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Unknown from M.E. (SA1)

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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

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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. The lyrics depict Knuckles' tough-guy nature. It should be noted that the drumbeat intro is similar to that of My Sweet Passion.

Lyrics

INTRO:
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 mucsles

I'm hard as nails
It ain't hard to tell
I break 'em down
Whether they solid or frail

Unlike the rest
Independance is my first breath
First test, feel the right
When the worst's left

VERSE 1A:
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

PRE-CHORUS:
I will be the one to set your heart free, true
Cleanse yourself of them evil spirits that's in you

VERSE 1B:
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

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS 1:
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

INTRO

VERSE 2:
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

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

CHORUS 2:
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

[Saxaphone Solo (?)]

CHORUS 1:
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... Ah!
CHORUS 2

OUTRO:
Yeah
Shall I surrender? No
Yeah
Woo...woo

The new porcupine on the block
With the buff chest
Outta the wilderness
With the ruggedness

Knock-Knock, it's Knuckles
The bloat thrower
Independant 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 shelf'd

Right on!