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Velociraptor! Song

Art by Aitor Throup from the album sleeve

For the album, see Velociraptor!.

Velociraptor! was written by Sergio Pizzorno and is the 5th track on Velociraptor!.

BackgroundEdit

Velociraptor! has been called a "comic book song" that evolved from its title. The imagery of being chased by a dinosaur is meant to represent a "frightening force bearing down on you".[1] The song, just like the album title, has an exclamation mark - suggested by designer Aitor Throup - because "it has to be shouted."[2]

In 2012 the band posted a series of videos entitled Sticks & Bones, accompanied by a new remix of Velociraptor! which was created by Serge and is so far not scheduled for release.

LiveEdit

Together with the Switchblade Smiles, Velociraptor! was the first song from the album that was performed live. It was debuted on 4 June 2011 in Sheffield and was a permanent part of the set until the end of the 2013 Tour.

A live version of Velociraptor! from Hurricane Festival 2011 was released as a free download on Amazon UK for a limited time in September 2011.

QuotesEdit

"It's the natural end to the first half of the album. A great place to flip the record over. Musically, it's like Vlad's older brother. It's an adrenaline surge, meant to represent this frightening force bearing down on you, whatever that may be."
— Serge (Q Magazine, September 2011)

ReleasesEdit

Albums

Live ReleasesEdit

Audio


Video

LyricsEdit

Blast off
He try to shoot you with precision
Take your face off
Young disciple it's a lie
He was hung up
By the meaning of the existence
You'll be let down
So don't you follow with your eye

Velociraptor
He gonna find ya
He gonna kill ya
He gonna eat ya
You're on the outskirts
Of his kingdom
So keep your head down
Veloci, Velociraptor

Shake down
Go get your suitcase
Call a director
Film everyone in sight
'Cause there's an air raid
You wanna get laid
But he is closing
And he ain't toothless man

Velociraptor
He gonna find ya
He gonna kill ya
He gonna eat ya
You're on the outskirts
Of his kingdom
So keep your head down
Veloci, Velociraptor

There's nothing to it
There's nothing to it man
There's nothing to it
There's nothing to it man

And now you're lying there just staring at the moon
He just wanna suck your blood

Blast off
Unavoidable collision
Getting scared now
'Cause there's nowhere left to hide
Are you ready
Feel the scratching getting closer
There's no food left
And you're the only one alive

The voodoo
The vaccine
The boredom
The routine
Dictating your movements
It's all got too much
For the addicts
The manics
The papers
The vapour
The pressure of so called normal behaviour

There's nothing to it
There's nothing to it man
There's nothing to it
There's nothing to it man

Meanwhile in city streets as everyone's asleep
He just wanna suck your blood

ReferencesEdit

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