Pink Ego Box (song)

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Muse song
Name Pink Ego Box
Album/single Muscle Museum EP (5), Muscle Museum CD2 (2), Random 1-8 (3)
Length 3:32
Alternative titles Instant Messenger
First live performance 1997
Latest live performance Unknown
Recorded 1999
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer John Leckie

Description

An early Muse song about online relationships. The opening guitar riff and melody are simple, but become heavier at the very end.

Additional information

The original version which featured on the Muscle Museum EP under the name "Instant Messenger" featured the AOL voice saying "You've got post". However, due to legal pressure from the aforementioned company, this was removed for the single version and the song was renamed "Pink Ego Box".

Music trivia

At 0:24 on "Instant Messenger", an automated woman's voice can be heard saying "you've got post".

Also on "Instant Messenger", Paul Reeve provided backing vocals.[1]

Allegedly, the name of the song is taken from the name of Muse's old tour bus.

Lyrics

You've got post (only in Instant Messenger)

It's gonna be okay Can’t afford another day At 50 bytes per second

I’ve never seen your face I’ve never heard your voice

But I think I like it When you instant message me With a promise I can feel it I can tell you're gonna be Just like me

My eyes are gonna strain My heart is feeling pain At 50 beats per second

I’ve never seen your eyes I’ve never heard your lies

But I think I like it When you instant message me With a promise I can feel it I can tell you're gonna be Just like me Be Just like me

You turn You turn You turn on me

References

  1. Muscle Museum EP insert


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