Radioactive

Album: Night Visions (2012)
Charted: 12 3
  • I'm waking up to ash and dust
    I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
    I'm breathing in the chemicals
    I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
    This is it, the apocalypse, whoa

    I'm waking up,
    I feel it in my bones (enough) to make my systems blow
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
    Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

    I raise my flags, dye my clothes
    It's a revolution, I suppose
    We'll paint it red to fit right in, whoa
    I'm breaking in, shaping up, checking out on the prison bus
    This is it, the apocalypse, whoa

    I'm waking up,
    I feel it in my bones (enough) to make my systems blow
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
    Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

    All systems go, sun hasn't died
    Deep in my bones, straight from inside

    Bury me alive, bury me with pride
    Bury me with berries, that forbidden fruit and cherry wine
    Thank you berry much, but tonight's my night and I'm Barry Bonds
    Swingin' for the fences, barbaric Kendrick in idle time
    Everything in life's subject to change, change whip, change grind
    Change clothes, change opinions, right before I change my mind
    I don't really know ya' business, been in there since I was bendin' Lego blocks
    Now you tell the world about me, dry snitch
    Tater tots on my shotgun, now I gotta pop one at the stars
    Sky's the limit, I gotta finish as the first rapper on Mars
    Mark my word, I'mma make my mark, even when they start their Martial Law
    Even when these Martians alienate, my mental state is still at heart
    Fuck, look in my eyes, tell me I died, tell me I tried, to compromise
    Tell me you love me, tell me that I, don't give a fuck and can barely decide
    Wishin' good luck on my enemies, all of my energy go to the almighty God
    I could drown in a bottle of Hennessy, fuck your amenities, I'm gettin' better with time, ah!

    I'm waking up,
    I feel it in my bones (enough) to make my systems blow
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
    Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

    I'm radioactive, radioactive Writer/s: Daniel Wayne Sermon, Daniel Coulter Reynolds, Benjamin Arthur McKee, Alexander Junior Grant, Kendrick Duckworth, Joshua Francis Mosser
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Bluewater Music Corp.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Vincent Butterscotch from EarthSo which is it?
    Reynolds explained the song's meaning to MTV News: "'Radioactive,' ..........generally speaking, it's a song about having an awakening; kind of waking up one day and deciding to do something new, and see life in a fresh way," Doing something new by structuring the song in a way that sounds like other chart topping songs of the time..... "The memorable chorus takes up nearly half the song, which is the average chorus content for the big hits of 2013." That doesn't sound like a new and fresh approach. Then he also said......
    "In truth, the song is about becoming self-empowered and saying, 'I'm happy with who I am, happy with the choices I'm making,'" he added. "It's about sweating off all the dust and grime of self-doubt and judgment, and embracing who you are."
    Why wake up and do something new if you are happy with what you are doing? Perhaps I am overanalyzing but it seems like the fella who wrote it has slightly contradicting takes on his own song. Don't get me wrong it's a pretty decent tune but it definitely comes off as a manufactured hit song rather than a piece of natural artistic expression.
  • Jimmy from TasmaniaThis is a well explained meaning I love the song
  • Siahara Shyne Carter from United States» It's only in your head Nightmares never Scared me at All. ;-) I love this song :-)
  • Sl from GeorgiaFollow your own path. Don’t let them box you in.
  • Anonymous from Perris, California Breaking free by doing something new, because of the realization that the world is becoming different... I’m sure there are those in society, who know this much more than you and I. And are doing what they believe is necessary... I’m saying is this, a method... something for the majority, if not all, may understand this.
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