Sing for Absolution (song)
|Name||Sing for Absolution|
|Alternative titles||Sing 4 |
|First live performance||3rd September 2003|
|Latest live performance||24th October 2007|
|Recorded||Air Studios, London, 2003|
|Time Is Running Out||<||Sing for Absolution||>||Stockholm Syndrome|
According to Matt: "This song is completely different from the rest, there is something oppressive inside of it, with a gothic sound"
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 
According to Dominic Howard, this song is about writing music, singing and the finding of non-religious absolution through both. He described the process of song writing as starting with things one does not understand and the result as feeling better about them.
An acoustic version was released on the Butterflies & Hurricanes single. Live, the song was played from 2003 through 2005 and occasionally in 2007.
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
- ↑ Setlist Melbourne 2003
- ↑ a b Rock Mag. (2003-09). "Apocalypse Now" September 2003. Rock Mag. [verify]
- ↑ a b We feel sorry for bands being hyped (2003-10-02). Laut. Retrieved 2007-05-01 from laut.de. [verify]
- ↑ a b c Interview with Dominic Howard of Muse (2003-09-24). 3VOOR12. Retrieved 2008-03-19 from www.muselive.com. [verify]