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What did I say there that I haven't already said on the board? Considerably less, if anything.

 

It's more the fact that you took the time to reply to an NME article.

 

I also think you're taking it a bit too seriously. Yeah the lyrics are awful and make no sense at times, but it's hilarious :LOL:

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I couldn't get past the NME part where they implied that sort of boss is a Hollywood parody... That's actually pretty much exactly how my job works, except with more physical labor, and the added bonus of hundreds and hundreds of pissed off customers at the same time.

Someone once actually got fired for the phrase "sir, that's not mathematically possible."

 

Anyways, back on topic... do I WANT my music to be "hilarious"...? I know Muse has walked some sort of line with being fun and campy, but it's never crossed that line before that made me feel like something was going to bust out of my stomach and kill me.

 

Edit: honestly, I feel really awful saying things like that. I want to be on record... I love this band, and have since I heard of them when Absolution came out.

I didn't make an account here to post trashing this band that I love... I was overbearingly excited to hear the new song, and was completely deprived of people to talk to about it, since my boy was out of town all day.

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Not in the olympics spirit? Fucking hell, have none of you fist pumped in your bedroom/living room at crazy hours cos of time differences, watching one of your fave athletes winning a competition or beating someone else? We're talking about sports, not sure why people try to deny the competitive aspect of it just cos it's the Olympics?

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I honestly feel like that NME writer had a less realistic view of the "Olympic spirit" than he blamed Matt of having.

Definately rose colored glasses.

 

The Olympics are highly competative, and involve children and young adults sacrificing their entire lives to train and compete. By beating everyone else in their respective fields.

 

It would be a little off to think that, after all that, the Olympics were about cooperation, harmony, and hugs.

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Haha!

You hear amazing, inspirational stories at the Olympics for sure, but that is only a part of it. The Olympics are most of all a sports event and for many of those, it's the most important competition. A medal there is what many athletes train for their entire lives. For others, simply qualifying is the goal.

I think Muse got that side of it exactly right.

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Imagined meeting at Muse HQ, evening, March 2012. The light of a lava lamp flickers off the brushed-steel surface of a H.R Giger-commissioned conference table:

 

Matt Bellamy (guitar, vocals): "Alright lads, let's nut out this tune then. The Olympics right: what's it all about?"

*everyone thinks*

Dominic Howard (drums): "Weightlifting."

Matt: "You're dead right Dom, there is weightlifting."

*writes something down*

Christopher Wolstenholme (bass): "Well it's an ancient thing, isn't it? Like the Greeks running around and stuff."

Matt: "Running. Yes, there's lot's of running. I can't think of much in the Olympics where running isn't involved, so good one Chris."

*writes down 'running'*

Chris: "But it was more than that too. It was about winning. Which also makes it a sort of 'race', I guess."

Matt: "Gosh Chris you're on fire today. R-A-C-E. Yes, that's good."

Chris: "And if you won the race, well you're a winner aren't you? And you're showing that off to everyone, like. 'Here it is!' 'I won.' 'Me, I'm the best,' sort of thing."

Matt: "Hmmm. Like when I bounce lasers off my guitar at one of our mind-blowing concerts, perhaps featuring large columns or some sort of space-satellite configuration?"

Chris: "Exactly."

Matt: "Goddamn it Chris, I think you've cracked this code. W-O-N, or W-I-N."

Dom: "Weightlifting".

Matt: "Yeah you said that Dom, very good. So, Chris, you're saying to win, you sort of have to fight for it? That's the feeling I'm feeling here."

Chris: "I'm feeling it too Matt."

Matt:: "Good, great, I'll put that in. Um, it just needs a little more spark, I think. Bigger words, even. I mean, mankind has used the power of the written word since, well, cave drawings, to elicit some sort of emotional response, to evoke implacable sentiments and construct imaginary worlds that can very often mirror our own feelings, teach us all, as a race, more about our individual selves than we could ever hope to unearth alone. Essentially it's the only notch linking us to both the dawning and end of time, while simultaneously allowing us to make sense of the present. Perhaps we can suggest that in our lyrics somehow, these lyrics that will be heard by 4 billion people. Something about that unique life force that we all share."

Chris: "How 'bout: 'Win! Win! Win! Win! YES I'M GOING TO WIN.'"

Matt: "Perfect!"

Dom: "Weightlifting!"

 

http://www.thevine.com.au/music/news/lyric-watch---muses-olympic-theme-song-survival/

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Matt:: "Good, great, I'll put that in. Um, it just needs a little more spark, I think. Bigger words, even. I mean, mankind has used the power of the written word since, well, cave drawings, to elicit some sort of emotional response, to evoke implacable sentiments and construct imaginary worlds that can very often mirror our own feelings, teach us all, as a race, more about our individual selves than we could ever hope to unearth alone. Essentially it's the only notch linking us to both the dawning and end of time, while simultaneously allowing us to make sense of the present. Perhaps we can suggest that in our lyrics somehow, these lyrics that will be heard by 4 billion people. Something about that unique life force that we all share."

Chris: "How 'bout: 'Win! Win! Win! Win! YES I'M GOING TO WIN.'"

Matt: "Perfect!"

 

:LOL:

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