"Destabilise" as written by and Roughton Reynolds Robert Rolfe....
Today for the very first time
We started planning out the ultimate crime
Lock it together to destroy this gold status
Rory C, what's your thesis?

I don't fucking believe this!

Institutions are established and invested
Put to us getting tried and tested
Noticed
Fore-swept and digested
It's about we damn contested

You can't save us
You can't contain us
You can't destabilize (the fight)
Or label us
You can't save us
You can't contain us
You can't destabilize

(Destabilize)

Now they're cracking under pressure from our force
(Cause we know)
Cause we don't belong here
So we're rising through this stubborn assault course
(we're stuck in the middle)
Cause we don't belong here
(we don't belong here)
We don't belong here
Our minds are dormant and static
Don't ever accept conventional thought without reason

We need to fucking erupt!

Corrupted fucking tyrants
Instigating violence
This sporadic discordance
Will find maximum assurance

Now they're cracking under pressure from our force
(cause we know)
Cause we don't belong here
So we're rising through this stubborn assault course
(we're stuck in the middle)
Cause we don't belong here
(we don't belong here)
Now they're cracking under pressure from our force
Cause we don't belong here
So we're rising through this stubborn assault course

This is the calm before the storm
One last siege to break the wall
So I can lie here on the floor
Beside you

No one owns the ocean
No one owns the mountain
No one owns us
No one owns us
We've all inherited this world
We need to fucking erupt!
(cause this earth is ours!)

We need to fucking erupt!

Now they're cracking under pressure from our force
(cause we know)
Cause we don't belong here
So we're rising through this stubborn assault course
(we're stuck in the middle)
Cause we don't belong here
(we don't belong here)
Now they're cracking under pressure from our force
Cause we don't belong here
So we're rising through this stubborn assault course
Cause we don't belong here

This is the calm before the storm
One last siege to break the wall
So I can lie here on the floor
Beside you


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"Destabilise" as written by Liam Rory Clewlow Chris Batten

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  • +1
    Song MeaningI think it's basically stating that you shouldn't let people tell who/what you are. You're the only one who can label you, and everyone else can fuck themselves. WE NEED TO TAKE CONTROL, or as Shikari says "WE NEED TO FUCKING ERUPT!"
    davidrwallaceivon February 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI remember reading somewhere, in like mid january, that this song was a prediction of a revolution. Acouple of days later, the shit hit the fan. Now im thinking that Enter Shikari totally predicted the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. But, I may be just completely out of my damn mind.
    Prooneyon February 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSick, first comment. This song is epic, Shikari just get better and better.

    This is the call to arms, no longer will they oppress us, no longer will we cower in fear. "The Lions are at the Door, We ain't taking order from Snakes no more!"
    MuseAgainston October 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentall heart, all hype. so sick
    xshikarion October 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck the government basically!

    the lions are at the door...
    dressgirlon October 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdon't accept norms and traditions without reason, don't try to fit in. society is stuck in a rut and we need to break out. amidoinitrite?
    nevermindthebollockson October 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song! WE NEED TO FUCKING ERUPT!!!! ahh i had no idea about most of the lyrics before i read this, thanks :)
    JonnySniper335on November 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust saw Enter Shikari 3 days ago. Before this song they went into an explanation of what it's about. Its basically them saying fuck capitalism because of how greedy, corrupt, and oppressive of a system it is.
    BFMVmetalheadon November 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionCorrect lyrics:

    Today for the very first time
    We started planning out the ultimate crime
    Locking together to destroy this cold stasis
    Rory C what's your thesis? 'I don't fucking believe this'
    Institutions are established and invested
    Pause to ask 'are they tried and tested'?
    No; just forced fed and digested.
    It's about time we damn contested.
    You can't stain us
    You can't contain us
    You cant destabilise, divide or label us
    Now they're cracking under pressure from our force
    Cos we know
    That we don't belong here
    So we're rising through the stubborn assault course
    But we're stuck in the middle
    And we don't belong here
    Our minds our dormant and static
    Don't ever respect conventional thought without reason
    We need to fucking erupt
    This is the calm before the storm
    One last siege to break the norm
    So i can lie here on the floor beside you
    No one owns the oceans
    No one owns the mountains
    No one owns us
    No one owns us
    We've all inherited this world
    We need to fucking erupt
    Cos this earth is ours
    paddybon January 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationPolitics! Yay Shikari for writing about important stuff. Catchy shit too, and amaaazing live.
    clare11208on November 07, 2016   Link

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