The best Muse lyrics

9 June 2023, 10:00

Muse in 2022:  Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dom Howard
Muse in 2022: Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dom Howard. Picture: Nick Fincher/Press

Radio X flips through the Matt Bellamy songbook and picks his finest words of wisdom.

Muse are all set to release their ninth studio album, Will Of The People, on 26th August. Matt Bellamy says of the new album: " “Will Of The People is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.”

As a man with a lot of weighty topics on his mind, Bellamy has created some intriguing lyrics over the years. Here are just a few of them.

  1. “Rise up and take the power back/It's time the fat cats had a heart attack/You know that their time's coming to an end/We have to unify and watch our flag ascend.”

    Uprising (2009)

    Muse - Uprising [Official Video]

  2. “No one's gonna take me alive / The time has come to make things right / You and I must fight for our rights / You and I must fight to survive.”

    Knights Of Cydonia (2006)

    Muse - Knights Of Cydonia (Video)

  3. “I want to reconcile the violence in your heart / I want to recognise your beauty's not just a mask.”

    Undisclosed Desires (2009)

    Muse - Undisclosed Desires

  4. “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.”

    Stockholm Syndrome (2003)

    Muse - Stockholm Syndrome

  5. “You're something beautiful / A contradiction / I wanna play the game / I want the friction.”

    Time Is Running Out (2003)

    Muse - Time Is Running Out (video)

  6. “Your mind is just a program / And I'm the virus / I'm changing the station / I'll improve your thresholds.”

    Psycho (2015)

    Muse - Psycho [Official Lyric Video]

  7. “My plug in baby / Crucifies my enemies / When I'm tired of giving / My plug in baby / In unbroken virgin realities / I'm tired of living.”

    Plug In Baby (2001)

    Muse - Plug In Baby (Official Video)

  8. “Everything about you is how I'd wanna be / Your freedom comes naturally / Everything about you resonates happiness / Now I won't settle for less.”

    Bliss (2001)

    Muse - Bliss

  9. “Life will flash before my eyes / So scattered and lost / I want to touch the other side”

    Map Of The Problematique (2007)

    Muse - Map Of The Problematique [Live From Wembley Stadium]

  10. “Oh baby don't you know I suffer / Oh baby can't you hear me moan? / You caught me under false pretences / How long before you let me go?”

    Supermassive Black Hole (2006)

    Muse - Supermassive Black Hole [Official Music Video]

  11. “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.”

    Butterflies And Hurricanes (2004)

    Muse - Butterflies and Hurricanes (Video)

  12. “Our hopes and expectations / Black holes and revelations.”

    Starlight (2006)

    Muse - Starlight [Official Music Video]


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