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Unknown from M.E. (SA1)

From Sonic Retro

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" Unknown from M.E. (SA1) "
Knuckles' theme, Sonic Adventure
Album: Sonic Adventure Songs With Attitude ~Vocal mini-Album~
Arrangement and Music by: Kenichi Tokoi
Lyrics by: Kenichi Tokoi (translated by Takahiro Fukada)
Vocals: Marlon Saunders (vocals & chorus), Dread Fox (rap vocals)
Guitar: Rohn Lawrence
Bass: Will Lee
Drums: Ricky Wellman
Additional Credits:
Fender Rhodes: Philippe Saisse
Horn Section: East 4th Horns
Mixing: Roy Hendrickson

Unknown from M.E. is the theme song of Knuckles the Echidna in the game Sonic Adventure. Like Sonic's theme It Doesn't Matter and Tails' theme Believe in Myself, it was remixed and used as his theme in Sonic Adventure 2. It was also used as the theme of Sir Gawain in Sonic and the Black Knight, and it is played through stages when a certain item is aquired from Gawain. It also makes an appearance in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed as the song that plays when Knuckles uses the All-Star power-up. The lyrics depict Knuckles' tough-guy nature. It should be noted that the drumbeat intro is similar to that of My Sweet Passion.

Lyrics

Here I come - rougher than the rest of them
The best of them - tougher than leather
You can call me Knuckles - unlike Sonic, I don't chuckle
I'd rather flex my muscles
I'm hard as nails - it ain't hard to tell
I break 'em down whether they solid or frail
Unlike the rest, I'm independent
Since my first breath, first test
Feel the right, then the worst's left

Born on an island in the heavens
The blood of my ancestors flows inside me
My duty is to save the flower from evil deterioration - yeah

I will be the one to set your heart free true
Cleanse yourself with them evil spirits that's in you

Streaking lights, loud sounds, and instinct
Are the elements that keep me going
I am fighting my own mission
Nothin's gonna stand in my way
No, no

I will be the one to set your heart free true
Cleanse yourself with them evil spirits that's in you

Won't be frightened - I'll stand up to all the pain and turmoil
Just believe in myself - won't rely on others
Get this power to wipe out the havoc and anarchy
This is my planet - gonna fight for my destiny

Here I come - rougher than the rest of them
The best of them - tougher than leather
You can call me Knuckles - unlike Sonic, I don't chuckle
I'd rather flex my muscles
I'm hard as nails - it ain't hard to tell
I break 'em down whether they solid or frail
Unlike the rest, I'm independent
Since my first breath, first test
Feel the right, then the worst's left

I have no such things as weak spots
Don't approve of him, but gotta trust him
This alliance has a purpose
This partnership is only temporary - yeah

I will be the one to set your heart free true
Cleanse yourself of evil spirits that got in you

Won't be frightened - I'll stand up to all the pain and turmoil
Just believe in myself - won't rely on others
Freedom will be waiting when serenity is restored
This is my planet - I shall not surrender


Won't be frightened - I'll stand up to all the pain and turmoil
Just believe in myself - won't rely on others
I get this power to wipe out the havoc and anarchy
This is my planet - gonna fight... I... (oh)

Won't be frightened - I'll stand up to all the pain and turmoil
Just believe in myself - won't rely on others
Freedom will be waiting when serenity is restored
This is my planet - I shall not surrender

Yeah
Shall not surrender - no
Yeah
Woo... Woo!

The new porcupine on the block with the buff chest
Outta wilderness, with the ruggedness

Knock-knock - it's Knuckles - the bloat thrower
Independent flower
Magical Emerald holder
Give you the coldest shoulder
My spike goes through boulders
That's why I stay a loner
I was born by myself
I don't need a posse - I get it on by myself
Adversaries get shelft

Right on