"E=mc2" as written by and D. Letts M. Jones....
Somebody I never met
But in a way I know
Didn't think that you could get
So much from a picture show
Man dies first reel
People ask what's the deal?
This ain't how it's supposed to be
Don't like no aborigine

Ritual ideas relativity
Only buildings no people prophecy
Time slide place to hide nudge reality
Foresight minds wide magic imagery

Took a trip in Powis Square
Pop star dyed his hair
No fans to scream and shout
When mobsters came to flush him out
Gangland slaying underground
New identity must be found
On the left bank for a while
Insanity Bohemian style

Ritual ideas relativety
Only buildings no people prophecy
Time slide place to hide nudge reality
Foresight minds wide magic imagery

Met a dwarf that was no good
Dressed like little Red Riding Hood
Bad habit taking life
Calling card a six inch knife
Ran off really fast
Mumbled something 'bout the past
Best sex I've ever seen
As if each moment was the last
Drops of blood color slide
Funeral for his bride
But it's him who's really dead
Gets to take the funeral ride

Ritual ideas relativity
Only buildings no people prophecy
Time slide place to hide nudge reality
Foresight minds wide magic imagery

Space guy fell from the sky
Scratched my head and wondered why
Time slide into time
Across international dateline
Scientist eats bubblegum
Hall of fame baseball
Senators a Hoodlum
Big chiefs in the hall
Ritual ideas relativity
Only buildings no people prophecy
Time slide place to hide nudge reality
Foresight minds wide magic imagery

Stray thoughts fear to tread
Placed upon the screen instead
she's my flame too hot to hold
Had to settle for her cold

Blood lust, Greek God, Gold discovery
Gone bust, Tight wad, Slow recovery
Axe job, Flame thrower, Ironbar and gun
Betting shop, New owner, A walk in the sun

Ritual ideas relativity
Only buildings no people prophecy
Time slide place to hide nudge reality
Foresight minds wide magic imagery

Spread the news the Maestros back
With a beat - box soundtrack
The King of brains - Queen of the sack'
Executives have heart attack
It's assault course celluloid
The money makers would avoid
Sometimes notions get reversed
Center of the universe

Ritual ideas relativity
Only buildings no people prophecy
Time slide place to hide nudge reality
Foresight minds wide magic imagery

Ritual ideas relativety
Only buildings no people prophecy
Timeslide place to hide nudge reality
Foresight minds wide magic imagery


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"E=MC2" as written by D. Letts D. Donovan

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a tribute to film director Nicolas Roeg.

    Each verse relates to one of his films ('Don't Look Now', 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', 'Performance' and 'Insignificance' amongst others).

    The film clips you see throughout the video are from his movies and relate directly to what Mick Jones is singing - for example the line about ..'Little red riding hood' shows footage of the weird old woman in Don't Look Now. The video was directed by Roeg's son.

    It is also the first song ever to use samples.
    mississippi garyon April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"This song is a tribute to film director Nicolas Roeg."

    Well, slap my fanny and call me Lorenzo! I didn't know that! Thanx 4 the factoid, mississippi Gary!
    CuteSparkinaon May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat is correct about the Nicholas Roeg references, but no way was this the first song ever to use samples.

    James Tenney sampled Elvis Presley for his piece "Collage #1" in 1961. The Beatles were also pioneers of sampling (check out "I Am the Walrus", "Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite", or 'Revolution #9".

    E=MC2 was released in 1985. Before that time, Grandmaster FLash, Collective Effort, Bill Holt, and David Byrne/Brian Eno had sampled extensively. Of course, so had many others.
    Orchidtenderon April 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSpace guy fell from the sky = man who fell to earth = DAVID BOWIE! Emperor of rock-n-roll. DAVID. FREAKIN'. BOWIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CuteSparkinaon September 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne more repeat verse needs to be added to the end.
    Ritual ideas relativety
    Only buildings no people prophecy
    Timeslide place to hide nudge reality
    Foresight minds wide magic imagery
    JCK5ILLINOISon November 29, 2014   Link
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    General CommentOne more repeat verse needs to be added to the end.
    Ritual ideas relativety
    Only buildings no people prophecy
    Timeslide place to hide nudge reality
    Foresight minds wide magic imagery
    JCK5ILLINOISon November 29, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti dont know what this means but i think its something to do with working out the meaning of life
    jflyrson July 05, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti love this song, but yea, very confusing
    hummersrockon October 05, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think it means that boobs are going to break free of women and rule the world cause men will listen to them always
    robopatroloon May 23, 2007   Link

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