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Muse — Undisclosed Desires
Album: The Resistance
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Released: 2009
Length: 3:54
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I know you've suffered
But I don't want you to hide
It's cold and loveless
I won't let you be denied

Soothing
I'll make you feel pure
Trust me
You can be sure

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognize your beauty's not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

You trick your lovers
That you're wicked and divine
You may be a sinner
But your innocence is mine

Please me
Show me how it's done
Tease me
You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognize your beauty's not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

Please me
Show me how it's done
Trust me
You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognize your beauty's not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart
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Sounds like flat Depeche Mode.  "Flat" in the flat diet pepsi sense, not in the musical sense.
I thought I was listening to Justin Timberlake there for awhile.
maybe the weakest song from a tremendeous album ....a good 7.
J'adore Muse.
I hope my neighbours like this song ... well, they don't have a choice {#Dancingbanana}
 camatcba wrote:

 
 Sure, the music is lifeless and flat, but check out these f*cking LASERS!!


awful cover, but the music isn't bad
Great cover but the music sucks, boring.
 fredriley wrote:
. . . Oh, and I keep saying this, but I would strongly recommend that anyone who's not read 1984 to do so as it has very strong resonances with current events, particularly the near-totalitarian surveillance in many Western countries, including the US and UK.
 
They also made a surprisingly good movie of it starring the always excellent John Hurt as Winston Smith and Richard Burton in his last role as O'Brien. One of the few movies that is worthy of the book it is based on.

 fredriley wrote:
Oh, and I keep saying this, but I would strongly recommend that anyone who's not read 1984 to do so as it has very strong resonances with current events, particularly the near-totalitarian surveillance in many Western countries, including the US and UK.

 
I most heartily agree! 


 dead_flowers wrote:
I generally like Muse but this one is like a mediocre song from the Eurovision Song Contest!
 
Playing a song from a concept album about Orwell's 1984 would certainly raise the intellectual tone of Eurovision, right enough, but sadly this is a couple of orders of magnitude more interesting and complex than Eurovision. This was the first Muse album I bought, courtesy of hearing tracks from it on RP, and IMO it's still their best. 9 from the Nottingham jury.

Oh, and I keep saying this, but I would strongly recommend that anyone who's not read 1984 to do so as it has very strong resonances with current events, particularly the near-totalitarian surveillance in many Western countries, including the US and UK.

I generally like Muse but this one is like a mediocre song from the Eurovision Song Contest!
i thought of Q Lazzarus' song Goodbye Horses.  It was the creey, effective song from Silence of the Lambs.  Is it just me...?  he is youtube link....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22ltlLZkFlE. 
{#Drummer}

 Baby_M wrote:
Muse: official Favorite Band Ever of Stephanie Meyer, the author of the Twilight* books.

*The ones about the pseudogoth vampires with the sparkly skin that are aimed a junior high girls.
 

Yep, sounds bout right.{#Yes}{#Puke}
Frater_Kork wrote:

"..this one seems to be a homage to bubblegum boy/girl bands all over the world"

Agreed. I've heard some other Muse stuff on RP and liked it so I was dismayed when I heard this was a Muse song.
They play this song on the radio a fair bit and I REALLY dislike it, regardless of what the song's based on.

IMHO: cheesy lyrics + over-the-top dramatic expression of the lead singer = very wince-worthy song.


Muse: official Favorite Band Ever of Stephanie Meyer, the author of the Twilight* books.

*The ones about the pseudogoth vampires with the sparkly skin that are aimed a junior high girls.

Wow, I thought this was Cloud Cult at first. I havn't heard them on here in a long time.


 rtrudeau wrote:

This is a secret message for people over 50:

If you disclose to males, aged 20-35, that you are a fan of Muse, you will instantly attain "cool" status.

I don't know why, but this works.


 

I am not over 50, but usually having the same musical taste of males aged 20-25 is NOT a good thing and this is certainly no exception!{#Puke}
My favorite song by a GREAT band! And I'm rapidly becoming an old fart. I think they're great, have interesting songwriting chops, and a lead man who can ACTUALLY SING. This generation's Queen. Good times.
{#Dancingbanana_2}   {#Bananapiano}   {#Drummer}    {#Bananajam}   {#Dancingbanana_2}

yeah!!


Got this album not long after it came out and it rocks!  Also saw them at Austin City Limits last month - very good show.  They did a big rock show a la 1970s-80s with fancy light show including lasers, etc.  Sound was very good as well.  Would see them live again. 
 Jive wrote:

My brain's hurting. My 21 year-old loves Muse and I can fake it.

But I had a sudden (loving but really unlikely) image of my father, born 1917 and now dead a few years, declaring in 1973 that he was a fan of Neil Young!

Got to go and sit in a quiet place and think about that...
 

My Dad, born in 1929, saw Frank Zappa on TV around the time I was 15 (around 1977).  My Dad thought he was amazing.  I instantly thought my Dad was cool.
 rtrudeau wrote:

This is a secret message for people over 50:

If you disclose to males, aged 20-35, that you are a fan of Muse, you will instantly attain "cool" status.

I don't know why, but this works.


 

I think you need to adjust that age bracket a bit.  Maybe I'm anomalous, but I'm 31 and I HATE this band.

Maybe make it more like "aged 14-22".
SLAP THAT BASS!
 rtrudeau wrote:

This is a secret message for people over 50:

If you disclose to males, aged 20-35, that you are a fan of Muse, you will instantly attain "cool" status.

I don't know why, but this works.


 
My brain's hurting. My 21 year-old loves Muse and I can fake it.

But I had a sudden (loving but really unlikely) image of my father, born 1917 and now dead a few years, declaring in 1973 that he was a fan of Neil Young!

Got to go and sit in a quiet place and think about that...


Saw them in March in Baltimore.  Was only a casual fan, only knowing the songs on the radio.  This song blew me away.  Their stage show was amazing.  Easily one of the best shows I've ever been to, despite a crap facility.
 rtrudeau wrote:

This is a secret message for people over 50:

If you disclose to males, aged 20-35, that you are a fan of Muse, you will instantly attain "cool" status.

I don't know why, but this works.


 
Yippee! I'm cool! First time EVER!!!
Major love for the crunchy bass synth!
This was EXCELLENT in their live show.
That reminds me, I have a t-shirt to make... 
Nice.  Never heard them before, but they strike a sentimental note...reminds my of what I remember of the 80's.  I'm a new fan.{#Devil_pimp}
 rtrudeau wrote:

This is a secret message for people over 50:

If you disclose to males, aged 20-35, that you are a fan of Muse, you will instantly attain "cool" status.

I don't know why, but this works.


 

I think anyone in the 20 - 35 age group who are fans of Muse will attain "cool" status with me.
Likin' the plunky bass ... {#Bananajam}
 fredriley wrote:

{#Roflol} Thanks, guy, I thought my 'cool' days had passed forever, but as a big fan of Muse maybe I'm back in. Sure, it's pomp-rock, but intelligent and educated pomp-rock - what other band has recorded an album in homage to Orwell's 1984?

 

Rick Wakeman comes to mind:



Haven't heard it in years, but, as far as I remember, not a bad effort.
Every bit as pompous as Muse, though...


booty ass R 'n' B intro
 to_the_eleven wrote:
odd,  I'd say it IS whiny because it sounds like depeche commode.

Felix_The_Cat wrote:
So far, the best song I found from Muse, no whining 'n moaning here. Depechish but well done...

  
When I listen to most of muse songs running on RP, the singer sounds like thom yorke being tortured.. to me, this is kinda cool in comparison... just opinions, and still don't get what this band has in common with Queen


      {#Daisy}   {#Bananapiano}      {#Daisy}        {#Drummer}        {#Daisy}       {#Bananajam}    {#Daisy}   

 lysisphere wrote:
I loved their previous album but the first few songs I heard off this one have lyrics all about being oppressed and breaking free and forming rebellious armies that will one day break out from under the hand that holds them down.  What country are they from?  Must be somewhere in Africa or the Eastern Block...
 
The songs are direct references to Orwell's 1984, where the world is divided into 3 power blocs: Eurasia, Eastasia, and Oceania. I'd strongly recommend reading the book (or at least looking at the Wikipedia entry) as, although written in 1948, it is highly relevant these days and is truly a great work of literature. Orwell distilled the very essence of totalitarian power, regardless of the 'flavour' of the regime, and the features of Big Brother are very clearly evident in modern Western States. The slogans of BB are very apposite today:

War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength

 rtrudeau wrote:

This is a secret message for people over 50:

If you disclose to males, aged 20-35, that you are a fan of Muse, you will instantly attain "cool" status.

I don't know why, but this works.

 
{#Roflol} Thanks, guy, I thought my 'cool' days had passed forever, but as a big fan of Muse maybe I'm back in. Sure, it's pomp-rock, but intelligent and educated pomp-rock - what other band has recorded an album in homage to Orwell's 1984?

They are the new Queen!
okay, that's weird—-i'm singing along and dancing to these guys... they sounded good after Ochoa.(cuz the singer sounds like Enrique Iglesias)
 PeeBee wrote:

LUCKY YOU!

 
haha - I dare you to endure our few rough, mosh vids  {#Music}
here ya go: https://www.youtube.com/user/tanyaahogan#g/c/A9184AD81CE4E4F0

otherwise, there's another gal that caught the whole show from half way back in the 10K peeps: https://www.youtube.com/user/MisfitSpazz01#p/c/5E29673D76B1F951  Caught me in the end of KoC but you can't see it here - you could see it in the show though {#Bananasplit}
 tanyaahogan wrote:

YOU ARE RIGHT! {#Bananapiano}  {#Drummer}  {#Bananajam}  {#Roflol}{#Bounce}  {#Dance} 

was privileged to see them in Utah in April - 5 rows from front ~ YES, YES!! :)

 
LUCKY YOU!

Reminds me of Basement Jaxx. {#Lol} However, BJ comes off less pretentious. {#Rolleyes}
 lysisphere wrote:
I will ALWAYS regret not being able to see these guys in 2007 at Vegoose (in Vegas).  I couldn't afford to take the day off work. {#Sad}
I have resented my boss for that since.
 
sorry to hear that.. bummer!! .. they'll be back.......:)

 PeeBee wrote:
Muse is one of the greatest rockbands of this moment! Go and see them perform!
 
YOU ARE RIGHT! {#Bananapiano}  {#Drummer}  {#Bananajam}  {#Roflol}{#Bounce}  {#Dance} 

was privileged to see them in Utah in April - 5 rows from front ~ YES, YES!! :)

Yeah, see, I never liked that Depeche Mode, stuff—-even when they came back for a referesher I still couldn't get into it—-it's just a taste difference, I guess.
Muse is one of the greatest rockbands of this moment! Go and see them perform!

This is a secret message for people over 50:

If you disclose to males, aged 20-35, that you are a fan of Muse, you will instantly attain "cool" status.

I don't know why, but this works.


Muse KILLED it @ Coachella 10 in April, was so happy to be there!!
 lysisphere wrote:
I loved their previous album but the first few songs I heard off this one have lyrics all about being oppressed and breaking free and forming rebellious armies that will one day break out from under the hand that holds them down.  What country are they from?  Must be somewhere in Africa or the Eastern Block...
 
Yeah, loved the prior album too, and bought this one ASAP. Was disappointed. This just doesn't rock it out like Black Holes and Revelations. Bands can change and that's cool, but I'll always love BH&R.

I will ALWAYS regret not being able to see these guys in 2007 at Vegoose (in Vegas).  I couldn't afford to take the day off work. {#Sad}
I have resented my boss for that since.
 to_the_eleven wrote:
odd,  I'd say it IS whiny because it sounds like depeche commode.

Felix_The_Cat wrote:
So far, the best song I found from Muse, no whining 'n moaning here. Depechish but well done...

 
Depechish? You're kidding. Princeish.

 to_the_eleven wrote:
odd,  I'd say it IS whiny because it sounds like depeche commode.

Felix_The_Cat wrote:
So far, the best song I found from Muse, no whining 'n moaning here. Depechish but well done...

 

Depeche commode? That was supposed to be clever, right?
Suddenly felt like it was 1988. :)
 to_the_eleven wrote:
odd,  I'd say it IS whiny because it sounds like depeche commode.

Felix_The_Cat wrote:
So far, the best song I found from Muse, no whining 'n moaning here. Depechish but well done...

 

Yea, I'm with you.{#Yes}

odd,  I'd say it IS whiny because it sounds like depeche commode.

Felix_The_Cat wrote:
So far, the best song I found from Muse, no whining 'n moaning here. Depechish but well done...



I loved their previous album but the first few songs I heard off this one have lyrics all about being oppressed and breaking free and forming rebellious armies that will one day break out from under the hand that holds them down.  What country are they from?  Must be somewhere in Africa or the Eastern Block...
Love Muse when I don't actually take much meaning to the lyrics - they never resonate with me. But, the beats and tone of the songs are dramatic and at times, just good ol' fun. Great tracks to keep the spirits up — but not to gain any intellectual wisdom from. 
Agree - unfortunately have never seen them live, but saw them on Letterman - they ROCKED!

 
newwavegurly wrote:

First, I'm glad to see you're still hanging around and posting to song comments.
 
Second, if you get a chance to see them live, DO. I saw them open for U2 back in October and they sounded awesome, and they had an amazing sound despite being in an open air football stadium. 
 


 fredriley wrote:

"shallow"? The album is based on a classic work of literature, George Orwell's 1984, hardly an airport lounge book. There are plenty of criticisms that could, and have, been made of this CD, but "shallow" is one that just can't be justifiably levelled at it. What do you want them to do to be 'profound' - write a musical based on Kafka's Metamorphoses?
 
I mean the ankle-deep music. Pretentious "oh we're deep" lyrics based on someone else's brilliance doesn't do much for me either. I get more out of listening to Tom Waits sing about The Eyeball Kid.
 Nuance wrote:
I like some Muse but this latest album seems like they went in the totally wrong direction for me... very shallow
 
"shallow"? The album is based on a classic work of literature, George Orwell's 1984, hardly an airport lounge book. There are plenty of criticisms that could, and have, been made of this CD, but "shallow" is one that just can't be justifiably levelled at it. What do you want them to do to be 'profound' - write a musical based on Kafka's Metamorphoses?


 Sjaaks wrote:
Thought i heard Justin Timberlake & Timbaland with another 13 in a dozen song... {#Confused}
 
I agree, they won't will they?{#Eek}
I like some Muse but this latest album seems like they went in the totally wrong direction for me... very shallow
 gandalfbmg wrote:
These guys are rapidly becoming my favorite act that's active today...
 
First, I'm glad to see you're still hanging around and posting to song comments.
 
Second, if you get a chance to see them live, DO. I saw them open for U2 back in October and they sounded awesome, and they had an amazing sound despite being in an open air football stadium. 
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Imo one of the weakest tracks on an otherwise excellent CD, I've noted that they are paying plenty of different homages through the album, this one seems to be a homage to bubblegum boy/girl bands all over the world.
 
I think this track is of a piece with the whole theme of the album, which is based on Orwell's 1984. This song makes me think of the part of the book where Winston Smith and Julia get together for sex for the first time. It is a very fine album, with a range of musical influences as you write. 8 from the Nottingham jury for the song, 9 for the album.

Thought i heard Justin Timberlake & Timbaland with another 13 in a dozen song... {#Confused}
Imo one of the weakest tracks on an otherwise excellent CD, I've noted that they are paying plenty of different homages through the album, this one seems to be a homage to bubblegum boy/girl bands all over the world.
they are not that good !!!!
Hurrah - another Muse track!!!!
Love it more everytime I hear it.{#Motor}
garbage
Does anyone else think this song is a glorified boy band song? Every time I hear it I think someone switch to a Top 40 radio station.
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
So far, the best song I found from Muse, no whining 'n moaning here. Depechish but well done...
 
Yeah...I was hearing the Depeche too.  Good tune.

Just KILLED my buzz from Fotheringay. :-(
Just added this CD to my collection.  I was a bit apprehensive at first but upon listening to the whole recording I was impressed.  True, they wear their influences on their sleeve but it's a pretty awesome effort I reckon.  It's definitely a adventure to listen to. 
So far, the best song I found from Muse, no whining 'n moaning here. Depechish but well done...
Hmm, quite different for Muse.  Must say I like it.
To disco'y for me
 MinMan wrote:
Might this be a parody of Depeche Mode?
 
i bet depeche mode WISHES their new album were this good. 
My mate Iain loves Muse. My mate Iain is a very, very big silly. 

This is TERRIBLE. {#Puke} 
From Queen to Depeche Mode...
 copymonkey wrote:
Totally nicked from 80's synth-rock. Just listen to the patented John Taylor (Duran Duran) bass plucking.
 
mmmm John Taylor
 viehme wrote:
ciao grazie
 
Di niente :)


Somewhere between Depeche Mode and later Oingo Boingo...

no... very no.


great music. very talented guys. but that stuff that sounds a bit like singing is terrible!
ciao grazie
It just occurred to me that this album might have worked well as the soundtrack for the movie 'V for Vendetta'  I like that movie.
 gandalfbmg wrote:
These guys are rapidly becoming my favorite act that's active today...
 
They are the #1 Live Act in the UK.  I get to go see them in Vegas in December, 1400 seat venue, can't wait!!  They are seriously talented!

 DaveInVA wrote:
I thought this was Depressed Mode at first also...
 

Yup.

80's much?
I thought this was Depressed Mode at first also...
 MinMan wrote:
Might this be a parody of Depeche Mode?
 

Right. My younger friends listen to this stuff and think they've discovered some astoundingly original new sound. Totally nicked from 80's synth-rock. Just listen to the patented John Taylor (Duran Duran) bass plucking.
So depechish...
 gandalfbmg wrote:
These guys are rapidly becoming my favorite act that's active today...
 
Yep!

nice strings {#Dancingbanana}

starting to grow on me. {#Cool}


I enjoyed hearing this... next time I will listen to the song.
These guys are rapidly becoming my favorite act that's active today...
This is Muse? I'm impressed. They're really starting to diversify!
 carpwall wrote:
So basically you're looking for a date?
  Huh? Gotta check with the wife & kids - let me get back to you on that.
So basically you're looking for a date?
Might this be a parody of Depeche Mode?
 Kregg wrote:
look forward to seeing these guys open up for u2; haven't heard much from them but wonder if it will be a similar experience to seeing radiohead open up for rem years ago.  didn't know radiohead then but was blown away.
 

Saw them open up for U2 last week in Atlanta. They were incredible. All everyone was talking about after the show...
 DaveInVA wrote:
(...) - sounds to much like Drepessed Mode... (...)

 
hahaha

 yclept wrote:
I like this.  Sounds like the best of Depeche Mode in the good old days.  I'm curious to hear more.

 
Hear, hear!

...muse is really growing on me...
The album's pretty different from Black Holes & Revelations, but it's really great.
 yclept wrote:
I like this.  Sounds like the best of Depeche Mode in the good old days.  I'm curious to hear more.

 
If you like this, you will like the rest of the album.  This is not Muse's usual sound, but it's a great new style for them!

They just played this drivel yesterday...
I just bought this album last week and I think it's good but not up there with Absolution or Black Holes and Revelations. It seems to me that is somewhat based on Orwell's 1984 and that might be why it's so subdued (for Muse) since they are telling a story.
First to comment? Thanks RP for the eclecticism . Then, this may not be a 10 in my personal list.
look forward to seeing these guys open up for u2; haven't heard much from them but wonder if it will be a similar experience to seeing radiohead open up for rem years ago.  didn't know radiohead then but was blown away.
I like this.  Sounds like the best of Depeche Mode in the good old days.  I'm curious to hear more.

Awesome
I'm not sure why but I just don't like it. To commercial radio sounding for me. Now thats why I don't like it - sounds to much like Drepessed Mode...