One last thing before I shuffle off the planet
I will be the one to make you crawl
So I came down to wish you an unhappy birthday
Someone call the ambulance, there's gonna be an accident

I'm coming up on infra-red,
There is no running that can hide you
'cause I can see in the dark
I'm coming up on infra-red,
Forget your running, I will find you

One more thing before we start the final face off
I will be the one to watch you fall
So I came down to crash and burn your beggar's banquet
Someone call the ambulance there's gonna be an accident

I'm coming up on infra-red,
There is no running that can hide you
'cause I can see in the dark
I'm coming up on infra-red,
Forget your running, I will find you (find you!)

Someone call the ambulance
There's gonna be an accident!

I'm coming up on infra-red
There is no running that can hide you
'cause I can see in the dark
I'm coming up on infra-red
Forget your running, I will find you
'cause I can see in the dark

I'm coming up on infra-red
There is no running that can hide you
'cause I can see in the dark
I'm coming up on infra-red
Forget your running, I will find you
I'll find you
I'll find you


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Infra-Red Lyrics as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    My Interpretation'Shuffle of the planet' does not necessarily mean 'die'. It's more a metaphor that symbolizes the end of something. Probably being used by that one person the song is addressed to.

    'There is no running that can hide you' doesn't literally mean the protagonist got a sniper rifle with infra-red sight. It could also be that the person doesn't need to bother themselves with some lame excuse anymore because the protagonist has reached a better worldview and can tell now when the person is telling lies. And the protagonist will set things clear in front of everyone (birthday, beggar's banquet). He has not forgotten all the things the person had put him through and it's time to come clean.

    Even though the protagonist moved from 'ignorant to knowing', he still hasn't reached wisdom. If he was wise enough he would know not to make threats but seek another form that would expose the falsehood of the person that wronged/betrayed him. The threat of 'there's gonna be an accident' is a sign for the heat of the moment, in which it is known, that people sometimes do things without thinking of the consequences.

    So I guess this song is a cautionary tale for both parties: the ones who betray (Don't do it because you will suffer the consequences) and the ones who are betrayed (Find a better way to warn others than harming another person).
    StoriesinSongs.comon January 12, 2020   Link

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