"I Am The Resurrection" as written by Ian George Brown and John Squire....
Down down you bring me down
I hear you knocking down my
Door and I can't sleep at night
Your face it has no place
No room for you inside my
House I need to be alone

Don't waste your words I don't need
Anything from you
I don't care where you've been or
What you plan to do

Turn turn I wish you'd learn
There's a time and place for everything
I've got to get it through
Cut loose 'cause you're no use
I couldn't stand another
Second in your company

Don't waste your words I don't need
Anything from you
I don't care where you've been or
What you plan to do

Stone me why can't you see
You're a no one nowhere washed up baby
Who'd look better dead
Your tongue is far too long
I don't like the way it sucks and
Slurs upon my every word

Don't waste your words I don't need
Anything from you
I don't care where you've been or
What you plan to do

I am the resurrection and I am the life
I couldn't ever bring myself
To hate you as I'd
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I am the resurrection and I am the life
I couldn't ever bring myself
To hate you as I'd
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"I Am the Resurrection" as written by John Squire Ian George Brown

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  • +8
    General CommentI think this song is a bit of a middle finger at Christianity

    I think he's saying he doesn't need a God in his life - "no room for you inside my house"

    I guess it's religiously based because:

    "I don't care where you've been or what you plan to do" - in reference to Jesus' being on Earth, and then promising what he will do in the future (return on Judgement Day)

    "You're a no one nowhere washed up baby who'd look better dead"

    "I am the resurrection and I am the life / I couldn't ever bring myself / To hate you as I'd like" - to me it seems he is ridiculing claims of Jesus as arrogant. For someone to say "I am the resurrection and I am the life" seems pretty arrogant to him.

    And a slightly more subtle reference is "Turn turn I wish you'd learn". "Turn turn" is a reference to the song "Turn! Turn! Turn!" by The Byrds, the lyrics of which are from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible. Quite a famous song, but not many people realise it is from the Bible.

    Ed Clarkeon August 26, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI just realized the song could be read as a passion play where the chorus is the dying christ and the rest of the lyrics are the masses betraying him.
    twocenton April 03, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthe drums just steal the spotlight in this song
    kwidgeon August 17, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI went out with a girl a few times, she seemed really clingy so I was trying to get out of this new found relationship. I didn't see her for a few days then I ran into her at a club. There was only about 5 of us on the dancefloor when this song came on and she was one of them.

    I remember just kind of dancing around and smiling to myself because the lyrics really captured exactly what I was thinking. She was a bit whacked. I wish her all the best though.
    drivel75on May 21, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI feel its about a relationship the guy wishes would end but he just can't end it. When he thinks about why, he thinks he is like Jesus - just can't hate her, which he would need to do - to end it.
    vger100on April 01, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIts about being proud about being proud
    Abraon September 28, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song, i think its about spending too much time with someone and they really get on your nerves and everything about them starts to annoy you.
    Unknown Ledgendon October 30, 2005   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionAlso the end of the song is amazing. Just makes me want to grab some bongos.
    genxdude91on August 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentExtreme sarcasm about some woman who the songwriter's being going out with but is now absolutely sick of, but also being very deliberately aware of his own arrogance and deeply irreverent about religion (which as someone who doesn't believe in a Christian God, I find very funny!) at the same time. Possibly also cocking a snook at men who put women on a pedestal too and think they can do no wrong (compare this with something like Scritti Politti's Absolute, only a few years earlier, which expresses precisely that emotion), as this song says totally the opposite. The coda at the end is in part a reaction at the 80s emphasis on the 3-minute pop song and maybe a prelude to the more Rockist second LP.
    finnegan63on October 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteee i <3 this song
    thisGIRLon June 06, 2002   Link

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