"I Against I" as written by Neil Davidge, Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall and Dante Smith....
I-ya
I against I
Flesh of my flesh
And mind of my mind
Two of a kind but one won't survive
My images reflect in the enemies eye
And his images reflect in mine the same time
I-ya, I-ya
I against I
Flesh of my flesh
And mind of my mind
Two of a kind but one won't survive

Right here is where the end gon' start at
Conflict, contact 'n' combat
Fighters stand where the land is marked at
Settle the dispute about who the livest
3 word answer
Whoever survive this
Only one of us can ride forever
So you and I can't ride together
Can't live or can't die together
All we can do is collide together
So I skillfully apply the pressure
Won't stop until I'm forever... one!
A door step where death never come
Spread across time til my time never done
And I'm never done
Walk tall, why ever run?
When they move if I ever come?
Bad man never fret the war, tell'em come
General we have the stock, the mad fire burn

I-ya
I against I
Flesh of my flesh
And mind of my mind
Two of a kind but one won't survive
My images reflect in the enemies eye
And his images reflect in mine the same time
I-ya, I-ya
I against I
Flesh of my flesh
And mind of my mind
Two of a kind but one won't survive
Survive (x16)

Reign supreme in your you-N-I
V-E-are-S-E with the sharpness
Narrow row building no space for partners
No space for drivers, no space for walkers
No space regardless
Your on my path then get off it
Hardheaded and unresponsive
Get they lives put on target with harshness
Come with the canons sparkin' they darken
Who am I? one man squadron
Ma stir the fire this time that'd snatch your tomorrow
The thousand yard spear that'll pierce through your armor
You can get it on right now if you want to
But when ya front 9 get marched through
I warned you
You know who forever belong to

I-ya, I-ya
I against I
Flesh of my flesh
And mind of my mind
Two of a kind but one won't survive
My images reflect in the enemies eye
And his images reflect in mine the same time
I-ya, I-ya
I against I
Flesh of my flesh
And mind of my mind
Two of a kind but one won't survive
My images reflect in the enemies eye
And his images reflect in mine, survive
Survive (x16)


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"I Against I" as written by Robert Del Naja Neil Davidge

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is the Quintessential battle of good versus evil. This takes place within his mind where the battle should start. This is where he defines who he is and only one will survive. His resolve to to win control of his mind. These lyrics are a powerful journey shared by Mos and done with a hero style that blows me away.
    Archetypeon August 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the harsh, almost industrial, beats on this song. They pair very well with Mos Def's quick lyrical flow.

    Great change from the typical Massive Attack flavor.
    shnugen17on April 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing beat, it's a very powerful song. Although I have no idea what it is about...maybe war?
    Xachariaon March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song features Mos Def doing the vocals, it was on the Blade II soundtrack (Lot's of good stuff on there). It seems to me about someone who is about to showdown with someone very much like him, like a brother...or even himself.
    anifinderon March 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song. My bro got me hooked. Great Bassline for night driving through neighborhoods. :)
    HeyPetrayon October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is part of the Resident Evil soundtrack.
    Fully represent what happened against Milla and the hybrids on the movie.
    DARKon December 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is not Massive Attack at all ...
    Mayoron November 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a fighting song for me. Everytime I hear it my mind goes into battle mode.

    It seems like it's about a civil war... You know, brothers against brothers, people pitted against their friends...
    carannilwenon November 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are by Mos def but the music is definitely by Massive attack. The chorus of the song refers to the fight between Blade, who has vampire abilities, and another real vampire
    ginissimoon March 13, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI-ya I-ya ????
    what the fuck!!!!

    i agree with Mayor. this is not massive attack at all. they shouldnt have worked with that Blade bastard...

    .
    deliibrahimon May 16, 2007   Link

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