"I Believe" as written by and Peter Shelley....
In these times of contention, it's not my intention to make things plain
I'm looking through mirrors to catch the reflection that can't be mine
I'm losing control now, I'll just have to slow down a thought or two
I can't feel the future and I'm not even certain that there is a past

I believe in the worker's revolution
And I believe in the final solution
I believe in, I believe in
I believe in the shape of things to come
And I believe, I'm not the only one
Yes, I believe in, I believe in

When I poison my system, I take thoughts and twist them into shapes
I'm reachin' my nadir and I haven't an idea of what to do
I'm painting by numbers but can't find the colors that fill you in
I'm not even knowing if I'm coming or going, if to end or begin

I believe in the immaculate conception
And I believe in the resurrection
And I believe in, I believe in
I believe in the elixir of youth
And I believe in the absolute truth
Yes I believe in, I believe in

There is no love in this world anymore
There is no love in this world anymore

I've fallen from favor while tryin' to savor experience
I'm seein' things clearly but it has quite nearly blown my mind
It's the aim of existence to offer resistance to the flow of time
Everything is and that is why, it is will be the line

I believe in perpetual motion
And I believe in perfect devotion
I believe in, I believe in
I believe in the things I've never had
And I believe in my mum and my dad
And I believe in, I believe in

There is no love in this world anymore
There is no love in this world anymore

I'm skippin' the pages of a book that takes ages for the foreword to end
Triangular cover concealing another aspect from view
My relative motion is just an illusion from stopping too fast
The essence of being these feelings I'm feeling, I just want them to last

I believe in original sin
And I believe what I believe in
Yes I believe in, I believe in
I believe in the web of fate
And I believe, I'm goin' to be late
So I'll be leavin', what I believe in

There is no love in this world anymore
There is no love in this world anymore
There is no love in this world anymore
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"I Believe" as written by Dan Epand Aja Volkman

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  • +2
    General Commentthese guys are fucking awesome and this song is proof.
    Potatoes9000on July 28, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis came out in 1979!!!Talk about ahead of their time.The Sex Pistols might have come first,but these guys were better.(in my humble opinion)
    izze90on June 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeh Buzzcocks rock
    tamzinroseon August 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteight minutes of pete shelley and co at their best
    sivillaon December 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFantastic song, both charmingly witty and horribly sad.
    Cynothoglyson September 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe "triangular" bit sounds like it's referring to an unusual book. But no, it's his life that he's trying to unravel. I know this from an old interview in Trouser Press, which Shelley gave right around the time he released his first 2 solo LPs, Homosapien and XL-1.

    He wrote this song after taking LSD; I think the pill (or windowpane?) was a triangle. The obvious giveaway is, "I'm seeing things clearly but it has quite nearly blown my mind."

    Clearly the world-shattering experience led him to realize he didn't believe in anything anymore, not even love.

    The repetition of "There is no love in this world anymore" is so simple and effective. Who'd ever guess the boys who started with "Boredom" (w/its 2-note solo!) would come up with a classic which takes as long to play as this one?

    BTW the cover art for the group's last singles before the breakup (i.e. long before they rejoined so much later) was brilliant. Especially "Are Everything".
    foreverdroneon December 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimply sublime.
    Tricky1979on May 29, 2012   Link

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