1234 (song)

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1234
Song by Emigrate from the album A Million Degrees
GEMA database ID: 21845749-001
ISWC: T-804.038.329-8
Composer(s): Richard Kruspe
Lyricist(s): Richard Kruspe, Terrence Matlin
Released: 30 November 2018
Video: 19 October 2018
Length: 03:22
Tempo: 95
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A Million Degrees tracklist
  1. War
  2. 1234
  3. A Million Degrees
  4. Lead You On
  5. You Are So Beautiful
  6. Hide and Seek
  7. We Are Together
  8. Let's Go
  9. I'm Not Afraid
  10. Spitfire
  11. Eyes Fade Away

1234 is the second song on the album A Million Degrees by Emigrate.

Background

  • The song features Benjamin Kowalewicz from Billy Talent.
  • Zwo is a German dialect of Zwei (two).
  • The song already existed in 2015, according to Margaux Bossieux.
  • In a track-by-track interview with Kerrang!, Richard said the following about the song:[1]

There’s a rockabilly feel to 1234, it has that ​’50s/’60s rock’n’roll vibe to it. All of the guitar solos you hear came out of the demos. Those first takes always sounded better, even if I would try spending more time on them. I didn’t really have Billy Talent in mind for this song, it was actually my manager who asked me how I felt about doing the collaboration. I wasn’t so sure about it, but when I heard Ben singing over it, there was this punky fire that the song actually needed. That fire is actually why we ended up recording it as a live performance.

Versions

Studio

Title Release Length Released Notes
1234 A Million Degrees 03:23 30 Nov 2018

Music videos

Name Director Released Notes
1234 Bill Yukich 19 Oct 2018

Lyrics

Album version

Hey!

Love and delusion
It's a low kind of show
But the crowd means it sold
Tonight (Tonight)

Kiss or contusion
Take a hit, better stick
To the script I direct
With a fist tonight

Eins, zwo, drei, vier
Everybody down
Kill the lights now and
Get up off the ground
Fall in line
Fall in line

Nights out and crashin'
We come up from the coat
Paint our faces in gold
Tonight (Tonight)

Beat that old bash in
Leadership take the tip
Better shoot from the hip
Don't resist tonight

Eins, zwo, drei, vier
Everybody down
Kill the lights now and get up off the ground
Rip those bitches from that dirty sound
Dance in time
Let's swing and own the town

Love and delusion
It's a low kind of show
But the crowd means it sold
tonight

Eins, zwo, drei, vier
Everybody down
Kill the lights now and get up off the ground
Rip those bitches from that dirty sound
Dance in time
Let's swing and own the town
Fall in line

Eins, zwo, drei, vier
Everybody down
Kill the lights now and get up off the ground
Rip those bitches from that dirty sound
Dance in time
Let's swing and own the town
Fall in line

Merchandise

1/2/3/4
1/2/3/4 cover
Type: Men's T-Shirt
Origin: Emigrate-Shop


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