MF Doom - Phantoms Lyrics




Phantoms, eerie tales of suspense

[MF DOOM:]
Yeah, just a phantom anthem
Traveled in a trio, or maybe just abandoned
It's random, found one, take your grandson for ransom
Got 'I'm with his hands all in the cookie jar
Playin' hooky, gettin' drunk, later on, took your car
Soul Of Mischief: Til infinity, got a bone to pick
And the phantom will forever remain on your shit list
The other one give good advice, well dressed, real nice
Knows your worth, sets the price, keep you out the hood for life
Think that would suffice, but really it's just the beginnin'
Third one got you drunk and high, runnin' round here chasin' women
Wife wonder how you diss fam and disgrace your children
Dudes is wired like that, it's still an all-case buildin'
Drats and double-tracks, shorties with the bubble fats
Ay caramba, trouble jack, phantom steal another track
Bet your life, double that, think you havin' fun in fact
Slip her one too many times, may not be no coming back
(Coming back, coming back) Never let it happen
Lose your phone, tell side-chick, "Get to packin'"
Other phantom write it all down and get to rappin'

[Open Mike Eagle:]
I fought a ghost in my apartment, he had too many hitpoints
He bested me and told me I should've invested in Bitcoin
And then he lit joints and offered me a Fanta can
He drove a Phantom then he started singing Phantogram
Well damn, I'm like, "Isn't this convenient?"
It didn't take a genius to sniff it as somethin' fiendish
He introduced himself and said, "What's your name?"
For the next four days, we played the exquisite corpse game
I sold my soul to 'I'm for some new hightops
Told The Phantom guide my hand and I drew Cyclops
Best wrestlers get possessed to do high spots
Hey, I stay toasty at Smoke and Noob Saibot, yeah
My man was kinda the best ghost
He gifted me a new rap book that's prob'ly ya Death Note
He was the homie though, we shared the same virtues
He showed me his soul once now I only wear church shoes
Turned out he wasn't dead, just very fatigued
My apologies, I buried the lede
I'm real bad at tellin' stories y'all, prob'ly shoulda
Told y'all from the beginning that he wasn't, he wasn't really dead

[Kendra Morris (Inspectah Deck):]
Why do these phantoms always wind up haunting me? Yeah
Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
Why do these phantoms always wind up haunting me? Yeah (Czar)
Phantoms, phantoms, phantoms, phantoms
Phantoms, phantoms, me, yeah (the phantoms)
Why do these phantoms always wind up haunting me? Yeah
Phantoms, phantoms, phantoms, phantoms
Phantoms, phantoms, haunt-haunt-haunt-haunt

[Inspectah Deck:]
Yo, I used to hop the 3 train, always out for more wax
Smoke blunts with danger, trouble at my doorstep
Stared death in the face, left him with a sore neck
The Devil himself can't resist the raw dialect
Clashed with the titans, robbed stores with Lucifer
Seduced a temptress, threesome with Medusa
The phantoms, they surround me like Dolby sound
Like they seen a live nigga in a ghost town
Never was afraid of the dark, I was goodie man
I learned early, the boogeyman is fam
They say I'm evil, and my mind is twisted
I say I'm godly, my lines is wicked
Haley Joel Osment, I see fake niggas
Gravediggers, goons, trolls, shapeshifters
I always feel like somebody watchin' me
Slayin' demons on the reg, shotgun with Constantine

[Esoteric:]
Fuck a phantom, I'm fed up with phony fantasies
Fake fugazi fantasies fam, we fuck with family
Foes feelin' free to forge with fetti and fame
They fabricated, fascinating like a Frank Frazetta frame
Fools falsify facts, friends figure it's fine
They fail to, fix the fraudulent and formulate a Frankenstein
For real, your focus fuzzy like footage of The Flash
Of the first Farrah Fawcett found, fetch a flask
Force it (force it, force it) down fast, cause flood's in the forecast
You don't know a fraction, forget the half
Follow, your financial future's finished
Phantom's got you free-fallin' for females and fish for the fictitious

[Kendra Morris (Inspectah Deck):]
Why do these phantoms always wind up haunting me? Yeah
Phantoms, phantoms, phantoms, phantoms
Phantoms, phantoms, me, yeah
Why do these phantoms always wind up haunting me? Yeah
Phantoms, phantoms, phantoms, phantoms (bad company, bad karma)
Phantoms, phantoms, haunt-haunt-haunt-haunt (bad luck)
Phantoms, phantoms, phantoms, phantoms
Phantoms, phantoms, haunt-haunt-haunt-haunt-haunt-haunt-haunt-haunt





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MF Doom Phantoms Comments
  1. GantzIsSloppy

    Imma give dude high props for making a rhyme w/ Noob Saibot

  2. grasshopper plus

    Beat change, then The dopest verse with Lucifer, like the scene a loud nigga in a ghost town

  3. squizzums

    DOOM has an almost drunk flow on the track, swerving all over the lane, but damn if he doesn't stay between the white lines. DOOM slipping? Pfft. He'll never let it happen.

  4. Jan Doedel

    the second half literally blew up my car speakers the other day

  5. Dan Badd

    This track is on some Viktor Vaughn ish...
    And Open Mike Eagle with Czarface is stuff of fantasy

  6. lappusäätö

    damn that second half!! wish it was longer.. the whole song should be done to the last beat..

    Par M

    Nah that dilutes the beat. Just like steranko the beat change is nasty.

  7. 5burowz

    *PHANTOMZ* *PHANTOMZ* *PHANTOMZ* *PHANTOMZ* *PHANTOMZ* *PHANTOMZ* *PHANTOMZ* *PHANTOMZ* *PHANTOMZ*

  8. Mario Calabrese

    This beat is so fucking good it makes me wanna fight then fuck a mother fucker in the street

  9. Manus

    Weird to think that in a CZARFACE X DOOM album Open Mike Eagle would have the best verse

  10. Andrew Parker

    Bad company, bad karma, bad luck...

  11. Th3 L4t3 N1ght G4m3r

    Heard this today, I love that beat change.

  12. Ballskin

    oh my god

  13. AA Barbone

    HOW HAS THIS NOT MADE IT AS THE THEME FOR THE NEXT AVENGERS TRAILER?

    Ben Martin

    DOOM should play DOOM

  14. Andrew Parker

    Took me this time toi really realize esoteric mostly uses all words that start with "F" on his verse, mind blown

    james taylor

    Alliteration ....and is dope u right.

  15. Taylor

    Open Mike Eagle 👌🏽

  16. Brandon Birch

    that JUICY B A S S thou

  17. Kouzaris

    I fought a ghost in my apartment he had too many hit points, he bested me and told me I should've invested in bitcoin.

    Existential Crisis

    Gotta love Mike.

    Matthew Karas

    Turned out he wasn't dead, just very fatigued
    My apologies, I buried the lede
    I'm real bad at tellin' stories y'all, prob'ly shoulda
    Told y'all from the beginning that he wasn't, he wasn't really dead

  18. Ryan Carlo

    Turn your back on those ghosts in their house when the organ kicks in and they’ll chase ya, turn you small and make mushrooms, flowers, or feathers fall from the sky....

  19. UMDMustang92

    That beat is 🔥

  20. DADbadtouch 666

    Holy eso fucking freak

  21. Joe Wright

    2:20 Sample of “Generique de Fin” by Claude Anthonioz. Also used by Black Milk in “Everyday Was.”

    V Tang

    I've been trying so hard to find the samples on this album that's one of the only ones I got so far haha

    William S. Fischer Price

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PyMYt49KE4&lc

  22. 2 Dads

    who is no.2 behind doom?

    Aron puma

    Open Mike Eagle, worth checking out.

    Matthew Noriega

    2 Dads one of Open Mike’s best songs is “Dark Comedy Late Show”, that’d be a great place to start getting into him

  23. 2 Dads

    this is a lesson in hip hop.

  24. 2 Dads

    DOOM is straight fire on any track!

  25. Four TheVill4in

    At 3:15 god blessssssss

  26. AnimalMetalHeadUK

    Esoteric goes hard from 03:15, ridiculous wordplay.

  27. Born Scumbag

    02:19 ! 02:29 ; )

    Eugene Poubelle

    My favourite part too.

    james taylor

    The alliteration goes hard in the paint with the "f" on eso verse 2:29 good ear ....most wont notice.

  28. J da high roller

    alliteration abolished all asses!!

  29. TheJerbol

    That beat change

  30. Andrew Ridosko

    This is by far my favorite track. Particularly the second half

    Born Scumbag

    Andrew Ridosko agreed

    Pablo Mendoza

    Its like a different song when Deck comes in

    AA Barbone

    We need more of that hook

    corey minor

    I Agree👐

  31. Mc 76

    Mf doom! 🧛🏼‍♂️🤘🏼

    waroonafreerider

    Just remember ALL CAPS when you spell the man name

  32. Andrew Parker

    They say I’m evil and my mind is twisted, I say I’m godly my lines is wicked

  33. Nick Drake Design

    my new favorite sang

  34. Christopher Kelly

    This is awesome. Whole album is pretty good but the sinister ominous vibes kick in hard on this one.

  35. RAOUL DUKE

    Leak, lol. Nobody supports artist anymore. If they only dropped vinyls and CDs it'd force people to buy some a least.

    This Gusting

    That's one way you could see it or you see it the other way around.
    I can only speak for myself but I found out about this album because of videos like this and I liked them so i bought the album.

  36. Jesse Gunsing

    Wow where did you find this?

    Lucien Nixon

    there was a leak, the actual album comes out on the 30th