"Micro Cuts" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
Hands are red with your blame
Megaphone screaming my name
Whimpers someone I should've loved
Souls weeping above

I've seen what you're doing
Destroying puppet strings
To my soul

Micro waves me insane
A Blaine cuts in your brain
Sounds like forks on a plate
Blackboard scratched with hate

I've seen what you're doing
Destroying puppet strings
To my soul


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"Micro Cuts" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +4
    General CommentI hate people who say its just him screaming and not actually singing....Its part of the song, and the emphasis of anger and hate and fear
    tuftyon July 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere's something very operatic about this song. it's very meladramatic, and i love it!
    xpankfrisston April 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat the hell does blaine mean? I\'ve looked it up in a thousand books, but it does not excist, the word does not exist! help me!
    myyson April 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me its about being driven to insanity by someone/something, which is fitting to the tortured way he sings it. in a literal interpretation verse 1; hes been driven to murder, blood on his hands, people calling out for the missing person, the person wimpering and the souls above crying as he/she/it dies. verse2 describes his tortured insane mind, and the chorus is blaming whatever person/thing has destroyed his sanity and lead him to this.
    _hungryon October 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really liked this song before I heard it live. Once I went to their concert and heard it, I fell in love. The whole stadium was just in awed, and believe it or not moshing to it!!!
    wolfchildeon May 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about hating god, Muse are some pretty hardcore atheists, lot of their lyrics make more sense in that context

    (no one cares if u think its an awesome song or what your favorite part is that shit is annoying as hell to read!)
    wca3gon June 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove the lyrics. I wish the vocals were more understandable though. I like the music, but the vocals just sort of kill it for me... I like to be able to understand lyrics... maybe it's just me... Anyways, I think this song is about wanting to love someone because they've done so much for you.. but you just don't.

    "Hands are red with your blame
    megaphone screaming my name
    whimpers someone i should've loved" and
    "I've seen what you're doing to me
    destroying puppet strings
    to our souls"
    makes me think that the most.

    "Blackboard scratched with hate"
    makes me think more of hating that you don't love them.. you just want them to go away. All they do is add an annoying reminder of how you don't love them how they love you anymore.
    andthetruthcomesouton June 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me the song is about how modern society is making people souless. If you imagine that a soul is the devine part of us, it's where our love and personally live. The 'Micro Cuts' are the tiny slices things like television and the media make to the link between ourselves and our souls. The 'red hands' are from the doctor making the slices in your brain that disconnects you from your soul - kind of like the experiments in Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' books. Everyone's souls are 'weeping from above' as they have been cut away from us. The 'whimpering love' is because now he has no soul he can't love anyone anymore and it makes the person he should have falling in love with cry because he is dead inside. The 'micro cuts' are barely noticable, just a slight irritation like a fork squeaking on a plate, but over time they result in disconnection from your higher self and becoming a media zombie.

    So carry on listening to good music and switch off the television!!

    TV is the opiate of the masses and this song is basically Matt screaming out against it and how angry it makes him.

    Love it!
    TwistedTree81TwistedTree1on February 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthink it's about fame... I think they very often alude to fame in their songs, but i might be wrong
    skunkeron May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song, but I prefer when Bellamy sings "normal" (not a lot of screams!)
    hypuercondriacoon May 26, 2002   Link

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