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Muse - Uprising


Muse - Uprising - Meaning of the song


This was the first single taken from English alternative rock band Muse's fifth studio album The Resistance.

Singer/guitarist Matt Bellamy described this song as "like a heavy-rock take on Goldfrapp. It has football-style chanting, with all of us going 'Oi!' in time with the snare drum." He added laughing, "It's meant to be football hooligans chanting in protest at the banking situation."

He also said:

"It's the first track on the album, it kind of sums up what some of the album's about. You know, just sick of all these bloody bankers, politicians... just turning everything to a load of bol---ks. Just spending money on s--- and blowing everything. So it's kind of like a song that says, 'Take the power back, but have a good time at the same time.' Have a good time all the time, that's what we believe."

The Vatican listed this as one of the institution's "12 Favorite Songs" as part of a playlist on MySpace Music. The other eleven songs include "Don Giovanni" by Mozart, the Vatican's own "Advocata Nostra," featuring the voice of Pope Benedict XVI and surprisingly "Changes" by American rapper Tupac Shakur. The list was put together by Father Giulio Neroni, artistic director of St Paul's Multimedia, a church publisher. It is not known if the Pope has listened to all of the songs.


Uprising - Lyrics


Paranoia is in bloom, The PR transmissions will resume They'll try to push drugs that keep us all dumbed down And hope that we will never see the truth around (so come on) Another promise, another seed Another packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed And all the green belts wrapped around our minds And endless red tape to keep the truth confined (so come on) They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not control us We will be victorious (so come on) Interchanging mind control Come, let the revolution take its toll If you could flick the switch and open your third eye You'd see that we should never be afraid to die (so come on) Rise up and take the power back It's time the fat cats had a heart attack You know that their time's coming to an end We have to unify and watch our flag ascend (so come on) They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not control us We will be victorious (so come on) Hey, hey, hey, hey Hey, hey, hey, hey Hey, hey, hey, hey They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not control us We will be victorious (so come on) Hey, hey, hey, hey




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