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A cover of this song is featured on [[the String Quartet Tribute]] to Muse.
 
A cover of this song is featured on [[the String Quartet Tribute]] to Muse.
  
Mike Portnoy of [[Dream Theater]] covered the intro on his drumming focused ‘‘In Constant Motion‘‘ DVD
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Mike Portnoy of [[Dream Theater]] covered the intro on his drumming focused ‘‘In Constant Motion‘‘ DVD {{YT|XccQ7AYFRWM}}
  
 
==Played backwards==
 
==Played backwards==

Revision as of 22:27, 27 February 2009

Stockholm Syndrome
Muse song
Name Stockholm Syndrome
Album/single
Length 4:58, 4:06 (radio edit)
Alternative titles De-tuned Riff, New D
First live performance 3rd September 2003 (full)
Latest live performance -
Recorded 2003
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Rich Costey
Chart position 31 (UK Download)

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Description

While this song was written on piano by Matthew Bellamy, it was recorded on both guitar and synths. Matt then mixed both of the sounds together. The main riff was inspired by System of a Down.[1]

Additional information

The syndrome is named after the Norrmalmstorg robbery of Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage from August 23 to August 28, 1973. In this case, the victims became emotionally attached to, and even defended, their captors after they were freed from their six-day ordeal. The term was coined by the criminologist and psychologist Nils Bejerot, who assisted the police during the robbery, and referred to the syndrome in a news broadcast. The majority of the hostages were okay, but one of them committed suicide and another changed his name to that of one of his captors and disappeared.

The song is due to be added to Guitar Hero 3 on 8th May 2008 along with Supermassive Black Hole and Exo-Politics as part of a track pack.

A cover of this song is featured on the String Quartet Tribute to Muse.

Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater covered the intro on his drumming focused ‘‘In Constant Motion‘‘ DVD (watch)

Played backwards

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When the chorus is played backwards, it sounds something like "You can't see me, you sneak off. I lost to love. Please ... save me". Allegedly.

Lyrics

I won't stand in your way
Let your hatred grow
And she'll scream and she'll shout and she'll pray
And she had a name, yeah she had a name

I won't hold you back
Let your anger rise
And we'll fly and we'll fall and we'll burn
No one will recall, no one will recall 

This is the last time I'll abandon you
And this is
The last time I'll forget you
I wish I could

Look to the stars
Let hope burn in your eyes
And we'll love and we'll hate and we'll die
All to no avail, all to no avail 

This is the last time I'll abandon you 
And this is
The last time I'll forget you 
I wish I could 

This is the last time I'll abandon you 
And this is
The last time I'll forget you 
I wish I could 
I wish I could

See also

References

  1. Reference needed!


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