Sing for Absolution (song)

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Muse song
Name Sing for Absolution
Album/single
Length 4:54
Alternative titles Sing 4 [1]
First live performance 3rd September 2003
Latest live performance 19th August 2017
Recorded Air Studios, London, 2003
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Rich Costey
Chart position 16

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According to Matt: "This song is completely different from the rest, there is something oppressive inside of it, with a gothic sound"[2]

Additional information

According to Matt: "The verses speak somewhat of a dead relationship or something like that.There was a great part of improvisation. Making music or sing is for me an act of seeking absolution. In fact, this is my personal way to find a manner to understand myself, understand all these elements confusing on me, those things that scare me and that arise in this song [2]

According to Dominic Howard, this song is about writing music,[3] singing[4] and the finding of non-religious absolution through both.[3][4] He described the process of song writing as starting with things one does not understand and the result as feeling better about them.[4]

An acoustic version was released on the Butterflies & Hurricanes single. Live, the song was played from 2003 through 2005 and occasionally in 2007.

Live

Sing For Absolution was commonly player during the Absolution Tour in 2003 and 2004, appearing at more than half of the shows. The song was put to rest for 2 years before reappearing during the Black Holes & Revelations Tour in March 2007. It was played at the Japanese concerts throughout March and a few US concerts in April. The song wouldn't be played until a one-off performance at the second night at Wembley Stadium. The song would return for another few performances in September and October of that year in the US, Europe and Russia.

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Lyrics

Lips are turning blue

A kiss that can't renew I only dream of you My beautiful

Tiptoe to your room A starlight in the gloom I only dream of you And you never knew

Sing for absolution I will be singing And falling from your grace

There's no where left to hide In no one to confide The truth burns deep inside And will never die

Lips are turning blue A kiss that can't renew I only dream of you My beautiful

Sing for absolution I will be singing And falling from your grace

Sing for absolution I will be singing And falling from your grace

Our wrongs Remain unrectified And our souls Won't be exhumed

References

  1. Setlist Melbourne 2003
  2. a b Rock Mag. (2003-09). "Apocalypse Now" September 2003. Rock Mag. [verify]
  3. a b We feel sorry for bands being hyped (2003-10-02). Laut. Retrieved 2007-05-01 from laut.de. [verify]
  4. a b c Interview with Dominic Howard of Muse (2003-09-24). 3VOOR12. Retrieved 2008-03-19 from www.muselive.com. [verify]

See also


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