Liquid State (song)

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Dom with the "The 2nd Law" line up in background
Muse song
Name Liquid State
Album/single The 2nd Law (11)
Length 3:03
Alternative titles Chance
First live performance 16th October 2012
Latest live performance 5th April 2014
Recorded 2011-2012
Writer/composer Chris Wolstenholme
Producer Muse



'Liquid State' is one of two songs on the album written by Chris about his struggle with alcoholism, the other being 'Save Me'. Chris said the song was 'written about the person you become when you're intoxicated and how the two of them are having this fight inside of you and it tears you apart'.

According to some of the latest interviews, this song (Liquid State) is the heaviest song on the entire album, and has been compared to Queens of the Stone Age. It bears resemblance to the Queens of the Stone Age song "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire".


The song's name was unknown until the 13th July 2012, the day that Muse tweeted the same picture with Dom and the leaked names, but with the working titles replaced by the new album tracking list. It's unknown if this song is linked with one of the others in the board, in the old picture, or if it's another one.

The song was also featured in one of the trailers for a video game, Crysis 3, released on February 7th, 2013


Liquid State is a relatively heavy song written by Chris Wolstenholme about his struggle with alcoholism. Upon making its live debut in early 2012, it was never played in the same gig as the other song on the album written by Chris, Save Me. The two had been on rotation since their debuts, however for one reason or another Liquid State was almost always played instead. It would appear in most 2012 gigs and almost all 2013 gigs, with the exception of a handful of gigs at the end of 2013 and a few scattered concerts throughout the year, despite only being performed once in 2014.

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Take me for a ride

Break me up and steal what’s left inside And hope and pray iniquity has died inside and left a scar

I’m on red alert Bring me peace and wash away my dirt Spin me round and help me to divert and walk into the light

Warm my heart tonight Hold my head up high Help me to survive

Kick me when I’m down Feed me poison, fill me till I drown Wake me up before I get pushed out and fall into the night

Warm my heart tonight (Force me to lose control) Hold my head up high (Watch as I lose my soul) Help me to survive (Push me until I fall)


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