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Lion
Lion
Length: 3:54
Released: January 8, 2013
Writers: Griffin Boice, Danny, Johnny 3 Tears
Producer: Griffin Boice
Key: Eb minor
Tempo: 84 BPM
Album: Notes from the Underground
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Lion is a song by Hollywood Undead from their third album, Notes from the Underground.

Official Lyrics

Danny: I am a lion and I want to be free
Do you see a lion when you look inside of me?
Outside the window just to watch you as you sleep
Cause I am a lion born from things you cannot be

How can I sleep at night? There's a war inside my head
I found a lion hidden right beneath my bed
I will not hide myself from the tears that you have shed
Cause I am a lion and you are dead

Johnny 3 Tears: Here's a story of everything we'll ever be
You can hide but some of us can never leave
And if you go, I don't need those little things
They remind me of all our little dreams

Can you hear the words? All I can say
We can watch the world even if they walk away
Forget about tomorrow, tomorrow is today
You were born a lion and a lion you will stay

Danny: I am a lion and I want to be free
Do you see a lion when you look inside of me?
Outside the window just to watch you as you sleep
Cause I am a lion born from things you cannot be

Johnny 3 Tears: Remember an army of all those little kids?
Living life like they only get a little bit
It's hard to fight when you're born in the middle and
I'd rather die, won't watch you giving in

I'm sorry, daughter, but your father's not the same
I can look into your eyes and I'll swear that I will change
But tomorrow is tomorrow, so forgive me if I stay
You can hide beneath the covers while I hide behind the pain

After all, only so much we can say
Words can lose their meaning once you walk away
Promise that you love me, watch me as I fade
I'll give you all those things that these liars never gave

The hands on the clock and that things we cannot change
Tear it all to pieces and take back what I made
If there's one thing I'd keep, it's you that I would save
'Cause I am just a lion and a lion I will stay

Danny: I am a lion and I want to be free
Do you see a lion when you look inside of me?
Outside the window just to watch you as you sleep
Cause I am a lion born from things you cannot be

Danny and Johnny 3 Tears: (Hey!)
Johnny 3 Tears: I never meant to let go
All I want and you're all I ever wanna know
Can't hide in the attic of a pretty home
Of a pretty home, of a pretty home

Danny and Johnny 3 Tears: (Hey!)
Johnny 3 Tears: I never meant to let go
All I want and you're all I ever wanna know
Can't hide in the attic of a pretty home
Of a pretty home, of a pretty home
Danny and Johnny 3 Tears: (Hey!)

Danny: I am a lion and I want to be free
Do you see a lion when you look inside of me?
Outside the window just to watch you as you sleep
Cause I am a lion born from things you cannot be

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Additional

Trivia

  • This song was recorded and mixed by Griffin Boice at the Beat Suite, Hollywood, CA.
  • The drums and guitar were recorded by Griffin Boice, with assistance from Ken Dudley and Marco Ruiz, at NRG Studios, N. Hollywood, CA.
  • Lion was the fourth song on the album, and when Johnny 3 Tears came up with the idea for the song, he had a chorus, so he hit up the producer, went into the studio to lay it down and to get it moving. He thought they would revisit the song quite a few times, since that’s what bands do but they just kept moving and making progress and stayed up 34 hours. They started it from scratch and finished it in one session, which is tough, since there are a lot of elements. There was no stall. It was written in one fell swoop in a day-and-a-half. They never did it that way before and never want to do it again.
  • This song may have been intended for release as a single, because cover art for it has been leaked to the public.
  • An official lyrics video for the song was uploaded onto the band's official YouTube channel.
  • This is the second song that Danny and Johnny 3 Tears dedicated to their daughters, the first being S.C.A.V.A. from American Tragedy.

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