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"When Things Explode"

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ArtistUnkle (featuring Ian Astbury)

ComposerI. Astbury, D. Bowie, J. Lavelle, A. Weissman, R. File, C. Goss

Released2007

AlbumWar Stories

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Featured inNumber Crunch

"When Things Explode", by Unkle (featuring Ian Astbury), is a song featured in the Person of Interest episode “Number Crunch”. It is played in the end of the episode. In the sequence, Snow lures Reese to a parking garage, allowing Evans to shoot him before Carter helps him escape with Finch.

"When Things Explode" is the first of three songs by Unkle to be featured on the show. The other two are "Burn My Shadow" (“Flesh and Blood”) and "Lonely Soul" (“Matsya Nyaya”).

Lyrics

Your skull-froze little life
In shadows where you hide
A life that was designed
You've been cheated, oh, so blind

You laid it on the line
These twisted words of time
And how your spirit shines
I wish that you were mine

Yeah, lately
I know that I've been crawling
I know that I've been falling
Into your dream

Imagine no more tears
Dissolving all your fears
With tooth and claw we fight
Into this endless night

Yeah, lately
I know that I've been crawling
I know that I've been falling
Into your dream

I saw my tears in your eyes
You saw your tears in mine
We watched it burn together

I saw my fears in your eyes
You saw your fear in mine
We watched it burn together

Watched it burn
Burn, yeah, burn
Watched it burn
Burn, yeah, burn

Watched it burn
Burn
Watched it burn
Watched it burn
Burn
Watched it burn

All is forgiven

Lyrics from LyricWikia.

Notes

  • Two versions of the lyrics exist, a graphic version using the phrase "skull fucked" in the first line of the song, and a so-called "clean" version using the phrase "skull froze" in its place. The later version was used in Person of Interest; CBS Standards and Practices would not have approved use the graphic version.
  • This song, along with Unkle's "Burn My Shadow" feature vocals by guest performer Ian Astbury of the British post-modern band The Cult.

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