"Uno" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
This means nothing to me
'Cause you are nothing to me
And it means nothing to me
That you blew this away

'Cause you could've been number one
If you only found the time
And you could've ruled the whole world
If you had the chance

You could've been number one
And you could've ruled the whole world
And we could've had so much fun
But you blew it away

You're still nothing to me
And this is nothing to me
And you don't know what you've done
But I'll give you a clue

You could've been number one
If you only had the chance
And you could've ruled the whole world
If you had the time

You could've been number one
And you could've ruled the whole world
And we could've had so much fun
But you blew it away

You could've been number one
And you could've ruled the whole world
And we could've had so much fun
But you blew it away


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"Uno" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +3
    General Commentone of the most bitter songs ever and I love it. It has some 'James Bond' style breakdown's in it too which is awesome. I agree with the above meanings, it's definately when you want someone so bad and they don't realize it till it's too late and now all that's left to do is be hurt and throw it in their face.
    cobiaticon April 21, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's like... an ego trip. "You didn't pick me, your loss, I don't care" When in reality it hit him hard...
    Street Spiriton June 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit could be as simple as an ex, but the heart it is sung with makes me feel it is someone closer.

    When I first heard it I wondered if the writer had an estranged parent, it is the sort of thing you would scream at a father that left then made no effort to be a part of your life.

    "you mean nothing to me, it means nothing to me, that you threw it away"
    denial of a bitter resentment, not giving the absent parent the benefit of knowing his absence affected the childs life.

    "you could have been number one"
    fathers are often number one in the family order

    "If you had found the time"
    the biggest gripe of any childs life, that their parent never found the time to be there for them.

    "you could have ruled the whole world, if you had the chance"

    because as parents, we do, but an absent parent never gave themselves the chance to be that big a part.

    whatever way you read this song, there is ALOT of resentment for whomever is the 'muse'.
    bagladyon July 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI read somewhere that showbiz, the album, is about Muse trying to get signed. So when I hear this song it makes me think of like a producer or something that wouldn't sign them and once they started getting big, the producers realized they had made a big mistake. And the "If you only found the time" is saying that the producers thought they were too insignificant to dedicate much time to.
    mcrazysoccer2on November 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSince no one has posted about this song yet I thought I'd better take a stab at it. I think its about someone who had a lot of potential but in the end they throw it all away.
    RedArmyon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst of all. i fucking love muse. but this song relates to me so much. it is about when you want someone and they dont want you, and then later they realized they made a mistake and it is too late. they can no longer be number one
    nomoreqwertys1on September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with RedArmy. Love thr guitar in tis song. Amazing on the Hulabaloo dvd too.
    Andaahon March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcobiatic: James Bond is exactly what I thought of when I heard the bass.

    It could be about an ex, and he's saying to her "Look at us now".
    life_as_lucidon February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ Yeah, Muse have a few Bond-theme-style ones - Dark Shines and the chorus of Sunburn come to mind.
    Brilliant anyway.

    He loves her, but she doesn't want to be in a relationship right now and he's really pissed off, trying to make out like it doesn't matter to him when it obviously does.
    It's like Unintended was one side of a relationship that's being put on hold, but this is the girl's part. Or maybe this is the guy and Unintended was the girl.
    lauradonaghyon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It could be about an ex, and he's saying to her "Look at us now"
    Nah I think whoever said it was about someone who didnt know he liked her, or wasn't interested because he wasn't as popular as her or whatever, was right, it can't be about an ex because it says
    "And you don't know what you've done
    But I'll give you a clue"
    It's like he's yelling at her, but she doesn't know what he's going on about, because he was like a nerd kid perhaps who was looking at this popular girl from a distance and made little hints to her perhaps, that hse never acknowledged or picked up or something and now he's been driven mad by it all, kind of like Eminem's Stan only not crap
    wfcoon June 17, 2005   Link

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