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I thought so too but it sounds like the backing vocal is enunciating a T on Beat.

 

Could be yes - Matt's not known for pwopah enunciation :LOL:

 

Just noticed as well how much of an MK Ultra like vocal melody the verses have

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I think it's "You've been summoned now."

 

^ yeah, it’s this

 

Sounds like 'be the best' to me

 

I hear ‘be’ on the first chorus then ‘beats’ on maybe the next 2.

 

Hate being at this early stage where we still don’t know ‘til we get the physical booklets :chuckle:

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My best guess at the lyrics

 

The truth is that when I am killing in order to survive

I've never felt so alive

I'm always seeking to live and die on the edge

 

Live is a broken simulation I'm unable to feel

I'm searching for something that's real

I'm always seeking to see what's behind the veil

 

Trapped in a maze of unseen walls

These blockades must fall

 

Crush, Crush, Why the rush?

Seize, fight for your life

Smash, Test, Be the best

Fight for your life

You've been summoned now

 

I never sleep or rest but I'm still running out of time

I have sacrificed all of my life

The time has come to, to prove to you what I'm worth

 

Trapped in a maze of endless walls

These blockades must fall

 

Crush, Crush, Why the rush?

Seize, Fight for your life

Smash, Test, Beat the best

Fight for your life

You've been summoned now

 

Crush, Crush, Why the rush?

Seize, Fight for your life

Smash, Test, Beat the best

Fight for your life

You've been summoned now

 

He definitely sounds as if he sings 'be the best' in the first chorus but changes to 'beat' for the second and third imo. Just a little unsure on that "why the rush" line at the moment.

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Someone posted the lyric book in /r/muse Discord. The chorus is

 

Crush, crush

Raze and rush

Seize and fight for your life

Smash, test

Beat the best

Fight for your life

You’ve been summoned now

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This track makes me wish the guys could make a power/symphonic metal album one day. It reminds me a little of Rhapsody or Symphony X and the sort, but maybe I'm just losing my mind.

 

EDIT: At this point, after reading the correct lyrics, I think it's clear this song is about a videogame character going through the motion by obeying to the encoded commands and hating it, and his desire of exiting the program.

 

And it's awesome as barbeque sauce.

Edited by MartianSpaghettiRider

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Yes to a Muse power metal album. Definitely think they can pull it off. Technically they do already have a power metal song,even (one with power metal elements,to be more precise)

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This track makes me wish the guys could make a power/symphonic metal album one day. It reminds me a little of Rhapsody or Symphony X and the sort, but maybe I'm just losing my mind.

 

EDIT: At this point, after reading the correct lyrics, I think it's clear this song is about a videogame character going through the motion by obeying to the encoded commands and hating it, and his desire of exiting the program.

 

And it's awesome as barbeque sauce.

 

Not before they write a prog metal album.

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I've said this before and Blockades makes me say it again: Muse + Leprous-collab album. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

 

And yes the song is sooooooooo good. Probably the best on the album.

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EDIT: At this point, after reading the correct lyrics, I think it's clear this song is about a videogame character going through the motion by obeying to the encoded commands and hating it, and his desire of exiting the program.

 

That analysis actually makes me like it a lot more.

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The first part of the solo really reminds me of Smooth Sailing by QOTSA. It sounds messy and discordant but structured. Almost as if it's purposefully ramshackle.

 

The outro is so disappointing. It doesn't kick on into anything. It needs to tear into a riff.

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ahem

 

Break these walls down

 

vs.

 

These blockades must fall

 

Case and point

 

So what you’re proposing is that they’re actually all a part of the Weakening Walls cinematic universe

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I think this would have been a better NFL tie in song than Pressure.

 

They’ll use a bunch of songs. Doesn’t matter if they tie into sports. This has been going for years and started with Uprising and Resistance. Someone at those broadcasting stations likes Muse.

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They’ll use a bunch of songs. Doesn’t matter if they tie into sports. This has been going for years and started with Uprising and Resistance. Someone at those broadcasting stations likes Muse.

 

Uprising is perfect for it. And Knights. I just think it's an awkward song choice. Same with this IndyCar tie in too. :$

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