Hate that I had to have Nike introduce me to this, but I’ll take it where I can get it I guess. After I first heard the commercial I immediately searched and downloaded this on iTunes. Simply brilliant!

Full lyrics and more about the artist after the jump

List of Demands

Album: Saul Williams
Artist: Saul Williams

I want my money back. I’m down here drowning in your fat. You got me on my knees praying for everything you lack. I ain’t afraid of you. I’m just a victim of your fears. You cower in your tower praying that I’ll disappear, I got another plan, one that requires me to stand. On the stage or in the street, don’t need no microphone or beat. And when you hear this song, if you ain’t dead then sing along. Bang and strum to these here drums til you get where you belong.

I got a list of demands written on the palm of my hands. I ball my fist and you’re gonna know where I stand. We’re living hand to mouth! You wanna be somebody? See somebody? Try and free somebody? I gotta list of demands written on the palm of my hands. I ball my fist and you’re gonna know where I stand. We’re living hand to mouth! Hand to mouth!

I wrote a song for you today while I was sitting in my room. I jumped up on my bed today and played it on a broom. I didn’t think that it would be a song that you would hear, but when I played it in my head, I made you reappear. I wrote a video for it and I acted out each part. Then I took your picture out and taped it to my heart. I’ve taped you to my heart dear girl, I’ve taped you to my heart and if you pull away from me you’ll tear my life apart..

I got a list of demands written on the palm of my hands. I ball my fist and you’re gonna know where I stand. We’re living hand to mouth! You wanna be somebody? See somebody? Try and free somebody? I gotta list of demands written on the palm of my hands. I ball my fist and you’re gonna know where I stand. We’re living hand to mouth! Hand to mouth!

Ecstacy, suffering, Echinacea, bufferin. We aim to remember what we choose to forget. God’s just a baby and her diaper is wet.
Call the police! I’m strapped to the teeth and liable to disregard your every belief. Call on the law! I’m fixin’ to draw a line between what is and seems and call up a brawl. Call’em up now! ’cause it’s about to go pow! I’m standing on the threshold of the ups and the downs. Call up a truce! ’cause I’m about to bust loose. Protect ya neck,’cause, son, I’m breaking out of my noose.

I got a list of demands written on the palm of my hands. I ball my fist and you’re gonna know where I stand. We’re living hand to mouth! You wanna be somebody? See somebody? Try and free somebody? I gotta list of demands written on the palm of my hands. I ball my fist and you’re gonna know where I stand. We’re living hand to mouth! Hand to mouth!

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  • JC

    You’re not alone! It took Nike to clue me in to this too. It’s been stuck in my head ever since.

  • DS

    Did the same thing you did… saw the commercial and immediately searched for it, which brought me to your site! great catchy song… stuck in my head too…

  • Joey D

    Same comment by DS above. Search brought me to a few sites as well as this one. Obviously a catchy song. LOL.

  • FWIW: My father-in-law was watching basketball and this commercial came on. He says, “What an annoying commercial!”

    LOL. Guess we see it a bit differently. Darn boomers. 😉

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  • i think we’re all in this together…lol nike’s at least doin a great job in the commercial department. great song though…it’s addicting

  • yea i think we’re all in this together…saw the commercial and had to have it. great song…it’s addicting.

  • jackdubl

    This isn’t the first song Nike has introduced me to. Nothing to be ashamed of.

  • Same here! Saw the commerial on ESPN and the song ripped me off o my couch to search the net… Love it! I’ve been a long-time Saul Williams fan but this song slipped past me somehow.

  • brendon r

    this song is awesome and i was ecstatic to see how well nike contributed it to their commercial

  • dlT

    To the original poster – what a retarded comment… hate to have nike introduce you to a song. What, cause your too cool… its a bad ass song and you didnt find it first? Sorry buddy.

  • Dear Mr. Camel Toe Lover,

    The irony of you writing the phrase “what a retarded comment” does not escape me. Thanks for ascribing to me reasons why I hate that Nike introduced me to this and then using those to criticize me. I recommend the next time you are on teh Internets and have this urge that you ask the person first.

    Readers can subscribe the following email address to all manner of corporate offers: cameltoelvr@hotmail.com

    From the sounds of it he’d like that very much.

    Mahalo,

    The Original Poster

  • dlT

    Good job Mahalo,

    “teh internets”… when was there more than one internet?? Oh and that email, thanks for sharing, its one set up for crappy websites that require one to enter an email because its so lame and doesn’t get enough traffic.

    Cheers

  • I guess you all hate DIT for different reasons.

    Me? I hate him/her because he/she doesn’t know the difference between your and you’re or between its and it’s.

    Contractions, my friend. Look it up on teh googles.

  • dlT

    Wow… you’re so COOL!!

    Keep up the bad work!

  • LOL. We have a stalker!

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