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Sabotage
Beastie Boys Lyrics


I can't stand it, I know you planned it
I'mma set it straight, this Watergate
I can't stand rockin' when I'm in here
'Cause your crystal ball ain't so crystal clear
So while you sit back and wonder why
I got this fuckin' thorn in my side
Oh my god, it's a mirage
I'm tellin' y'all, it's sabotage

So, so, so, so listen up, 'cause you can't say nothin'
You'll shut me down with a push of your button
But, yo, I'm out and I'm gone
I'll tell you now, I keep it on and on

'Cause what you see, you might not get
And we can bet, so don't you get souped yet
Scheming on a thing, that's a mirage
I'm trying to tell you now, it's sabotage

Why
Our backs are now against the wall

Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage
Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage
Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage
Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage

I can't stand it, I know you planned it
I'mma set it straight, this Watergate
But I can't stand rockin' when I'm in this place
Because I feel disgrace because you're all in my face
But make no mistakes and switch up my channel
I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle
What could it be, it's a mirage
You're scheming on a thing, that's sabotage

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Adam Horovitz, Adam Nathaniel Yauch, Michael Louis Diamond

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Axel Ayala

[Verse 1]
I can't stand it, I know you planned it
I'ma set it straight, this Watergate
I can't stand rockin' when I'm in here
'Cause your crystal ball ain't so crystal clear
So while you sit back and wonder why
I got this fuckin' thorn in my side
Oh my god, it's a mirage
I'm tellin' y'all, it's sabotage

[Verse 2]
So, so, so, so listen up, 'cause you can't say nothin'
You'll shut me down with a push of your button
But, yo, I'm out and I'm gone
I'll tell you now, I keep it on and on

[Verse 3]
'Cause what you see, you might not get
And we can bet, so don't you get souped yet
Scheming on a thing, that's a mirage
I'm trying to tell you now, it's sabotage

[Pre-Chorus]
Whhhhhyyyyyy
(Our backs are now against the wall)

[Chorus]
Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage
Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage
Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage
Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage

[Verse 4]
I can't stand it, I know you planned it
I'm-a set it straight, this Watergate
But I can't stand rockin' when I'm in this place
Because I feel disgrace because you're all in my face
But make no mistakes and switch up my channel
I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle
What could it be – it's a mirage
You're scheming on a thing, that's sabotage



All comments from YouTube:

samgod

Can we just appreciate how beautifully "Sabotage" incorporates metal, punk, rock and rap into a whole new experience?

Robbie Gee

Their roots, after all.

HateKillDestroy87

u forgot funk

bigfatmouth

@eddie royal to each his own, I guess. Rap definitely sucks. Metal is meh. That said, this track is still awesome.

eddie royal

It had to be said...You don't like rap or metal ((the two best genres) so you suck but this joint rocks so you all bad.

bigfatmouth

@eddie royal you dug through over 200 replies to two-year-old post to say that? Ok, I guess.

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Louis Romano

This was totally EPIC from the first time I saw this on MTV in the summer of 1994 and remains to be EPIC. My favorite music video. Never gets old. RIP Adam 🙏

Rob Rau

I was 24

Lauren

yep I was 10 years old and saw them premiere the video when it was new. Now I'm 38 holy shit time is a thief

Sheila Szabo

Possibly the best Beastie Boys song ever. Goes back to their punk roots.

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