"Showbiz" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
Controlling my feelings far too long
Forcing our darkest souls to unfold
And pushing us into self destruction

They make me, make me dream your dreams
They make me, make me scream your screams

Trying to please you far too long
Visions of greed you wallow

They make me, make me dream your dreams
They make me, make me scream your screams

Controlling my feelings far too long
Forcing our darkest souls to unfold

And pushing us into self destruction

They make me, make me dream your dreams
They make me, make me scream your screams


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"Showbiz" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +2
    General CommentYou're all wrong, except summerlr. Matt said in an interview that it's about "hiding behind personalities that we create for other people", hence the title. It's about acting (ie "showbiz") and pretending to be a certain way just to fit in.

    We all wear a social mask in order to fit in with others and sometimes it tends to get the better of us. Some of us constantly feel compelled to be a certain way in order to feel like we belong ("trying to please you for too long"). We repress our true feelings in order to fit in ("controlling my feelings for too long").

    Also, Matt's trying to say that people like to take advantage of you if you're too submissive ("visions of greed you wallow/they make me dream your dreams/they make me scream your screams").

    The world's a stage and very few of us are well-rehearsed for it. ;)
    de7ilzniteon December 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI sounds to me like it's about Matt doesn't always want to do what the greedy producers want him to, how celebreties can become toys to the one publish their records.


    Controlling my feelings far too long (publisher wants Matt to write THIS kind of lyrics and music)

    Forcing our darkest souls to unfold (making him do things he doesnt want to)

    And pushing us into self destruction (he collapses under the pressure)

    They make me, make me dream your dreams (Tthe publisher's dreams)
    They make me, make me scream your screams (the songs the publisher wants him to write)
    )
    Trying to please you far too long (trying to live up to the publisher expectation)
    Visions of greed you wallow (publishers are greedy only want to gain on the music)



    this is just how i think it is
    Guggion July 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy do people always try to say that Muse's songs are about love? 90% of Muse's songs are NOT about love. K? Think a little deeper than that people.

    And good job to those who are actually intelligent enough to look closer than the surface.
    ThePriz3Fight3ron August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, methinks, is that how some thing (fame?) Manipulates you (him) Till it's just to bad....... Owch, brain hurts.
    Golgothaon June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthehehe, that was hard, hey? But you made it.........

    i love this song. I think it's publicity, the people force him (matt) to be as they want him to be, but he can't cope with that, and just "collapses" after a while.
    that's one agstridden song.
    brilliant
    annion July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDark Song! Lovely! Muse Rule!

    "They make me, make me dream your dreams
    They make me, make me scream your screams"

    Almost Nightmarish visions of wots "pushing us into self destruction".


    MyLastDayson September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI looooove this song.. And I dont understand why only 3 people have commended this.. i think what golgotha and anni say is true, it's about being shaped by all kind of people..
    No-use-for-a-nameon May 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about, well, showbiz. Live it's very raw, you can get lost in a song like this.
    Buckoon December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree on what every one has commented about this song, i love this song so much. its truely one of there best
    lilrascal_01_9on March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGenius. Not a favourite, but very dark and its so personal. The music and lyrics meld so well. The instuments are between contol and going..........well...out of control. I love in the middle when it drops back down. Its like trying to gain control again after losing it. Makes it even more sinister.
    its_meeee!on July 12, 2005   Link

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