"V.A.L.I.S." as written by Kele Okereke, Matt Tong, Russell Lissack and Gordon Moakes....
When in motion
While it's frozen
Talks in circles
And Greek

He's into epiphany
He's into philosophy
He's into methyl amphetamines
He's into science
But he's lost his way

Oh oh
He is not the real me
But I can hear I can hear I can hear I can hear him
From my future
Show show show show me
Show show show show me

You got to show me the way

You got to show me the way
Oh the present
A super impulse
He has seen this
Before

He's into conspiracy
He's into the?
He's into phenomenology
He's into deeds
He don't mix his words

Oh oh
He is not the real me

But I can hear I can hear I can hear I can hear him
From my future

Show show show show me
Show show show show me
You gotta show me the way


Lyrics submitted by coloursallofthetime, edited by PartlyBloc, ScottBITW

"V.A.L.I.S." as written by Kele Okereke, Matt Tong, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes

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    General CommentFor the record (taken from Wikipedia):

    "VALIS is a 1981 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. The title is an acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System, Dick's gnostic vision of one aspect of God."

    Now...interpret away!
    Blaringbluron August 28, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionOfficial lyrics

    When in motion
    World is frozen
    Talks in circles and Greek
    He’s into epiphany
    He’s into philosophy
    He’s into methyl amphetamines
    He’s into science
    But he’s lost his way
    He’s not the real me, but I can hear
    I can hear, I can hear him
    From my future

    Show, show, show show me
    You gotta show me the way

    Past and present
    Are superimposed
    He has seen this before
    He’s into conspiracy
    He’s into theophany
    He’s into phenomenology
    He’s into deeds
    He don’t mix his words
    He’s not the real me, but I can hear
    I can hear, I can hear him
    From my future

    Show, show, show show me
    You gotta show me the way
    chris92300on August 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSeeing as Philip K. Dick himself was addicted to meth, I'm pretty sure this song is about him
    Daeda88on September 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionSomething to do with Philip K. Dick, because V.A.L.I.S is the name of one of his books
    Blacklemon67on September 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionHe's into the? = Theophany
    Blacklemon67on September 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how a lot of us try to show/claim we're into things that are highbrow or popular, but really we're just organic beings that have very basic desires and needs(the 'real' me).

    Or maybe it's just Kele's interpretation of how Philip K. Dick really felt.
    ScottBITWon July 19, 2013   Link

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