Host (song)

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Muse song
Name Host
Album/single Cave CD2 (2), Random 1-8 (1)
Length 4:19
Alternative titles -
First live performance 1997
Latest live performance 23rd August 2017 (intro), Unknown (full)
Recorded 1999
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Paul Reeve and Muse

Progressive, sinister b-side with an ending similar to that of Nature_1, but sped up. Played since the early days of the band but probably dropped shortly after the band began to play songs from the upcoming Origin Of Symmetry, as this was an old song at the time. Part of the song was played occasionally in 2012 and in 2017. The chord progression of the song bears similarity to "Doll's illness" by Tchaikovsky from his "Album for the Young".

Live

Host was played often during early concerts before the band broke through. The only known full performances of the song come from 1997 shows including the Plymouth Hoe performance and one further performance in December 1997 where Host was the concert intro. Although it did not made any confirmed appearances during the Showbiz tour, it was soundchecked at least once in 2000.

The song then reappeared fifteen years after its last known performance in 2012 where it appeared in a shorter form for eleven gigs, usually as an intro to Time is Running Out. Host made two further appearances in 2017, again as a song intro but this time without the lyrics to the song.

Lyrics

I’ve read you well

I just wanna get away Cos' you used my love I just need to get away My trust in you has been abused My trust in you has been overused

Sick of this space Wish we could be far away Cos' I wasted all my youth I’ll never see it again My trust in you has been abused My trust in you has been overused

I will welcome you to everything Because you've bled me dry now I just wanna run away Because you've bled me dry now I just wanna run away

I just wanted too much I wish we could be far away And if my wish comes true You’ll never see me again

Early live version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjVDtudy7DY

I’ve read you well

I just wanna get away 'cause you used my love I just wanna get away My trust in you has been abused My trust in you has been overused

I hate this place I just wanna run far away 'cause I've wasted all my youth And you’ll never see me again My trust in you has been abused My trust in you has been overused

So I'll welcome you to everything, yeah I'm your half-wit like I said you could be 'cause you've bled me dry now I just wanna get away 'cause you've bled me dry now I just wanna ride away

I just wanted too much I just want to run away And if my wish comes true You'll never see me again

See also


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