The Fever
Death Grips Lyrics


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How'd you know
'Cause I was there
Yeah that shit go
Came prepared
Set it slow rolled
Anticipation grow slow
Deviated septum blow hole
Sugar cane ko ko
Aye, aye, pass the dro my way
Or no way twenty fo no 25-8
Thought you knew
Suicide lane
Fuck you

Grab my crotch, what's my name
Been round the block
Hangin' scumbag slangin'
Pay dirt cave in
Takin' no prisoners
No escapin' wash brain hook
Nothin' I'm sayin'
Aye, aye, know what I'm sayin'

I got the diamonds, scrapin'
Sidin', wastin' my life
In altered states dem
Back it up

I got the diamonds, scrapin'
Sidin', wastin' my life
In altered states dem
Back it up

I got the fever

Sprayin' execution witch fingernails clawin' through dem
Crawlin' through dem
Tunnels loosin'
Touch with everything I'm doin'
Argh mass confusion
Can't make more electrocution

Half cocked full tilt
Rabid dog
Filth argh
Know what I'm sayin'
Fuck it
Upside down in a
Soft top bucket
Screamin'
Shred it

I got the diamonds, scrapin'
Sidin', wastin' my life
In altered states dem
Back it up

I got the diamonds, scrapin'
Sidin', wastin' my life
In altered states dem
Back it up

I got the fever

Let me off, screeching halt
Concussion blinding
Not my fault
Ankles tied to cinder blocks
Aye, aye

By any means necesserated
Blade cut me
Sewer drain grated
Bubonic plague
Spreaded faceless
Lurking in the deadest spaces
On your knees, black goat anus
Christo anti clan of shameless
Came to whip those
Into shapeless
Here we go, devastated
Here we go

Diamonds scrapin' the marrow, out my core
Who's in the mirror
Who's at the door
Someone's there
Wasn't there before
Ceiling connected
To the chord
Pull it, pull that shit

I got the diamonds, scrapin'
Sidin', wastin' my life
In altered states dem
Back it up

I got the diamonds, scrapin'
Sidin', wastin' my life
In altered states dem
Back it up





I got the fever

Overall Meaning

"The Fever" is a song by experimental rap group Death Grips from their second album, "No Love Deep Web". The lyrics perfectly demonstrate the band's usual attitude of aggression and chaotic energy, with scattered thoughts that are difficult to understand at first. The first half of the song talks about drugs and the anticipation for a hit, with the line "Set it slow rolled anticipation grow slow" indicating the build-up to the high. With lines like "Sugar cane ko ko" and "Pass the dro my way," the song heavily implies drug use. Death Grips often uses drug imagery in their music to suggest intense sensations and to reflect the risks and highs of life.


The latter half of the song takes on a more chaotic tone, with distorted screams and a full-out assault on the senses. The lines "Spraying execution witch fingernails clawin' through dem / Crawling through dem / Tunnels loosin' touch with everything I'm doin'" give the impression of someone going crazy, lost in the mix of drugs and reality. The song is about searching for and experiencing extremes in life, both through drugs and other extreme pursuits. The frequent repetition of the line "I got the fever" also emphasizes this desire for something more.


Line by Line Meaning

How'd you know
Asking how the other person knows something.


'Cause I was there
Confirming to the other person that they were there when something happened.


Yeah that shit go
Agreeing with the other person that what they are saying is true.


Came prepared
Being ready for whatever is coming next.


Set it slow rolled
Taking one's time and being deliberate about what they are doing.


Anticipation grow slow
Feeling excitement and expectation building slowly over time.


Deviated septum blow hole
A reference to drug use and the effects it has on the body.


Sugar cane ko ko
A reference to drug use and its effects on the body.


Aye, aye, pass the dro my way
Asking someone to pass them some marijuana.


Or no way twenty fo no 25-8
Stating that they are serious about wanting marijuana and will not take no for an answer.


Thought you knew
Surprised that the other person does not know something that they thought was common knowledge.


Suicide lane
A metaphor for a dangerous and reckless lifestyle.


Fuck you
An aggressive and confrontational response to someone or something they do not like.


Grab my crotch, what's my name
Asserting dominance and power over others.


Been round the block
Experienced and knowledgeable about the world.


Hangin' scumbag slangin'
Being involved in illegal or immoral activities.


Pay dirt cave in
Finding success or wealth after putting in hard work.


Takin' no prisoners
Being ruthless and unforgiving in their actions.


No escapin' wash brain hook
Feeling trapped and unable to escape from a situation.


Nothin' I'm sayin'
Stating that they have nothing left to say on the matter.


Aye, aye, know what I'm sayin'
Asking if the other person understands what they are saying.


I got the diamonds, scrapin'
Having something valuable and desirable.


Sidin', wastin' my life
Spending time and energy on something that may not be worthwhile in the end.


In altered states dem
Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


Back it up
Repeating something to emphasize its importance.


Sprayin' execution witch fingernails clawin' through dem
Describing something violent and intense.


Crawlin' through dem
Moving slowly and laboriously through something.


Tunnels loosin'
Feeling disoriented and lost.


Touch with everything I'm doin'
Feeling disconnected from one's actions and surroundings.


Argh mass confusion
Feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next.


Can't make more electrocution
Unable to continue to push oneself to the limit.


Half cocked full tilt
Moving forward recklessly and without caution.


Rabid dog
A metaphor for someone who is uncontrollable and dangerous.


Filth argh
Feeling disgusted and overwhelmed by the world around them.


Upside down in a
Feeling disoriented and unable to make sense of one's surroundings.


Soft top bucket
A metaphor for feeling stuck and unable to escape a situation.


Screamin'
Expressing intense emotion and energy.


Shred it
Destroying something completely.


Let me off, screeching halt
Wanting to get out of a situation immediately.


Concussion blinding
Feeling overwhelmed and disoriented by a traumatic experience.


Not my fault
Asserting that they are not responsible for the situation they find themselves in.


Ankles tied to cinder blocks
Feeling weighed down and unable to move forward.


By any means necesserated
Willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want.


Blade cut me
Feeling the physical pain of an injury or wound.


Sewer drain grated
Feeling overwhelmed and disgusted by their surroundings.


Bubonic plague
A metaphor for something that is dangerous and deadly.


Spreaded faceless
Spreading and infecting everything around it without an identifiable source.


Lurking in the deadest spaces
Existing in the darkest and most hopeless parts of life.


On your knees, black goat anus
A violent and disturbing image meant to shock and provoke.


Christo anti clan of shameless
A reference to a religious figure and a group of people who are without morals or decency.


Came to whip those
Taking control of a situation and asserting one's power over others.


Into shapeless
Making something or someone unrecognizable and without form.


Here we go, devastated
Feeling a sense of hopelessness and despair.


Diamonds scrapin' the marrow, out my core
Feeling as though something valuable and essential is being taken from within them.


Who's in the mirror
Questioning one's identity and sense of self.


Who's at the door
Feeling paranoid and unsure of who or what is outside.


Someone's there
Feeling as though there is someone watching and following them.


Wasn't there before
Feeling as though something has suddenly come into existence or become visible.


Ceiling connected
Feeling trapped and unable to escape from a situation.


To the chord
A reference to a musical term but used here as a reference to feeling restrained and tied down.


Pull it, pull that shit
Commanding someone to take action, to do something without hesitation.


I got the fever
A feeling of intense and unrelenting energy and passion.




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

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Comments from YouTube:

@jeromedixon6929

I like how "you know what I'm saying" is the only thing I can understand without reading the lyrics.

@user-md3is4dq2d

You obviously aren't listening then

@aleizdein1474

@⃠ or he is not a native speaker

@apex1757

@Dawid Niedziela I wasn't a native Death Grips speaker either

@TiTixWhite

@George Washington L2 Death Grips speaker

@toaster9922

and “fuck you”

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@GarrettPaimon

If you listened to this once and didn't give it another go again, you missed Death Grips. This music needs to be repeated to be enjoyed.

@charmofknlypi

This song was the first one I liked after just the first listen

@carmenmontero4931

@dont say the n word me too, love at first sight

@charmofknlypi

@Carmen Montero just the hook itself is amazing

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