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Everything Is Burning (Metanoia Addendum)

by IAMX

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One, two, three I force myself to be still Haunted by hate inseminated by greed, corruption And neoconservative pilgrims Your alchemy, alchemy can’t help me when Everything is burning I dream gunfire but I’m not sleeping The bloodshed, the lies Everything is burning In this heat I believe there is no future Control and fear killing queers, Santa Claus, dictators I was God, I was love, now I’m bleeding Oh alchemy, alchemy can’t help me when Everything is burning I dream gunfire but I’m not sleeping I fear outside Everything is burning
2.
You’re in the dark Just you and anger Your oldest friend Your closest lover Show them your art Show them your alchemy Your addictive viral Euphoric raging need Kick down the door Kick through the pain You’ve been talking to the wall Everybody is dead in this house Kick down the door Kick through the pain You never wanted to be born Everybody is dead in this house You think too much Mind over muscle You keep seeing those dancing stars They’re all just idiots and whores You cannot trust The world’s just trouble Any chance you get – destroy Take everything back to the start Kick down the door Kick through the pain You’ve been crawling up the wall Everybody is dead in this house Kick down the door Kick through the pain You never wanted to be born Everybody is dead in this house
3.
Triggers 04:18
Everywhere triggers The screaming crows People inside me People I don’t want to know Everywhere haters Idiot heroes The sun comes today but The devil comes tomorrow My whole life I thought I would know what to say But the darkness of reality Has stolen that away You may lock your doors You will never keep them out Everywhere triggers Everywhere drought Everywhere killing The storm never ends Oil fields of fire And fucking head-chopping mad men Everywhere fucking Hyper-arousal Small town cages and boredom-bred sorrow And northern-bred hooligans We work for freedom The freedom to be Proud consumers with all our Perfect little trophies You may lock your doors You will never keep them out Everywhere triggers Everywhere drought There’s orchids around me Twisted and blood-drenched Everywhere chaos Freak shows and drug fiends I see the world out there through my titanium god Everywhere triggers Feeding the black dog The shadows are talking In razor sharp tongues Over in the corner there I mistook them for someone
4.
Scars 04:24
And though I have these scars I hold no grudges, it’s my destiny I got so used to winning And now I do my best baby To take it on the chin I’ve made mistakes But I’m not haunted Because your love gives me the strength Sometimes I lose my focus And my core beliefs just overpower me But the truth is I need others To find the will To find the point in anything
5.
The Void 04:58
You took me on, you forced my hand again Holding the rope, holding everything Only the bravest girl would sit through this Only the darkest German confidence I guess if I’m breathing this is not the end I guess if I love myself I have a friend Oh and if there’s nothing left I have your voice Talking me into sleep, into the void We laid in the sand, the salt breeze in our eyes Telling our stories with unspoken signs Waves of old tension still controlling us Waves of a new life slowly calming us
6.
Eternity 04:22
I think I cannot fight The arrogant child Inside me The habits and the crossed wires Unstable desires Are digging so deep I think I am unsound Because the baggage I carry around Is a contagious disease So come Eternity Come, come eternity Complete me And though I thought that I That I would always find A secret place to sleep That I could just create My own little perfect fate But it’s so incomplete Now I look out into the stars Into the endless desert calm To try to tame the beast Eternity, can you complete me?
7.
Oh my am I turning crimson Thinking of all the criminal minds and blood spilt Time to scream, time to pay But I don’t want to pay Ill-informed wills to power Pushing children and mothers to murder At last, at least some reaction Some reaction I will lock the doors to this house Keeping the vermin out until I feel safe Until I feel something I feel nothing
8.
4AM Raging hard And I feel like I’m a child again Neon streets I’m so high I can’t quiet my bionic mind North star, I need you to guide me home North star, I want you to guide me home I need help I’ve seen bad things and I cannot make them disappear I want flesh To bring me happiness ‘cause I feel nothing, I feel nothing North star, I need you to guide me home North star, I want you to guide me home It’s the blue hour again In the world there is a horror of plagues Do you still love me? Stand tall, shoulders back, feeling brave Who am I? Who am I? There’s dirt under my feet, a breeze across my cheeks Scorpions in the sand I can feel them, I can feel them Reprogram, repeat I am real, I am good
9.
Worship the screen Cocksucker lies There’s a stream of middle-class hypocrisy tonight Every time we beg for the rich man to provide There’s countries to be conquered People to divide Oh cruel darkness, want you to embrace me It’s a fucked up world and it’s driving my poor heart crazy We’re all sleepwalking The American Dream In a loop of building the cage and burying the keys There’s only good and bad, there’s nowhere in between Everybody loves to judge Everybody thinks they’re clean Oh cruel darkness, want you to embrace me It’s a fucked up world and it’s driving my poor heart crazy
10.
4AM Raging hard And I feel like I’m a child again Neon streets I’m so high I can’t quiet my bionic mind North star, I need you to guide me home North star, I want you to guide me home I need help I’ve seen bad things and I cannot make them disappear I want flesh To bring me happiness ‘cause I feel nothing, I feel nothing North star, I need you to guide me home North star, I want you to guide me home It’s the blue hour again In the world there is a horror of plagues Do you still love me? Stand tall, shoulders back, feeling brave Who am I? Who am I? There’s dirt under my feet, a breeze across my cheeks Scorpions in the sand I can feel them, I can feel them Reprogram, repeat I am real, I am good
11.
Worship the screen Cocksucker lies There’s a stream of middle-class hypocrisy tonight Every time we beg for the rich man to provide There’s countries to be conquered People to divide Oh cruel darkness, want you to embrace me It’s a fucked up world and it’s driving my poor heart crazy We’re all sleepwalking The American Dream In a loop of building the cage and burying the keys There’s only good and bad, there’s nowhere in between Everybody loves to judge Everybody thinks they’re clean Oh cruel darkness, want you to embrace me It’s a fucked up world and it’s driving my poor heart crazy
12.
I know I’ll never feel the same I know I may never accept the change but I want Happiness I’m staring blank at my screen Waiting for a sign, waiting for a smile to come to me Happiness Every day the news is death You power drunk fuckers are filling my head with despair Not happiness Liars Maybe I became too clean Maybe the drugs are the only way to be free Happiness No breaking the anxiety The man that I tried to but could never be faded out With happiness Everday hypocrisy I see the zombies walking down the street and it kills me Their happiness Liars
13.
Look outside, the wilderness The wilderness is calling our names The blackest skies, the daunting stars The desert sun melting our cold hearts If you feel like the spark has gone We just need a place where we can belong Look outside at raw beauty The good work of a billion years The blackest wine in front of me Drink up little boy and wash down your tears Los Angeles you took care of me I raise my broken glass to your sanctuary
14.
Worship the screen Cocksucker lies There’s a stream of middle-class hypocrisy tonight Every time we beg for the rich man to provide There’s countries to be conquered People to divide Oh cruel darkness, want you to embrace me It’s a fucked up world and it’s driving my poor heart crazy We’re all sleepwalking The American Dream In a loop of building the cage and burying the keys There’s only good and bad, there’s nowhere in between Everybody loves to judge Everybody thinks they’re clean Oh cruel darkness, want you to embrace me It’s a fucked up world and it’s driving my poor heart crazy
15.
4AM Raging hard And I feel like I’m a child again Neon streets I’m so high I can’t quiet my bionic mind North star, I need you to guide me home North star, I want you to guide me home I need help I’ve seen bad things and I cannot make them disappear I want flesh To bring me happiness ‘cause I feel nothing, I feel nothing North star, I need you to guide me home North star, I want you to guide me home It’s the blue hour again In the world there is a horror of plagues Do you still love me? Stand tall, shoulders back, feeling brave Who am I? Who am I? Reprogram, repeat I am real, I am good
16.
I know I’ll never feel the same I know I may never accept the change but I want Happiness I’m staring blank at my screen Waiting for a sign, waiting for a smile to come to me Happiness Every day the news is death You power drunk fuckers are filling my head with despair Not happiness Liars Maybe I became too clean Maybe the drugs are the only way to be free Happiness No breaking the anxiety The man that I tried to but could never be faded out With happiness Everday hypocrisy I see the zombies walking down the street and it kills me Their happiness Liars

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Everything Is Burning features seven original songs written in the Metanoia era, as well as all remixes and versions of songs from the Metanoia album.

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released September 2, 2016

All music & lyrics written by Chris Corner
All songs performed, produced, programmed, mixed, and mastered by Chris Corner in Los Angeles & Wonder Valley
Strings on 'Scars' scored and arranged by Sarah de Winter & Chris Corner

Thanks to Madame Gezang and Sister Melydie

Artwork photography - Laurence Demaison
Photograph of Chris - Saryn Christina
Graphic Design - Sam Pfannkuche

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