Philament: an online journal of the arts and culture vol:7 pages:1-8
The scope of our paper is to analyze the problematical status of x as a sign in the logic of a literary text. A concise text addressing and releasing the semiotic
energy of x is a recent song by German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, conveniently titled "X". We will argue that "X" chronologically recounts the different stages of a love affair gone wrong. Our interpretation will be based on a semiotic analysis which follows the narrative pattern of the song closely.