"Hysteria" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
It's bugging me
Grating me
And twisting me around

Yeah I'm endlessly
Caving in
And turning inside out

'Cause I want it now
I want it now
Give me your heart and your soul
And I'm breaking out
I'm breaking out
Last chance to lose control

Yeah it's holding me
Morphing me
And forcing me to strive

To be endlessly
Caving in
And dreaming I'm alive

'Cause I want it now
I want it now
Give me your heart and your soul
I'm not breaking down
I'm breaking out
Lace chance to lose control

And I want you now
I want you now
I feel my heart implode
And I'm breaking out
Escaping now
Feeling my faith erode

Lyrics submitted by Jahannan, edited by Gamer9870, shariz

"Hysteria" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +8
    General CommentI personally think this song is more about filling internal greed to "indulgence". It's about everything. Perversion.. doing things you know are wrong, but doing it anyway for self fufillment. Not looking at long time effects of what you're doing, as what a lot of youths do.

    "feeling my faith erode", quite simply places the entire song.
    SteppingOnShadowson June 23, 2004   Link
  • +6
    General CommentMaybe we need to consider every subjective opinion here folks. Maybe just maybe this song is about the desires we all have, your faith erodes. Erosion slowly wears away no? So maybe you are already involved, then you start to erode your faith, to whatever. You become dependant on this lust for freedom, for your own self indulgence, to satiate your thirst.
    Perhaps being in love is never enough, because everyone wants everything, now. And your world implodes from the weight of guilt and awareness of the bad outcomes of actively pursuing selfish desire.

    Because being in love, is never honestly enough.
    Maybe that is what the song tries to depict to us?
    SwITchyon October 24, 2004   Link
  • +5
    Song MeaningIN a interview, its aboutbeing over obssesed with a girl/guy, and the obessision jsut leaves you with hysteria/anger/range, hence the tile :)
    JSKon November 16, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentDoes anyone else think this song is sexy?

    Or is it just me....
    muse girlon June 26, 2004   Link
  • +4
    General CommentHysteria....what can i say, unique? well that too but simply one of THE best songs i've ever heard. Tune is great, lyrics are deep and the video....well the video's expressive. When the guy screams out in anger it fit the mood perfectly i felt, it displayed the guy's pain perfectly. To me, the song is about loving someone so much that its always on your mind. No matter where you are or what you're doing, or who you're with, the person's on your mind. Simply the best, one of my fav songs.
    sixfloorfallon April 26, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General CommentAm I the only one that sees this song as kind of like... I don't know...
    Someone is trapped within their own mind, trying to escape from it, but it's capturing them?
    And they're trying to love someone, but at the same time, they can't, because they are completely trapped within their own mind?

    I don't know, sorry if this doesn't make sense, lol.
    I've not seen the video, I don't want to ruin the song for me. xD
    MusicalParanoiaon January 12, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe video 2 this song reminds me a lil of American Beauty
    Shazzaon May 07, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe vid is about this guy who calls a hooker to his hotel room...after filming her while they get it on, he later becomes obsessed with her - she freaks out and leaves the room. He follows her wherever she goes, filming her...he then wakes up one morning (the start of the vid) but can't remember what happened previously until he reviews the tapes he made of her. He bursts into a fit of rage when he realises he'll never have her...then the video ends where the story begins (as opposed to the video beginning where the story is about to end).

    I think the song and the vid are about being obsessed with a certain girl, in a creepy kind of way.
    Plugged_in_Babyon June 02, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentStraightforward rock song.
    "I want you"
    Buckoon December 03, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song rocks! i think the vidoe is about some guy wakin up in a trashed hotel room an not knowin what the hell is goin on, then lookin back over his videos, he realises that he must have been stalkin some girl, who he eventually worked up the courage to talk to an got lucky. he got a bit violent so she freaked out an left, makin him even worse, so... poor hotel cleanin lady. whateva, my opinion, might be wrong, might be right, either way that guy is HOT!!!
    nygodaciaon February 13, 2005   Link

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