"Goon Squad" as written by and Abe Cunningham Frank Mirelez Delgado....
I carve my name
Across your towns
When I’m set
Cut inside before
The trends begin
I spend my time perfecting

Waves of contrast
Cutting out all
The same shit I’ve outgrown
I’m bringing it in style myself
You know it is with ease no sweat

I see the crowns
And I forget the couture
Two at a time
I watch the kingdoms fold

I’m bringing it in style myself
You know it is with ease no sweat
I’m breaking in with all my friends
So are you in?
Designed for you, designed by me

Before we get down
We must prepare the heart strings
To cut all the ties
And watch the trends begin

I’m bringing it in style myself
You know it is with ease no sweat
I’m breaking in with all my friends
So are you in?
Designed special for you by me
Designed special for you by me
Designed special for you by me

I carve my name
Across your towns
When I’m set
Cut inside before
The trends begin

I’m bringing it in style myself
You know it is with ease no sweat
I’m breaking in with all my friends
Are you in? Are you in?
Are you in? Are you in?
Are you in?

Designed special for you by me
Designed special for you by me
Designed special for you by me


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"Goon Squad" as written by Chino Camilo Moreno Abe Cunningham

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    My InterpretationI think..... it's about the band maturing.
    The songwriting process. "designed for you, designed by me" "cutting out all the same shit i've outgrown" "before we get down, we must prepare the heartstrings"
    his singing "I spend my time perfecting waves of contrast"
    expanding the band's sound so they don't sound the same each album, yet still sounding like the same band and being their selves "i'm bringing it in style myself. you know it is with no ease, no sweat."
    the band is closer now more than ever before "i'm breaking in with all my friends"
    when they go to tour live people will go crazy for them "I carve my name on your towns when i'm set" "I see the crowns and I forget the couture."
    and then I guess fans and bands are going to attempt to copy their ever changing style "two at a time i watch the kingdoms fold" "cut inside before the trends begin" "so are you in"
    MyTooCentson November 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely agree MyTooCents. Although it's hard to really interpret the meaning of Chino's lyrics at times, it's pretty obvious that with the lines...

    "I’m bringing it in style myself
    You know it is with ease no sweat
    I’m breaking in with all my friends
    So are you in?
    Designed for you, designed by me"

    and

    "I carve my name
    Across your towns
    When I’m set
    Cut inside before
    The trends begin"

    He is revealing his effort to continue being one of the most innovative and respected artists in the music industry. When The Deftones come to your town, he is going to "carve his name" into your memory in such a memorable and mind-blowing way that you will never forget their presence until the day you die...and after seeing them in concert in Mesa, Arizona, I can not agree more with Chino's swagger and confidence.
    Xistentialon February 10, 2013   Link
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    General Commentlast verse is wrong:
    One Last thing,
    you should beware the content .. or (to contain)
    I cut inside
    and let the trend begin

    other than that, Fucking epic song and cd :)
    fortybelownjon April 15, 2013   Link
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    General CommentBest poem of Koi,

    Saying that because its a prelude to more, these guys aren't going to stop.

    The sound is evolving and farther reaching, a wonderful marriage and it started with Diamond eyes, all the new fans can look back and see where they come from , but where they're going is the best part,,,,, NOW.... What happened to you?!
    midastouch84on August 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think Its about all the fake fame and "branding" people create for themselves nowadays. "I'm bringing it in style myself you know it is with ease no sweat." Think- Kim Cardashian, Paris Hilton ect.... All the people who blindly follow and buy the dribble and crap put out by today's so called stars is pointed out by he title of the song "Goon Squad".
    Ribzyon April 24, 2015   Link

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