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Massive Attack — Inertia Creeps
Album: Mezzanine
Avg rating:
7.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2016









Released: 1998
Length: 5:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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 eidertown
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
Comments (130)add comment
Wow.  Really good.
Haven't heard this. Nice.
{#Dancingbanana_2}Massiv gut
Just came in to hit the 10 button again for good measure. 
Tricky is a badman
Hearing this one live with their stage show is a highlight of my concert memories. Wish they'd tour thru Dallas again. {#Daisy}
 {#Pray}socalhol wrote:
Solid 10 — all of Mezzanine is Godlike

 


Solid 10 — all of Mezzanine is Godlike
  Synerwtia is a slow change.
For Gravity's zero shortchange.
This song is confusing. I love it, but I feel like I shouldn't find a song about relationship inertia so damn sexy.
 jules44 wrote:
Another one best listened to LOUD!!!

 
What??
Another one best listened to LOUD!!!
 Bleyfusz wrote:
I know it's an odd comment, but the basic rhythm combined with what seems to be a rudimentary guitar riff in the background sounds like a very robotic Bo Diddley. To me, that is.
 
It seems that they often strive for a "robotic", electronic, or "trip-hop" sound, so maybe that's part of what they were going for with this number.  This does have a rhythm/clave resembling a "Bo Diddley beat" though.
Great tune to follow New Orleans Is Sinking by the Hip! My speakers are about to explode!!!!
Massive Attack is legendary as is the Mezzanine...
 
Jupp, totally listless!
Well, this is a rather charmless number, isn't it?
 Bleyfusz wrote:
I know it's an odd comment, but the basic rhythm combined with what seems to be a rudimentary guitar riff in the background sounds like a very robotic Bo Diddley. To me, that is.
 
I, too. Not odd, methinks a robotic BD.
I know it's an odd comment, but the basic rhythm combined with what seems to be a rudimentary guitar riff in the background sounds like a very robotic Bo Diddley. To me, that is.
 Cynaera wrote:
Why is it that every Massive Attack song I hear is different from the others?  Geez - must be talent. Or else a magic cameleon-cape that makes them something else every time they release a CD.  I rated this a 7, but I'm bumping it to 8 because it made me do that computer-dance and it subsequently put my spine back into place. {#Dancingbanana}

 
{#Heartkiss}
{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}  "Outstanding"
 Piranga wrote:
Most of Massive Attack's songs are superb.

 
Agreed. They are most certainly not stuck in a rut.
 thewaxtadpole wrote:
Best makeout album of all time.

 
BTDT
Most of Massive Attack's songs are superb.
i still can't get behind chanting as a substitute for singing.  well maybe knopfler or cohen or waits but they sorta sing and at least chant in good tune.
 Roguewarer wrote:
THIS GROUP ROCKS!!
I can easily see Cirque du Soleil dancing to this.
 
Is that seriously your criteria for rocking? You should consider revising your music evaluation paradigm.
This would mashup well with Suzanne Vega's Blood Makes Noise.
Fifteen years old this year, and sounding as unique and novel as back then.
Oh I hadn't heard this before tonight.... excellent, mystical edges to the spoken voice, the great beat, great production, I know I need to hear this several times more to really really rate it however.  RP is the best!
 thewaxtadpole wrote:
Best makeout album of all time.
 
I think I said something similar in another song thread from this album. Truly a masterpiece regarding music for the boudoir. 
Best makeout album of all time.
Love this whole album.
 TerryS wrote:
I was in a VERY expensive car recently and the owner (properties seller) had this on the bazillion watt speakers. Oh yes.
 
don't like properties sellers...but would like to listen to this on a bazillion watt speakers stereo in a VERY expensive car ;o)

this song is so... 
THIS GROUP ROCKS!!
I can easily see Cirque du Soleil dancing to this.
 robco1 wrote:
 Here's a thought: if you wouldn't look someone in the eye and say it within arm's reach, maybe you shouldn't type it online?

 
That's a very good rule of thumb. When contributing to fora, remember that the people you're addressing are real humans, not 1-dimensional cardboard cutouts, and if don't have the chops to say it to their face then don't say it online. The Net would be a far better place if folk followed that maxim. It's also worth remembering that true anonymity is hard to achieve online, so if you flame someone and the flamee really gets the hump s/he could track you down in real life.

Another useful rule is to post under your real name, as I do. When a moment's web search could find my place of work, there's a real incentive to keep things civil.

 rtrudeau wrote:
I hate this song SO MUCH. I acknowledge that I'm in the minority on this one. {shrugs}
 

welcome to my club !
I was in a VERY expensive car recently and the owner (properties seller) had this on the bazillion watt speakers. Oh yes.
I hate this song SO MUCH. I acknowledge that I'm in the minority on this one. {shrugs}
Somehow I had missed this particular song before RP, even though I like very many songs from Massive Attack.  This has become one of my absolute favorites.  Not only a 10, but a hell yeah! 10.
 

 MojoJojo wrote:


That aint working...
 
Right; this is atrocious.
 martinc wrote:
Look at those guy, banging on the bongos like chimpanzees
 

That aint working...

Look at those guy, banging on the bongos like chimpanzees
Why is it that every Massive Attack song I hear is different from the others?  Geez - must be talent. Or else a magic cameleon-cape that makes them something else every time they release a CD.  I rated this a 7, but I'm bumping it to 8 because it made me do that computer-dance and it subsequently put my spine back into place. {#Dancingbanana}
 woodchuk wrote:
This whole album is great...  Gives the subwoofer lots of exercise..{#Good-vibes}
 
Yes! A work of genius. This song is totally hypnotic {#Cool}
This whole album is great...  Gives the subwoofer lots of exercise..{#Good-vibes}
TURN. IT. UP.


Pass the hookah {#Chillpill}
The intro sounds like Oenyaw.  (I should know).  Cool!
Used to adore this song, not so much now, I prefer the latter half of the album, most notably the title track and Black Milk
 Jelani wrote:

First of all, I don't watch TV.
Secondly, my imagination works just fine without some bad musicians telling me  how it should do so.
Thirdly, dark clubs and riding in limo's are simply time and money wasting activities for otherwise idle minds.
You must be young. 
So what are you doing in your dotage? 


{#No} I see the children have forgotten how to play nice again. If you don't have anything constructive or remotely mature to comment, why don't you do yourselves, and everyone else, a really big favor and shut your pie-hole? {#Arghhh}

this drive-by insult culture on the internet is getting really tiresome. You are (mostly) grown-ups here, not 12-year olds! Here's a thought: if you wouldn't look someone in the eye and say it within arm's reach, maybe you shouldn't type it online? {#Beat}

Keep spinning Bill! Great set here...{#Yes}


 andiman wrote:
Overrated band. Typical 90ies trip-hop-sounds. {#Arrowd}
Not necessary to hear it again, my opinion...

Edit: Oh man I hate every song of this album.

 

Opposite for me. Just saw I gave it a "4" some month ago
today I give it an "8"
 paulmack wrote:


Then go away. Why do you feel such a strong need to be negative? How does that help anyone - even if it helps you, you still are, ultimately, a net loss to the community. Go be negative on your own time, in your own space. Try to help - this is not the way.

By the way, I gave this an 8. I liked it. I'm a science geek - if you can measure something then it's not an opinion. Otherwise, it is, and stop portraying it as some freaking absolute that all the rest of us should adhere to. I'm so tired of this. My positive is also meaningless, but at least it's positive.
 

This is truely another MOST RIDILULOUS little-silly comment!
COMPLIMENT!

Best the conclusion: "...at least it's positive!"
Are you mad...?

Not everybody needs "Happy-Prozac" sermon!

Who says this is a forum to post all-American, middle-of-the-road positivism?
And why do think you're the one to speak for others?

One man - one vote!

Prozac-Mommies visit "over-50" parties!

Send address - I send "Mother's little helper"!


This rocks!  It would make a good SF movie sound track.
 twitterpated wrote:
This is just so good!
 

This is just so awful....but really, I love some of their stuff but not this one..
 Jelani wrote:
This is total crap. What do listeners hear in this?
I mean that popular tune they did that EVERYONE likes, I forget the name now,  that was OK, but then someone else did it so much better.....
 
that's what grandpa said about Elvis :)

Yah, das is gut.
aahhh, super song - ich liebe dieses album ..........

This beat is so intoxicating...or is it because I'm intoxicated that it is so sick?
This is just so good!
Really digging the Massive Attack on RP lately.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
This album is a work of genius! A true dub/trip-hop masterpiece.
 

yes ! Never get tired of this album
 andiman wrote:
Overrated band. Typical 90ies trip-hop-sounds. {#Arrowd}
Not necessary to hear it again, my opinion...

Edit: Oh man I hate every song of this album.

 

Then go away. Why do you feel such a strong need to be negative? How does that help anyone - even if it helps you, you still are, ultimately, a net loss to the community. Go be negative on your own time, in your own space. Try to help - this is not the way.

By the way, I gave this an 8. I liked it. I'm a science geek - if you can measure something then it's not an opinion. Otherwise, it is, and stop portraying it as some freaking absolute that all the rest of us should adhere to. I'm so tired of this. My positive is also meaningless, but at least it's positive.
Overrated band. Typical 90ies trip-hop-sounds. {#Arrowd}
Not necessary to hear it again, my opinion...

Edit: Oh man I hate every song of this album.

 midreaming wrote:

eeegad. i guess people's imagination does different things for 'em. try forgetting what a song is supposed to look like on tv, open your head and let the sound have it's way with your body. If you're in a dark club or riding in a limo through the city late at night it might help. Or you could just imagine that you're in those places and see what happens.
 
First of all, I don't watch TV.
Secondly, my imagination works just fine without some bad musicians telling me  how it should do so.
Thirdly, dark clubs and riding in limo's are simply time and money wasting activities for otherwise idle minds.
You must be young. 
Please delete it {#Puke}
Check out the DannytheDog/Unleashed score they did for that movie.  They did a good job.

 crinky wrote:

"100th Window" had its moments but I like "Mezzanine" much more.
 
Funny—I'm the opposite. I love Mezzanine, but 100th Window blows me away, especially "A Prayer for England".

massive attack is great, love just about everything thing I've heard from them.


 out_to_lunch wrote:


Funny thing, I believe it's Tricky singing on this song
 
Nope—this is well after Tricky left. I believe it's 3D (Del Naja).
This is one of the few items (can't say "songs") on RP that actually makes me hit "MUTE."
This is total crap. What do listeners hear in this?
I mean that popular tune they did that EVERYONE likes, I forget the name now,  that was OK, but then someone else did it so much better.....
 EssexTex wrote:
Inertia Creeps?...she was a "Bond Girl" right?
 
No, I never met her. {#Wink}
love this album...
amazing throughout..
the song 'angel' must have made them a fortune,
its used everywhere...
like in 'snatch' where brad pitt plays the pikey... 
 fingerpin wrote:
I am so digging this. {#Sunny}
 
Lend me the shovel, please.


I am so digging this. {#Sunny}
 Rotterdam wrote:
I've not had the pleasure of visiting Istambul, but this song makes me want to go there and smell the spices and old buildings, see history, eat wonderful, flavourful food, drink in the history...
 
In the city of Istambul, all you need to add is to be in a old crowded room with pealing paint on the walls, the smell of old stone, the lights flashing, people moving, dancing, and on a small stage in the center is girl with long hair dancing and swinging that hair around.

That is the image this song bring...


This album is a work of genius! A true dub/trip-hop masterpiece.
Sometimes there's just nothing like a little electronica to break the doldrums of an office job.
Yes!  My favorite Massive Attack song!
 out_to_lunch wrote:
Oh wow, I totally forgot about this song. This was a great album!
  is


monemose wrote:
this song smells like Istanbul... a creeping inertia in Istanbul... great!!!
I've not had the pleasure of visiting Istambul, but this song makes me want to go there and smell the spices and old buildings, see history, eat wonderful, flavourful food, drink in the history...
Shesdifferent wrote:
Love this group, not so keen on this song....maybe a second listen?
There you go.....
TerryS wrote:
Maybe they were really thinking of the Bjork version
Funny thing, I believe it's Tricky singing on this song
Oh wow, I totally forgot about this song. This was a great album!
Love this group, not so keen on this song....maybe a second listen?
Edit: 2nd listen late night...sounds better
Verpeiler wrote:
Agreed. Although I yet have to hear a Massive Attack tune that I absolutely dislike (except maybe the stuff on that strange remix album "no protection")
...the dubby one w/Mad Professor? Oh, it has its moments, though I like to agree they are rare...
this song smells like Istanbul... a creeping inertia in Istanbul... great!!!
cool. makes me want to go buy some leather and a whip!
crinky wrote:
"100th Window" had its moments but I like "Mezzanine" much more.
Agreed. Although I yet have to hear a Massive Attack tune that I absolutely dislike (except maybe the stuff on that strange remix album "no protection")
jadewahoo wrote:
I stand corrected! Thanks phineas.
in·ner·vate (ĭ-nûr'vāt', ĭn'ər-) pronunciation tr.v., -vat·ed, -vat·ing, -vates. 1. To supply (an organ or a body part) with nerves. 2. To stimulate (a nerve, muscle, or body part) to action.
just a spelling error tho. dirty english nigh-homonymical antonyms!
Inertia Creeps?...she was a "Bond Girl" right?
pattiecovert wrote:
Agreed. Whole album is a 10. For some reason I found the next one not to be as good. Anyone else?
"100th Window" had its moments but I like "Mezzanine" much more.
Agreed. Whole album is a 10. For some reason I found the next one not to be as good. Anyone else?
This entire album is outstanding.
TerryS wrote:
Maybe they were really thinking of the Bjork version
Could be, but I still dont see any common ground between this epitome of trip-hop and a suicidal lament about sundays ;) (the Björk version is pretty awsome though)
last 3 sets were just that- this one is a 3.0.I need a RP break .TerryS wrote:
Maybe they were really thinking of the Bjork version
Frater_Kork wrote:
I completely fail to see the relation to Gloomy Sunday, especially the happy go lucky Heather nova version... This is a quite excellent album though. Damn near no filler at all.
Maybe they were really thinking of the Bjork version
Help my memory: Wasn't this cut on the Stigmata soundtrack?
A fantastic album, the video work from this is great, too.
I completely fail to see the relation to Gloomy Sunday, especially the happy go lucky Heather nova version... This is a quite excellent album though. Damn near no filler at all.
crabs, anybody?
I remember that I`ve heard some good massive attack but this one is not good at all, just boooooooooring
Kind of a sister song to "Insect Royalty" by Primal Scream. I love both.
A really cool album in a whole!! Barcelona,Spain
Trustocity wrote:
Not bad, but it's no "Gloomy Sunday" by Heather Nova.
have you had a chance to hear the elliot smith remake by madaline peroux?
Wow! Thanks RP.
Isn't doin' it for me.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
BORING
Too much style and too little substance, as with most of "Mezzanine". Frankly, it leaves me cold. :| I love "Blue Lines", though.
8)
Not bad, but it's no "Gloomy Sunday" by Heather Nova.
Love to turn this up! (pimp)
Splendidly menacing track
trekhead wrote:
I've heard of Imogene Heap(?) but Inertia Creeps!?! Eeesh! I guess it refers to the inevitability of Death...
It's actually about being in a relationship with someone knowing that it's not where you want to be, but allowing yourself to remain there, ultimately leading to a destructive end. Hence, Inertia Creeps.
I've heard of Imogene Heap(?) but Inertia Creeps!?! Eeesh! I guess it refers to the inevitability of Death...
I found Massive Attack at the end of a moderately-long search for the song from The Matrix that was playing in Neo's headphones. It was Dissolved Girl, from Mezzanine, the same album as this song. I don't think I took the CD out of the car player for a month, just let it repeat. I like everything they do, and, yeah, the female vocalist's tracks are the most accessible.
I'm absolutely addicted to these guys.
phineas wrote:
One entry found for enervate . Main Entry: 2en·er·vate Pronunciation: 'e-n&r-"vAt Function: transitive verb Inflected Form(s): -vat·ed; -vat·ing Etymology: Latin enervatus, past participle of enervare, from e- + nervus sinew -- more at NERVE 1 : to reduce the mental or moral vigor of 2 : to lessen the vitality or strength of __________________________________ I assume you meant something like energizing.
I stand corrected! Thanks phineas.