"Rapture Rapes the Muses" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
You hit me so hard like a Wong Kar Wai beginning
I'm exploding in smiles my equilibrium is spinning

Rapture rapes the muses
But you don't notice that it's kissing you
Rapture rapes the muses
And the void that's left confuses
It's confusing

Rapture rapes the muses
But you don't notice that it's kissing you
Rapture rapes the muses
And the void that's left confuses
It's confusing

You keep me lit like antediluvian Troy
But one always reveres what ones bound to destroy

Gloomy Erebus is an anathema to me
All of them dancing like flames and the sad enmity
I wonder if I understand.
Am I too young to understand?

Rapture rapes the muses
But you don't notice that it's kissing you
Rapture rapes the muses
And the void that's left confuses
It's confusing

Rapture rapes the muses
But you don't notice that it's kissing you
Rapture rapes the muses
And the void that's left confuses
It's confusing

Rapture rapes the muses
But you don't notice that it's kissing you
Rapture rapes the muses
And the void that's left confuses
It's confusing

Rapture rapes the muses
But you don't notice that it's kissing you
Rapture rapes the muses
And the void that's left confuses
It's confusing


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  • +1
    General Commentwith each of montreal song i listen to, my apparent illiteracy is only further proven
    mendeljgon February 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"because of this girl he's in love with."

    .. jesus fucking christ.. how is it that people can come to the most random conclusions in lyrics that hint nothing of the topic. It seems like everyone always looks for romance to be the first meaning in every song, and they stick to that principle until it becomes painfully obvious it is not about romance.

    What part of this would make you think that its about a girl that he has found happiness with? It's about happiness, but why come to the conclusion its about romance? The closest thing that could possibly be related would be "You hit me so hard"; that should not enough to make one think someone is enraptured with a girl. And apparently it would seem that is completely wrong; as someone said before, it just came to KB.

    My exasperation is because I see this kind of analysis for tons of songs. Not every fucking song is about romance, we already have enough of those in the world, stop making up stupid meanings.
    1q2w3e4ron October 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment1q2w3e4r, when I hear this song I don't think of romance. I think of the day when I saw both the bands The Rapture and Muse, and how much fucking better The Rapture was. Man, that day Rapture truly did rape the Muses.
    DrMamboon October 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its pretty obviously about a girl. Literary references aside, "rapture rapes the muses" pretty directly means "happiness destroys creativity/wild inspiration"

    In other words, hes so happy hes dumb, in a sense.
    misanthroptkon January 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"sometimes i wonder if this song isn't just a haughty lash for verbose insanity"
    As do I.
    testemunhaon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlots of nerdy allusions here. Wong Kar Wai is a Chinese film director. Antediluvian means really old, so antediluvian Troy is Troy as it appeared in the Iliad and the Odyssey, a budding superpower city-state. Erebus, the son of Nyx (night) and Chaos (chaos), embodied primordial darkness. in that last stanza, I think he's talking about how Erebus' presence is insulting to how bright he (the narrator) is shining, and of course he's shining (like ancient Troy) because of this girl he's in love with.
    yallon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkevin says, "...other songs are just kind of like wordplay, because I have a lot of fun just letting my mind wander and doing a stream of consciousness style of writing. And so there are songs like "Rapture Rapes the Muses," I don't really know what that means... It just came to me."


    from a glorious noise interview in 2004
    mrs-mojo-risinon April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentregardless, wong kar wai is bad ass
    foo55on December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt the of Montreal concert, they started with this song.
    lepidoptera3on February 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think what yall said is interesting... but maybe it is just nonsense... either way, I still really like the song
    PrEsLeYsBiGsIsTaon April 02, 2007   Link

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