"The Alternative" as written by and Chris Corner....
Lay back
For me
You are just exactly what I need
In this cold town

Lay back
For me
The three of us in circus
And in liberty
It’s been so long

So throw your guilt religion
To the liars and the weak
This is the politics and war
Of ecstasy

And all the nonsense of that vision
That is failing every test
It's the comedy and death
Of your senses

The alternative to real world
Is just time for me and a fantasy
Be blind to myself
To idolize

the alternative to real world
Is just time for me and a fantasy
I’m blind to myself
And idolize

You work
So deep
Astonished and in rapture
I can barely speak
These are hard times

Hormones
In key
A slow whispered wet confession
From our body heat
There’s no return.

The alternative to real world
Is just time for me and a fantasy
Be blind to myself
To idolize

The alternative to real world
Is just time for me and a fantasy
I’m blind to myself
And idolize


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"The Alternative" as written by Chris Corner

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    General CommentThis song has a great base line. This song has lots of religious under tones to me. Also says alot of letting go of conventionalism.
    Sunquaion July 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"and all the nonsense of that vision
    that is failing every test"

    what a clever way to refer to the well-known phrase "Stop it or you'll go blind".
    although it usually means masturbation, i've also heard it being used to mean someone promiscuous.

    anyway, another impressive song about our low morals and casual sex penned by Chris
    kexikon January 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti am x is just great!
    thefakerthebetteron July 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"HORMONES in key
    a slow whispered WET CONFESSION
    from our body heat
    there’s no return.

    the alternative to real world
    is just TIME FOR ME and A FANTASY
    be BLIND TO MYSELF
    to idolise"

    Mastrubation, I think.
    deizion July 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdeizi
    also it says "from OUR body heat"... one person more involved than you realise

    anyway, great stuff, amazing live, gets everyone going
    ariesstyleon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI used to think this song was about breaks and getting away from everything to just heal...

    HOWEVER, The song I think is about sex. Written from both the angle of the male(first) and woman(second)
    At first he's trying to convince the woman to have sex though she doesn't because of religion.

    And the from the woman's angle...

    you work
    so deep
    astonished and in rapture
    I can barely speak
    these are hard times

    Apparently homeboy is really plowing her...

    hormones
    in key
    a slow whispered wet confession
    from our body heat
    there’s no return.

    And so during the heat of passion someone said "I love you" and pushed the relationship to a new level. So there's no return.
    satori07on November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"the alternative to real world
    is just time for me and a fantasy
    be blind to myself
    to idolise"

    he's dreaming and masturbating about a girl, i reckon.
    idolizing her.
    missileon April 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think its about fantasizing about having a threesome - "the three of us in circus and in liberty", though it could be actually happening and its just that he's fantasized about it before.
    alltomorrowspartieson June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the masturbation theory.
    "the three of us in circus and in liberty"
    he, the girl in his fantasy and his sexual desire, his hormones.
    I admire the lyric becuse of this 4 lines
    "and all the nonsense of that vision
    that is failing every test
    it's the comedy and death
    of your senses"
    This is a very original view of masturbating, emotionally smart recognition in my opinion
    Terlison August 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthormones
    in key
    a slow whispered wet confession
    from our body heat
    there’s no return.
    we cant do nothing against our sexual desire, our is you and me, all of us
    Terlison August 27, 2008   Link

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