"Atlantis to Interzone" as written by Jamie Oliver Jack Reynolds, James Nicholas Righton and Simon Lee Campbell Taylor-davies....
Good thieves of burning cars
Encircle poisoned rivers, minds and hearts
Horses want to dance
But find their wings are damaged, water damaged

Gold is selling out
So hurry, mighty ocean's rising fast
A big man with a plan
Has got a storm a coming, monster coming

From Atlantis to Interzone
You start on the edge and you end on your own
From Atlantis to Interzone
You start on the edge and you end on your own

We're fragments of fiction

Your dead man, half alive
Who hangs from helping numbers, one to five
His ears, pricked with the knife
Hears that the east are coming, west are coming

From gravity's rainbow
The axis here is still unknown
The children's faces glow
The wasteland guides them, wasteland guides them

From Atlantis to Interzone
You start on the edge and you end on your own
From Atlantis to Interzone
You start on the edge and you end on your own
From Atlantis to Interzone
You start on the edge and you end on your own

We're fragments of fiction



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"Atlantis to Interzone" as written by Jamie Oliver Jack Reynolds James Nicholas Righton

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    General CommentThe idea of Atlantis was first mentioned by famous Greek philosopher Plato and described it as an island of superiority that conquered western Europe and Athens. However, when they failed to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the deep ocean depths. However, it is said (and proven!) that Atlantis is a myth; one that Plato used to illustrate his social, economic, and mostly political theories.

    Interzone on the other hand, was a famous collection of short stories, and early works of William S. Borroughs. He is well-known for writing science fiction, and is honored by many who consider him as an influence.

    Another sci fi reference is Gravity's Rainbow (a personal favorite of mine!); a novel written by the genius that is Thomas Pynchon. It is a rather complicated book that involves a digressive narrative, an extensive list of characters, etc.

    Basically, I think that this song is about Science fiction, and how it offers an alternative world; one full of bizarre yet captivating paraphernalia and goings-on. And when it reaches a point when a reader gets 'lost' into that alternative world, the fine line between reality and fiction turns non-existant. It is then that we become 'fragments of fiction.'

    I don't know really. The Klaxons have really ambiguous lyrics, which I like by the way. I love the fact that they choose not to be 'constrained' and how they allow listeners to 'think outside of the box.'

    Oh well. Maybe that's just me. Haha.

    - Deane M. (unbeknownst@gmail.com)
    hey_darthon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah Man! Bring Back Early 90's Rave! The Klaxons Are Absolutely Superb!
    BoogieWonderlandon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah! Klaxons are the fucking best band i've heard in a LONG time.
    im_the_new_canceron July 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentquality tune. wooo-bombombom!
    wordsandbirdson July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom gravity (??), the axis here is still unknown

    == from gravity's rainbow - maybe? lol.
    miss_motoon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha, yeah.
    anyone seen the video for this ?
    ledgend.
    im_the_new_canceron August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaha silly me, it was quite obvious that was gravity's rainbow. Oh well, I've changed it now.

    Anyway this song is amazing. Yeah.
    Miss_Miseryon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcan't wait to see them and shitdisco!

    the video for this is genius
    buntyvsbeanoon August 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Atlantis, To INTERZONE
    KuRtCoBaIn!on September 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbest new band in ages!!!!!! they're so good it's unreal.
    smuffyon October 28, 2006   Link

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