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The Alternative

by IAMX

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1.
They pull our strings The animals The blind that breed the hate Under their wing We’re scientists We swallow what they fake For all you lonely boys I will be president In all you sons of men I can be accident Most fall in line They do the dance And salute the safest name Bored with their lives Grind, socialise And throw all the beauty away For all you lonely boys I will be president In all you sons of men I can be accident
2.
Lay back for me You are just exactly what I need In this cold town Lay back for me The three of us in circus and in liberty It’s been too long So throw your guilt religion To the liars and the weak This is the politics and war of ecstasy And all the nonsense of that vision That is failing every test Is the comedy and death of your senses The alternative to real world Is just time for me and a fantasy Be blind to myself to idolise The alternative to real world Is just time for me and a fantasy I’m blind to myself to idolise You work so deep Astonished and in rapture I can barely speak These are hard times Hormones in key A slow whispered wet confession From our body heat There’s no return The alternative to real world Is just time for me and a fantasy Be blind to myself to idolise The alternative to real world Is just time for me and a fantasy I’m blind to myself to idolise
3.
Nightlife 05:02
I want to know how to survive in the nightlife The truth and dare of the drug for the first time Click my heels and dance with the heat-rise I want to know how to survive in the nightlife I want to know how to survive in the nightlife The truth and dare of the drug from the bass line The desire that the voodoo gives to a weak mind I want to know how to survive in the nightlife
4.
Who put the mess in your head Filtering the sense of all you could have said? Who stole the words from your mouth So twisted in contagion, and reaching out? If this is the lullaby then Why am I not sleeping easy? If you leave me alone, I will come home Dragging my tales behind me Sweetheart, they’ll hang me out to dry When nothing is left There is always us If I could sing you to sleep Lay you down and pray that you’re a soul to keep I would be all that you need Wider eyes oblivious to everything
5.
Her mother said if she couldn’t love The physical way a woman should Then where else could she could go Where the sisters and the fathers can’t save her soul? Send them in, see them on If she can’t find a lover she’ll fashion one Imaginary man Like the burnt out poets in the Hinterland The hourglass sees what shelf-life does She asked exactly: Tell me what is love But breathing life alone? And just the words from prophets and religious shows Imagine hurt, imagine tears She opened up until she disappeared And vanished hand in hand With all the long lost children locked in Neverland The phoenix says – Burn for me The double says – Lie for me The serpent says – Beg for me The siren says – Die for me Why use the word, when the word needs the belief?
6.
Pay no attention to obedience Burnt kids and wishes fixed and forgotten for my self-defence We all want to fuck ourselves and rape the world So the art of a cult will prevail In vanity, not god, not love Oh no, we can’t leave it alone Oh no, we can’t leave it alone Because the negative sex was born into a bloodline The negative sex is power for a lifetime Show man the mix and the alternative It’s all ammunition for the gender bend and the bedroom twist They say that the fashion’s just not feminist But the sweet and the turn-on sits In the laps of the girls with the balls and the hits Oh no, we can’t leave it alone Oh no, we can’t leave it alone Because the negative sex was born into a bloodline The negative sex is power for a lifetime Sex for a lifetime
7.
From a fall I hored the word conviction And the thrill to the swell is in your golden touch But the flesh is weak and without reason So I slave to your beat and sword for all time God give a little love, bring me back a dog in the next life God give a little love, wanna be a dog in the next life When you strike with soul and quick precision I am smacked by a nervous twitch and cold desire They say the wretched get their kingdom Bring it on, it’s my time, let’s go, we all die God give a little love, bring me back a dog in the next life God give a little love, wanna be a dog in the next life The trouble is me, you
8.
S.H.E 03:59
You have been left alone A creature of innocence You lie for what you’re worth And struggle with your confidence And when your devil complains And tears you up to start again And when you’re lying on the stage And nothing works, just living hurts Forget, forget With the secret harmonic emotion Forget, forget With the secret harmonic emotion And so we meet again Two players in a puppet show Don’t cry for audience There’s noone that can take you home And when your devil complains And tears you up to start again And when you’re lying on the stage And nothing works, just living hurts Forget, forget With the secret harmonic emotion Forget, forget With the secret harmonic emotion
9.
And if you’re hurting, I will replace the noise with silence instead Flushing out your head If you like it violent We can play rough and tumble, fall into bed And I won’t breathe so you can recover When you’re in pieces Just follow the echo of my voice, it’s okay Tune into that frequency Don’t fight your reflex Embrace the instict you can feel your way Through the burden we face in the end ’cause it breaks my heart That we live this way I know people need love But people never play the game And we talk the talk We communicate But then people need love And those people never play the game Pleasure for pleasure A tease is consequence enough for a fall But I know you love to take the risk The past is weakness Don’t beg the question when the answer is war There are moments when I’m overcome ’cause it breaks my heart That we live this way I know people need love But people never play the game And we talk the talk We communicate But then people need love And those people never play the game And it breaks my heart People need love
10.
You’re living but you’ve got no soul You captivate, but you hold no weight at all So watch as I start to smile You’re duller than you think you’re deep You aggrovate, but you always stop to speak So watch as I start to smile After every party I die I die after every party The morning breaks us up inside Payback, execution, killing time So watch as I start to smile There’s something that you think you need Trying your best to sleep at cocaine speed So watch as I start to smile After every party I die I die after every party
11.
When the joys of living just leave you cold Frozen from the failing mess you’ve made your own And if you want an ending to your screenplay life Here’s the consolation that will change your heart and mind All the glitz messiahs just pass the time A cure for no real sickness, cross your hopes and die Your supermarket Jesus comes with smiles and lies Where justice he delays, is always justice he denies This will make you love again And now you’re safe – love again To feel the reigns – love again The sweet delays – love again To shoot the breeze – love again Early Thursday mornings wipe away the flies The crossfire fights for action in-between your thighs Every touch is sacred when they leave the room If I have to switch the lights off, I wanna switch them off with you This will make you love again

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released April 28, 2006

Performed, Produced, Mixed And Bastardised by Chris Corner

Other Voices - Sue Denim, Janine Gezang
Other Guitar - Dean Rosenzweig
Other Drums - Paul Stone, Tom Marsh
Strings - Anne De Wolff

Created at IAMX2
Inspiration: Rapture, Insomnia and Berlin
Thanks to anyone who needs it

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