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Lift Off was a song created in 2017, in Berlin with Machine Gun Kelly during the Linkin Park tour, and was intended to be a Fort Minor song released later in 2017. Mike had Linkin Park's blessings to do this and I suspect I.O.U., etc were a part of this as well (some of the "fun" songs on Post Traumatic).

Then he re-wrote the Lift Off lyrics and included it on Post Traumatic. When performing it live, he raps the demo lyrics from 2017.
 

 

Does anyone have a good guess at the lyrics?

"no, it’s not what I want but it had to be
lames ________ like I'm draining their battery
I put you in retirement, imagine you're mad at me
the space shuttle Challengers get turned into tragedies
rock and _____ rhyming yes, heavily tested
mess with 'Em (less?), yes I hope you invested
I don’t drop mics, only let it smoke where I set it
and I don’t play, even when they press it, get it?"

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Astat got that line right for sure and it really sounds like he says ''rock and die rhyming, yes, heavily tested''. Doesn't make a lot of sense, though. I think the Luxembourg performance posted on LPLive Archive's YouTube page is pretty clear quality too but it's hard to make out that part, still. I also am 99.9% positive that it says ''mess with M.S., yes, I hope you've invested''. Which kind of like means that you're smart to want to work with Mike Shinoda. Lol.

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  • 2 years later...

Been a while. Saw this video on Twitter and gave it another stab. Will ask Mike about these after the ZIGGURATS drop and get them officially.

 

Yeah!
Lift off like Virgin Galactic
My Richard’s too Branson to fuck with you bastards
Very legendary that’s some matter of fact shit
You're the opposite of stars like rats spelled backwards
I flow poems out to Saturn and past it
Easy as a standard anti-gravity backflip
Satellite tracking can't map up my tactics
I spit the same shit they split an atom in half with
No, it’s not what I want but it had to be
And lames heads hang like I'm drainin' their battery
I put you in retirement, imagine you're mad at me
The space shuttle challengers get turned into tragedies
Rock and dime (?) rhymin', yes heavily tested
Mess with Em', messed, yes I hope you invested
I don’t drop mikes, only let it smoke where I set it
And I don't play, even when they press, get it?

 

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15 hours ago, LPLStaff said:

Been a while. Saw this video on Twitter and gave it another stab. Will ask Mike about these after the ZIGGURATS drop and get them officially.

 

Yeah!
Lift off like Virgin Galactic
My Richard’s too Branson to fuck with you bastards
Very legendary that’s some matter of fact shit
You're the opposite of stars like rats spelled backwards
I flow poems out to Saturn and past it
Easy as a standard anti-gravity backflip
Satellite tracking can't map up my tactics
I spit the same shit they split an atom in half with
No, it’s not what I want but it had to be
And lames heads hang like I'm drainin' their battery
I put you in retirement, imagine you're mad at me
The space shuttle challengers get turned into tragedies
Rock and dime (?) rhymin', yes heavily tested
Mess with Em', messed, yes I hope you invested
I don’t drop mikes, only let it smoke where I set it
And I don't play, even when they press, get it?

 

I think Geki and Astat had it right. Also I dont wanna see Mikes getting dropped 😁

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You're right.

 

From Mike:

Yeah
Lift off like Virgin Galactic
My Richard's too Branson to fuck with you bastards
Very legendary that’s some matter-of-fact shit
You're the opposite of stars like "rats" spelled backwards
I float poems out to Saturn and past it
Easy as a standard anti-gravity backflip
Satellite tracking can't map out my tactics
I spit the same shit they split an atom in half with
No, it's not what I want but it had to be
And lames heads hang like I'm drainin' their battery
I put you in retirement, imagine you're mad at me
The space shuttle Challengers get turned into tragedies
Rocketdyne rhyming yeah heavily tested
Mess with M.S., yes I hope you invested
I don't drop mics, only let it smoke where I set it
And I don't play, even when they press, get it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocketdyne

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10 hours ago, LPLStaff said:

You're right.

 

From Mike:

Yeah
Lift off like Virgin Galactic
My Richard's too Branson to fuck with you bastards
Very legendary that’s some matter-of-fact shit
You're the opposite of stars like "rats" spelled backwards
I float poems out to Saturn and past it
Easy as a standard anti-gravity backflip
Satellite tracking can't map out my tactics
I spit the same shit they split an atom in half with
No, it's not what I want but it had to be
And lames heads hang like I'm drainin' their battery
I put you in retirement, imagine you're mad at me
The space shuttle Challengers get turned into tragedies
Rocketdyne rhyming yeah heavily tested
Mess with M.S., yes I hope you invested
I don't drop mics, only let it smoke where I set it
And I don't play, even when they press, get it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocketdyne

Ziggurats is very close to this style 

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