Pinwheel of Death

The Prodigy


SONGS

Writers Liam Howlett, Manfred Mann, Carlton Ridenhour, Gary Rinaldo, Hank Shocklee, Peter Thomas

Genres Rock, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Spoken Word

Recorded 2015

Lyrics I SHUT 'EM DOWN,
I SHUT 'EM DOWN,
I SHUT 'EM DOWN,
I SHUT 'EM DOWN,
I SHUT 'EM DOWN,
I SHUT 'EM DOWN,
I SHUT 'EM DOWN,
I SHUT 'EM DOWN!

I TESTIFIED,
MY MAMA CRIED,
BLACK PEOPLE DIED,
WHEN THE OTHER MAN
LIED;
SEE THE TV,
LISTEN TO ME,
DOUBLE TROUBLE
I OVERHAUL
AND I'M COMING
FROM THE LOWER LEVEL.
I'M TAKING TABS,
SHO NUFF
STUFF TO GRAB,
LIKE SHIRTS,
IT HURTS
WITH A NECK
TO WRECK.
TOOK A POLL
BECAUSE OUR SOUL,
TOOK A TOLL
FROM THE EDUCATION
OF A TV STATION.
BUT LOOK AROUND,
HEAR GO THE SOUND
OF THE WRECKING BALL
BOOM AND POUND
WHEN I
SHUT 'EM DOWN.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
WHAT I USE
IN THE BATTLE
FOR THE MIND,
I HIT IT HARD
LIKE IT SUPPOSED,
PULLING NO BLOWS
TO THE NOSE.
LIKE UNCLE L SAID
I'M RIPPING UP SHOWS.
THEN WHAT IT IS,
ONLY FIVE PERCENT
OF THE BIZ,
I'M ADDING WOES
THAT'S HOW
DA WAY IT GOES.
THEN YOU THINK
I RANK,
NEVER DRANK,
POINT BLANK.
I OWN LOANS,
SUCKERS GOT ME RUNNING
FROM THE BANK,
CIVIL LIBERTY
I CAN'T SEE
TO PAY A FEE.
I NEVER SAW
A WAY TO PAY
A SAP
TO READ THE LAW,
THEN BECOME A VICTIM
OF A LAWYER;
DON'T KNOW YA,
NEVER SAW YA.
TAPE CUED,
GETTING ME SUED,
PLAYING GAMES
WITH MY HEAD.
WHAT THE JUDGE SAID
PUT ME IN THE RED,
GOT ME THINKING
ABOUT A TRIGGER
TO THE HEAD.
NO, NO!
MY EDUCATION
MIND SAY,
SUCKERS GONNA PAY,
ANYWAY,
THERE GONNA BE A DAY.
BECAUSE THE TROOP
THEY ROLL IN
TO POSSE UP
WHOLE FROM THE GROUND,
READY TO GO,
THROW ANOTHER ROUND.
SICK OF THE RIDE,
IT'S SUICIDE,
FOR THE OTHER SIDE
OF TOWN;
WHEN I FIND A WAY
TO SHUT 'EM DOWN.

WHO COUNT THE MONEY
IN DA NEIGHBORHOOD,
BUT WE SPENDING MONEY
TO NO END,
LOOKING FOR A FRIEND
IN A WAR
TO THE CORE.
RIPPING UP THE POOR
IN DA STORES,
TILL THEY GET A BROTHER
KICKING DOWN DOORS.
THEN I FIGURE
I KICK IT BIGGER,
LOOK 'EM DEAD
IN THE EYE
AND THEY WINCE.
DEFENSE IS PRESSURIZED,
THEY DON'T WANT IT
TO BE
ANOTHER RACIAL ATTACK
IN DISGUISE
SO GIVE SOME MONEY BACK.
I LIKE NIKE
BUT WAIT A MINUTE,
THE NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORTS
SO PUT SOME MONEY IN IT.
CORPORATIONS OWE,
THEY GOTTA GIVE UP
THE DOUGH
TO DA TOWN;
OR ELSE
WE GOTTA SHUT 'EM DOWN!

I SHUT 'EM DOWN,
I SHUT 'EM DOWN,
I SHUT 'EM DOWN,
I SHUT 'EM DOWN!