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An ominous and chilling track, filled with sonics that careen from side to side. Gira's vocals loom underneath the surface of the music, and the lyrics are accordingly dark.

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And we steal our experience from an object that suffers But the brightest pain leaves a shadow on no one I saw you through the window masturbating to the violence And the blood and the bodies floated through the blue sun. And the green earth turns to flesh in your… read more

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  • Avatar for DrewciferCDXX
    Life is a bitch.
  • Avatar for christina_gahan
    eargasm.
  • Avatar for Treason_is_bad
    Those bloodcurdling screams at the end, jesus.
  • Avatar for aHeadOnTheDoor
    Today "telepathy" means all kinds of "mental activity at a distance". But telepathy, according to its root words (tele- and pathos), means "to suffer at a distance," or "the feeling of the pain of another". Telepathy in this great song obviously sticks to the latter meaning. Now I wonder whether Michael Gira was aware of this or not.
  • Avatar for aHeadOnTheDoor
    That wild uproar at the end is the most discomforting moment in any Swans song.
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  • Avatar for Fury112
    oh telepathy, you're beautiful.
  • Avatar for _KevMusic_
    Turn it UP.
  • Avatar for Nochek
    lOve.
  • Avatar for MantaWave
    Now that's some atmospere

Lyrics

And we steal our experience from an object that suffers
But the brightest pain leaves a shadow on no one
I saw you through the window masturbating to the violence
And the blood and the bodies floated through the blue sun.

Swans - Telepathy Lyrics

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