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Unknown from M.E. (SA2)

From Sonic Retro

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" Unknown from M.E. "
Knuckles' Theme, Sonic Adventure 2
Album: Cuts Unleashed SA2 Vocal Collection
Arrangement and Music by: Kenichi Tokoi
Lyrics by: Kenichi Tokoi (translated by Takahiro Fukada (old lyrics), Takayoshi Umeno (new lyrics))
Vocals: Marlon Saunders (vocals & chorus), Hunnid-P (rap vocals)
Guitar: Shinichi Moritake
Bass: Kenichi Tokoi
Additional Credits:
Alto Sax and Tenor Sax: Kohji Orita

Unknown from M.E. is a rap-like song and the theme of Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic Adventure 2. Another version of the song was used in Sonic Adventure. It is performed by Hunnid-P and Marlon Saunders. Unlike the version for Sonic Adventure, this song is much more programmed, with more electronic loops.

This song is one of the reasons why the game was given the "Mild Lyrics" warning (along with "Deeper" and "Kick the Rock!"), because Knuckles raps "ain't a damn thing funny".

Lyrics

Okay

Something is callin' me - I don't know what (yeah)
Something is talkin' - but I don't know who (yeah)
Something is callin' me - more and more
No one stops knuckles and feet
Something is callin' me - I don't know what (yeah)
Something is talkin' - but I don't know who (yeah)
Something is callin' me - more and more
No one stops knuckles and feet

K-N-U-C-K-L-E-S (uhn)
Waz born for a life time on Angel Island (yeah)
His duty's to protect Master Emerald diamond
Hold da climate
He's searching fa shinin'
But everytime he look
Fa da sun, can't find it (uhn)
Is dis da way? Da path I chose? (yeah)
Den why I am livin' wit my heart so cold? (uhn)
All that I see iza storm of stonez

(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
Oh, yeah)

I like ta dig holez in search of gold
Large pots of treasure make me feel much betta If I fight Eggman, Rouge, whoever
Clench my fist tight, become more reada
I don't wanna hurta my passion observed
Been lonely all my life
Does it matta?
Here fa da mission - whoever want it
Bring it - call me stubborn, but I'm still gon' live it (uhn)
Do anything ta get pieces of da emerald
Climb the mountain, thru da valley, around da hill
Wild and hungry - ain't a damn thing funny
My philosophy's my knuckles and feet

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

Something is callin' me - I don't know what (yeah)
Something is talkin' - but I don't know who (yeah)
Something is callin' me - more and more
No one stops knuckles and feet

No no - oh, no no
Okay
Yeah - yeah

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

Something is callin' me - I don't know what (yeah)
Something is talkin' - but I don't know who (yeah)
Something is callin' me - more and more
No one stops knuckles and feet


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, ohh, no~

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

I waz born like dis - ta fear no one
I'm straight thugged out
I only live ta my ones
Diamonds and gemz
We'ka battle ta da end
You besta be aware of the knuckles dat I send
Once they penetrate, they'll put'chu ta ya death
They hard as iron and my feet is like fire
You'll never see me run and I won't surrender
I'll just fly away like it's no otha contender - uhn

Won't be frightened - I'll stand up to all the pain and turmoil
Just believe in myself - won't rely on others (oh!)
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 (oh!)
Freedom will be waiting when serenity is restored
This is my planet - I shall not surrender (no~)

Something is callin' me - I don't know what (yeah)
Something is talkin' - but I don't know who (yeah)
Something is callin' me - more and more
No one stops knuckles and feet
Something is callin' me - I don't know what (yeah)
Something is talkin' - but I don't know who (yeah)
Something is callin' me - more and more
No one stops knuckles and feet

Something is callin' me - I don't know what (yeah)
Something is talkin' - but I don't know who (yeah)
Something is callin' me - more and more
No one stops knuckles and feet
Something is callin' me - I don't know what (yeah)
Something is talkin' - but I don't know who (yeah)
Something is callin' me - more and more
No one stops knuckles and feet


Note

  • In some versions of this song, the word "gonna" is used before "climb the mountain". It is found on the version found on this site, but not all sites that also have this song will be bound to have it with this extra lyric.