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Revision as of 14:30, 24 October 2009

Muse song
Name Yes Please
Album/single
Length 3:05
Alternative titles Crazy Days[1]
First live performance Unknown
Latest live performance 3rd September 2000
Recorded
  • The Airfield, October 1999 (Hullabaloo Soundtrack) »
  • Newton Abbot, 1996-1997 (Newton Abbot demo)[1]
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Paul Reeve

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Description

This song is very loud and distorted, with distorted vocals as well.

Additional information

This song is about Matthew Bellamy's one time flat mate who dealt hard drugs, heroin in particular.[2] The song was first recorded as a demo towards the end of 1996, then entitled "Crazy Days".[1] Matthew Bellamy's own paraphrased recollections have him moving from Teignmouth to Exeter when he was 18, which he became in July of the same year.[2] Thus, we can deduce that the song was composed sometime during the latter half of 1996.[2][1]

The flat which Bellamy and this flatmate shared was situated above an erotic literature store. He described it as having looked like "a scene from Trainspotting".[2]

The demo version outro is a short section of what later became Execution Commentary. Also in the demo version, the guitar is without as many effects as the later version on Hullabaloo and Matthew Bellamy does not scream the second and fourth lines of each verse. The Hullabaloo version, in contrast, has him screaming those parts with vocal effects applied. Other parts added to the Hullabaloo recording include the band laughing and Bellamy saying "Jump on my pleasure pill? Yes please!" between 0:20 and 0:32, with the band later laughing again at 1:50 and 2:50.

As with other early songs, it is unknown when the band started playing Yes Please. The only early live recording that is currently available, that of the Soundwaves festival of 1997, does not include Yes Please. The latest recorded instance of Yes Please being played, however, is 2000-09-03. Due to the less astute documentation of Muse-related events at that time, whether this was the last ever performance is uncertain.

Lyrics

I cannot sleep

There's too much noise in my head I cannot sleep I want it here instead

I never thought that this could come to this I just wanna look at your face in peace now You will never miss But I can

I can not keep The shame that's clawed us out I will not keep Your shut up, shut up lies

I never thought that this could come to this I just wanna live in bliss, in peace now You will never miss But I can

Demo version

Inaccurate

I cannot sleep

There's too much noise in my head I cannot sleep I wanna be in here instead

When I look at you I know that you will never let me know So why don't you just get out

I never thought that this could come to this I just wanna live my wedded bliss in peace now Could you not hear my shout But I can

To my dismay You went away I cannot sleep There's too much noise in my head

When I look at you I know that you will never let me know So why don't you just get out

I never thought that this could come to this I just wanna live my wedded bliss in peace now You could never miss (shhhh) But I caaaaaaan

References

  1. a b c d e (1996/1997). [Newton Abbot demo inlay]. [verify]
  2. a b c d The dark side of Matt Bellamy (2002-06-22). Kerrang, 909, 14. Retrieved 2008-03-11. [verify]


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