Monday, March 26, 2018

"Stardust" by IAMX

When Chris Corner left his band Sneaker Pimps in 2004, he founded IAMX, an outfit more centered on performance art and visuals as much as music. His new album "Alive In New Light" features this song, "Stardust." I love his voice (androgynous, soaring), the glam presence, the slight nod to punk, and the electro-sound of it all. I admire it. I admire efforts to create, to inhabit, to explode, to be.



I’ve got this funny feeling that I just can’t shake
The devil in the wires, the data eating up my brain
There’s a flood that’s coming up to my bed
Chaos wins and I can’t get over it

How do I even learn to play the human way?
Smiles without a heart, weird mechanical mistakes
There’s a flood that’s coming up to my bed
Love’s out there but I’m indifferent

Stand up can you keep your head?
Love me like tomorrow we’re dead

Beauty, violence
War is within us
We’ll be silenced
Tomorrow we’re gonna be stardust

No more ego
Nothing to control us
Painless freedom
Tomorrow we’re gonna be stardust

It’s pulling me apart a little piece by piece
Paradox and loss are knocking me off my feet
And there’s a flood that’s coming up to my bed
It’s a lose-lose world and I can’t stomach it

http://iamxmusic.com/xiam/

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