more from
Orphic

Kingdom Of Welcome Addiction

by IAMX

supported by
/
1.
The surrender to the power makes me born again The fixation of every sign, I cannot explain I worship intoxicated at your open play The appetite that you find, that you throw away It’s a vice of gold and dreams you try to escape from But you surrender to the power To the only way I love you I hate you That’s the nature of inviting To your recklessness and pleasure I purely commit Because everything that you are is everything there is It’s a vice of gold and dreams you try to escape from But you surrender to the power To the only way I love you I hate you That’s the nature of inviting
2.
Do you remember your coming down? Forced to take sides Your taunted charm and your broken smile Touched me unexpectedly So long, so long you’ve waited in line Desire is a gift in life So long, so long you’ve left and arrived It’s time for you to stay a while If you chose life, you know what to fear is like If you welcome addiction, this is your kingdom Your fight for power, for memories Answers and signs Will bring you through the dark to light Clear and redefine Too long, too long ungracefully Commercially sucking life Too long, too long you’ve wasted and bribed It’s time for you to recognise If you chose life, you know what to fear is like If you welcome addiction, this is your kingdom
3.
I saw bright open common sense I do evil things and evil things return And I’m praying now Praying for me You can’t hide, I remove from you Every tiny strength in everything you do And I’ll kick you down I’ll break you with a tender touch And then the tears cried in the tear garden Will be for life In the West they have made a plague We have built the ship that sailed it to our veins And God forbid, anything should break that chain At our root we’re connected through A biology, a universal cruelty Send me home Return me to a lonely womb And then the tears cried in the tear garden Will be for life
4.
You have loved You were not alone You have braved the weather When the storm cut you to the bone There was always shelter My secret friend I’ll take you to the river My secret friend So we can swim forever In your skin To die a little death This time there’s no code word When every day frays in hollow ends Dream sweet love submersive My secret friend Oh take me to the river My secret friend So we can swim forever Break my deepest promise I will break your promise
5.
We owe it to the willing souls To the white lie The double bluff and fever An I for an I We owe it to the TV To the motherland smile Apocalypse and rapture signing in An I for an I If you’re not with us you’re against An I for an I We owe it to disaster To the black fire The anger and enclosure of desire An I for an I We owe it to the sex toys To the icons of our time Humility and touch is in decline An I for an I If you’re not with us you’re against An I for an I
6.
You look good in leather In bars Breaking things, breaking hearts You look good in pleasure In hotels Loneliness is the key to break that spell I am terrified, I think too much I get emotional when I drink too much I buy every cry, because I don’t trust I am terrified In your blood, the fetish The prize Of a million teasing moments blind Will release you from the circus The railway But the gravity between us will keep us safe I am terrified, I think too much I get emotional when I drink too much I buy every cry, because I don’t trust I am terrified
7.
In the grip of a winter came love and greed Insane with faith I took the driving front seat In the low light comfort of Berlin streets A calm from emptiness duetted with my body heat And I was alone at the frontline The message I was taught was a triumph and the joy of a lifetime I just can’t think of England Can’t see the picture I’m still running from the fire In the twilight hours of nervous rest I bought the peace before believing the threat In a foreign field I cut all regrets But the poison stories just repeat themselves in a fucked up mess And I was alone for the first time The message I was taught was a triumph and the joy of a lifetime I just can’t think of England Can’t see the picture I’m still running from the fire
8.
God is dead We get to sleep tonight Walk with me Into the truth, out of your lies Man equals woman I’m just the messenger Don’t shoot me down The armies of faithful The killers of reason The grief of the crowd The stupid, the proud They blow our houses down Excel yourself Do it to stay alive Serve your duty You must demand, they must abide Queer is the universe Habit and liberty, destructive in time Hunt down your future Because everything you know Is not enough to survive The stupid, the proud They blow our houses down
9.
You walked into the world As a super human boy and girl In the blinking of your eyes I was born and sold by your manifesto It’s a cruel world for small things But with lies and luxuries In the in-between You can be happy You put me in a cage In the daily maze of flesh and rage But I will follow every truth I won’t let you go I want every tomorrow And now I am afraid You will blossom soon and grow and change There is so much I can’t take But I will understand I will open my hand You can be happy There’s an open window And I can go through Into the life of others There’s nothing I can’t do
10.
Play with me You can make the love, I’ll make the money Stay with me Shut out the world, live underneath the city Release cold gender bombs on colonial closet middle England Stay with me I’ll be Peter Pan and you just be pretty To the brave and the petrified We all fall down To the slave and the civilised We all fall down to the lovers we left behind The bad days, the goodnights In the great shipwreck of life We all fall down Born we are Between the hard black rock and the code of the immortal Torn from cars From the flames of the brave and the bosom we can’t return to We light up the bars of the world with the decadent essence of innocence Free but sharp We can be the satellite guiding through the dark To the brave and the petrified We all fall down To the slave and the civilised We all fall down to the lovers we left behind The bad days, the goodnights In the great shipwreck of life We all fall down We can make you understand
11.
Running 04:33
You sing for me my friend Brave and confident And there is comfort between your breaths A naive sense to help But when the days beneath me Scream into my present I must always run the race on my own Your warmth is in my bed Your voice above the stairs And when the touching becomes regret Becomes my mercy chair Even when the sun is burning Saving graces I must always run the race on my own Oh the sinking and descent Of every sailing word And the destruction of all convention And all corrupted thought Dig their nails into my Optimistic shell I must always run the race on my own

credits

released May 19, 2009

Performed, Produced, Mixed And Mastered by Chris Corner at IAMX3
Except Imogen Heap’s Vocals Recorded at The Hideaway Studio

Other Voice - Janine Gezang
Strings - Anne De Wolff, Anne Marie Kirby
All other orchestration by The UNFALL Orchestra

Inspired by Woltersdorf, Wild Boar And Wine

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

IAMX Los Angeles, California

Solo Project of Sneaker Pimps co-founder Chris Corner

contact / help

Contact IAMX

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account