"Invasion" as written by Robert Del Naja, Neil Davidge, Richard Leigh File, James Gabriel Leo Lavelle and Antony Genn....
Show them only
Flesh you needed
You want it for you too
(stares, stares that follow)
(stares, stares that follow)

They want it for you
Are you all that
You're cracked up to be
We all want it for you
Sacrificial
Made for TV
(laughter's coming)

And goodbye kisses
Gave him family
Pray your dream
Pray you're dreaming

Are you all that
You're cracked up to be
We all want it for you
Stares that follow
Friends to call on
Don't be desperate
(show them once)

Sacrificial
Made for TV
Laughter's coming
Goodbye kisses
(pray you stutter)
(pray it's not old)
Goodbye.


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"Invasion" as written by James Lavelle Antony Genn

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    General CommentStripping literally - or selling one's self and sacrificing that self for a superficial attention probably because one does not know themselves well enough.
    StoicTrueBrujahon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentknowing del naja - it seems to be about war, about power and being able to use it to assault something much smaller, weaker than you. the current situation in iraq in particular - 'invasion' is really ambiguous and oblique, but the lines "sacrificial, made for t.v.", and "are you all that / you're cracked up to be?" seem indicative of a critical view on america and britain's involvement in the situation. and because d, along with damon albarn, is quite notoriously anti-war on iraq, well. i don't know, i feel like i'm talking out of my arse anyway :|
    rainingforyearson November 20, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about the pression people around you do for you to be something or someone, all the hopes people put on you expecting you to be what they want, not what YOU want.
    alberto g.on January 26, 2015   Link

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