Time Is Running Out (song)
|Name||Time Is Running Out|
|First live performance||29th August 2003|
|Latest live performance||-|
|Recorded||Grouse Lodge, 2003|
|Apocalypse Please||<||Time Is Running Out||>||Sing for Absolution|
The song was first aired over BBC Radio 1 on 21st July 2003. "Time Is Running Out" was covered on the 14th of May on Radio 1 by the Feeling, with some lyrical differences. A recording is available from here and here.
The song is about about the emotion of a person during the last moments of the person's life, which by Bellamy's account can be applied to "society, a relationship, your religion or whatever".
There is an acoustic version of the song that is thought to have a different bass line.
"Time Is Running Out" was one of the last songs to be written and recorded for Absolution. It was influenced by Michael Jackson, and went though numerous changes before a final version was decided on.
On the Absolution "making of" dvd, the band are seeing rehearsing the song starting with the section found before the second chorus of the final track.
During the second verse, a wagon wheel being hit was synchronised with the snare drum. The wheel is a very old one that Bellamy and Howard found whilst taking a walk during the recording of Absolution. Clicks and claps made by Tom Kirk and the band by clicking their fingers and clapping their hands against their laps can be heard throughout the track. A video of this clicking and clapping is on the Absolution UK bonus 'making of' DVD.
I think I'm drowning Asphyxiated I wanna break this spell That you've created You're something beautiful A contradiction I wanna play the game I want the friction You will be the death of me Yeah, you will be the death of me Bury it I won't let you bury it I won't let you smother it I won't let you murder it Our time is running out Our time is running out You can't push it underground You can't stop it screaming out I wanted freedom Bound and restricted I tried to give you up But I'm addicted Now that you know I'm trapped Sense of elation You'd never dream of Breaking this fixation You will squeeze the life out of me Bury it I won't let you bury it I won't let you smother it I won't let you murder it And our time is running out Our time is running out You can't push it underground You can't stop it screaming out How did it come to this? Oooooh You will suck the life out of me Bury it I won't let you bury it I won't let you smother it I won't let you murder it And our time is running out Our time is running out You can't push it underground You can't stop it screaming out How did it come to this? Ooooohh
The first print of Absolution was withdrawn due to an error in the track listing.
The CD insert also contained the following lyrics for verse 2, which were also changed in the reprint:
I wanted freedom, bound and restricted I tried to give you up, but I'm addicted Now that you know I'm trapped, since ovulation You'd never dream of breaking this fixation You will be the death of me Yeah you will be the death of me
Live alternative lyrics
You will suck the life out of me
You will fuck the life out of me
This explicit line might refer to his rumoured new found love Kate Hudson.
In some live concerts,
Our time is running out
is changed to:
'Cause our time is running out
You can't push it underground
is sometimes changed to:
You can't push it underneath the ground
And sometimes he says
I'm losing control
In place of
How did it come to this?
- ↑ (2003-09). [Absolution notes]. Taste Media. [verify]
- ↑ Chartstats.com
- ↑ Cctv - Muse rehearsals (2003-07-16). MicroCuts. Retrieved from microcuts.net.
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- ↑ a b Adam Mamo. (2007-12-03). Tales of the Tracks. Rip It Up. [verify]
- ↑ Chris - Absolution EPK (needed)
- ↑ Youtube. (2010-06-19). Video Time is running out @ Goffertpark. Retrieved 2010-01-07 from youtube.com.
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