"Fillip" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
It's happening soon, it's happening soon
It's scent has been blowing in my direction
To me it is new, to me it is new
And it's not gonna change for anybody

And it's gonna be our last memory
And it's led me on and on to you

It's gotta be here, it's gotta be there
It's gotta be now or I'll lose forever
To me it is strange, this feeling is strange
But it's not gonna change for anybody

And it's gonna be our last memory
And it's led me on and on to you

Accuse me
Trust me, I never knew
That you were the one
You were the one

And it's gonna be our last memory
And it's led me on and on to you

And it's gonna be our last memory
And it's led me on and on to you


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"Fillip" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +2
    General CommentLike i said - something that makes you work or do something
    Green_Daveon September 09, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlso, as stated earlier, fillip also means "one that is trivial or of little importance." Well if you've ever heard Matt say "Floccinaucinihilipilification" (yes, it's a real word) and you know what it means then you should see the connection. The 3rd meaning to fillip and the meaning of floccinaucinihilipilification are along the same lines. Look'em up.
    ThePriz3Fight3ron August 07, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit's about something which is going to happen really soon.
    and it's gonna be really quick and really sudden, like fliping your finger.
    Darlingxxx22on May 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFillip - to click one's fingers
    Matt_Bellamyon July 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfil·lip
    n.
    1. A snap or light blow made by pressing a fingertip against the thumb and suddenly releasing it.
    2. An embellishment that excites or stimulates: “Spritely tabasco onions, just a little crunch for the top, were an added fillip” (Alison Arnett).
    3. One that is trivial or of little importance.

    I don't imagine there's a reason it should be spelled fillip when he would mean Phillip.
    Thallidon May 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOK one more meaning!
    fil-lip A significant and often unexpected development
    With this definition, maybe this song goes with 'Unintended'
    sliverofmeon October 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song has both the weirdest time signiture changes, weirdest tempo changes and the weirdest chord change (the bit where it goes 'and on to yo-//-ou.) but i really really like it.
    mmmmmpieon November 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnni, just because Matt Bellamy has a high-pitched voice doesn't mean that he's gay! I don't think anyone of us would mind if that were the case. But really, if Matt wanted to write a song about his love for a male, I doubt he would make it as apparently obvious as in this song. I agree with thelittlegirl468 in that being in love with anyone (first time or not) is a strange feeling.

    "To me it is strange, this feeling is strange" - this doesn't neccessarily mean he's gay. It could mean that he's not used to loving someone, or he found out that he likes someone who he is not supposed to (eg. a good friend). To me this song is just about discovering something about yourself that people may not like, and deciding that you won't change yourself just to fit in. I might be wrong, but that can refer to so many other things than homosexuality. It's not that I have a problem with it, it's just that I think anni and radioheadxxslave are far off base here.
    Mistress_Cheeseon April 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere's such thing as bisexuality. just a statement, no interpretation to this song at all.

    all i want to say is the base in this song KICKS ARSE! 'scuse the language. Chris Wolstenholme and Domonic Howard are underrated. Sure Matthew Bellamy is amazing and a pseudo-god but so are the other two!
    joAKAmegalomaniacon May 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's not gay. And I really, really don't think this is a love song.
    "It's happening soon...its happening soon..."
    If it were about him being gay what would that mean? Unless he was referring to anal sex. But seriously, and it's been explained multiple times what fillip can mean.

    It's about something unexpected happening, whether it's something major (appocalypse, ice age, George W. Bush getting shot in the face) or minor I don't know. I don't feel like really analyzing this song. It sounds too filler to me.
    trumboneon January 22, 2008   Link

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