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Step Up / Nobody's Listening / It's Goin' Down

This song is by Linkin Park and appears on the EP Underground 4.0 (2004).

Who can rock a rhyme like this?
Bring it to you every time like this?
Who can rock a rhyme like this?
Step, step up, step, step up
Here we go

Who can rock a rhyme like this?
Bring it to you every time like this?
Who can rock a rhyme like this?
Step, step up, step, step up
Keep it up

Who can rock a rhyme like this?
Bring it to you every time like this?
Who can rock a rhyme like this?
Step, step up, step, step up
Shh

Watch as the room rocks, mentally moonwalk
Mixed media slangs 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
Lack of skills and facility you're killing me
And a DJ in your 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
Rapping over rock doesn't make you a pioneer
'Cause rock and hip-hop been collaborating 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 wanna be an emcee, then help us out yall, come on

Who can rock a rhyme like this?
Bring it to you every time like this
Who can rock a rhyme like this?
Step, step up, step, step up
Come on

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

Mr. Hahn

Check this out
Co-co-co-co-coming at you
Co-Coming at-co-coming at you

Peep the style and the kids checking for it
The number one question is how could you ignore it
LP back in the cut over basement tracks
With raps that got you backing this up like, rewind that
We're just rolling with the rhythm
Rise from the ashes of stylistic division
With these non-stop lyrics of life living
Not to be forgotten but still unforgiven
But in the meantime there are those
Who want to talk this and that so I suppose
That it gets to a point feelings got to get hurt
And get dirty with the people spreading the dirt, Chester

I try to give you warning, but everyone ignores me (You say it!)
Told you everything loud and clear, but nobody's listening (That's right!)
Call to you so clearly, but you don't want to hear me
I told you everything loud and clear, but nobody's listening
Yup

This song is called "It's Going Down", you ready?
Help me out, yall

When I say it's going, you say down
It's going - Down
It's going - Down
When I say it's going, you say down
It's going - Down
It's going - Down
When I say it's going, you say down
It's going - Down
It's going - Down
When I say it's going, everybody down
When I say it's going, you say down
It's going - Down

Check it out, It's going down
The rhythm projects around the next sound
Reflects a complex hybrid dialect now
Detect the mesh of many elements compressed down
The melting pot, of a super-futuresque style
The combination of a vocal caress, with lungs that gasp for breath
From emotional stress, with special effects, and a distorted collage
Carefully lodged between beats of rhythmic barrage
It's going down

The logical progression on the time line
The separation narrowed down to a fine line
To blur the edges so they blend together properly
Take you on an audible odyssey now, it's going down

A logical progression on the time line
The separation narrowed down to a fine line
To blur the edges so they blend together properly
(You guys ready?) Take you on an audible odyssey now, it's going down

Put it out for the world to see
LP and X-Men to the tenth degree (It's going down!)
Nobody in the world is safe when we melt down the wax in your record crate (It's going down!)
Put it out for the world to see, LP and X-Men to the tenth degree (It's going down!)
Nobody in the world is safe when we melt down the wax in your record crate

Ladies and Gentlemen, make some noise for our DJ
He goes by the name "Mr. Hahn"
You wanna listen to a little bit of Mr. Hahn right now?
We'll do it like, We'll drop the beat now, come on
Mr. Hahn

If your feeling that then make some noise
Yes? Your feeling it? Make some noise on this side, go
People on this side, make some noise

Thank you guys very much

Thanks

Credits

Written by:

Linkin Park

Produced by:

Mike Shinoda

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