God Save Us
Ill Niño Lyrics


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God save us, this new life
Has brought us this new knife
It's worthless and mindless
To preach, I resist that
You're right

God save us, this new life
Has brought us this new knife
It's worthless and mindless
To preach, I resist that
I am

What you despise
I am just a disgrace you will never embrace
The strength will rise
Everything that I do burns against you

These words are just a speck
In what you call my life's wreck
Mistakes forsake
And every word will break

This is hard to believe, I am not what you see
All the pressure is breaking down on me
I will take what is mine and won't waste any time
Don't believe in what you want for me

God save us, el control
Has brought us el calor
De sangre y hambre
It's our turn, we will burn
I am

This life is mine
My intentions are real, this is my killing field
I will not shine
Our souls turn to rust, turn our bodies to dust

My life is just a trek
In what you call my last breath
Mistakes forsake
Then every word will break

This is hard to believe, I am not what you see
All the pressure is breaking down on me
I will take what is mine and won't waste any time
Don't believe in what you want for me

This is hard to believe
All the pressure is breaking down on me
I will take what is mine
Don't believe in what you want for me

God save our souls, yeah
God save our souls

God save us, this new life
Has brought us this new knife
Tu control, tu calor
It's our turn, we will burn
I am

What you despise
How can I be oppressed and then confess?
The strength will rise
Everything that I do burns against you

These words are just a speck
In what you call my life's wreck
Mistakes forsake
Then every word will
Break





God save us, this new life
Has brought us this new knife

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Ill Niño's song "God Save Us" speak to the struggle of personal identity and the pressure to conform to society's norms. The opening lines, "God save us, this new life, has brought us this new knife," suggest that the changes and challenges of a new life can be painful and difficult, like being cut with a knife. The repeated phrase "It's worthless and mindless to preach, I resist that" implies a rejection of societal expectations and a desire to be true to oneself.


The verses suggest a sense of defiance against those who reject and despise the singer. The lines, "I am just a disgrace you will never embrace" and "everything that I do burns against you" imply a conflict between the singer's sense of self and the expectations of society. The chorus repeats the line "this is hard to believe, I am not what you see," which speaks to the theme of personal identity and hiding one's true self from the world.


The final verses introduce the idea of control and oppression. The Spanish phrase "el control" suggests an external force trying to control the singer, while the line "our souls turn to rust, turn our bodies to dust" implies a sense of hopelessness in the face of this control. The final repetition of the phrase "God save us, this new life has brought us this new knife" suggests that the struggle for personal identity is ongoing and that society's expectations will continue to be a source of pain and conflict.


Line by Line Meaning

God save us, this new life
The singer is asking for divine help to cope with the struggles of this new life


Has brought us this new knife
This new life has presented challenges that feel like sharp objects which can be harmful


It's worthless and mindless
Preaching is useless in this situation


To preach, I resist that
The artist is opposed to preaching in this situation


You're right
Acknowledging agreement with someone's point of view


I am
The singer acknowledges their identity and existence


What you despise
The singer acknowledges that there are things about them that others hate


I am just a disgrace you will never embrace
The artist is someone that others reject and will never accept or approve of


The strength will rise
The artist will pursue their goals, despite being opposed by others


Everything that I do burns against you
The artist's actions and decisions are in conflict with those of someone else


These words are just a speck
The singer's words are a small part of their life's story


In what you call my life's wreck
Others may see the artist's life as a disaster


Mistakes forsake
The singer acknowledges their past errors


And every word will break
The singer's words will not change the current situation


This is hard to believe, I am not what you see
The singer is not what others perceive them to be


All the pressure is breaking down on me
The weight of expectations is too much for the artist


I will take what is mine and won't waste any time
The artist is determined to claim what is rightfully theirs without hesitation


Don't believe in what you want for me
The singer does not agree with what others want for them


God save us, el control
The singer is adding a Spanish phrase to express their need for help by a higher power in another language


Has brought us el calor
The artist is using another Spanish phrase to describe the heat of passion they feel about their situation


De sangre y hambre
Another Spanish phrase is used here to describe the intensity of the struggle as being about blood and hunger


It's our turn, we will burn
The artist is ready to face the consequences of their actions


My life is just a trek
The singer sees their life as a journey


In what you call my last breath
Others may view the artist as being close to death


Our souls turn to rust, turn our bodies to dust
The singer is referencing death and decay


This life is mine
The singer declares ownership over their life


My intentions are real, this is my killing field
The singer is confident in their goals and the place where they hope to achieve them


I will not shine
The artist will not succeed in the way that others want them to


God save our souls, yeah
The artist repeats their plea for divine assistance


Tu control, tu calor
Another Spanish phrase is used here to express the idea of control and passion in the singer's situation


How can I be oppressed and then confess?
The singer is questioning the internal conflict that comes from feeling trapped and also giving in to societal expectations




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Cristian Machado, Dave Chavarri, Marc Rizzo

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