Wednesday, November 02, 2005



So there I was in a time without a place
And a messenger came
He knew my name
Called it out sought me out
He said, "god is dead and the devil reigns us all
It's a mystery to solve, so to save your face
Know your place and fall from grace"

I never felt then so alone
was nothing sacred I've been shown
I feel I'm sinking like a stone
In the

In this place all our cultures could collide
Still religion divides
It's a sad excuse, such abuse
I tell the truth
I know all is one but still nothing seems the same
It's a mysterious game
So now on my mark from the start
Let's all fall apart

Have you ever felt then so alone
Where nothing's sacred nothing's shown
And you feel you're sinking like a stone
In the interzone now

Lyrics by The Tea Party (album The Interzone Mantras)

This is the opening song of my all time favourite band (well, next to NIN, Tool and Morphine then...) The Tea Party's 2001 album The Interzone Mantras. This album was the result of band's singer Jeff Martin's dwelling and soul searching in Czhech Rebublic at that moment. The term Interzone is a place, first came up in William S. Burroughs book Naked Lunch, later he collected some of his short stories in a book called Interzone. This book was one of the inspiration sources of this album. (William Burroughs was writing about a section of the city of Algiers in the 1940s. It was called the Interzone. It was called that because the different newspapers used this point as a jump-up point into Africa and that's how they were able to tell the West what was going on in the continent.)

In this song Interzone is a place, a melting pot of different cultures but also a place where extremism leads distraction and people loose their way and can't make distinction between what is good or bad.

Very beautiful song, very clever written lyrics (like always expected from The Tea Party).

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At Thursday, November 03, 2005 5:18:00 AM, Blogger Sphinx said...

Nice lyrics! Damn gotta download this...

Cheers :-)


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