"Corruption" as written by and James Osterberg Hal Cragin....
From the drip drip drip of the teardrops
To the chink chink chink of the cash
To the end end end of the friendships
To the wack wack wack of the bash
Corruption corruption corruption
Rules my soul
Corruption corruption corruption
Rules my soul

From the tick tick tick of your time's up
To the yes yes yes of 'I'll sell'
From the fact fact fact of the soulless
To the pact pact pact with hell
Corruption corruption corruption
Rules my soul
Corruption corruption corruption
Chills my bones
Corruption corruption corruption
Rules my soul
Corruption corruption corruption
Chills my bones

From the scream scream scream of the babies
To the retch retch retch of the youth
From the lie lie lie of the righteous
To the lost lost lost way I feel
Corruption corruption corruption
Rules my bones
Corruption corruption corruption
Chills my bones
Corruption corruption corruption
Rules my soul
Corruption corruption corruption
Rules my soul
Corruption
Corruption

Order in the court
Decision to abort
The monkey wants to speak
So speak, monkey speak
Speak monkey, speak
Speak monkey, speak
Speak monkey, speak

Everything leads to corruption
Everything leads to corruption
Corruption


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"Corruption" as written by Iggy Pop Hal Cragin

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    General CommentThis song doesn't bother to ask why although that is always good to know. The corrupt person gets a sick thrill out of hurting or oppressing others through a series of illegal actions and lies. I guess what the singer is saying is he/she doesn't expect the corrupt individual to tell the truth, only to continue to fulfill their own means to an end. Whatever that may be? Seems like the situation ends up in a courtroom though. The singer is simply shedding light on the situation by telling others, many others.

    "From the scream scream scream of the babies
    To the retch retch retch of the youth"

    The fact that children may be involved makes it all the more hateful because of their innocence and wholehearted trust in individuals. When I hear this I imagine someone in a position of power over children who abuses and disrespects this privilege. Describing corruption and corrupt people and the ugly circumstance of having your own agenda and letting it impact your morals and integrity.

    "From the fact fact fact of the souless"

    From my observations and dealings, since the corrupt person is already souless you then you have no need to worry about heaven or hell. Although calling yourself a Christian and trying to identify with that ideaology would be hypocritical to say the least.



    Arachidamiaon February 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentEven if they only have one ear to hear it with
    Arachidamiaon February 14, 2010   Link

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