"Sabotage" as written by Michael Louis Diamond, Adam Nathaniel Yauch and Adam Horovitz....
I can't stand it I know you planned it
But I'm gonna set it straight, this Watergate
I can't stand rocking when I'm in here
Because your crystal ball ain't so crystal clear
So while you sit back and wonder why
I got this fucking thorn in my side
Oh my Good, it's a mirage
I'm tellin' y'all it's a sabotage
So listen up 'cause you can't say nothin'
You'll shut me down with a push of your button?
But I'm out and I'm gone
I'll tell you now I keep it on and on
'Cause what you see you might not get
And we can bet so don't you get souped yet
You're scheming on a thing that's a mirage
I'm trying to tell you now it's sabotage
Why; our backs are now against the wall
Listen all of y'all it's a sabotage
Listen all of y'all it's a sabotage
Listen all of y'all it's a sabotage
Listen all of y'all it's a sabotage

I can't stand it, I know you planned it
But I'm gonna set it straight this Watergate
I can't stand rockin' when I'm in this place
Because I feel disgrace because you're all in my face
But make no mistakes and switch up my channel
I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle
What could it be, it's a mirage
You're scheming on a thing, that's sabotage


Lyrics submitted by piesupreme, edited by ExitLight7

"Sabotage" as written by Adam Nathaniel Yauch Adam Horovitz

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  • +9
    General CommentFirst of all, i dont think that "My favorite song by The Beastie Boys" and "This songs rocks!" are anything to do with the meanings of songs. You are destroying this site.

    The song to me, is talking about a partner of his who is being drawn away by another guy who is using smoke and mirrors to get her away from him. He is aware of this but does she know he knows?
    Pharaohon January 04, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI can't believe how ignorant all of you are, especially all of you from America. The lyrics are highly political and don't try to make it about competition or any other crap that comes through your mind. I am also concerned not to find a single correct explanation of the meaning of the lyrics with a simple google search.
    This site is called songmeanings so maybe you should focus on the actual meaning of the lyrics.
    sillybirdon February 08, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis songs rocks!
    skeetsquirrelon May 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt means the FUNNIEST VIDEO EVER ON MTV!!!!
    sportcarderon June 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSpike Jonze made the video
    MattieCampon November 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe song is about the Watergate scandal, if that wasn't obvious enough.
    autophobeon May 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a 3 minute commercial for Tom Selleck stick-on moustaches, $22.95 from all good hair shops near you. ;0)
    burybobzon October 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about Donald Trump conspiring with Russia to sabotage the 2016 Presidential election. The "mirage" is that he won the election honestly. The "scheming on a thing that's a mirage" refers to Republican plans to take advantage of the sabotaged election.
    cory194169on March 23, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe more times i watch the video, the more I love it. it really grew on me. Still Chris Cunningham is my fav dir.
    missy blueon August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest video and song. I remember them doing this song at the VMA's that year. Fuckin' great performance. Reminds me of my freshman year.
    kmk_natashaon October 09, 2005   Link

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