Ashamed (song)

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Muse song
Name Ashamed
Album/single
Length 3:47, 4:41 (Newton Abbot demo)
Alternative titles -
First live performance Unknown (Demo state)
21st May 2000 (Finished state)
Latest live performance 6th June 2000 (full) 19th August 2017 (riff)
Recorded The Airfield, October 1999,[1] Newton Abbot 1996 (demo)
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer John Leckie[1]

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Description

A very loud song with distorted guitars and vocals, quite similar to Agitated and Yes Please. The bass is very predominant in the track, with assorted guitar feedback and very intense drums, much like Hyper Music. The 1997 demo version of "Ashamed" is almost a minute longer and contains a slow bridge towards the end of the track, analogous to that of early live performances of "Assassin". This song heavily borrows from the song "Snakecharmer" by Rage Against the Machine. The outro riff also bears a slight resemblance to the outro riff from "Freedom" by Rage Against The Machine, a riff often covered during live performances.

Additional information

It is possibly about a girl whose partner thinks she is uncertain about the relation but is too ashamed to tell him.

The song uncommonly had some airplay on some Australian rock stations.[2]

Live

Rarely played live, though performed very often as an outro riff during the ending of "Showbiz" on the Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry tours. An example of this can be heard on the Hullabaloo CD and DVD. It was, however, played in full during a few Showbiz-era shows in May and June 2000. It has also been used beginning with the Black Holes and Revelations tour as an outro to "New Born".

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Lyrics

I know there's something

That you're dying to tell me I hope it's not about it in case you love me

Make sure no one finds out Tell me all about it Don't keep it to yourself Because I can't bear the thought I never needed your cry I know you love me It doesn't matter because I'm in control

I know that you're ashamed So emotional that it kills you Don't you know that you're ashamed? So emotional that it kills you

There's always something that makes you guilty There's still something that you're dying to tell me

Make sure no one finds out Tell me all about it Don't keep it to yourself Because I can't bear the thought I never leave you crying I know you love me It doesn't matter because I'm in control

I know that you're ashamed So emotional that it kills you Don't you know that you're ashamed? So emotional that it kills you

Demo version

I can tell there's something

That you're dying to tell me I know it's not about you And not about my love

Make sure no one finds out Tell me all about it Don't keep it to yourself Because I can't bear the thought Never leave me crying I know you'll find me I don't matter cause I'm in control

I know that you're ashamed So much that it thrills you Don't you know that you're ashamed? So much that it thrills you

I can tell that you ??? It's still not about my contrary loving

Make sure no one finds out Tell me all about it Don't keep it to yourself Because I can't bear the thought Never leave me crying I know you'll find me I don't matter cause I'm in control

I know that you're ashamed So much that it thrills you Don't you know that you're ashamed? So much that it kills you

I kill I kill I kill

Get out of my head Get out of my head Get out of my head Get out of my head

Get out of my head (Don't really know) Get out of my head (Don't really know) Get out of my head (Don't really know) Get out of my head

Quotes

  • "there are 2 new(ish) songs on the sunburn singles... they are very heavy."
    Matt talking about the Sunburn single before its release, 01/05/2000.

References

See also


Go back to Hullabaloo Soundtrack

Click here to listen to it on YouTube: Ashamed