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Muse (band)

English rock band
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From left to right: Chris Wolstenholme, Matthew Bellamy is lit, Dominic Howard in 2017.

Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion).

Song lyricsEdit

All lyrics written by Matt Bellamy, except as noted.

Showbiz (1999)Edit

  • And I'll hide from the world
    Behind a broken frame.
    And I'll run forever,
    I can't face the shame.
  • Can you see that I am needing,
    Begging for so much more
    Than you could ever give?
    And I don't want you to adore me.
    Don't want you to ignore me,
    When it pleases you.
    And I'll do it on my own.
  • So come in my cave
    And I'll burn your heart away.
  • You could be my unintended choice
    To live my life extended.
    You could be the one I'll always love.
    You could be the one who listens
    To my deepest inquisitions.
    You could be the one I'll always love.
  • I'll be there as soon as I can,
    But I'm busy mending broken
    Pieces of the life I had before,
    Before you.
    • Unintended
  • You could have been number one
    If you only had the chance.
    And you could have ruled the whole world
    If you had the time.
  • Cause I was born to destroy you!
    And I am growing by the hour!
    • Hate This & I'll Love You

Origin of Symmetry (2001)Edit

  • Hopeless time to roam
    The distance to your home
    Fades away to nowhere.
    How much are you worth?
    You can't come down to earth.
    You're swelling up,
    You're unstoppable.
    'Cause you've seen, seen
    Too much.
    Too young, young
    Soulless is everywhere.
  • Give me all the peace and joy in your mind.

    Everything about you pains my envying.
    Your soul can't hate anything.
    Everything about you is so easy to love,
    They're watching you from above.

  • You make me sick
    Because I adore you so.
    I love all the dirty tricks
    And twisted games you play on me.
    • Space Dementia
  • Space dementia in your eyes and
    Peace will arise
    And tear us apart
    And make us meaningless again.
    • Space Dementia
  • You'll make us wanna die.
    I'd cut your name in my heart.
    We'll destroy this world for you.
    I know you want me to feel your pain.
    • Space Dementia
  • I've exposed your lies baby.
    The underneath's no big surprise.
    Now it's time for changing
    And cleansing everything
    To forget your love.
  • Stars when you shine, you know how I feel.
    Scent of the pine, you know how I feel.
    Yeah, freedom is mine and you know how I feel.
    It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me,

Absolution (2003)Edit

  • And it's time we saw a miracle.
    Come on it's time for something biblical
    To pull us through,
    And pull us through.

    And this is the end, the end.
    This is the end
    Of the world.

  • Now that you know I'm trapped,
    Sense of elation.
    You'd never dream of
    Breaking this fixation.

    You will squeeze the life out of me.

  • There's nowhere left to hide,
    In no one to confide.
    The truth burns deep inside
    And will never die.
    Lips are turning blue,
    A kiss that can't renew.
    I only dream of you
    My beautiful.

    Sing for absolution.
    I will be singing
    And falling from your grace.

  • This is the last time I'll abandon you.
    And this is the last time I'll forget you.
    I wish I could.

    Look to the stars,
    Let hope burn in your eyes.
    And we'll love and we'll hate and we'll die.
    All to no avail, all to no avail.

  • 'Cause I want it now,
    I want it now.
    Give me your heart and your soul.
    And I'm breaking out,
    I'm breaking out.
    Last chance to lose control.
  • Best, you've got to be the best.
    You've got to change the world.
    And use this chance to be heard,
    Your time is now.
  • Breathe in deep
    And cleanse away our sins.
    And we'll pray that there's no God
    To punish us and make a fuss.
    • Fury
  • Hopelessly, I'll love you endlessly.
    Hopelessly, I'll give you everything.
    But I won't give you up,
    I won't let you down.
    And I won't leave you falling
    If the moment ever comes.
    • Endlessly

Black Holes and Revelations (2006)Edit

  • Far away,
    This ship has taken me far away,
    Far away from the memories
    Of the people who care if I live or die.
  • I thought I was a fool for no one,
    But ooh, baby I'm a fool for you.
    You're the queen of the superficial,
    And how long before you tell the truth?
  • Life will flash before my eyes
    So scattered and lost.
    I want to touch the other side
    And no one thinks they are to blame.
    Why can't we see
    That when we bleed we bleed the same?
  • There's no justice in the world.
    There's no justice in the world, and there never was.
    • Soldier's Poem
  • Follow through,
    Make your dreams come true.
    Don't give up the fight,
    You will be alright.
    'Cause there's no one like you in the universe.
  • During the struggle they will pull us down,
    But please, please, let's use this chance to turn things around.
    And tonight, we can truly say
    Together we're invincible.
    • Invincible
  • Oppose and disagree,
    Destroy demonocracy.
  • Open the skies over me,
    I am waiting patiently.
    I'll wait for a sign
    As conspiracies unwind.
    Will you slam shut?
    Or free your mind?
    Or stay hypnotized?
    • Exo-Politics
  • Destroy this city of delusion
    And break these walls down.
    And I will avenge
    And justify my reasons with your blood.
    • City Of Delusion
  • Come ride with me through the veins of history.
    I'll show you a God who falls asleep on the job.
    And how can we win when fools can be kings?
    Don't waste your time or time will waste you.

The Resistance (2009)Edit

  • Another promise, another seed,
    Another packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed.
    And all the green belts wrapped around our minds
    And endless red tape to keep the truth confined.
    (So come on)

    They will not force us.
    They will stop degrading us.
    They will not control us.
    We will be victorious.
    (So come on)

  • Is our secret safe tonight?
    And are we out of sight?
    Or will our world come tumbling down?
    Will they find our hiding place?
    Is this our last embrace?
    Or will the walls start caving in?
  • You trick your lovers that you're wicked and divine,
    You may be a sinner, but your innocence is mine.
  • And these wars they can't be won
    And these wars they can't be won.
    And do you want them to go on and on and on?
    Why split these states, when there can be only one?
    And must we do as we're told?
    Must we do as we're told?
  • No religion or mind virus,
    Is there a hope that the facts will ever find us?
    Just make sure that you are looking out for number one.
    • Unnatural Selection
  • The wavelength gently grows,
    Coercive notions re-evolve.
    A universe is trapped inside a tear,
    It resonates the core,
    Creates unnatural laws,
    Replaces love and happiness with fear.
    • Mk-Ultra
  • Tell us, tell us your final wish,
    Now we know you can never return.
    Tell us, tell us your final wish,
    We will tell it to the world.
    • Exogenesis Symphony Part II (Cross Pollination)
  • Let's start over again.
    Why can't we start it over again?
    Just let us start it over again
    And we'll be good.
    This time we'll get it, get it right.
    It's our last chance to forgive ourselves
    • Exogenesis Symphony Part III (Redemption)

The 2nd Law (2012)Edit

  • Wake to see - your true emancipation is a fantasy.
    Policies have risen up and overcome the brave.
    Greatness dies, unsung and lost, invisible to history.
    Embedded spies brainwashing our children to be mean.
  • I, I can't get these memories out of my mind,
    And some kind of madness has started to evolve, mmm.
    And I, I tried so hard to let you go,
    But some kind of madness is swallowing me whole, yeah.
  • And now I have finally seen the light,
    And I have finally realized what you need.
    • Madness
  • Doubts will try to break you,
    Unleash your heart and soul (soul).
    Trouble will surround you,
    Start taking some control-(trol!)
    Stand up and deliver
    Your wildest fantasy-(sy-sy).
    Do what the fuck you want to,
    There's no one to appease.
  • Whatever it takes
    You won’t pull ahead.
    I’ll keep up the pace.
    And I’ll reveal my strength
    To the whole human race.
  • When your fire has died out,
    No one's there.
    They have left you for dead.

    Follow me,
    You can follow me.
    I will keep you safe.
    Follow me,
    You can follow me.
    I will protect you.

  • Analyse,
    Franchise,
    Spread out.
    Kill the competition
    And buy yourself an ocean.
  • We destroyed something beautiful.
    We have faith (faith)
    But our truths are not the same, no.
    Don't give up (up),
    Don't let the magic leave us (leave us).
    Stop the loneliest force becoming king of the universe.
    • Big Freeze
  • Watch me cause I'm on a mission,
    Hold me back so I'm forced to listen.
    Don't let me go cause I'm nothing without you.
    • Save Me
  • I’m on red alert,
    Bring me peace and wash away my dirt.
    Spin me round and help me to divert and walk into the light.

    Warm my heart tonight
    And hold my head up high
    And help me to survive.

    • Liquid State

Drones (2015)Edit

  • Revere a million prayers
    And draw me into your holiness.
    But there's nothing there.
    Light only shines from those who share.
    Unleash a million drones
    And confine me then erase me, babe.
    Do you have no soul?
    It's like it died, long ago.
  • Love, it will get you nowhere.
    You're on your own,
    Lost in the wild.
    So come to me now,
    I could use someone like you.
    Someone who'll kill on my command
    And asks no questions.
  • Help me, I've fallen on the inside.
    I tried to change the game, I tried to infiltrate, but now I'm losing.
    Men in cloaks always seem to run the show.
    Save me from the ghosts and shadows before they eat my soul.
  • You rule with lies and deceit
    And the world is on your side.
    'Cause you've got the CIA, babe,
    But all you've done is brutalise.
    You kill by remote control.
  • You think you're strong and you can't be broken,
    But your empire is dissolving.
    You thought, you thought I was weak,
    But you got it wrong.
    Look into my eyes.
    I'm a defector.
  • How did we get in so much trouble?
    Getting out just seems impossible.
    Oppression is persisting.
    I can’t fight this brain conditioning.
    Our freedom’s just a loan,
    Run by machines and drones.
    They’ve got us locked into their sights.
    Soon, they’ll control what’s left inside.
    Don’t try to hide it,
    Don’t tell me it’s not there.
  • War is all around;
    I'm growing tired of fighting.
    I've been drained and I can't hide it.
    But I have strength for you, you're all that's real anymore.
  • There’s no country left
    To love and cherish.
    It’s gone, it’s gone for good.
    It’s you and me babe.
    Survivors
    To hunt and gather memories
    Of the great nation we were.

Singles (2017-2018)Edit

  • When hope and love has been lost and you fall to the ground,
    You must find a way.
    When the darkness descends and you're told it's the end,
    You must find a way.

    When God decides to look the other way and a clown takes the throne,
    We must find a way.
    Face the firing squad, against all the odds,
    You will find a way.

  • Strung out, falling from the big time.
    Welcome to the infinite black skies.
    Brain cleansed, fractured identity.
    Fragments and scattered debris.

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