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Revision as of 00:58, 28 July 2013

Muse song
Name Yes Please
Album/single
Length 3:05
Alternative titles Crazy Days[1]
First live performance Unknown
Latest live performance 27th July 2013 (full), 10th April 2013 (riff)
Recorded
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 recorded first as a demo towards the end of 1996, then entitled "Crazy Days".[1] 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 Soundtrack and 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 two early live recordings that are available currently, those of the Battle of the Bands in November 1994 and the Soundwaves festival of August 1997, do 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.

The Yes Please riff is practically identical to the riff (starting at roughly 4:20) in the Rage Against The Machine song 'Freedom'.

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 here instead

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

I never thought that this could come to this I just wanna live my wedded bliss in peace now You could 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, out

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

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]


Go back to Hullabaloo Soundtrack

Click here to listen to it on YouTube: Yes Please and Crazy Days