"Mauseum" as written by Ian Lewis Kenny, Mark Daniel Hosking, Andrew Francis Goddard and Jonathan Peter Stockman....
Run within us, run with spite
Set your eyes upon it
With you aggrieved, I see through your eyes, I need..
I will not be the fallen

From this moses basket
I should have felt something
I should have done something, after I fall, will you be there?

Run within us, run with sight
Set your eyes upon it
So breathe in silently, fade all colour from my skin
To reflect from within

From this moses basket
I should have felt something
I should have done something, after I fall, will you be there?

Shall I free it
Shall I be it?
(Sometimes I miss you
I feel it
Reflect from within)

So come down, breathe in, die slow
I should have felt something.. in my own mind.
I should have felt something
so come down, see them die slow.

In the end it will surely break you
Show me power and I'll show you being
In the end it all amounts to nothing
Helpless it's coming on.


Lyrics submitted by xxkittenxx

"Mauseum" as written by Ian Kenny Andrew Goddard

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    General Commentthis song is the fucking bomb
    that_ben_kidon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove this song! not exactly sure what its about though...
    divicool72on June 07, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationAlright, this just happens to be my favorite Karnivool song. It sounds to me, like he may be talking about a falling out with a father and son, with this song through the father's eyes.

    But, now on to the interpritation of some lyrics.

    Fist the Chorus:

    "From this Moses basket,

    I should have felt something,

    I should done something,

    After I fall will you be there?"

    Alright, the first line, "from this Moses basket" sound like he's saying something along the lines of from birth. "I should have felt something"...this one is a little tricky, but maybe is saying he should have known that this falling out between him and his son was going to happen, and that goes for the next line as well.

    "After I fall will you be there?" This one, is near self explanatory, but i'll explain it anyway. He's saying after I die or get seriously messed up in a tragic accident, he's asking his son to be there so he can forgive him...

    That's all i got

    -Bennett

    DroneDuskon January 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI sorta agree with DroneDusk, both comments by the way.

    I think what he is trying to say was simply this: This song is about a father trying to reform the relationship with his son after a falling out with said son.
    EighthPlaneton February 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti dont know if it has to be that literal, the moses basket could be a beginning or the start of anything not just birth, it seems to me that that the parties involved have some sort of emotional attachment that may be more one sided than equal, this could be a final confrontation a do or die type situation, the person taking advantage may realize that theyd been wrong to be so superficial or selfish "from this moses basket i shouldve felt something" i see it as " from the start, i shouldve tried" they regret not giving what they had to build whatever the relationship may be, fade all color from my skin to reflect from within could be a final plea from the deceived to start right now and try to work it out, i see this song as a general reconciliation between two people, no matter how far gone, theres always a chance to redeem but at a point one of them may be done with trying "shall i free it, shall i be it come down see them die slow"
    sol1f3l1k3on January 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWell the Moses basket line is a reference to the story of Moses' parents having to abandon him (the pharaoh ordered any male Israelite children to be killed, so they abandoned him in a basket in the river, rather than have him be killed).
    phayzedjaymzon April 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song........awesome one
    Sherlyn1on April 12, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation is.. a little different.
    To me it sounds like something bad has happened to someone he cares about (They were aggrieved) and
    it's sent him a bit crazy. The whole song sounds like he is fighting part of himself that wants to give
    up and go away, die slowly. "Shall he free it?" etc.

    "Some times I miss you, I feel it". Makes me think he remembers, and wants to give up again.

    "In the end it will surely break you", in the end he will lose the fight.
    However "Show me power and I'll show you being" possibly he's talking to himself, saying
    if he is strong he'll still be a person, or maybe the person he cares about hasn't died...
    just submitted to something (Drug abuse, etc) and if they show power he won't give up.

    I don't know, something a long those lines.
    corza334on May 10, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI was curious about the play on words in the title so I looked up the prefix- Maus. It's a graphic novel. If you read the synopsis in Wikipedia, These lyrics make so much sense.
    auroraroton April 01, 2014   Link

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