"Running Out Of Fantasy" as written by James Bradfield, Nicholas Jones and Sean Moore....
My eco-system is based on hatred
My DNA remains untested
I hate the tyranny of the Sun
It always rises, always comes down

I'm running out of fantasy

I don't expect your sympathy
I'm old, I'm strange I'm confidential
Has my fantasy run out of delusion
Has my fantasy reached its logical conclusion?

I'm running out of fantasy

The dying fall of my sentences
The magic of lost consequences
The seduction of a fading power
In a hotel room in the middle of nowhere

I'm running out of fantasy

I don't expect your sympathy
I'm old, I'm strange I'm confidential
Has my fantasy run out of delusion?
Has my fantasy reached its logical conclusion?

I'm running out of fantasy

I'm revealing myself in layers
Exposing a core to the inner eye
Drawn deep into some distant episodes
I don't know whether to laugh or cry

Running out of fantasy

The obsession with change has bled my dry
My fantasy forever locked inside
The obsession with change has bled my dry

The obsession with change has bled my dry
My fantasy forever locked inside
The obsession with change has bled my dry


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"Running Out of Fantasy" as written by Nicholas Jones James Bradfield

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    General Comment"It’s my favourite lyric on the album. It was inspired by two things, the Jan Morris book Conundrum, which is Jan when she was James, before she had the sex change, which is startling to read - you don’t think of it happening in the 70s. She had to go to Morocco to become a woman. Jan’s probably my favourite travel writer of all time. When Jan became a woman she stayed with her wife, which I think is remarkable. It was that idea of drastic change and realisation that you have to push for the truth to be happy, which I apply to being in a band. Then there’s this line in Burden Of Dreams by Werner Herzog where he goes, 'I am running out of fantasy.' He’s making Fitzcarraldo and he’s pulling a fucking boat up the mountain through the Peruvian forest and it’s not working, you can see he’s thinking, 'What the fuck am I trying to do here?' All of those elements combine. There’s this line in there, 'The seduction of a fading power in a hotel room in the middle of nowhere' and that’s the core of it really, that’s what I love about being in a band, but I realise that kind of seductive delusion is probably over."

    -Nicky Wire
    manic4manicson October 13, 2013   Link

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