"Spit It Out" as written by and Chris Corner....
And if you're hurting
I will replace the noise
With silence instead
Flushing out your head

If you like it violent
We can play rough and tumble
Fall into bed
And I won't breathe so you can recover

When you're in pieces
Just follow the echo of my voice
It's okay
Tune into that frequency

Don't fight your reflex
Embrace the instinct
You can feel your way
Through the bed and weak face in the end

'Cause it breaks my heart
That we live this way
I know people need love
'Cause them people never play the game

And we talk the talk
We communicate
And them people need love
Those people never play the game

Pleasure for pleasure
The tease is consequence
Enough for a fall
But I know you love to take a risk

The past is weakness
Don't beg the question
When the answer is war
There are moments when I'm overcome

'Cause it breaks my heart
That we live this way
I know people need love
'Cause them people never play the game

And we talk the talk
We communicate
Them people need love
Those people never play the game

And it breaks my heart
And it breaks my heart
People need love


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"Spit It Out" as written by Chris Corner

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    General CommentI think that the line "Don't beg the question when the answer is war" means, that most people are afraid of rejection. When they are in love with somebody, they are afraid of telling him/her because there is the possibilty that they don't return their love.
    Sorry for the bad english btw. I'm swiss
    LadyLazaruson October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me the beginnin of this song is telling of how people come to another when they're upset,
    "I will replace the noise with silence instead" - that person will take their minds off all the thoughts buzzin around their head.
    to do this they have sex, however they want it, anything to take their mind off it -
    "If you like it violent
    We can play rough and tumble".


    "When you're in pieces
    Just follow the echo of my voice
    It's okay
    Tune into that frequency
    Don't fight your reflex
    Embrace the instinct
    You can feel your way
    To the burden we face in the end??"
    - here i think someone is convincing the upset person follow their sexual instincts. to the consequence that will come from it , a reality the writer puts at the end of this verse to point out the consequences of action which is usually ignored wen people get into this situation.

    the chorus makes me think that the writer is against this tendency to casual sex when feeling low.
    it breaks his heart how people need "love" (sex), and dont go through the usual processes of real love.

    "pleasure for pleasure..."- this verse talks of how this sex is pureley physical to get kicks, its a temptation people are weak to.
    "the past is weakness" talks of the persons sexual histories, he asks them not to "beg the question" (perhaps a new partner) cos they wont like wot they hear- this persons vast history overwhelms him.

    just what i think, great song!
    thelostriotson July 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIf you interested in my text , what i think 'bout this... feel free to translate it ..
    My write-skills are not really good in this lang. So i use German.

    Ich denke dieser Text geht weder über die Liebe einer Person, noch um etwas greifbares wie das Menschliche Verhalten.
    Es ist mehr ein Gespräch zwischen einem selber. Ein schreiben über sein Inneres.
    Seine Zweite Hälfte die mehr erfassen will, als nur Liebe , den Hass oder die kleinen Problemen untereinander. Er gibt Menschen was sie immerschon wollten ohne sich dabei in den Rahmen zu stellen.
    Ohne sich dabei etwas zu nehmen und nur das zu geben was alle sehen wollen.. Die reine Liebe .. die unbeschwertheit, Dinge einfach , einfach zu sehen. Keine Vergangenheit , keine Zukunft nur die Gegenwart und das jetzige dasein.. Er zeigt ihnen wie wunderschön das Leben sei kann ohne all' den ganzen Problemem drumherum >>Tune into that frequency<<

    Das große Problem sind die anderen Menschen die dieses Spiel niemals spielen ..
    Sie sehen es nicht .. Sie müssen immer reden ..immer in die Vergangenheit blicken um den Schmerz zu verstehen.. und dennoch nimmt die Bürde der anderen in sich auf und verschlingt die Probleme anderer, um ihnen die Wirklichkeit zu zeigen. >>cause it breaks my heart<<

    Er kann nicht anders.. das ist sein Wesen.

    Lasst euch einfach fallen und verschwendet nicht Gedanken an etwas , was nur in unseren Köpfen existiert.
    Der Gedanke ist ist nicht existent .. er spielt euch die ewige Vergangenheit und die bittere zukunft vor.
    Versteht das Sein und ihr seid Frei.

    >>Don't fight your reflex
    Embrace the instinct
    You can feel your way
    Through the bed and weak face in the end<<


    DearGodon December 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningFor me this song is about the emotions involving sex. When you have sex with someone for pleasure, it is easy to fall into the trap of attachment (because that is human nature) - It is about those who deal with this by cutting themselves off from the feelings of love, removing themselves (spitting it out after sex like semen or even blood). "Playing the game" is referring to the game of love, emotion, attachment. "Don't beg the question when the answer is war" is the idea of playing with fire, the idea of saying I love you and then entering the game (the war) and putting it all on the line. The song is about every aspect of this situation - from the sadness about people who cut themselves off (I've been one of those people, it breaks you apart), and the emotion involved with falling for one of those people.

    A truly beautiful song.

    I would recommend you all go and look for the Designer Drugs remix of this song, as it adds quite a lot, especially if you love electro ;]

    J
    radiosilenceon October 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is so very powerful. Taken literally it talks about the entanglement of lovers, of becoming absorbed in someone to the point that you cannot separate yourself from them.

    It's a dark song, too, he becomes a drug "When you're in pieces / Just follow the echo of my voice / It's okay / Tune into that frequency / Don't fight your reflex" - it's a hypnotic song which calls to that person and begs them to follow and trust.

    It also paints a bleak picture of love, perhaps a love that has gone sour. Talking the talk and communicating sounds cynical, as does the "pleasure for pleasure" bit. Someone uses the other for pleasure because it "eases the consequences". An absolutely amazing song.
    indieserendipityon April 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song. It sounds like old New Wave but it's not. :)
    Thia007on November 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just heard it, and I love it! I wonder what it's about?.....;)
    smuffyon April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just heard it, and I love it! I wonder what it's about?.....;)
    smuffyon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcant find it anywhere...
    phasenon April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgo to myspace.com/iamx. there's a link to where you can hear it!
    smuffyon April 13, 2006   Link

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