track clicks over… "It Never Ends" intro starts up and kicks your ass in. It essentially takes you from tension (Anthem), into a calm, then right back into tension. It almost seems like there is a freeze or pause between her last word and the intro, but it's only created by your mind (in reality, it's no more than a fraction of a second). There was no accident in all of that, I'm sure.

    Also, many of you probably didn't notice this: The exact same open low-string strumming/droning is played in both "Anthem" and "It Never Ends". Didn't realize? Listen to 2:42-2:51 in "Anthem"… then listen to the first two seconds of "It Never Ends". Identical— which further binds the two songs together with a common element (again… probably subconsciously, if you hadn't noticed this until now).


    Anyway, for the rest of the movie transcription, follow the link:
    subzin.com/…

    Oh, and one other bit of shinfo— the exact same line was also sampled in the Ministry song "Psalm 69".
    getdamnedon June 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttaken from the album cover:

    this is an anthem, so fucking sing
    a dedication to the end of everything
    someone call an ambulance, i got wounds to attend
    someone call a doctor, i fear this is the end
    this happens all the time
    this happens every day
    but i never seem to quit
    the wolves never stay at bay
    i hate to say i told you so, but fuck it, i told you so
    don't say a word, i already know
    someone call an exorcist and help me kill this curse
    i can't stop the bleeding and it's only getting worse
    get the fuck up
    this is it, the sound of giving in
    yeah, get the fuck up
    this is it
    the end of everything
    tastes so bitter, feels so sweet
    lost in a dream, never fell asleep
    i've come back to old remedies


    __________

    my first impressions of this were that its a song about self harm?
    dressgirlon October 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an anthem,
    so fucking sing
    a dedication to the end of everything
    this is an anthem,
    so fucking sing
    a dedication to the end of everything

    someone call an ambulance, i got wounds to attend
    someone call a doctor, i fear this is the end
    this happens all the time
    this happens every day
    but i never seem to quit
    the wolves never stay at bay

    i hate to say i told you so, but fuck it, i told you so
    don't say a word, i already know

    this is an anthem,
    so fucking sing
    a dedication to the end of everything
    this is an anthem,
    so fucking sing
    a dedication to the end of everything

    someone call an exorcist and help me kill this curse
    i can't stop the bleeding and it's only getting worse
    this happens all the time
    this happens every day
    but i never seem to quit
    the wolves never stay at bay

    i hate to say i told you so, but fuck it, i told you so
    don't say a word, i already know

    this is an anthem,
    so fucking sing
    a dedication to the end of everything

    get the fuck up
    this is it,
    the sound of giving in
    yeah,
    get the fuck up
    this is it
    the end of everything

    tastes so bitter, feels so sweet
    lost in a dream, never fell asleep
    tastes so bitter, feels so sweet
    i've come back to old remedies

    this is an anthem,
    so fucking sing
    this is an anthem,
    so fucking sing

    this is an anthem,
    so fucking sing
    a dedication to the end of everything
    this is an anthem,
    so fucking sing
    a dedication to the end of everything
    to the end of everything

    this is an anthem,
    so fucking sing
    a dedication to the end of everything
    christiantailoron October 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song seems like it fits "It never ends" video.
    PaulDigsBoobieson October 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk,so at the end when the guy and girl are talking, this is what I hear.
    Guy:Do you feel different now?
    Girl:Yes..... Much Better.
    Guy:Do you have any special feelings?
    Girl:I feel... Like my heart has been touched by Christ.

    I LOVE the ending(:
    TDWPZombieGirlon October 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion^Now I know what they are saying at the the end, don't you think it sounds a bit like a therapy session or something like that?
    It seems to introduce 'It Never Ends' rather than end 'Anthem', and I love how the peacefulness of that end part goes so well with the intro of the next song, that isn't so peaceful
    RoxyDoodleon January 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'I hate to say I told you so, but fuck it, "I told you so"'

    I love that line, I really want the opportunity to say it to someone one day! :P
    RoxyDoodleon January 17, 2011   Link

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