"The Groove" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
So here it is again
Rape and pillage proves
To win the public vote

Someone tell me who will take the prize
And who takes the fall

So confused when you're lost in the groove
So confused when you're lost in the groove

And down time comes again
And her masks are shifting like a chameleon
Someone tell me why she breaks my fall
And then breaks my heart

So confused when you're lost in the groove
So confused when you're lost in the groove

Wow!

So confused when you're lost in the groove
So confused when you're lost in the groove


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"The Groove" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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    General CommentTo me this song represents our society today.

    "So here it is again
    Rape and pillage proves
    To win the public vote
    Someone tell me who will take the prize
    And who takes the fall"

    "Rape and pillage" could refer to politicians campaigning tactics, not literal rape but in a metaphorical sense. The last two lines of this stanza "Someone tell me who will take the prize
    And who takes the fall" refer to how in today's society, everything is a competition where there has to be a winner and loser.

    "So confused when you're lost in the groove"

    The refrain refers to how nothing that we do as a society makes sense. Everything that we do, what is it really for? When you conform to society, you no longer think for yourself and become oblivious to the reasoning behind what you're doing.

    "Delta comes again
    And her masks are shifting like a chameleon
    Someone tell me why she breaks my fall
    And then breaks my heart"

    Short and simple, we're very superficial. We've lost the ability to be real to each other, or when we try to be we end up switching "masks" and turn our opinions. We can't choose something and stick with it.

    Anyways this, like all Muse songs, is a wicked sweet song!

    feihTehToTliaHon December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou know how lots of people think this song is about partying? i guess it makes sense from a successful-international-band but this song is too good to be about partying around. I think it's about some governmental problem that we all have to be winners or losers in our society. And the girl he referrers to in the second verse i think could have been a politician that he might have fallen in love with [it's a stretch, but it's a possibility]and this couple just has so much of nothing in common that it doesn't work out. 'the groove" that so many people think is actually legit music could be a mind-set that the government is inflicting on us, not music.
    dollface0itmon November 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo idea on this one, although 'rape' is possibly the closest thing muse have ever come to swearing...
    Ryanlovesmuseon March 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this is about the justice system in Britain. About the police and courts and how they don't work properly.
    Achterbahnen2on May 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy has hardly anybody commented on this? Christ, it has a riff hendrix would be proud of of and Matt wails over the top about 'The Groove'.

    Truly amazing song from Muse, although maybe not as deep as some of their other songs.
    Psychoteenon December 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMaybe about going to a club, and all the guys are showing up trying to get the girls, "The Groove" is the fake alter-ego they put on when trying to pick up any girl they can. "Most are shifting like a chameleon". Then he meets a girl who he really likes, but the next morning she only wanted a one night stand. "Someone tell me why she breaks my fall and then breaks my heart"
    propercloneon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is going on their new album, right? In that case, I don't think the official lyrics have been released and I think that the line "And how most are shifting like a chameleon" should be "And her masks are shifting like a chameleon," which sounds better and makes more sense to me. "She" is downtown, the same "she" who breaks his fall and his heart.

    I think this song is about the city, the nightlife, and getting lost in the excitement and fast-paced lifestyle of it.

    I like this song. Not my favorite, not profound, but still pretty good.
    Ferahgoon March 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto the first comment, they say "fuck" in the new single A Crying Shame, check it out.
    dschaefmuseon July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was an America-only release, only as a B-side (as far as I'm aware) I enjoy this in the upmost, similar to SMBH in the way you can dance to it
    manumadmiaon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentreally good, should have been in the album
    excellent b-side, perhaps not as extended as an full album track usually is for muse
    agneishdon January 20, 2007   Link

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