Linkin Park Step Up Lyrics

Hybrid Theory EP Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Carousel
  • 2 Technique
  • 3 Step Up
  • 4 And One
  • 5 High Voltage
  • 6 Part of Me
  • 7 Ambient
  • Watch as the room rocks
    Mentally moonwalk
    Mixed media slang
    Banging in your boom box verbal violence
    Lyrical stylist
    In a time when rock hip hop rhymes are childish
    You can’t tempt me with rhymes that are empty
    Rapping to a beat doesn’t make you an emcee
    With your lack of skill and facility
    You’re killing me
    And a DJ in the group just for credibility
    I heard that some of you are getting help with your rhymes
    You’re not an emcee if someone else writes your lines
    And rapping over rock doesn’t make you a pioneer
    Cause rock and hip hop have collaborated for years
    But now they’re getting randomly mixed and matched up
    All after a fast buck and all the tracks suck
    So how does it stack up? None of it’s real
    You want to be an emcee you’ve got to study the skill

    Who can rock a rhyme like this?
    Bring it to you every time like this? (2x)
    Step, step up, step, step up

    So you pick up a pen and write yourself a new identity
    But mentally you don’t have the hip hop energy
    With a tendency to make up stories
    Sounding like the only hip hop you’ve heard is top 40
    And your record company is completely missing it
    All the kids are dissing it for not being legitimate
    So in a battle you can't hack it
    React with whack shit
    And get smacked with verbal back flips
    Get your ass kicked by fabulous battle catalysts
    It's taken decades for emcees to establish this
    You’re new to hip hop and welcome if your serious
    But not on the mic
    Leave that to the experienced

    (Using the waves of sound the true master paralyzes his opponents, leaving him vulnerable to attack)

    Chorus (2x)

    (After years of pain staking research by the world's leading sound scientists, we here at the sound institute have invented a reliable audio weapons system. Actual movement of musical sound in space used to carefully attack and neutralize the cellular structure of the human body, and the question must be asked.)

    Chorus (2x)

    Written by: Brad Delson, Chester Charles Bennington, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Robert G. Bourdon
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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