Jarvis: Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (song)


  • Artist: Boys Noize & Erol Alkan
  • Length: 6:50 (original mix)
  • Label: Phantasy/Because Music
  • Released: Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (digital download) (25 July & 5 September 2011)


A reworking of Avalanche by Leonard Cohen.


  • Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (Original Mix) (6:50)
  • Avalanche (Minimal Velocity) (Original Mix) (6:50)
  • Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (Canblaster Remix) (6:45)
  • Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (Ewan Pearson's Deeper Underground Re-Version) (7:42)
  • Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (Ewan Pearson's Hall Of The Mountain King Remix) (7:39)
  • Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (Canblaster Dub) (6:06)
  • Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (Ewan Pearson's Deeper Underground Dub) (7:41)

Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (original mix) was released as an individual digital download on 25th July 2011 (catalogue number, BEC5161029 ).

All the above versions were released together on the Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) EP. A digital download only release on 5th September 2011 (catalogue number, BEC5161050).


To begin at the beginning

I stepped into an avalanche
it covered up my soul
When I'm not a hunchback
I sleep beneath a hill
You who wish to conquer pain
must learn to serve me well

You strike my side by accident
as you go down for gold
The cripple that you clothe and feed
is neither starved nor cold
I do not beg for company
in centre of the world

When I'm on a pedestal
you did not raise me there
Your laws do not compel me
to kneel grotesque and bare
I myself am the pedestal
for the thing at which you stare

You who wish to conquer pain
must learn what makes me kind
The crumbs of love you offer me
are the crumbs that I've left behind
Your pain is no credential
it is the shadow of my wound

The avalanche you're looking at...
...looking at...
...looking at... [repeated]

Do not dress in rags for me
I know you are not poor
Don't love me so fiercely
When you know (when you know)
you are not sure
It is your world beloved
It is your flesh, I wear

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