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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Muse-Starlight

I came about this band in a very different way from how I normally discover music, I heard them on the radio, which I don't really listen to all that often. In this case I'm very glad I listened to the radio that day.



I heard "Starlight" for the first time in the car almost two years ago. I didn't know the name of the song, or that of the band, but I had fallen in love. I remember scribbling part of the chorus on a piece of paper so I would have some way of figuring out what the song was. It took me until last year to find it. . .quite a while, but well worth the wait.



When I heard "Starlight" I immediately thought 80's pop-rock. I started wondering if it was an 80's song 'cause I was listening to a "mix" station. It was however too different even for that time, and had sounds that weren't used in that decade, but it did bring back that happy feeling I always get when listening to bands like Tears For Fears and Soft Cell. Though I think Muse has far surpassed that, have widened the sound to encompass so much more.

On their most recent studio album "Black Holes and Revelations" the sounds vary quite greatly. From the light 80's pop sound of "Starlight", to a Hard Techno sound in "Super massive Black Hole", to this brilliant blend of rock, orchestra, pop, and everything else you can think of in "Knights of Cydonia".

All I can say is that Muse is sheer brilliance, and I wish I had heard of them sooner. They are one of my all time favorite bands now, and "Black Holes and Revelations" certainly falls in to the favorite-albums-of-all-time category.

Without further ado, the rock and roll brilliance that is Muse!

"Starlight":

Starlight Lyrics:


Far away
This ship is taking me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die

Starlight I will be chasing the starlight
Until the end of my life
I don't know if it's worth it anymore

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold You in my arms

My life
You electrify my life
Let's conspire to re-ignite
All the souls that would die just to feel alive

But I'll never let you go If you promised not to fade away
Never fade away

Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold You in my arms

Far away
This ship is taking me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die

And I'll never let you go If you promise not to fade away
Never fade away

Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to holdYou in my arms
I just wanted to hold

1 comments:

cowgirl4christ said...

Oh wow. That was ... wow. Amazing.
The lyrics are completely stellar. And the sound of the song ... those high notes! Amazing!
I'm one-hundred-percent blown away and will be checking out more by Muse in the near future <33
Thanks for posting this!