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Muse — Resistance
Album: The Resistance
Avg rating:
6.3

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Total ratings: 388









Released: 2009
Length: 5:41
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Is our secret safe tonight and are we out of sight?
Or will our world come tumbling down?
Will they find our hiding place, is this our last embrace?
Or will the walls start caving in?

It could be wrong, could be wrong
But it should've been right
It could be wrong, could be wrong
To let our hearts ignite
It could be wrong, could be wrong
Are we digging a hole?
It could be wrong, could be wrong
This is out of control
It could be wrong, could be wrong
It could never last
It could be wrong, could be wrong
Must erase it fast
It could be wrong, could be wrong
But it could've been right
It could be wrong, could be

Love is our resistance
They'll keep us apart and they won't stop breaking us down
And hold me
Our lips must always be sealed

If we live our life in fear, I'll wait a thousand years
Just to see you smile again
Quell your prayers for love and peace, you'll wake the thought police
We can hide the truth inside

It could be wrong, could be wrong
But it should've been right
It could be wrong, could be wrong
To let our hearts ignite
It could be wrong, could be wrong
Are we digging a hole?
It could be wrong, could be wrong
This is out of control
It could be wrong, could be wrong
It could never last
It could be wrong, could be wrong
Must erase it fast
It could be wrong, could be wrong
But it could've been right
It could be wrong, could be

Love is our resistance
They'll keep us apart and they won't stop breaking us down
Hold me
Our lips must always be sealed

The night has reached its end
We can't pretend
We must run
We must run
It's time to run

Take us away from here
Protect us from further harm
Resistance
Comments (71)add comment
‘Oh this is futile’ 😁
These lyrics suck. This song sucks.
 krillkrill wrote:
PLEASE stop playing this song. It really sucks!
 
i totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bombastically beautiful.


 WayUpNorth wrote:
can you say "BOMBASTIC"??{#Bounce}
 

Bombastic, yes! {#Puke}
 ambrebalte wrote:

Avid readers of this book here. Big brother is alive, not only here may be, but he doesn't hide, he is in plain sight, goes public. Doors are closing, but everything's alright business is rising.
I love this album, most specifically the lyrics -
@fredriley what about United States Of Eurasia?   and thank you for your post
 

If you like music that relates back to Orwell's 1984, check out the EBM band VNV Nation. Specifically the album Futureperfect (although pretty much all of their songs/lyrics touch on the theme). They even use samples from the film 1984.
 fredriley wrote:
I got this CD last weekend and it really is very good indeed, for all the bombast. What I'd not realised until looking at the lyrics is that much of it is based on Orwell's 1984, hence the songs about resistance and uprising. A really big sound. Award-winning album cover too, I read. 9 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Avid readers of this book here. Big brother is alive, not only here may be, but he doesn't hide, he is in plain sight, goes public. Doors are closing, but everything's alright business is rising.
I love this album, most specifically the lyrics -
@fredriley what about United States Of Eurasia?   and thank you for your post


Their drummer is Federer like. Maybe better.
Nope, couldn't be right.
I got this CD last weekend and it really is very good indeed, for all the bombast. What I'd not realised until looking at the lyrics is that much of it is based on Orwell's 1984, hence the songs about resistance and uprising. A really big sound. Award-winning album cover too, I read. 9 from the Nottingham jury.
PLEASE stop playing this song. It really sucks!
Load Of Bollox
 oldman wrote:

That's the word I was looking for!!!!

 
I was just gonna say "bombastic" too—-like Queen. Could be a good thing, sometimes, but didn't hit me right this time. I wouldn't mind hearing them a little less.

{#Yawn}
 ick wrote:
I bought this album and it came with a DVD of Muse during the recording process.  It definitely gives some insight into their mindset while doing this album.  It seems that tongue was firmly placed to cheek while they were doing some of it... I remember a remark about some slap bass playing and they were laughing about how no one had heard that on a record since '80's era Duran Duran or something to that effect.  I really think they're just having fun with sounds that influenced them.  It reminded me that most importantly music should be fun, that it need not be taken so seriously all the time.  I think Resistance is a fun record and in that I think Muse hit their mark.
Good insight but without it the song comes off sounding pretentious and contrived.
Have to admit that the musicianship and studio work is quite good.


When will this band be *over*? I could enjoy hearing them once a month. More than that is making me twitch.

 WayUpNorth wrote:
can you say "BOMBASTIC"??{#Bounce}
 
That's the word I was looking for!!!!

I bought this album and it came with a DVD of Muse during the recording process.  It definitely gives some insight into their mindset while doing this album.  It seems that tongue was firmly placed to cheek while they were doing some of it... I remember a remark about some slap bass playing and they were laughing about how no one had heard that on a record since '80's era Duran Duran or something to that effect.  I really think they're just having fun with sounds that influenced them.  It reminded me that most importantly music should be fun, that it need not be taken so seriously all the time.  I think Resistance is a fun record and in that I think Muse hit their mark.
can you say "BOMBASTIC"??{#Bounce}
 thekid wrote:
Really want to like this song, I've always been a big fan of Muse, but this, for all its merits, is just annoying {#Sad}  I mean it starts out promising but then that whole "I could be wrong...' repetition absolutely KILLS it.  Lyrics are pretty stupid too.  So disappointed in this album so far.

 

Agree on the "I could be wrong..." repetition.  I like this song less and less the more I hear it.

I've always thought Muse was the lovechild of Radio Head and Queen :D  This song just confirms the idea.  I enjoy it!
{#Puke}
Really want to like this song, I've always been a big fan of Muse, but this, for all its merits, is just annoying {#Sad}  I mean it starts out promising but then that whole "I could be wrong...' repetition absolutely KILLS it.  Lyrics are pretty stupid too.  So disappointed in this album so far.

 krillkrill wrote:
Terrible song.
 
Over the top to the point of ridiculousness (is that a word?).


 AsInWestminster wrote:
Whenever I hear any of the tracks from this album, I get a serious rock opera vibe. To the point where I can almost see an overwrought chorus line marching upstage in their post-apocalyptic hipster gear while the laser show hits its climax. Ah, bombast.
 
LOL! It is a pretty big sound, right enough, with distinct echoes of Queen, and quite anthemic. Nice, though, and maybe it's time for rock opera to come back (every other musical form seems to have re-had its day of late). 7 from the Nottingham jury.

There is a very fine line between this and "The Final Countdown". Just say'in.
Terrible song.
This is the first time I'm hearing this, and before reading previously posted comments, I definitely heard Queen in there, big time.  Nobody can duplicate Queen, but this sounds pretty good.
Hate this guy's voice.. he's so much suffering...
 ginniet wrote:
This is amazing on headphones!

{#Music}
 
Gotta agree... the Klipsch S4s are pumpin'!

This is amazing on headphones!

{#Music}
has a hint of The Cars, especially the back-up vocals..'my best friends girlfriend'

 RadioDoc wrote:
Hmmm...80's overproduction lives and breathes.
 
...But its the exact right amount of exactly the right kind of "overproduction"!!

 pousso wrote:
The lead singer sounds an aweful lot like Hawksley Workman!   Uncanny!
 

Now that you mention it, I here that too.
 denbear wrote:
The chorus makes me think of Todd Rundgren.
 
Whoa — spot on. I'm sitting next to my wife who is a HUGE Rundgren fan. I read this to her just before the first chorus came in. "Oh my, does it EVER! I have chills!" was her response.
Hmmm...80's overproduction lives and breathes.
The lead singer sounds an aweful lot like Hawksley Workman!   Uncanny!
These guys somewhat rock - compared to the 80s/90s mush that seems to be the RP norm of late they really stand out.  Must be that Brian May influence. {#Bananajam}
Whenever I hear any of the tracks from this album, I get a serious rock opera vibe. To the point where I can almost see an overwrought chorus line marching upstage in their post-apocalyptic hipster gear while the laser show hits its climax. Ah, bombast.


Melodrama. {#Rolleyes}
The chorus makes me think of Todd Rundgren.
I feel that I shouldn't like this for some reason.  I do, though.

6
yuk! this song makes me run for the hills. such drama queens, i must have been left behind on their self important voyage.
 
those stupid tom fills are incredibly annoying.
Not really....
frantic and over-wrought... no sir, I don't like it
{#Snooty}

This song reminds me of the German group Rare Bird's style...
 flatpicker wrote:
How many songs must they have that talk about "fighting the man", "resisting oppression" or some sort of intergalactic struggle?
 

New-wave tried to destroy the metal, but the metal had its way.
Grunge then tried to dethrone the metal, but metal was in the way.
Punk-rock tried to destroy the metal, but metal was much too strong.
Techno tried to defile the metal, but techno was proven wrong.

No one can destroy the metal.
The metal will strike you down with a viscious blow.

 iam_overlord wrote:

I hear the Queen. Sounds like they're really trying. I don't know what Dio sounds like, but I've seen the t-shirts and that's enough for me. Though maybe I shouldn't judge a band by their t-shirt.
 

Ditto on the Queen - reminds me of the Flash Gordon soundtrack.
Flash! Aa-ah!


nope..not feeling the love on this one....the repetition is mind-numbingly annoying....
I've quickly grown tired of these guys.
No doubt they have some musical talent.
But I find there ideas just sound too borrowed from better artists.
And there lyrics are ridiculous!
How many songs must they have that talk about "fighting the man", "resisting oppression" or some sort of intergalactic struggle?

Cheese!

The more I hear off this album, the more I like it. I hadn't been too big a fan of the 1st few albums, but this one is different. I may just have to get this one. Thanks RP, Bill & Becca. You continue to rock my little world...{#Drummer}
OK, I don't normally dis' a group/song.
However, my day could be better without hearing this again.

Very cool album cover, though.

 ChrisL wrote:


As far as I can make out from the pre-launch stuff in the UK, it is a prog rock concept album.
 
Can't go wrong there then ;-)

Now where did I leave that cape?
ouch, that hurts.

Seamless segue from Peter Schilling
 Jelani wrote:
Dio meets Queen?
Blech! 
 

{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
 Jelani wrote:
Dio meets Queen?
Blech! 
 
I hear the Queen. Sounds like they're really trying. I don't know what Dio sounds like, but I've seen the t-shirts and that's enough for me. Though maybe I shouldn't judge a band by their t-shirt.


This is growing on me, just up-rated it a bit...
7!!
I just finished listening to this entire album, a great experience. Love the band's kinda new take on progressive rock.
Dio meets Queen?
Blech! 
1/3 of ratings tens?  I'll bet that trend doesn't hold up!

More like U2 meets Golden Earing.

 
peter_james_bond wrote:
Pearl Jam meets Radiohead?
 

Looks like Muse's clock struck 25...

...I love it!

This is so very different from the usual Muse, but I like it.  Thanks again for another great song to brighten the work day, RP!
 Baby_M wrote:
"Could be wrong, could be wrong, could be wrong . . ."

Has a prog-rock flavor to it and I really want to like it, but it's got more melody changes than a Meat Loaf single, so I'm not feeling the love here.
 

As far as I can make out from the pre-launch stuff in the UK, it is a prog rock concept album.  Complete with obscure political posturing and random bits of shlock-philosophy.  Great stuff  {#Cheers}
Pearl Jam meets Radiohead?
"Could be wrong, could be wrong, could be wrong . . ."

Has a prog-rock flavor to it and I really want to like it, but it's got more melody changes than a Meat Loaf single, so I'm not feeling the love here.
Robert Miles meets a 1970's era high school musical?  I love me some Muse, but this song confuses me.