Aesop Rock - Winners Take All Lyrics




[Verse 1]
Parachute ratty, one bunk cord now the air is scooped badly
Dripping out the sticks like a twig-tweed hammock
Miter cut the cables for that quick, clean transit
Miser took the big screen; Panic made a business card
Ankle out of whack, painkiller tobacco scrap
We navigate the yellow corn hype for the barn
When the spotlight swiveled hard right over the farm
Post up, 3 cheers for the gimp
Spread thank you (3 on the right)
Limp to the door, splint what he mangles (3 on the left)
Yea I knew the percentages
But the numbers were unaware of the grand finale's emphasis
And over the scent of a thousand dead dogs
Agent Zip-Zooka[?] swore to pull it off, GAMEFACE
Walkie-talkies squawking up his hip regarding paratroopers: 20 (Ha!)
Tug a noise/annoys[?] box-trigger reporting for hunting

[Chorus]
I have landed safely
I have not recieved my papers
I have zero natural enemies
I don't know my location
I have no training in reconnaissance, combat or colluding
I'm calling for my orders, over
(STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING!)

[Verse 2]
[?] up in a killer horse, numb and bloodthirsty
'Till the uncle spitter beg the pig to hug mercy (Ha!)
240-below shit, kickers tickle the corpses (duck!)
Duck the widow-maker, also manufactures swords (ok...)
Manufactures ornaments, if it moves stick a fork in it
Winners take all, killers rape all coordinates
Unfortunately, courted by the most tenacious gaurdian
Whose aimless nature bait a holler [?] taste the martyr's skin
No semper-fide[?] (Nope), no saluter units
Soldier the fire is more flesh than sulfer
And when the automatic-jitters wiggle the ribs
I feel so alive it don't matter which bitches litter is clipped (Bang!)
Sun down, goggle up; canteen gobble-juice
Teargas nozzle up, brain buff hostile youth
Chop it up, lock a noose upon it
You will die for the glory of...Shit, I can't put my finger on it
But it's big! Big and legitimate
Justify women and kiddie killer shit, iller it builds
So he is not a natural predator, but can dismantle an AK-47
Clean and rebuild before you can mayday bretheren (Mayday!)
Muddy-gut snake eyes, she approaches cobras with an ugly muck
And bloody Bowie knife clamped in the canines
Wake 'em with that blind military mechanism set to bludgeon
WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION!?

[Chorus]
I have landed safely
I have not recieved my papers
I have zero natural enemies
I don't know my location
I have no training in reconnaissance, combat or colluding
I'm calling for my orders, over
(STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING!)
I was standing at attention with a pocket full of weapons
And the will to walk a mile in the same fatigues that I slept in
I have yet to find a day in life worthy of my saluting
I'm calling for my orders, over
(STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING!)

[Verse 3]
I shimmy up out of the fox
Hold the sword of the only after having logged every cadaver accordingly
High scores keep our Tama-tongs enthralled
(There is no course iller than no course at all)
Okay, if his perspective is smirked, sneaky detective work is aborted
And it's no longer whisper-mode on the red alert
No bed of dirt 'n' sniper rifle peeking out the bunker (uh!)
Now I'm set in city looking for something to puncture [gunshot]
Help me up, the numbers of the heroes sat at suppers
Treat the public like a tin can, riddled before it plummets (Brrrap!)
But, adrenaline can lead to lazy-eye hassles
So he list the little boy into the pin-up pineapple[?] (Heh)
Thats funny...Bumps into the steel-toe
Thats lovely, sum it up in (Oh, hell no!)
And just as fast as the parachute cable snipped
I was rag-doll, horizontal, two limbs short of fixed
Link a baby pulled around the standard issued weaponry
While fading as a blemish in civility's memory
They will step over the body for the looting..
(Ready on the far end line)
(The fuck is that?)
STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING!

[Chorus]
I have landed safely
I have not recieved my papers
I have zero natural enemies
I don't know my location
I have no training in reconnaissance, combat or colluding
I'm calling for my orders, over
(STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING!)
I was standing at attention with a pocket full of weapons
And the will to walk a mile in the same fatigues that I slept in
I have yet to find a day in life worthy of my saluting
I'm calling for my orders, over
STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING! [SHOOTING!: Repeat till fade out]





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Aesop Rock Winners Take All Comments
  1. Paul Hazel

    Aesop is meticulous and wise. He should be proud of this work. The cover of this. The words. The meaning. Is brilliant by any measure. Paul.

  2. vaylonmagicxi

    Verse 1]
    Parachute ratty, one bunk cord now the air is scooped badly
    Dripping out the sticks like a twig-tweed hammock
    Miter cut the cables for that quick, clean transit
    Miser took the big screen; Panic made a business card
    Ankle out of whack, painkiller tobacco scrap
    We navigate the yellow corn hype for the barn
    When the spotlight swiveled hard right over the farm
    Post up, 3 cheers for the gimp
    Spread thank you (3 on the right)
    Limp to the door, splint what he mangles (3 on the left)
    Yea I knew the percentages
    But the numbers were unaware of the grand finale's emphasis
    And over the scent of a thousand dead dogs
    Agent Zip-Zooka[?] swore to pull it off, GAMEFACE
    Walkie-talkies squawking up his hip regarding paratroopers: 20 (Ha!)
    Tug a noise/annoys[?] box-trigger reporting for hunting

    [Chorus]
    I have landed safely
    I have not recieved my papers
    I have zero natural enemies
    I don't know my location
    I have no training in reconnaissance, combat or colluding
    I'm calling for my orders, over
    (STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING!)

    [Verse 2]
    [?] up in a killer horse, numb and bloodthirsty
    'Till the uncle spitter beg the pig to hug mercy (Ha!)
    240-below shit, kickers tickle the corpses (duck!)
    Duck the widow-maker, also manufactures swords (ok...)
    Manufactures ornaments, if it moves stick a fork in it
    Winners take all, killers rape all coordinates
    Unfortunately, courted by the most tenacious gaurdian
    Whose aimless nature bait a holler [?] taste the martyr's skin
    No semper-fide[?] (Nope), no saluter units
    Soldier the fire is more flesh than sulfer
    And when the automatic-jitters wiggle the ribs
    I feel so alive it don't matter which bitches litter is clipped (Bang!)
    Sun down, goggle up; canteen gobble-juice
    Teargas nozzle up, brain buff hostile youth
    Chop it up, lock a noose upon it
    You will die for the glory of...Shit, I can't put my finger on it
    But it's big! Big and legitimate
    Justify women and kiddie killer shit, iller it builds
    So he is not a natural predator, but can dismantle an AK-47
    Clean and rebuild before you can mayday bretheren (Mayday!)
    Muddy-gut snake eyes, she approaches cobras with an ugly muck
    And bloody Bowie knife clamped in the canines
    Wake 'em with that blind military mechanism set to bludgeon
    WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION!?

    [Chorus]
    I have landed safely
    I have not recieved my papers
    I have zero natural enemies
    I don't know my location
    I have no training in reconnaissance, combat or colluding
    I'm calling for my orders, over
    (STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING!)
    I was standing at attention with a pocket full of weapons
    And the will to walk a mile in the same fatigues that I slept in
    I have yet to find a day in life worthy of my saluting
    I'm calling for my orders, over
    (STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING!)

    [Verse 3]
    I shimmy up out of the fox
    Hold the sword of the only after having logged every cadaver accordingly
    High scores keep our Tama-tongs enthralled
    (There is no course iller than no course at all)
    Okay, if his perspective is smirked, sneaky detective work is aborted
    And it's no longer whisper-mode on the red alert
    No bed of dirt 'n' sniper rifle peeking out the bunker (uh!)
    Now I'm set in city looking for something to puncture [gunshot]
    Help me up, the numbers of the heroes sat at suppers
    Treat the public like a tin can, riddled before it plummets (Brrrap!)
    But, adrenaline can lead to lazy-eye hassles
    So he list the little boy into the pin-up pineapple[?] (Heh)
    Thats funny...Bumps into the steel-toe
    Thats lovely, sum it up in (Oh, hell no!)
    And just as fast as the parachute cable snipped
    I was rag-doll, horizontal, two limbs short of fixed
    Link a baby pulled around the standard issued weaponry
    While fading as a blemish in civility's memory
    They will step over the body for the looting..
    (Ready on the far end line)
    (The fuck is that?)
    STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING!

    [Chorus]
    I have landed safely
    I have not recieved my papers
    I have zero natural enemies
    I don't know my location
    I have no training in reconnaissance, combat or colluding
    I'm calling for my orders, over
    (STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING!)
    I was standing at attention with a pocket full of weapons
    And the will to walk a mile in the same fatigues that I slept in
    I have yet to find a day in life worthy of my saluting
    I'm calling for my orders, over
    STRAP ON A HELMET AND START SHOOTING! [SHOOTING!: Repeat till fade out]

  3. ganjalf creamcorn

    The dislikes are people looking for asap faggy.

  4. Benjamin Miller

    And when the automatic-jitters wiggle the ribs
    I feel so alive it don't matter which bitches litter is clipped (Bang!)

  5. Behemoth Rogue

    Shit gets me hype

  6. Levi McLain

    When aesop mentions mercy, widowmaker, and soldier in a single song.. your move blizzard. Oh. Wait.

  7. zan dawacki

    Fucking awesome!

  8. Robert Chamberlin

    One greatest albums all-time! PhD rap!

  9. Ian MacMunn

    as of right now, 12 people can go to Hell.:D

  10. Richard Foisel

    Lon's Automotive, 36111 U.S. 160, Bayfield, CO 81122

    Richard Foisel

    37.226919, -107.698969.

  11. terbospeed

    "I have no training in reconnaissance, combat, or colluding, I'm calling for my orders, over."

    dundalkfights

    Indeed, Death, my great great great grandfather is Satan. God and he love each other very much. 😈 😇 ANGEL OF DEATH sweet sweet Low Dog.

    dundalkfights

    He said "why should we submit when the game is mine?" He didn't mean the animals he meant Satan's Game. Everyone in hell is subjected to it. I get to have ultimate with my moonchild goddess as I am sunchild god. I am the trickle down of many occultist magics in several bloodlines. "Slayer of the noblest blood ANGEL OF DEATH monarch to the kingdom of the dead" war and I are close friends only pigs, bullies, and racists go. I am Zuthar, nice chatting with ya buddy

    John Papa

    I am here. now.

    Rob Wisdom

    terbospeed you'd make a good redcoat, lobsterback..

    Oh, wait a minute, man.. That's not a uniform..you bleedin'?

    Rob Wisdom

    John Papa bless

  12. Bazooka Tooth

    "Wake'em with that blind military mechanism set to bludgeon
    What is your major malfunction"?

  13. Bazooka Tooth

    "Treat the public like a tin can riddled before it plummets"

    Target practice baby

  14. ergman

    "This fire is more flesh than sulphur"
    Jesus

  15. Bazooka Tooth

    Just as quick as the parachute cable snipped I was rag-doll, horizontal; two limbs short of fixed!!
    This song and food, clothes, and medicine are two of the greatest songs created.

  16. WakeWorkRepeat

    Rob Sonic made this beat!

    WakeWorkRepeat

    @Foreign Truth
    Haha yeah man xD I love it!

    North Ayase

    Personally one of my least favorite beats out of all his music, in my top 10 least. 

    Bazooka Tooth

    Somebody with too big of a complex to respect the simplistic.

    Brazil Doublemint Gum 144

    @ReppeNThA707 right to an opinion. That's all he is expressing.

    Bazooka Tooth

    @VegasStreetLights Dogmatically so

  17. TheManBearPig

    @jordayd19  Black water was a company that did some really messed up things and got away with it because the govt. decided that they can get amnesty or some junk while they are over there because we needed so much help with what ever our true intent was. A lot (I dont know how many for sure) of our service men and wemen that got out of the military would go and sign up for those companies and then do what ever they wanted. Eventually they were taken to court but let go.  I think that they might have changed their name ass well. But yeah, they were an evil company that should have been disbanded much MUCH sooner.

    Justin Smith

    As an Army veteran who's seen Blackwater in action I can say FUCK BLACKWATER. They'd shoot at everything cause they're scared little girls and piss off the locals. Then they'd leave once everyone was nice and angry at Americans. Then the IEDs start. Blackwater is responsible for the deaths of American service members and should answer for their crimes. And yes they changed their name to Academi. Scum bags with little di*k syndrome.

    Kamel Striker

    You're a bad speller!

  18. TheManBearPig

    I'm not going to like or dislike. I generally support our troops. Had it not been for the US military we could be speaking German or Japanese. I might not agree with everything that they are sent out to do. Just because I support the military does not mean I support what kinds of things they do.

    Bazooka Tooth

    It's bad to kill unless it is for your country, right?

    Kamel Striker

    Who are you: name, age and social security number please!

  19. reefchiefer

    its more likely that 4 people clicked thumb down on accident than there being 4 people on the planet not diggin this shit

  20. Phil Ashio

    Within those two years, there have been four dislikes by four assholes.

  21. tattat44

    Thanks. Now somebody is going to dislike just to spite you.

    You want 0 dislikes to last? DONT MENTION IT.

  22. grimdeath55

    Waiting for a day worthy of my saluting.

  23. roberthall87

    Anyone disliking this need's to disassociate themselves with Hip-Hop completely.

  24. mary martin

    haha he said.. "and its big! big and legitimate justify women and kiddie killer shit iller it builds!"
    wtf! hahaha

  25. nathantwilight

    true, but i think that the whole undertone of the song is to undermine the motivation of the whole military. it's not a glory anthem of how cool it is to be in the army, it's to say how kcuffed up it is to wage war and why it's a waste

  26. Dastompinata

    I can dig that

  27. Zach Richard

    I want to sign up to kill people of any color, what job is more important than a job that gets to take away what people live for, their life.

  28. Khemmeta

    2 military weapons contractors bumped this.

  29. Phil Ashio

    You see there are people in this world, people that must ruin a dislike free youtube video.

  30. TheComputerCriminal

    u mad son?

  31. dbeckster

    Once the draft kicks in from the selective service, I'm outta here.

  32. CarloRossiTheGreat

    Nope, fuck the troops too.

  33. Melanie kimberley

    Beautiful music

  34. jordyd19

    @sargeantwelsh for sure, I saw my friend post blackwater also out of michigan sniping people. THey said that guy I think he has an rpg(wikileaks says that usually means camera). The sickness of blackwater, the general public that doesn't know about depleted uranium or can't grasp that the troops are lead into these areas to take the rescources so we can pay foreign bankers our debts it's fucking insane aesop helped me wake up 5 years ago

  35. Opiatist

    Now i have Call Of Duty on the brain :P

  36. nicklongworth212

    i think cage wants to start shootin'

  37. Exhumed Cadaver

    dope song short album