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Knights of Cydonia Lyrics

Come ride with me
Through the veins of history
I'll show you a God who falls asleep on the job

How can we win, when fools can be kings?
Don't waste your time or time will waste you

No one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

No one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

No one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

Knights of Cydonia

Single cover.

"Knights of Cydonia" (sometimes shortened to "Knights", or abbreviated to "KoC") is a song from the 2006 album Black Holes & Revelations. It was released as the third single from the album (following "Starlight") on CD, 7" vinyl, DVD and as a digital download, on November 27th, 2006.

The song reached #10 on the UK Singles Chart, and was voted #1 for the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2007, defeating second place ("Straight Lines" by Silverchair) by just 13 votes: the closest margin yet.

OverviewEdit

Title meaningEdit

"Cydonia Mensae is an albedo feature (region) on Mars. It lies in the planet's northern hemisphere in a transitional zone between the heavily cratered regions to the South, and relatively smooth plains to the North. Some planetologists believe that the northern plains may once have been ocean beds and that Cydonia may have been a coastal zone (though this is still uncertain). Cydonia is covered in numerous mesas, some of which have attracted both scientific and popular attention.[1]"

Musical styleEdit

The song is a Western-inspired progressive rock piece, with a running time of 6:07. It begins with an intro and then a guitar riff, which leads into the song's long instrumental.

PersonnelEdit

  1. Cydonia Mensae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black Holes & Revelations

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