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Faith No More - Epic

Can you feel it, see it, hear it today?
If you can't, then it doesn't matter anyway
You will never understand it cuz it happens too fast
And it feels so good, it's like walking on glass
It's so cool, it's so hip, it's alright
It's so groovy, it's outta sight
You can touch it, smell it, taste it so sweet
But it makes no difference cuz it knocks you off your feet

You want it all but you can't have it

It's cryin', bleedin', lying on the floor
So you lay down on it and you do it some more
You've got to share it, so you dare it
Then you bare it and you tear it

You want it all but you can't have it
It's in your face but you can't grab it

It's alive, afraid, a lie, a sin
It's magic, it's tragic, it's a loss, it's a win
It's dark, it's moist, it's a bitter pain
It's sad it happened and it's a shame

You want it all but you can't have it
It's in your face but you can't grab it

What is it?
It's it
What is it?
It's it
What is it?
It's it
What is it?
It's it
What is it?

What is it?
It's it
What is it?
It's it
What is it?
It's it
What is it?

You want it all but you can't have it
It's in your face but you can't grab it

It's it
What is it?
It's it
What is it?
It's it
What is it?
It's it
What is it?
It's it
What is it?
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What is it?
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What is it?
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What is it?
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"Epic" was a breakthrough hit single by the alternative metal band Faith No More. It was released in 1990 and featured on their third album The Real Thing. It peaked at #9 on the Hot 100, and was the band's only Top 10 hit in the US. It is also the band's most popular song and a staple in their concerts. Like all of the songs from The Real Thing, there is no interpretation of what the song is about because singer Mike Patton wrote the lyrics to follow the rhythm rather than focusing on a topic. Several sources, including MuchMusic, claim that the song is about masturbation. This song combines heavy metal with rap, paving the way for rap metal and funk metal. Some rap and hip-hop artists have cited this song as a major influence in how they shout and syncopate their lyrics with heavy guitar-driven riffs. "Epic" has been covered both in concerts and on the Kerrang Higher Voltage CD, a compilation of artists covering other songs, in this case Welsh rock band, The Automatic covered the song. The CD was released 20 June 2007. The metalcore band Atreyu also covered the song on their album Lead Sails Paper Anchor. A master track of the song also appears in the music video game Rock Band. A shortened version of the song is also featured in the racing game, Burnout Paradise. The song also appeared in a commercial for the console versions of Street Fighter IV, with the announcer stating about the game's "epic return". "Epic" was ranked #30 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs, and #67 on their 100 Greatest One-hit Wonders list (Even though Faith No More has other big hits too).

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