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Alive In New Light

by IAMX

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1.
I’ve got this funny feeling that I just can’t shake The devil in the wires, the data eating up my brain There’s a flood that’s coming up to my bed Chaos wins and I can’t get over it How do I even learn to play the human way? Smiles without a heart, weird mechanical mistakes There’s a flood that’s coming up to my bed Love’s out there but I’m indifferent Stand up can you keep your head? Love me like tomorrow we’re dead Beauty, violence War is within us We’ll be silenced Tomorrow we’re gonna be stardust No more ego Nothing to control us Painless freedom Tomorrow we’re gonna be stardust It’s pulling me apart a little piece by piece Paradox and loss are knocking me off my feet And there’s a flood that’s coming up to my bed It’s a lose-lose world and I can’t stomach it I wanna turn it all around in a volte-face Eternally recurring, oh yeah put me in a trance And there’s a flood that’s coming up to my bed Love’s out there and I can’t stomach it
2.
There’s a power much bigger than hate Still lost in the urge to annihilate But I know I will overcome this You dragged me through the darkest days By the skin of my teeth you restored my fate And I raised myself out of the ashes Now I’m alive in new light And I was carrying the weight of the universe The typical brittle perfectionist Confused by my every decision One day I was being the hero The next I was playing the coward Burnt out by my overreaction There were times when I thought that my heart would stop Running for a bleak horizon Locked in my obsessions And now I am the raindrop I am the tulip I have learned compassion
3.
I’m sinking with America All smothered by my conscience and fear I’m aching in the strangest places Can’t feel myself with distance I forget that there’s a world outside Where I can be weightless in the sunlight So many vices with me everywhere I go And they’re serving me to the lions slowly Baby I feel like I’m alone again And I’m fading, I know that this is how it ends Can you help me? Can you promise that you will carry the pain? Oh baby, ‘cause I feel I’ll never break the chain And I repeat the foolish addict’s loop The boiling over and the keeping it cool Give me the stage, God knows my life needs staging What the hell else should I do?
4.
I love you in this light Your head’s in the sand and you’re crying inside tonight You have to let it go There’s nothing in the world that will stop me from taking you whole Your body is the answer Your mind is in chains The union, the divine When I touch you and I taste you I only want to be inside Reaction and release There’s something that’s stirring deep in me
5.
Exit 04:37
Hold me like you mean it Tonight I need to feel your skin on my skin Often I forget you’re this being I get lost alone online, stalking humanity The world is collapsing The world is indifferent Can you feel it The communication Inside this room? We are infinite So let the hurricane come blow me down Down to the mountain where I will scream to be found The sky has opened up and now I’m overcome With all the information, the universe, the atom
6.
I know you’re aching to be saved From all the bullshit and banality Sacredly I have watched you grow You’ve conquered all the self-loathing and high hopes I saw you giving me the signs The perfect picture that you get my life Now all my other gods are dead Hallelujah to the apocalypse in my head Knock knock I am here for you Who’s there? Just the eternal fool I will be your shadow I will follow you Never let you go You are a siren in my dark You need me now like I’ve needed you from the start I will protect you from yourself I will never let the anger consume or destroy you again
7.
Big Man 03:46
Big Man Throwing his weight around like an ape The aliens and the heartbreak Evil The privileged prick got to make us his bitches And we lap it up, give us a second cup As far as the eye can see The guts and the grind wrapped in apathy It’s a miracle That we made it here As far as the eye can see The paralyzed giving their lives up for free Unbelievable That we made it here On tip toes Jailed by the herds and hung by the rope of fear How did we get here? Darlings The boys with their toys are bringing the void our way For the infinite rainy day, hooray
8.
Now we’re floating like two feathers In the sunlight and the dust of California And you no longer have to carry me We are exactly where I wanted us to be No more hesitation Nothing will ever divide us again No more energy wasted On the temper of our time Just the truth and the sublime So thank you You need to know That you dragged me out Of a mile deep hollow And I love you You brought me home ‘cause you dragged me out Of a mile deep hollow We threw our past in the Atlantic And those eleven days remain in our tool kit We took our chances with the desert life Even though we got lost along the way in our own minds We took all the blows Searching for purity We put an end to all The beating up ourselves And the walking on eggshells
9.
Here am I The divided self My head spinning like a carousel The world outside may still be beautiful But I love this cell Come over You are still sane I could give you just a little brawn if you give me a little brains It’s a mess in here, I’ve been drinking Myself blind again My legs are numb, I just can’t get up Will you stay through the theatre Of my self-pity, my lechery? I’m waiting for your guiding light to bring me back To the power and the glory Send messages Old suggestive shit I know that it will catch me up, but I just can’t help it There’s an emptiness in my core It’s embarrassing Reel me in Yes I will confess I’m numb and I don’t give a fuck ‘cause it’s all just surface Why can’t you and I just let go And take all the risks?

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released February 2, 2018

All songs written, performed & produced by Chris Corner at Orphic Studios
Additional vocals by Kat Von D on tracks 01, 04, 06 & 09
Additional vocals by Janine Gezang on tracks 03 & 04
Art Direction & Design by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creature, Inc.
Photography by David Faddis
Orphic Studios Management by Janine Gezang
All songs published by BMG Rights Management GmbH

Thanks to the Corner Almighty, the inner arrogant child, the unbreakable drive, the X Id, the universe, the atom.

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Chris Corner's prolific solo project. Originally founded in 2002 as a departure from Sneaker Pimps, IAMX is known for electronic experimentation, punk energy, and confessional lyricism. Learn more at the links below. ... more

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