Massive Attack 'Inertia Creeps'

by Jess Grant | 7/10/12

Massive Attack's “Inertia Creeps” – what with its eerie effects, distorted guitars and hushed vocals – is trip hop at its hot damn trippiest!

The track – which is, in short, an ode to boning – is lifted from the album, Mezzanine (Massive Attack's best work since their 1991 debut, Blue Lines). Upon release in 1998, the album hit #1 in the UK and in 2004, it was ranked at #412 on Rolling Stone “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” In other words, Mezzanine marked a pretty mind-blowing moment in EDM!

Still, it's a pretty depressing fact that “Inertia Creeps” sounds ten times more exciting than the crapola current knob twiddlers are churning out 10+ years down the line...

 

As an added bonus, enjoy “Paradise Circus,” which is taken from Massive Attack's most recent album, 2010's Heligoland and features the angelic Hope Sandoval on vox.

 

Oh yah, Massive Attack still got it, baby! Well, apart from when they're remixing Nas...

Lyrics to “Inertia Creeps”:

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
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
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
I make no sound in my eider-down
Awake I lie in the 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

Lyrics to “Paradise Circus”:

It's unfortunate that when we feel a storm
We can roll ourselves over 'cause we're uncomfortable
Oh well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we're spinning in his grip

Love is like a sin, my love,
For the ones that feel it the most
Look at her with her eyes like a flame
She will love you like a fly will never love you again

It's unfortunate that when we feel a storm
We can roll ourselves over when we're uncomfortable
Oh well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we're spinning in his grip

Love is like a sin, my love,
For the one that feels it the most
Look at her with a smile like a flame
She will love you like a fly will never love you again 

 

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