"Defeat You" as written by and Gregory D. Camp....
Born is a human with a kung fu spine
Equipped with a detector of what's on your mind
You jive you shuck you bob you weave
And when you're down you've got something up your sleeve

And you've got it good as bad as it gets
You make your own incisions that come with regrets
You're in it to win it and make every minute count
You put it all together and dish it out

Hey I know where you're from
It makes it that much nicer to meet you
Hey I know what you've done
It makes it that much better to defeat you

All that knowledge all those skills
All the gas it takes to get up top of the hill
And while the other try to take your spot
You want to make them stop but you gotta make them stop

Would you do anything whatever it takes
Jacks in the road yeah fix the breaks
It the instinct that's got us locked up tight
And it's the madness that's keeping us up all night


It's what we are It's what we are It's what we are
Born is a human with mechanics to win
Born is machine with a human tucked in
You jive you shuck you jab you stick

You're calling out for help when it gets too thick
Your honor your honor its not me
It's the invisible visible evil powers that be
Untraceable insatiable having to feed
Yeah you cry when your wounded and you laugh when they bleed


Lyrics submitted by NtoTheDrk

"Defeat You" as written by Gregory D. Camp Greg Camp

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentThis is my favorite song by smashmouth, it is what we are.
    I love this line:
    "Yeah you cry when your wounded and you laugh when they bleed"
    Shining Eyeson January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. Everything about it is good, and actually seeing the lyrics makes it so much better. This is the first time I have looked at them put down in text.

    Heh. For the longest time I thought this was about some kind of ubermensch named "Bon" who knew kung fu et cetera.

    Neo: I know kung fu!
    Bon: *Norris roundhouse*
    Neo: O noez! I'm dead!
    farouhkon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about someone winning against someone not playing by the rules, and how it makes it that much better to defeat them. For example if anyone has ever watched Kenny vs. Spenny would know Kenny always cheats, and any time Spenny wins it's well deserved. While you'd rather have them play with the rules, its even better that they don't and you still win.
    Seifyron January 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's just a song about kickin' ass and takin' names.
    SMUSER17456518on September 24, 2011   Link

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