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Heart of a Champion
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Length: 3:30
Released: February 14, 2020
Writers: Charlie Scene, Danny,
Funny Man, J-Dog,
Johnny 3 Tears
Producer: Matt Good
Album: New Empire Vol. 1
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Heart of a Champion is a song from the band's sixth studio album, New Empire Vol. 1.

Background

In an interview with Volume, Johnny 3 Tears said this about the song: "I think society as a whole is obsessed with comparisons - the music industry is no different. In Hollywood Undead, it's probably just because we can't really be pigeonholed. I don't know how to describe our music exactly. There are far too many rules that people in the music industry apply anyway. Music should bring freedom and shouldn't be tied to an insane list of rules."

Official Lyrics

Johnny 3 Tears: Mic check...yo, man, fuck you
I got some coke in my sock and a couple rocks too
I got a bottle full of Ketel, drunk pedal to the metal
Got some beef I gotta settle, but you gotta check the dentals
They don't like me? I make the music I want to
These divas fucking need us, man, worse than their heartbeat
They're digging up my grave, but these bitches gotta pay
And the price of admission, it ain't ever gonna change
It'll end when I say it 'cause you're wet when I spray it
And the more you fucking hate us, well, the more you'll fucking play it, bitch

Danny: Go, I'm crossing out names
Charlie Scene: (I'm crossing out names)
Danny: Go, and no one is safe
Charlie Scene: (No one is safe)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, I'll leave a rose on your grave
Charlie Scene: (Rose on your grave)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, it's the dove and grenade
Charlie Scene: (Dove and grenade)

I'm absent-minded mentally, slaughtering all my enemies
I'm murdering recklessly, bitch, these streets ain't no Sesame
Another notch in my felony list, I'm not wasting energy on this
I’m gonna win, I’ll be honest, that's something I fucking promise
Godless so I'll take the charges, spotless is my fucking conscience
God, this is so fucking pompous like Congress if I was in office
God, I'm just so damn exhausted, novices making me nauseous
I'm gonna win, that's regardless, this ain't no place for the heartless
'Cause I live for the pain
The fight, the glory, the game

Danny: Go, I'm crossing out names
Charlie Scene: (I'm crossing out names)
Danny: Go, and no one is safe
Charlie Scene: (No one is safe)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, I'll leave a rose on your grave
Charlie Scene: (Rose on your grave)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, it's the dove and grenade
Charlie Scene: (Dove and grenade)

J-Dog: Compare me to none
Compare me to none
Compare me to none
I got the heart of a champion
Charlie Scene, Danny, J-Dog, and Johnny 3 Tears: Compare me to none
Compare me to none
Compare me to none
I got the heart of a champion
J-Dog: (I got the heart of a champion)

Danny: Go, I'm crossing out names
Charlie Scene: (I'm crossing out names)
Danny: Go, and no one is safe
Charlie Scene: (No one is safe)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, I'll leave a rose on your grave
Charlie Scene: (Rose on your grave)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, it's the dove and grenade
Charlie Scene: (Dove and grenade)

Danny: Go, I'm crossing out names
Johnny 3 Tears: (Compare me to none! Compare me to none!)
Danny: Go, and no one is safe
Johnny 3 Tears: (Compare me to none! I got the heart of a champion!)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, I'll leave a rose on your grave
Johnny 3 Tears: (Compare me to none! Compare me to none!)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, it's the dove and grenade
Johnny 3 Tears: (Compare me to none! I got the heart of a champion!)

Personnel

Additional
  • Matt Good - engineering, production

Trivia

  • This song was mixed and mastered by Matt Good at Good Sounds, Tempe, AZ.
  • Charlie Scene's line "another notch in my felony list" is possibly a reference to his line “and you’re just gonna be another notch in the belt” from Dove and Grenade.

Heart of a Champion
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Length: 3:26
Released: October 16, 2020
Writers: Charlie Scene, Danny,
Ice Nine Kills, J-Dog,
Johnny 3 Tears, Papa Roach
Producer: Matt Good
Album: New Empire Vol. 2
Last single: Coming Home
Next single: Gonna Be OK
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Heart of a Champion Remix is an alternate version featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills. It was the third single released from New Empire Vol. 2.

Music video

The music video of the song was released on October 16, 2020 same day as the single release. It was directed by Bryson Roatch and filmed by Bryson Roatch and Cameron Nunez.

Reception

It peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot Hard Rock Songs chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales chart and #19 on the Alternative Digital Song Sales chart.

Official Lyrics

Spencer Charnas: I'm crossing out names
And no one is safe
I'll leave a rose on your grave
It's the dove and grenade

Johnny 3 Tears: Here we go again, coming straight from the top
From the belly of the beast 'cause we're straight off the block
Got ice in my veins and I'm never gonna stop
Body-bag, toe tag, yeah, everybody drop
Yeah, some people got it and some people don't
Somebody wins and somebody won't
Ice Nine, P. Roach, Undead, that's all she wrote
And everybody else, well, welcome to the show
Yeah, compare me to none
'Cause I got the heart of a champion

Spencer Charnas: Go, I'm crossing out names
Charlie Scene: (Crossing out names)
Spencer Charnas: Go, and no one is safe
Charlie Scene: (No one is safe)
Danny and Spencer Charnas: Go, I'll leave a rose on your grave
Charlie Scene: (Rose on your grave)
Danny and Spencer Charnas: Go, it's the dove and grenade
Charlie Scene: (Dove and grenade)

I'm absent-minded mentally, slaughtering all my enemies
I'm murdering recklessly, man, these streets ain't no Sesame
Another notch on my felony list, I'm not wasting energy on this
I'm gonna win, I'll be honest, that's something that I can promise
Godless so I'll take the charges, spotless is my goddamn conscience
God, how'd I get so damn pompous? Like Congress if I was in office
God, I'm just so damn exhausted, novices making me nauseous
I'm gonna win, that's regardless, this ain't no place for the heartless
'Cause I live for the pain
The fight, the glory, the game

Danny: Go, I'm crossing out names
Charlie Scene: (Crossing out names)
Danny: Go, and no one is safe
Charlie Scene: (No one is safe)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, I'll leave a rose on your grave
Charlie Scene: (Rose on your grave)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, it's the dove and grenade
Charlie Scene: (Dove and grenade)

Jacoby Shaddix: Yeah, I've been knocked down but I get right back up, uh
Yeah, I put the work in 'cause I can't rely on my luck, nah
Yeah, I see you chasing, you're just basic, you're just lame, man
You don't wild out, you don't throw down, so you better stay in your lane, man
I'm always ready for the right time
Strike hard, strike fast, I explode like a landmine
I got you reaching for the lifeline
I'mma battle every devil till I die, till the flatline
I won't die till I get mine

Danny: Go, I'm crossing out names
Jacoby Shaddix: (I'm crossing out names)
Danny: Go, and no one is safe
Jacoby Shaddix: (No, you're not safe)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, I'll leave a rose on your grave
Charlie Scene: (Rose on your grave)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, it's the dove and grenade
Jacoby Shaddix: (Dove and grenade)

Danny: Go, I'm crossing out names
Jacoby Shaddix: (I'm crossing out names)
Johnny 3 Tears: (Compare me to none! I've got the heart of a champion!)
Danny: Go, and no one is safe
Jacoby Shaddix: (No, you're not safe)
Johnny 3 Tears: (Compare me to none! I've got the heart of a champion!)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, I'll leave a rose on your grave
Charlie Scene: (Rose on your grave)
Johnny 3 Tears: (Compare me to none! I've got the heart of a champion!)
Charlie Scene and Danny: Go, it's the dove and grenade
Jacoby Shaddix: (Dove and grenade)

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Other
  • Jacoby Shaddix - vocals
  • Spencer Charnas - vocals
  • Matt Good - engineering, production

Trivia

  • Charlie Scene's verse was re-recorded in some spots with different lyrics.
    • ”Bitch, these streets ain’t no Sesame” is changed to “Man, these streets ain’t no Sesame”.
    • ”That’s something I fucking promise” is changed to “That’s something that I can promise”.
    • ”Spotless is my fucking conscious” is changed to “Spotless is my goddamn conscious”.
    • ”God, this is so fucking pompous” is changed to “God, how’d I get so damn pompous?”.

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