"In My Body" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Hold silent
You were my violence stuck
In my life
Just for the moment
And let me under you
So you can die

I was alive
I was alive

In my body
You'll never find me
You'll never pull me out
In my body
The lonely creatures
The lonely creatures scream

June's offcast
Left hiding, I form the screams
Burned alive
Wasted sunsets
Haunting my torment
Right through my clothes

In my body
You'll never find me
You'll never pull me out

I was alive
I was alive

In my body
You'll never find me
You'll never pull me out
In my body
The lonely creatures
The lonely creatures scream

In my body
In my body
In my body, yeah

In my body
In my body
In my body, yeah

In my body
In my body
In my body, yeah


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"In My Body" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General Commenti'm not sure why but this reminds me of sexual abuse. its like the abused person is retreating back into themselves caus that is the only way they'll be safe. my favourite lines are "haunting torment right through my clothes"- its like everyone can see the fact you've been abused.
    ladyboygrrlon March 25, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmm, the obvious thing i get from it is that its just about retreating into yourself when things are going the wrong way.
    In the context of the machina context, its about when the main character's girlfriend leaves him and he goes into this weird hermitage. I make it sound really teen angsty, but it all ends up tying into a more god oriented thing.
    Mortonium Iceon November 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love how the guitar sounds, reminds me of The Church (awesome yet criminally under-rated Australian band).
    strider3005on February 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song was written about going numb, shutting yourself off from the world. It's a good song
    Lateralus518on September 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think I agree with most of the other comments it's about hiding your personal feelings so that nobody can hurt them again.
    timothynicholas1976on July 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf this is referring to the Glass and the Machines of God story (which I read about here: billycorgan.it/…), then here's my interpretation of it:

    "Hold silent / you were my violence stuck / in my life..."

    I think this part is describing June, and how she was a dark reflection of himself.

    "Just for the moment / and let me under you / so you can die..."

    He felt like this was what she was basically saying to him, because she told him that "she never loved him at all".

    "I was alive..."

    He used to be alive when she was around.

    "In my body / you'll never find me / you'll never pull me out... /...the lonely creatures scream"

    He has been sad, withdrawn, and lonely, ever since her death.

    "June's offcast / left hiding, I form the screams / burned alive..."

    He imagines the horror of the car crash that June was in.

    "Wasted sunsets / haunting my torment / right through my clothes..."

    He felt like he wasted every single day being depressed about it and feeling betrayed. (By that, I mean in terms of how he realizes everything in the end of the story)
    The_Dragon_And_Emuon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not so sure all of the lyrics are correct.. I always thought the beginning was "Hey, Silence/silent..
    You were my violent star in my life" and the the chorus.. I always thought he said "The lonely preacher screams" which if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense pertaining to the Machina story. Even moreso if you watched the animated series, the scene where this song plays it fits very well.. very beautiful song and very fun to play on guitar. Nice use of atmosphere.
    chinosomaon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about being hurt by someone and then just going cold and always being by yourself and he's saying I was alive, but then I got hurt, now I hide. I think hiding in your body just means that you keep all your thoughts to yourself.
    aptitudeon October 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo dark yet so lovely
    songbirdsweetsourjaneon February 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment.. This is Glass' darkest point. absolutely hopeless. his regret for his dead girlfriend June is eating him alive, so he thinks, 'In my body, you'll never find me!'
    sevinteenon February 07, 2013   Link

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