Area 11 - The Strays Lyrics




I'd still cheer for you
Ten years down the line
Time
Stepped away from me
Stained with tiger stripes
Losing all your lives
Stray from this boring dream

What must it be like
With your world alight
Hard to swallow
But hunger's the best spice

Catch a warrior's eye
With an asteroid's sigh
Stray

How could I stay here and rust
When I'm set to explode?
You can outrun everything
But the debts that you owe
You think I'm vicious
But you don't know what vicious is
I'm numb from the distance
So stub out the stars on my wrist
Stub out the stars on my wrist

If it's just the bored
Asking this kind of thing
Where do we fit in?
Watch the star dust rise
With your reddened eyes
Take what you want from it

We're the last ones left
Left to convalesce
Get the others
And cut to the next Scene

To be truly free
Freedom comes not from, but through me
Take

How could I stay here and rust
When I'm set to explode?
You can outrun everything
But the debts that you owe
You think I'm vicious
But you don't know what vicious is
I'm numb from the distance
So stub out the stars on my wrist
Stub out the stars on my wrist

Do you remember when the stars
Were much higher?
You would try to count them all
But you grew tired - tired - tired

How could I stay here and rust
When I'm set to explode?
You can outrun everything
But the debts that you owe
You think I'm vicious
But you don't know what vicious is
I'm numb from the distance
So stub out the stars on my wrist
Stub out the stars on my wrist





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Area 11 The Strays Comments
  1. StereoGraph

    One of my favourite songs going!

  2. Fiø Tombstøne

    so [email protected] DAME BOSS [email protected]

  3. Dinnershark!

    You're gonna carry that weight.

  4. HalfelfHalfling Bard

    "The Strays"

    I'd still cheer for you
    Ten years down the line
    Time
    Stepped away from me
    Stained with tiger stripes
    Losing all your lives
    Stray from this boring dream

    What must it be like
    With your world alight
    Hard to swallow
    But hunger's the best spice

    Catch a warrior's eye
    With an asteroid's sigh
    Stray

    How could I stay here and rust
    When I'm set to explode?
    You can outrun everything
    But the debts that you owe
    You think I'm vicious
    But you don't know what vicious is
    I'm numb from the distance
    So stub out the stars on my wrist
    Stub out the stars on my wrist

    If it's just the bored
    Asking this kind of thing
    Where do we fit in?
    Watch the star dust rise
    With your reddened eyes
    Take what you want from it

    We're the last ones left
    Left to convalesce
    Get the others
    And cut to the next Scene

    To be truly free
    Freedom comes not from, but through me
    Take

    How could I stay here and rust
    When I'm set to explode?
    You can outrun everything
    But the debts that you owe
    You think I'm vicious
    But you don't know what vicious is
    I'm numb from the distance
    So stub out the stars on my wrist
    Stub out the stars on my wrist

    Do you remember when the stars
    Were much higher?
    You would try to count them all
    But you grew tired - tired - tired

    How could I stay here and rust
    When I'm set to explode?
    You can outrun everything
    But the debts that you owe
    You think I'm vicious
    But you don't know what vicious is
    I'm numb from the distance
    So stub out the stars on my wrist
    Stub out the stars on my wrist

  5. Lucy Spittle

    Lalnable Hector Theme Song

  6. PandaGamer398

    Where have I heard the chorus from before

    XenoSphere Gaming

    Your dreams.

  7. Screw Zelink

    1:44 Darn, Spike!

  8. The_Assassin_Potato

    Drums sound sick leo

  9. Ellen McA

    THis start of this reminded me of the Black Butler intro

  10. Iron Gorilla Federation

    I wish they still had this albumb for sale

    Scrubttt

    They do

    StereoGraph

    iTunes?

  11. creeperintruder

    The bass! Hnnnnnnngg!

  12. Trym Ellingsen

    Why is this madterpiece no longer on spotify??! >:( EXPLAIN YOURSELVES!!!!!

  13. Joshua Larsen

    I really dig the jazz at the start of this song!

  14. VioletFzs

    I always tought it was "You think ambitious, but you don't know what ambitious is", so i was so confused how this song connected to cowboy bebop. When i finally heard the word "vicious" i was like: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH

    Leprechaun Butt Milk

    This is connected to Cowboy Bebop?

  15. Hardcore Gaming

    CowBoy Bebop FTW! :3

  16. Simaniac45

    I didnt know Sparkles* did screams. that was impressive.

  17. Ben Shrimpton

    and they said they don't do rock music...

    Unoriginal Username

    When did they ever say that? They literally describe themselves as a Gaijin-Rock band.

    Ben Shrimpton

    go back to euphemia black-line edition anyway I was making a joke

    Scrubttt

    +Blank12456 area 11, meaning the country

  18. explosionsdeathetc

    What is cowboy bebop about? It sounds interesting judging from the song

    The Northenface

    Its an anime about, well, space bounty hunters.
    One of the main characters also has some history with a mafia.

  19. IEtherealHawk

    I think this is about Fate/Stay Night with all the 10 years down the line, last ones left etc.

    IEtherealHawk

    Maybe from Saber's point of view? Debt that you owe, you think I'm vicious (at the start of the anime she was sort of vicious)

    objectiveHypocrite

    Nope it's about Cowboy Beebop.

    Connor Turner

    @IEtherealHawk Cowboy Bebop is what it is from. "You think I'm Vicious, but you don't know what vicious is!" is a reference to the exact same line the main character Spike says when he is mistaken for a man named Vicious.

  20. Sam Lewis

    I only just started watching Cowboy Bebop, and I literally watched the bit where Spike shouts 'You think I'm vicious, but you don't know what vicious is.' I'm just like 'Damn, I know I've heard this somewhere before. Damn, Cowboy Bebop is good.

  21. PhoenixNiamh

    I love this song I play it at 11:11 every night and morning

    Mylittlebaboon

    +cutiecreeper66 your comment is now 11 months old :P

    Implies

    Your comment is 1 week old :P

    Jacktionman101

    Now your comment is 11 months old! How long do you think this'll go for? :D

    Sabastion007

    3 years now -_-

    Useless Shoe

    YA FUCKIN RUINED IT M8

  22. THEMaverickLucky7

    I came here since they said this was about cowboy bebop. And I feel it.

  23. lja1993

    this song is just so perfect <3

  24. sonicshroom

    This one is.... Bebop right... yeah it must be i mean it mentions Vicious.

    Eiroth

    @DubstepandGamesXD What anime I NEED TO KNOW

    Eiroth

    Thank you!

  25. Lewis Hotchen

    I actually love the bass

  26. jtfan11896

    Im wondering whos playing the sax

    Zach Brown

    Kogie is the one playing the saxaphone.

  27. Erin Carlson

    People commenting on wrong lyrics, I have changed it on the website so hopefully no more wrong lyrics :)

    Erin Carlson

    Okay... apparently it didn't change? i'm confused 

  28. Thradix

    2:58 why i love this song so much.

  29. Gpicat

    Here are the proper lyrics, straight from Sparkles' blog itself (http://theedgeoftheexplosion.tumblr.com/post/48433669981/the-strays-lyrics). They are absolutely brilliant, so get them right!

    Lyrics: Jonathan Kogan

    I still cheer for you, ten years down the line, time’s stepped away from me
    Stained with tiger stripes, losing all your lives, stray from this boring dream
    What must it be like, with your world alight, hard to swallow but hunger’s the best spice
    Catch a warrior’s eye with an asteroid’s sigh. Stray!

    How could I stay here and rust when I’m set to explode?
    You can outrun everything but the debts that you owe
    You think I’m vicious but you don’t know what vicious is
    I’m numb from the distance so stub out the stars on my wrist
    Stub out the stars on my wrist

    If it’s just the bored, asking this kind of thing, where do we fit in?
    Watch the stardust rise, with your reddened eyes, take what you want from it
    We’re the last ones left, left to convalesce, get the others and cut to the next scene
    To be truly free, freedom comes not from but through me. Take!

    How could I stay here and rust when I’m set to explode?
    You can outrun everything but the debts that you owe
    You think I’m vicious but you don’t know what vicious is
    I’m numb from the distance so stub out the stars on my wrist
    Stub out the stars on my wrist

    Do you remember when the stars were much higher?
    You would try to count them all but you grew tired

    How could I stay here and rust when I’m set to explode?
    You can outrun everything but the debts that you owe
    You think I’m vicious but you don’t know what vicious is
    I’m numb from the distance so stub out the stars on my wrist
    Stub out the stars on my wrist

  30. Minihood31770

    It's cool that they're all based on different anime's in one way or another, but I'm not listening for the anime references, I'm listening for the amazing music!

  31. ferdinand Leng

    +TheAngelOfDeath ):-3

  32. jeremy aylott

    Or will that be in the physical CD?

  33. jeremy aylott

    Anyone got saxophone sheet music for this?

    QwantomChaos

    @MidnightJam i play alto and electric guitar i dont even know what to think anymore xD

    MidnightJam

    @QwantomChaos xD

    C S

    @Oscarsawrus bruuuh thanks

    Mylittlebaboon

    +MidnightJam Most of the notes are G and F, and in any key above A major (i believe its been a while) they are both sharp

    sammon

    could someone turn this into tenor for me? it'd be really appreciated

  34. Barry Allen

    I want a concert!

  35. 10653940941-4906

    This one sounds like pink flloyd at the start

    KeymashProductions

    that's exactly what I was thinking. I was like " 0:05 Oh pink floyd style. 0:58 Oh now it's getting darker. 1:07 ah nice and calm again. 2:58 :O"

  36. Johnny Jiang

    lyrics
    I'd still cheer for you
    Ten years down the line
    Time
    Stepped away from me
    Stained with tiger stripes
    Losing all your life
    Strained - Strained - Strained
    From this boring dream

    What must it be like
    With your world alight
    Hard to swallow 
    but how goes the best bite

    Catch your warrior's eye
    With an asteroid sign
    Strained

    How can I stay here and rust
    When I'm set to explode
    You can outrun everything
    But the debt that you owe
    You think I'm vicious
    But you don't know what vicious is
    I'm not from the distance
    So step out the stars of my wrist
    Step out the stars of my wrist

    If it's just the bored
    Asking this kind of thing
    Where
    Do we fit in
    Watch the star dust rise
    With your ending eyes
    Take
    What you want from me

    We're the last ones left
    Left to conquer less
    Get the others
    And cut to the next Scene

    To be truly free
    Free
    Than tons of bombs are through me
    Take

    How can I stay here and rust
    When I'm set to explode
    You can outrun everything
    But the debt that you owe
    You think I'm vicious
    But you don't know what vicious is
    I'm not from the distance
    So step out the stars on my wrist
    Step out the sides on my wrist

    Do you remember when the stars
    Were much much higher
    You would try to count them all
    But you grew tired - tired - tired

    How can I stay here and rust
    When I'm set to explode
    You can outrun everything
    But the debt that you owe
    You think I'm vicious
    But you don't know what vicious is
    I'm not from the distance
    So step out the stars on my wrist
    Step out the stars on my wrist

    Crabby Darth

    @GreenPiCat They seem correct.

    Gpicat

    @Crabby Darth I assure you they are not.

    - cracks knuckles -

    Well, ok, first, on Sparkles*' blog the lyrics are spaced differently, but that's not as important;
    "Strained - Strained - Strained" Is actually "Stray", the echo being a part of the background.
    "but how goes the best bite" is actually "But hunger's the best spice"
    "asteroid's sign" is actually "asteroid's sigh".
    Strained is Stray again.
    "I'm not from the distance ... So step out the stars of my wrist" is actually "I'm numb from the distance so stub out the stars on my wrist"
    "With your ending eyes" is "with your reddened eyes"
    "Left to conquer less" is "Left to convalesce"
    This one might be the worst offender; "To be truly free ... Free ... Than tons of ... bombs are through me ... Take" is in actuality "To be truly free, freedom comes not from but through me. Take!"

    Again, I don't exactly want to come off as an asshole, but it just bugs me that this arsehole would spread misinformation. Now at least 18 elevens are going to go around singing these wrong words! Not to mention that this song is absolute lyrical genius, and it's practically an insult to Kogie to get them wrong. I'm going to comment separately from this train with the proper lyrics, straight from Sparkles' blog.

    Johnny Jiang

    @GreenPiCat 2 months later 

    Gpicat

    @Johnny Jiang ehehe

    Pony

    Still love this song... xD

  37. Harlequin Hoatzin

    Anything is possible on Strays

  38. Tiffany Bligh

    props to you guys. we need more people like you on the internet ^_^

  39. Der Kaisertoffel

    only i hear "Watch this TARDIS rise" in this song?

  40. chickencomrade

    Madness? No.

    THIS! IS! THE STRAYYYYYS!

  41. Zombie_Madness

    Madness? THIS IS SPARTA

  42. wayne braun

    cowboy bebop

  43. Lux E.

    Oh, trust me I do...

  44. Der Kaisertoffel

    you say that cause you don't now how it is to be a potato.

  45. lolletje24a

    I think we have to put him down. We can't have it infect the other viewers.

  46. Jin Hong Liang

    DIE *pulls out katana after teleporting about 10 m away*

  47. Richard Pope

    my god...a polite grammar nazi no offence

  48. Tezca Tlipoca

    Yep, Cowboy bebop

  49. I love WTNV

    Sorry to do this... but... *job

  50. hergerrox

    LOVE the intro to his song. Amazing

  51. Desidia Films

    You are infact right Mr. Potato, there must be some sort of epidemic, we must quarentine them imediately and anyone who has had contac with them.

  52. Conor Rutherford

    1:07 and then the song starts

  53. TheHappy_P0tat0

    An understanding person on the internet?
    What madness is this?

  54. Nathan Grif

    Dat intro... is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  55. morgan hoyles

    OMG THE GUITAR SOLO IS SO AWESOME!!!

  56. Ross Millar

    Chorus 1: 1:30

  57. Loke

    area 11 - The Strays: one of the few youtube video's that makes discussions and nicely, good jon Area11

  58. 66th Incorporation

    that sax!!!

  59. Green_Trees

    Without even noticing i have brain washed myself to know all the lyrics in the 'all the light in the sky' album.

  60. The Zera

    Is this based off an anime

  61. Mark

    This saxophone came on and I'm now pregnant...
    I'M A MAN!

  62. Mark

    This saxophone came on and I'm now pregnant...
    I'M A MAN!

  63. Maxine Brown

    the begian ( sorry I spelled that wrong ) reminds me of a flash called cascade from a webcoimc called homestuck

  64. Sir-Cshos

    it sounds like he's saying "setp of
    the stars on my wrist"

  65. Pjotr van Weert

    Keep up the good work!

  66. Philosopanda

    so, I clicked on this one out of the playlist...well, because the simple title caught my attention, especially when compared with the others. and now I've been listening to only this song for like, I dunno, an hour? maybe more? and why is there no love button? I feel like it's necessary here

  67. SuperTurtle

    So you want discrimination? Dude, you fairies are fucked up

  68. Ross Millar

    I really agree. This is probably my favourite of their songs (it's a close tie with The Legendary Sannin :) ), which actually makes sense with it being written by Kogie, as I am also a bassist first and foremost...

  69. Gabriel d. S. O.

    This is arguibly the most underrated Area 11 song. It's no Heaven Piercing Giga Drill, which feels powerful, no Tokyo House Party (which is quite underrated), which is groovy, and no Knightmare/Frame, which just feels great. Yet it's preety complex and, musically wise, it is the pinnacle of Area 11. Besides, it was written by Kogie (and not Sparkles* - except maybe some parts in the chorus), so it is really bass-centered, and that is the soul of the music. Which is excellent in this song.

  70. Jin Hong Liang

    are u a neon genesis evangelion angel?

  71. Jin Hong Liang

    YKW screw it, *quantum leaps into sub-space. erases all starfish created. EVER.*

  72. TheWTFchan

    I hate the fact that these guys are so good, but nobody besides me in this town I live in has heard of them.

  73. Pansagi

    *quickly cuts off one of his arms* Starfishes limbs will reproduce there own body *cuts off more arms* mwuhahaha >:D hax

  74. Jin Hong Liang

    *uses plazma torch to sear head wounds* suck it noob

  75. Pansagi

    *Regrows a head cause I'ma chimera with a starfish* Bitch. I Regen.

  76. Jin Hong Liang

    *shoots one point blank with M700, explodes in his mouth* Yes. Headshot.

  77. Pansagi

    Thank you I love dem as you know *takes the coconuts and starts swallowing whole*

  78. Pansagi

    Thank you :3 i love dem coconuts

  79. WatashiWaOtaku

    Aww, poor you! Maybe you should try spying on them. Then appeal to them through their interests. So if you find out one likes coconut, give them coconut.

  80. WatashiWaOtaku

    It's the opposite for fairies. Everyone thinks we're so happy and nice they just accept us, it's so annoying. Though, of course, it does mean we can spy well.

  81. BanjoCT

    i do. for i am a bear. we treat everyone as equals

  82. TheArmouredPenguin

    no thanks i have a gundam

  83. TheArmouredPenguin

    or their wikipedia page

  84. Lena c

    really wish i knew those notes on the sax...it's so beautiful i'd love to play it on bari.

  85. SuperTurtle

    Thats because I am a Turtle, you know how hard it is for a turtle to learn english? Pretty hard.

  86. Khunkurisu Gaming

    Because you can't spell 'accept'.

  87. SuperTurtle

    Dude! That's racist! Why does no one except us as a race!

  88. 2spleenman

    Are you discriminating against spleens? I actually am not one and my username doesn't suggest that I am.

  89. Aidan K20

    The fuck's that supposed to mean?! What, you got a problem with turtles or something?!

  90. Robert Kilburn

    Turtles aren't a race they are a spieces he's spiecesist.

  91. Paulsicle

    I thought so when I was listening, the bit about outrunning debts is very Faye.

  92. TheWinkstyle

    This music is Gaijin-Rock.

  93. Airi

    Im guessing Area 11 are big fans of code geass like me bec is amazing

  94. Marvel Holt

    (facepalm) you are a spleen...

  95. S. A. Butler

    "similar to j-pop".......... first, listen to actual j-pop, then listen to this. If you're not too stupid to insult, I think you'll see the difference.

  96. marcbrown146

    if your neighbors don't like it turn it up till they move away :)

  97. 2spleenman

    but it is very similar to j pop