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For live performances, the song is played half a step down, and [[Matthew Bellamy|Matthew]] does not play the guitar part for the breakdown starting "and they're breaking through".
 
For live performances, the song is played half a step down, and [[Matthew Bellamy|Matthew]] does not play the guitar part for the breakdown starting "and they're breaking through".
  
A version of the song live from [[Turin Palasport Olimpico 2009 (gig)|Turin]] featured in the 09 Christmas present.
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A version of the song live from [[Turin Palasport Olimpico 2009 (gig)|Turin]] featured in the 2009 Christmas present.
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==

Revision as of 17:16, 27 December 2009

Muse song
Name MK ULTRA
Album/single The Resistance (7)[1]
Length 4:06
Alternative titles -
First live performance 10th November 2009
Latest live performance -
Recorded Lake Como and Milan, Italy, 2009
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard, Christopher Wolstenholme
Producer Muse

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Description

"MK ULTRA" has an electronic sound and powerful, "spidery" riffs.[2][3] The end riff bears similarity to the main riff of Slither by Velvet Revolver.

Additional information

The title is derived from Project MK-ULTRA, the code name for a CIA project that sought to use drugs for the purposes of mind control and interrogation. An image of some declassified MK-ULTRA documents appears in the booklet of Black Holes and Revelations.

Matt said, "This song is about brain washing and the psychological manipulation that has been going on in the world, behind closed doors and via the media during the 20th century."[4]

For live performances, the song is played half a step down, and Matthew does not play the guitar part for the breakdown starting "and they're breaking through".

A version of the song live from Turin featured in the 2009 Christmas present.

Lyrics

The wavelength gently grows,

Coercive notions re-evolve, A universe is trapped inside a tear, It resonates the core, Creates unnatural laws, Replaces love and happiness with fear

How much deception can you take? How many lies will you create? How much longer until you break? Your mind's about to fall

And they're breaking through They're breaking through They're breaking through (We are losing control)

They're breaking through They're breaking through And they are breaking through, They are breaking through, Now we're falling, We are losing control

Invisible to all, The mind becomes a wall. All of history deleted with one stroke

How much deception can you take? How many lies will you create? How much longer until you break? Your mind's about to fall

And they are breaking through, They are breaking through, They are breaking through, Now we're falling, We are losing control

References

  1. 7. MK ULTRA (2009-07-03). Twitter. Retrieved 2009-07-03 from twitter.com.
  2. Julien Bordier. (2009-07-0?). Jai ecoute le nouveau Muse. L'Express. Retrieved 2009-07-10 from www.muselive.com. [verify]
  3. New album preview (2009-07-22). New Musical Express, 23–25. Retrieved 2009-07-29 from www.muselive.com. [verify]
  4. iTunes LP - The Resistance

See also


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