"An I For An I" as written by and Chris Corner....
We owe it to the willing souls
To the white lie
The double bluff and fever
An I for an I

We owe it to the TV
To the motherland smile
Apocalypse and rapture signing in
An I for an I

If you’re not with us you’re against
An I for an I

We owe it to disaster
To the black fire T
The anger and enclosure of desire
An I for an I

We owe it to the sex toys
To the icons of our time
Humility an touch is in decline
An I for an I

If you're not with us you're against.
An Eye for an Eye.

If you're not with us you're against.
Eye for an Eye.

Eye for an Eye.

We owe it to the TV,
To disaster,
To the motherland smile,
To the willing souls,
To the willing souls,
To the willing souls!


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"An I For An I" as written by Chris Corner

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  • +1
    General CommentThese are the correct lyrics:

    We owe it to the willing souls
    To the white lie
    The double bluff and fever
    An I for an I

    We owe it to the TV
    To the motherland smile
    Apocalypse and rapture signing in
    An I for an I

    If you’re not with us you’re against
    An I for an I

    We owe it to disaster
    To the black fire T
    The anger and enclosure of desire
    An I for an I

    We owe it to the sex toys
    To the icons of our time
    Humility an touch is in decline
    An I for an I

    If you're not with us you're against.
    An Eye for an Eye.

    If you're not with us you're against.
    Eye for an Eye.

    Eye for an Eye.


    We owe it to the TV,
    To disaster,
    To the motherland smile,
    To the willing souls,
    To the willing souls,
    To the willing souls!

    misty_666on April 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentChris about song:
    This is a challenge . I think it shows a subconsciously political side of IAMX. I am generally unnerved by what i see in the world or what i am forced to see by ignorant, money driven indecent humans. It is everywhere, everyday in my face. This dis-functional electronic experiment is my way of trying to focus my negative energy, or let it go, however you want to see it. Scratchy guitars, wrong notes, hard drums.Fuck you and fuck the world. Revenge against the willing souls and the white lies.
    thirstyoneon May 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure, but I think that it's rather "white lie" than "white light". Am I wrong?
    thirstyoneon April 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttoday chris has written to the myspace blog as follows:

    "D.I.Y TRIBES AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CORPORATE
    MOST PEOPLE ARE LAZY AND TALK WITHOUT DOING.
    PARTICULARLY MUSICIANS. I AM HOPEFUL THE INDEPENDENT D.I.Y CULTURE THAT HAS BEEN OPENED UP BY THE INTERNET CAN BE ONE OF THE SAVING GRACES OF HUMAN AND ARTISTIC LETHARGY.
    I FEEL THAT, IN THESE INSPIRING BUT WORRYING TIMES, WE HAVE A CHANCE TO CLEANSE AND REINVENT OURSELVES. WE, AS LAZY ARTIST HUMAN FUCKERS MUST BE DRIVEN BY A WILL TO THINK HARDER AND DIVERSIFY. TO REVEL IN THE DIFFICULTY AND CHAOS OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND LIFE IN GENERAL.
    BEING IN THIS UNIQUE MOMENT IN HISTORY OF INSANE TECHNOLOGY, I SEE A BRAIN EXPLODING WORLD OF ENDLESS CREATIVE AND GUERRILLA POSSIBILITY. THE MUSIC, THE ARTIST, THE AUDIENCE ALL BECOMING INTERTWINED IN A SWEATY HYPERACTIVE TRIBE. A MORE HONEST AND SYMBIOTIC SYSTEM THAN THE ANTIQUATED MONSTER COLLAPSING AROUND US AS WE SPEAK.
    YOU WILL NOT BE POISONED AND SOLD SHIT THAT YOU CAN'T BARE TO HEAR AND WE CAN EXPERIMENT, BE SELF INDULGENT AND FEED OUR FRAGILE EGOS FOREVER AND EVER. UTOPIA.

    I THINK I KNOW YOU. I THINK, LIKE ME, YOUR PATIENCE HAS BEEN TRIED LONG ENOUGH. I THINK YOU CAN'T STAND TO WATCH ANOTHER PATHETIC DISPLAY OF TV REALITY OR CNN LIES OR MIND NUMBING BANALITY. OF ABUSIVE ADVERTISING, OF DISTURBING POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS MANIPULATION.
    THE MEDIA, THE CHURCHES AND THE BANKS CONTROL THE WORLD, BUT THE INTERNET CAN SAVE US. IT IS GIGANTIC FREE OPEN INFORMATION.
    LEARN MORE. ACCELERATE YOUR AWARENESS OF THIS RIDICULOUS SITUATION WE LIVE IN.
    I AM NOT PARTICULARLY BOTHERED ABOUT SAVING MOST OF THE PLANETS' PEOPLE-DISEASE BUT I DO HAVE THE HEART FOR SOME OF THE BEST ONES. I KNOW THERE IS GOOD AND GREATNESS OUT THERE. I SEE IT IN YOU.
    IF THE INCREDIBLE POWERS OF ART AND NATURE AND ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL ARE TO PREVAIL IT WILL BE THROUGH THE CUNNING AND STRENGTH OF THE FEW TRIBES THAT, LIKE OURS, ACTUALLY GIVE A FUCK ABOUT BEING ALIVE AND NOT MONEY NOR POWER NOR PETTY IGNORANCE AND UNPROVABLE FAITH TIME WASTING.
    THE WORLD IS BECOMING FLAT AGAIN.
    IF YOU'RE NOT WITH US YOU'RE AGAINST."

    so..
    vusion July 27, 2009   Link

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