"Inertia Creeps" as written by Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall and Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles....
Recollect me darling, raise me to your lips
Two undernourished egos, four rotating hips
Hold on to me tightly, I'm a sliding scale
Can't endure, then you can inhale clearly
Out of body experience interferes
And dreams of flying, I fit nearly
Surrounds me, though I get lonely slowly

Moving up slowly, inertia keeps
She's moving up slowly, slowly
Moving up slowly, inertia creeps
Moving up slowly, she comes
Moving up slowly, she comes
Moving up slowly, inertia creeps
Moving up slowly, she comes
Moving up slowly, she comes, moving up slowly

In my home no chrome as clear as
See me now with my nearest dearest
Been there when I'm over careering
Room shifting is endearing
Between us is our kitchen
Would you found my irritant's itching
Been here before
Been here forever

Moving up slowly, inertia keeps
Moving up slowly, inertia creeps
Moving up slowly, inertia keeps
Moving up slowly, she comes
Moving up slowly, moving up slowly
She comes, moving up slowly
Inertia creeps, moving up slowly

She comes
There be no sound in my eidertown
Awake I lie in a morning's blue
Room is still my antenna in you
Nylon burns the bedspread with two
Gravity's zero see me stall
I bounce off walls lose my footing and fall
It can be sweet though incomplete though
And the frames will freeze
See me on all four's
It's been a long time

She comes, she comes

I want to x you, she comes
I want to x you, she comes

I caught your radio waves
I caught your radio waves
Will you take a string
Say you string me along
Say you string me along
Say inertia creeps
Inertia creeps and she comes
Say she comes, say she comes
Say she comes, say she comes


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"Inertia Creeps" as written by Grantley Marshall Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles

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  • +5
    General CommentIn an interview, 3D said that this song is about a destructive relationship where he couldn't bring himself to leave nor could she.
    I see this, but the song is very sinister and very sexual. I didn't realize how creepy the whole song was until I saw the video, which I think is their best.
    bocmaximaon May 05, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General CommentPhrogex...I don't know you, and I don't want to judge you, but it is sure hard when you come off like such a BITCH. man!
    first of all, you say it would be 'dissing' the song to say that it's about sex. WTF?! are you a nun? sex is as worthy a subject as anything else.
    its true that it is not the only subject, and the destructive relationship story fits well with lines like 'it could be sweet though incomplete though' but DAMN! you say most of the song has nothing to do with sex...how about lines like:

    Recollect me darling raise me to your lips
    Two undernourished egos four rotating hips
    Hold on to me tightly I'm a sliding scale
    Can't endure then you can't inhale

    She's moving up slowly

    She comes

    She comes

    She comes

    She comes

    She comes moving up slowly

    She comes

    Room is still my antenna in you
    Nylon burns the bedspread with two

    See me on all four's
    It's been a long time

    She comes
    She comes
    I want to x you
    She comes
    I want to x you
    She comes

    Inertia creeps and she comes
    Say she comes
    Say she comes
    Say she comes
    Say she comes

    And if you want to argue that these all have some other meaning, well there are things called 'double entendres' a french expression for stuff that means TWO things! SYMBOLISM! and nobody said he was horny when he wrote it! it's not required that you're horny when you write a song that features sex.
    I realize that I'm ranting a bit. I apologize.
    I also realize that dear 'Phrogex' will likely not even see this, as his/her comments are from back in '04...
    whatever.


    peace
    deadeyeduckon March 03, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIn terms of meaning: If you don't think it's about sex, you're retarded.
    seventyfouron April 20, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:: this has to be the most erotic song on Mezzanine, and it's absolutely amazing. the entire Mezzanine album is amazing ::
    Mad On Vibeson June 14, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentdippymuzik wrote:
    > In parts it is about sex, in part about a relationship, in >parts, it just goes over my head.
    >For eg, how can two undernourished egos have FOUR >rotating hips?!

    The two egos obviously represent the guy and the girl, while four rotating hips suggest that they are having sex (a person has two hip bones, one on each side)

    I actually though this way the 'neatest' line in the song.
    Charles_FTWon April 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment'back / she comes' (on the singles 90-98 collection) is basically this, with even more sexiness (it seems an impossible feat, but believe me!). del naja's lyrics are both original and insanely erotic, and his voice, just-- oh, that man is a god.
    rainingforyearson December 17, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI always thought it was about suppression of his femininity or something...like there is a woman personality in his head, hence: "she comes"

    but only because i saw the video which is really weird and has a women that looks like a man in it...thats just me though.
    timebomb07on January 04, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I heard this for the first time, i thought it was "Alicia Keys is moving up slowly".
    myironlungon February 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow Phrogex, pretentious much?

    Be your comments valid or not, you don't have to be so hostile.

    And this song is among the best Mezzanine has to offer.
    neobomanon January 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so sexual its hot. the first two lines are the best, in my opinion. i love massive attack because of how sexual their songs feel to me, not to mention just being completely unique.

    hottttttt.
    rockisgroovyon August 03, 2006   Link

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