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I Salute You Christopher (Acoustic)

from Echo Echo by IAMX

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(“In losing myself I find my true self. I am not alone in my feelings. Be brave. Fear is an illusion.”)
(“Du bist meine Verbindung in eine andere Welt.”)
(“I can see beauty and honesty. The world where black has become the color of triumph. A place where you can be understood as much as you would like to be understood.”)
(“To recognize freedom is to gain it. It has allowed me to recognize my own freedom. And in the end, this is what each of us is really looking for.”)
(“He’s my cathartic eidolon, my sonic messiah, a beacon of curative power to which I’m forever grateful.”)
(“Facing the end of the world, some turn to God, others – cocaine and whores, I – to IAMX.”)
(“After the darkest days of my life, the days of total ignorance and unawareness, you opened the world of happiness and heart seize for me. I’m sending you my love from Moscow.”)
(“I remember what sorrow and joy are when I had forgotten what loving life felt like.”)
(“Like a dance with an endless lover.”)
(“It simply makes me feel cooler.”)

I salute you Christopher
I salute your life
How you played the dice

Your words will live in us
Timelessly insane
Explosive, fresh and wise

Some may just forget
Some may close their eyes
Some may turn the tide

I salute you Christopher
Whiskey raised and downed
You risked and you took the crown

Console yourselves
That a scientific death is better than a fairy tale
Of the eternal life
Control yourselves
’cause the man in the sky is a tyrant and a lonely psychopath
Dreamed up to steal your minds

(“The lyrics and music express my deep inner feelings and thoughts.”)
(“Self-expression and the celebration of individuality. It is a place for likeminded eccentrics to co-exist.”)

A horseman on a trial
A brilliant gentle wreck
With a brutal mouth for press

No submit, no compromise
Saint Christopher of the truth
And a destroyer of smoke screens and threats

They will learn to see in time
They will think before they refuse
The civilisation rules

I salute you Christopher
I declare you as our king
Or queen, depending on your mood

Console yourselves
That a scientific death is better than a fairy tale
Of the eternal life
Control yourselves
’cause the man in the sky is a tyrant and a lonely psychopath
Dreamed up to steal your minds

(“It’s how I feel.”)
(“A sense of tribe. It’s pushed me out of my comfort zone in ways I never imagined.”)
(“A luminous embodiment of exquisite beauty empowers the mind, ignites my spirit with possibilities.”)

Console yourselves
That a scientific death is better than a fairy tale
Of the eternal life
Control yourselves
’cause the man in the sky is a tyrant and a lonely psychopath
Dreamed up to steal your minds

(“I remember my biggest fear, my biggest challenge. You gave me my superpower. And now I feel beautiful.”)
(“It’s helped me claw my way out of a four year depression, without which I think I would have felt quite lost.”)
(“It is my escape. It’s what grounds me. It’s my tribe. And it’s my lifeline.”)

credits

from Echo Echo, released March 13, 2020
All music & lyrics by Chris Corner
Chis Corner - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Voices provided by our Patrons: Loki Giorgio, Roger Kamp, Ana Darkness (Anesthesia), Mandy Guerra, Outi Mäntylä, Fandi765, Chelsea Jewell, Benjamin Acosta, Claudia Schröder, Jay Fields, Rolf Weinemo, Tara Ryze, Oleg Shatskov, Sioux Krause, Trevor Collins, Leanne Bisson, Janet Chotia, Erin Hiatt, Little MO, Andy Cermak

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