Double Helix
Death Grips Lyrics


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So you really wanna know
Double double
So you really wannna know about freakin'
Double double

So you really wanna know
Double double
So you really wannna know about freakin'
Double double

Bangin bones on roland
Jungle rottin
Chicken skeletal system bombin
Unidentified genre abductor
Hit it from the back
Formula fucker
Hooded executor of
Cookie cutter
Can't wait ta pull dat trigger shut gunner

So you really wanna know

Cock the hammer
Droppin thunder
Double helix stopper under
Influence of dat
Head knock what a
O fuckin g, whata uh
O fuckin g, fuck it up
Bitch you dont know me
Run it blood ride reel ta reel low key
Hows it feel, feel, feel, easy
Make it bloody, make it bloody
Ain't really nothin else
I see any more
Gone in the cause
Im bleeding for

(So you really wanna know how I freak it)
Double helix

Live in a trance can't see you
Dont want to anyway anywhere
Whatd you say forgot you were even there
Head float astray
Clear the air
Be back when you think im gone
Blue jay way, dont belong
Double helix phoenix
From beyond

So you really wanna know how I freak it

Rorschach ink blot
In the street
Skid row mark
Show me the beast
Im the lust, you can't hide
That balled up, fist gut inside
Strapped ta, suicide
Missions set off
With so much pride
You can see it
In a dead mans eyes
So you really wanna know
No maps wit directions
No answers, just questions
Second guessing everything you swore was so can't
Tell you what ta do
But I'll tell you why I threw
All the rules out da window
And took an oath to be true
Wit da one and only view
A man can ever truly know (know)

So you really wanna know
So you really wanna know how I freak it
Double helix

Been there and back
'Nuff tracks I am
The rail to the road
We run like scam
Drop it on the one
And its on like damn
Well I never thought
Uh huh, oh yeah
Like I didn't know
Wake up young blood
Ain't nobody sleepin
And they never was
Off the cliff in a blur of black blood and
Hoodou hexin guts I thought you heard dem ghetto birds hollarin everytime I bust
Swallow it down and lap it up can't do that, I'm a have ta cut
Double

So you really wanna know




So you really wanna know how I freak it
Double helix

Overall Meaning

The song "Double Helix" by Death Grips can be interpreted in various ways, but primarily, it seems to focus on themes of violence, breakin', and being true to oneself. The repeated line "So you really wanna know" could be a challenge from the artist to the listener, daring them to understand and engage with the brutal and unconventional world presented in the lyrics.


The first verse contains various violent and chaotic images, such as "bangin' bones on Roland" and "formula fucker," before culminating in the line "hooded executor of cookie cutter." This could be a commentary on the music industry's tendency to market and sell pre-fabricated, safe music rather than supporting artists who create something challenging and unique. The chorus, "Double double so you really wanna know about breakin'," could be a nod to the breakdancing subculture, which is often associated with hip hop music.


The second verse is more introspective, with the line "Live in a trance can't see you, don't want to anyway anywhere." This could be a commentary on the isolating and even addictive nature of creative work, where the artist becomes so focused on their craft that they detach from the outside world. The following lines, "Double helix phoenix from beyond" suggest a rebirth or re-emergence from this state of isolation.


Overall, the song seems to celebrate creative individuality and authenticity, while challenging listeners to embrace and understand what can be a stark and brutal world.


Line by Line Meaning

So you really wanna know
The singer challenges the listener's curiosity


Double double
Repetition for emphasis


So you really wanna know about breakin
The singer implies something unconventional


Bangin bones on roland
The artist describes a harsh musical performance


Jungle rottin
A nightmarish scene is set


Chicken skeletal system bombin
The singer subverts the listener's expectation of musical styles


Unidentified genre abductor
The singer defies categorization


Hit it from the back
Sexual content, aggressive approach


Formula fucker
Repetition, nonsensical language


Hooded executor of
The artist assumes a persona of a killer


Cookie cutter
The singer rejects conformity


Can't wait ta pull dat trigger shut gunner
The artist provokes violence


Cock the hammer
Preparing for combat


Droppin thunder
The singer boasts of power


Double helix stopper under
The singer refers to a DNA-based metaphor for stopping a threat


Influence of dat
The artist questions the influence of media


Head knock what a
The artist describes a positive sensation


O fuckin g, whata uh
Obscenities, gibberish


O fuckin g, fuck it up
Encouragement to disrupt norms


Bitch you dont know me
The artist defies labels imposed by others


Run it blood ride reel ta reel low key
The artist indicates they operate discretely


Hows it feel, feel, feel, easy
The artist challenges conventional comfort


Make it bloody, make it bloody
A call for more intensity


Ain't really nothin else
The artist implies that nothing exists besides their message


I see any more
The singer implies a loss of faith in society


Gone in the cause
The singer has fully committed to a cause


Im bleeding for
The singer is willing to make sacrifices


(so you really wanna know how I freak it)
A refrain, repeating the challenge to the listener


Live in a trance can't see you
The artist describes a state of disconnect


Dont want to anyway anywhere
The singer is rejecting social norms


Whatd you say forgot you were even there
The singer is disinterested in other voices


Head float astray
The artist is beginning to lose control


Clear the air
The artist seeks a way to fix the situation


Be back when you think im gone
The artist is suggesting they have a plan


Blue jay way, dont belong
The singer feels alienated


Double helix phoenix
Repeating DNA metaphor for rebirth


From beyond
The singer feels detached from society


Rorschach ink blot
A reference to a psychological test


In the street
The singer is in a harsh environment


Skid row mark
Reference to a poor area of town


Show me the beast
The artist seeks to provoke


Im the lust, you can't hide
The singer is driven by desire and cannot be stopped


That balled up, fist gut inside
The singer is struggling internally


Strapped ta, suicide
The artist is prepared for extreme measures


Missions set off
The artist is on a mission


With so much pride
The artist is confident


You can see it
The singer believes their pride is obvious


In a dead mans eyes
The artist is referencing a violent encounter


No maps wit directions
The singer is rejecting authority


No answers, just questions
The singer is discontent with the status quo


Second guessing everything you swore was so can't
The singer is questioning beliefs


Tell you what ta do
The artist is rejecting influence


But i'll tell you why I threw
The artist is explaining their actions


All the rules out da window
The singer defies norms


And took an oath to be true
The singer has found their purpose


Wit da one and only view
The artist believes in their vision


A man can ever truly know (know)
The artist believes their knowledge is absolute


Been there and back
The artist has overcome obstacles


'Nuff tracks I am
The singer has a lot of experience


The rail to the road
The artist describes a path


We run like scam
The singer moves quickly and evasively


Drop it on the one
The singer describes a musical technique


And its on like damn
The singer enters a heightened state


Well I never thought
The artist is reflecting on their past


Uh huh, oh yeah
The artist is emphasizing their realization


Like I didn't know
The singer is implying they should have known all along


Wake up young blood
The singer is addressing the listener


Ain't nobody sleepin
The artist implies a sense of urgency


And they never was
The artist implies a lack of change


Off the cliff in a blur of black blood and
The artist is referencing a violent event


Hoodou hexin guts I thought you heard dem ghetto birds hollarin everytime I bust
The singer invokes voodoo and violence


Swallow it down and lap it up can't do that, I'm a have ta cut
The artist encourages resistance to conformity


Double
Repeating the title and final words of the song


So you really wanna know
Repeating the challenge before the final repetition of the title


So you really wanna know how I freak it
Repeating the challenge and expressing pride in their unorthodox style


Double helix
The title of the song, referencing DNA and rebirth




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Written by: Andrew Morin, Stefan Corbin Burnett, Zachary Charles Hill

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Lyrics:

[Hook 1]
So you really wanna know
Double, double, double
So you really wanna how I freak it
Double, double
So you really wanna know
Double, double, double
So you really wanna how I freak it
Double

[Verse 1]
Bangin' bones on Roland
Jungle rottin'
Chicken skeletal system bombin'
Unidentified genre abductor
Hit it from the back
Formula fucker
Hooded executor of
Cookie cutter
Can't wait to pull that trigger, shut gunner
(Double, double, so you really wanna know)
Cock the hammer
Droppin' thunder
Double helix stopper
Under influence of that
Head knock, what a
Oh fuckin' G, what a
Oh fuckin' G, fuck it up
Bitch, you don't know me
Run it, blood, ride reel to reel low key
How's it feel, feel, feel, easy
Make it bloody, make it bloody
Ain't really nothin' else
I see any more
Gone in the cause
I'm bleeding for


[Hook 2]
So you really wanna know
Double, double, double
So you really wanna know
Double, double, double
So you really wanna know I freak it
Double, double helix

[Verse 2]
Live in a trance, can't see you
Don't want to anyway, anywhere
What'd you say? Forgot you were even there
Head float astray
Clear the air
Be back when you think I'm gone
Blue jay way, don't belong
Double helix phoenix
From beyond
(Double, so you really wanna know how I freak it)
Rorschach ink blot
In the street
Skid row mark
Show me the beast
I'm the lust, you can't hide
That balled up, fist gut inside
Strapped to, suicide
Missions set off
With so much pride
You can see it
In a dead man's eyes
(So you really wanna know)
No maps with directions
No answers, just questions
Second guessing everything you swore was so, can't
Tell you what to do
But I'll tell you why I threw
All the rules out the window
And took an oath to be true
With the one and only view
A man can ever truly know, know, know, know


[Hook 2]
So you really wanna know
Double, double, double
So you really wanna how
Double, double, double
So you really wanna know I freak it
Double, double helix

[Bridge]
Been there and back
'Nough tracks I am
The rail to the road
We run like scam

[Verse 3]
Drop it on the one
And it's on like damn
Well I never thought
Uh huh, oh yeah
Like I didn't know
Wake up, young blood
Ain't nobody sleepin'
And they never was
Off the cliff in a blur of black blood and hoodoo hexin' guts I thought you heard them ghetto birds hollering every time I bust
Swallow it down and lap it up, can't do that, I'm-a have to cut

Outro]
So you really wanna know
Double, double, double
So you really wanna know
Double, double, double
So you really wanna know I freak it
Double
So you really wanna know how I freak it
Double, double helix



All comments from YouTube:

Dardargo

This is what happens when you try to drive out of a Death Grips concert early.

Jack

Lmao

Larch

Kid Qauzi yes he will

anchor bubba

Souper Effective it is such a death grips thing to bring the band right to the car and not let them leave

The Wanderer

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M F

It's refreshing to see the cinematography is just as creative as the music.

ooDirtyMickoo

what does it mean though, that it was filmed with a rear view car camera...how does that relate to the song? i want to know, it seems so thoughtful!?!

ooDirtyMickoo

wait...I GET IT

secretcountry

ooDirtyMickoo
 to me, it doesn't mean anything or relate to the song. it's just different, but interesting (like death grips), MAAAAAN

ooDirtyMickoo

secretcountry
 they had an agenda, they werent just doing this because it's different, they had a reason for everything they did.

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