I've Seen Footage
Death Grips Lyrics


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Whats that
Can't tell
Hand held dream
Shot in hell
Deep space ghetto (streets)
Show me somethin'
I ain't seen before
Mystery hind that
Death door
Juke step electrocute the floor
Whats the science on
Flyin' that high
Got a no-no goin', one time

Creeps up behind me
Over my shoulder
Turn around try to see
But its nowhere
Noided, noided
Static on my blindside

I seen footage, I stay noided I seen

Everybody's knowin'
Where ya think you're goin' ain't goin' nowhere
Satellite, handle that
Wit a lead pipe

Who captures life
Who takes whats left who stay
On that next, already know my gillicutti, like I told you
Don't touch me
Whats up wit it
I stay noided, stimulation overload account for it
Desensitized by the mass amounts of shit

Ive seen it, I've been it
Can't delete it feels like jail (noided) full moon in da klink shinin' don't sleep
Surveillance post my bail

I seen footage, I stay noided I seen

Armored cop open fire Glock
On some kid who stepped so
Fast was hard ta grasp
What even happened til you seen dat head blow
Off his shoulders in slow mo
Rewind that, is so cold
Rewind that, is so cold
I seen footage I stay noided

Juke step wit so much boy rude looseness seem like
No bones in him skin
(noided) my jaw hit da floor like this real for I gotta see that one mo gin

Ambulance hit and run over pedestrian in Brazil
Little tiger, boy soldier
Twist a cap back and kills (noided)

Seen crazy shit man crazy shit





I seen footage, I stay noided I seen

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Death Grips’s song “I've Seen Footage” depict a distorted and disillusioned view of the world, where violence and chaos reign supreme. In the opening lines, the singer is observing something unfamiliar, something that challenges his perception of reality. He uses words like “dream” and “mystery” to describe this experience, which he relates to death itself.


As the song progresses, the singer becomes increasingly noided, or paranoid, and is convinced that he is being watched or followed. He mentions static on his “blindside,” which could represent the presence of danger that he cannot see or anticipate. This theme is reinforced later in the song, when he describes an armored cop opening fire on a kid out of nowhere.


Throughout the song, there is a sense of detachment and desensitization to the events taking place. The singer has seen so much crazy shit that nothing seems to faze him anymore. This is particularly evident in the lines “Desensitized by the mass amounts of shit/I’ve seen it, I’ve been it/Can’t delete it feels like jail,” which suggest that the singer is trapped in a cycle of violence and trauma that he cannot escape.


Despite the dark nature of the lyrics, “I've Seen Footage” is a powerful and provocative song that highlights the social and political issues of our time.


Line by Line Meaning

Whats that
What is that thing over there?


Can't tell
I am unable to identify what that thing is.


Hand held dream
A fleeting and intangible experience that one tries to grasp, like a dream that disappears when you try to hold it.


Shot in hell
An impossible, doomed situation that's clear to everyone involved.


Deep space ghetto (streets)
A place that's simultaneously vast and empty, while also being dark, chaotic, and dangerous.


Show me somethin'
I want to experience something new or exciting.


I ain't seen before
Something novel and unprecedented that hasn't been witnessed by the singer in the past.


Mystery hind that
There's an obscure or hidden truth behind the situation that needs to be unveiled.


Death door
The boundary between life and death; something that's dangerous, frightening, or deadly.


Juke step electrocute the floor
Dancing so aggressively and vigorously that it's as if electricity is surging through one's body.


Whats the science on
What's the explanation or reason behind something?


Flyin' that high
Being so euphoric and exhilarated that one feels like they're soaring above the clouds.


Got a no-no goin', one time
The singer is doing something risky or illegal and can only afford to do it once.


Creeps up behind me
Something unsettling or eerie is approaching me stealthily.


Over my shoulder
The thing that's creeping up on me is lurking behind me.


Turn around try to see
The artist tries to catch a glimpse of what's behind them.


But its nowhere
The thing that was behind them has vanished into thin air.


Noided, noided
The singer is paranoid and anxious; always on high alert and ready for anything.


Static on my blindside
Something unexpected has happened that has caught the singer off-guard.


Everybody's knowin'
Everyone else seems to be aware of something that the artist doesn't know.


Where ya think you're goin' ain't goin' nowhere
The artist is aimless and doesn't have a clear destination or purpose in mind.


Satellite, handle that/Wit a lead pipe
The situation needs to be rectified decisively and brutally, even if it requires brutal force.


Who captures life/Who takes whats left who stay/On that next, already know my gillicutti, like I told you
The singer is questioning the nature of existence -- who has power over life and death, and what happens after we die?


Don't touch me/Whats up wit it/I stay noided, stimulation overload account for it/Desensitized by the mass amounts of shit
The artist is on edge and agitated, overwhelmed by the constant barrage of overwhelming or desensitizing stimuli that they're exposed to.


Ive seen it, I've been it/Can't delete it feels like jail (noided) full moon in da klink shinin' don't sleep/Surveillance post my bail
The singer has been through traumatic or uncomfortable experiences that they can't shake off, and it's affecting their ability to live a normal life.


Armored cop open fire Glock/On some kid who stepped so/Fast was hard ta grasp/What even happened til you seen dat head blow/Off his shoulders in slow mo/Rewind that, is so cold
A graphic description of an act of police brutality, where a child is killed in cold blood, and the singer is horrified by how brutal and ruthless the attack was.


Juke step wit so much boy rude looseness seem like/No bones in him skin/(noided) my jaw hit da floor like this real for I gotta see that one mo gin
The singer is stunned by someone else's seemingly supernatural or impossible ability to move and groove.


Ambulance hit and run over pedestrian in Brazil/Little tiger, boy soldier/Twist a cap back and kills (noided)/Seen crazy shit man crazy shit
Another graphic description of violence and tragedy, this time involving a hit-and-run accident and the sudden, senseless murder of someone, causing the artist to feel overwhelmed by their exposure to so much disturbing or unsettling footage.




Lyrics © WARP MUSIC LIMITED
Written by: Andrew Morin, Stefan Corbin Burnett, Zachary Charles Hill

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@gabcastel

This is going to be their hit. It's definitely the poppiest song they've made.

@user-ul5yy5tz1o

Sacred comment

@OsKarMike1306

I just find it wild to see this comment at a time where you didn't know what was to come. To be fair, this did turned out to be one of their most popular songs.

@riversduvall1176

Nostradamus

@gimmedimmy6533

This aged well.

@kasperwalsh2146

are you alive?

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@GarciansVortex

i love it when a band can only be loved and worshipped or totally hated, and nothing inbetween.

@fert7921

True

@Quoobuss

The only other band like that I can think of is the insane clown posse

@Altobrun

l e g o s h i 100 gecs, old time relijun - are some more. Anyone with an abrasive sound that takes a little while to enjoy

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