My Favourite Lyrics On Every Muse Song

I recently looked at my favourite lyric on every Bowie song (you can see that blog post and its rules here), and I enjoyed making it so much that I’ve decided to make it a series!

Matt Bellamy and Muse were the obvious next choice, but maybe not for obvious reasons – I think his lyrics were fantastic in the early years, but have dipped as time went on. The only way to decide for sure is to gather the evidence, so let’s get to it!

Before we begin, you can check out some of my latest blog posts below:


“Confide in me, sustain all my apathy” (Coma)
“She burns like the sun, and I can’t look away” (Sunburn)
“She had something to confess to, but you don’t have the time, so look the other way” (Muscle Museum)
“Come in my cave, and I’ll burn your heart away” (Cave)
“Controlling my feelings for too long, and forcing my darkest soul to unfold” (Showbiz)
“You could be my unintended choice to live my life extended” (Unintended)
“You could have been number one, if you only found the time” (Uno)
“And you’re the only reason that I remain unfrozen, suppose it stands to reason that you would turn on me” (Sober)
“You would try anything to escape your meaningless and your insignificance” (Escape)
“So we all discard our souls and blaze through your skies, so unafraid to die” (Hate This and I’ll Love You)
“Still she gives you everything you need, is it enough?” (Spiral Static)


“The love for what you hide, the bitterness inside, is growing like the newborn” (New Born)
“Give me all the peace and joy in your mind” (Bliss)
“H8 is the one for me, it gives me all I need, and helps me coexist with the chill” (Space Dementia)
“You think I was scared, yeah, and you needed proof” (Hyper Music)
“My plug-in baby crucifies my enemies” (Plug In Baby)
“Wash me away, clean your body of me, erase all the memories, they’ll only bring us pain, and I’ve seen all I’ll ever need” (Citizen Erased)
“Sounds like forks on a plate” (Micro Cuts)
“Who’s so phony and always surrounded?” (Screenager)
“You’ll take only seconds to draw me in” (Darkshines)
“Paradise comes at a price that I am not prepared to pay” (Megalomania)
“A future turns us into silent gods” (Futurism)
“You’re the god of a shrinking universe” (Shrinking Universe)
“I wish I could believe there was more” (Recess)
“I’m sick of feeding my soul to people who’ll never know just how purposeless and empty they’ve grown” (Map of your Head)
“Too old to feel an earthquake, too cool to even care” (Nature_1)
“Wasting and burning out, yeah, fading like a dead star” (Dead Star)
“It’s time we saw a miracle, it’s time for something biblical” (Apocalypse Please)
“I think I’m drowning, asphyxiated” (Time Is Running Out)
“Our wrongs remain unrectified, and out souls won’t be exhumed” (Sing For Absolution)
“And she had a name, yeah she had a name” (Stockholm Syndrome)
“Watching the flashbacks intertwine, memories all I will never find” (Falling Away with You)
“I’m not breaking down, I’m breaking out” (Hysteria)
“I’m too old to dream” (Blackout)
“Best, you’ve got to be the best” (Butterflies and Hurricanes)
“I’ll sell your memories for fifteen pounds per year, but you can keep the bad days” (The Small Print)
“I’ll give you everything, but I won’t give you up, I won’t let you down” (Endlessly)
“It scares the hell out of me” (Thoughts of a Dying Atheist)
“Your death creates success, rebuild and suppress” (Ruled by Secrecy)
“You waste twenty years, and wind up alone demented” (Fury)
“The sun forgives the clouds, you are my holy shroud” (Eternally Missed)
“You must pay for your crimes against the earth” (Take a Bow)
“All the souls that would die just to feel alive” (Starlight)
“Glaciers melting in the dead of night, and the superstar’s sucked into the supermassive” (Supermassive Black Hole)
“Why can’t we see that when we bleed we bleed the same?” (Map of the Problematique)
“There’s no justice in the world, and there never was” (Soldier’s Poem)
“Do it on your own, it makes no difference to me” (Invincible)
“Wild and bereft, assassin is born” (Assassin)
“Open the skies over me” (Exo-Politics)
“I choose to hide from the All-Seeing Eye” (City of Delusion)
“I’ve had recurring nightmares that I was loved for who I am, and missed the opportunity to be a better man” (Hoodoo)
“Don’t waste your time, or time will waste you” (Knights of Cydonia)
“Faith, it drives me away, but it turns me on like a stranger’s love” (Glorious)
“Let your inhibitions go, make every touch electrical” (Easily)
“They will not control us, and we will be victorious” (Uprising)
“I’ll wait a thousand years just to see you smile again” (Resistance)
“I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart” (Undisclosed Desires)
“You and me fall in line, to be punished for unproven crimes” (United States of Eurasia [+Collateral Damage])
“It’s unnatural selection, I want the truth” (Unnatural Selection)
“Coercive notions re-evolve” (MK Ultra)
“Let us start it over again, and we’ll be good, this time we’ll get it right” (Exogenesis: Symphony Part III [Redemption])


“The world is broken, halos fail to glisten” (Neutron Star Collision [Love Is Forever])
“Greatness dies, unsung and lost, invisible to history” (Supremacy)
“Is this real love, or is it just madness keeping us afloat?” (Madness)
“This chaos, it defies imagination” (Panic Station)
“Kill the competition, and buy yourself an ocean” (Animals)
“It was a mistake imprisoning our souls” (Explorers)
“Stop the loneliest force becoming king of the universe” (Big Freeze)
“On the outside you’re ablaze and alive, but you’re dead inside” (Dead Inside)
“I could use someone like you, someone who’ll kill on my command and asks no questions” (Psycho)
“Help me, I’ve fallen on the inside” (Mercy)
“And we’re all expendable, incidentally, electronically erased” (Reapers)
“My heart has become a cold and impassive machine” (The Handler)
“Your blood is blue and your mind’s turned green” (Defector)
“You can be the commander in chief, you can hide your true motives to dismantle and destroy” (The Globalist)
“Algorithms evolve, push us aside and render us obsolete” (Algorithm)
“I have lived in darkness, for all my life I’ve been pursued” (The Dark Side)
“I’m the ocean, you’re an oil slick” (Propaganda)
“All I have shared, and all I have loved, is all I’ll ever own” (Something Human)
“It takes a leap of faith to awake from these delusion” (The Void)


“Our toy soldier, you’ll do the dirty work” (Compliance)
“We intend to erase your place in history” (Liberation)
“You are just a user and an abuser living vicariously” (Won’t Stand Down)
“I am trapped in a void with your ghost and our memories” (Ghosts [How Can I Move On])
“Fate is driving me insane” (Kill Or Be Killed)
“I will risk everything just to feel the warmth and voltage of your skin” (Verona)
“You really believe we can survive all of this? The black vacuum of the universe, it was designed to swallow us whole” (We Are Fucking Fucked)

Aaaand that’s my list! This was an interesting one to make – not only did it confirm my theory that the lyrics got worse over time (hence why I skipped many songs entirely), but it also made me respect David Bowie’s masterful lyric work even more.

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