"The Body" as written by Kip Berman, Peggy Wang, Kurt Feldman and Alexander Arthur Naidus....
Come on now stop staring at the ceiling
Your last daydream is slowly unreeling
Won't you come out tonight, like I know you want to
'Cause the city's alive and even though it haunts you, I want you

To tell me again what the body's for
'Cause I can't feel it anymore
I want to hurt like it did before
We shouldn't sin

Tell me again what the body's for
'Cause I can't feel it anymore
I lost mine and I need yours,
It's only skin, we could swim

You try so hard to keep it together,
And you look so hard in fishnets and leather
But I know who you are, you are just a lost saint
And if we go too far, there'll be heaven to pay
And what a price

I can't feel it anymore, tell me again what the body's for
I can't feel it anymore, tell me again it's only skin, we should swim

Lyrics submitted by Aquarius121

"The Body" as written by Kip Berman Alexander Arthur Naidus

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    General CommentJoy Division's atmosphere? anyone?
    v2.7on July 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis seems to be one song that may get Kip called the Jewish Morrissey. That he has to ask what the body is for seems a nod to celibacy or innocence although he does seem to actively engage with the person in this song. Also, I am curious about the reference to "sin" along with the reference to "heaven" in Heaven's Gonna Happen Now

    What sort of metaphysics is he committed to?

    I do not think the chords are related to Joy Division's Atmosphere nor is the theme. (Isn't Atmosphere a foreshadowing of Ian Curtis suicide? A much heavier theme.)
    jscott33on November 06, 2011   Link

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