"Supermassive Black Hole" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
Oh baby, don't you know I suffer?
Oh baby, can you hear me moan?
You caught me under false pretenses
How long before you let me go?

Ooh
You set my soul alight
You set my soul alight

You set my soul alight
Glaciers melting in the dead of night
And the superstars sucked into the super massive

You set my soul alight
Glaciers melting in the dead of night
And the superstars sucked into the super massive

I thought I was a fool for no one
Oh baby, I'm a fool for you
You're the queen of the superficial
And how long before you tell the truth?

You set my soul alight
You set my soul alight

You set my soul alight
Glaciers melting in the dead of night
And the superstars sucked into the super massive

You set my soul alight
Glaciers melting in the dead of night
And the superstars sucked into the super massive

Super massive black hole
Super massive black hole
Super massive black hole

Glaciers melting in the dead of night
And the superstars sucked into the super massive

Glaciers melting in the dead of night
And the superstars sucked into the super massive

You set my soul alight
Glaciers melting in the dead of night
And the superstars sucked into the super massive

You set my soul alight
Glaciers melting in the dead of night


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"Supermassive Black Hole" as written by Matt Bellamy

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  • +4
    General CommentI've liked this song for a while but only feel compelled to post about the meaning now because it totally applies to my life haha.

    The first verse is setting the listener up for the situation. The speaker of the song, I'll just name him as Matt, met a woman under the said "false pretenses." She promised him more than he was going to get and he definitely wants more from her. He can't seem to get over her. Then, he goes onto say "you set my soul alight" which is pretty obvious in meaning.

    A glacier melting in the dead of night/superstar getting sucked into a supermassive black hole are both actions where a victim is undergoing inevitable circumstances. The glacier is melting, reserves are melting, lines are getting blurred, inhibitions drop. The superstar getting sucked into the supermassive black hole represents Matt getting sucked in by this girl. She's the black hole; nothing can escape her, not even light.

    The second verse is calling her superficial, saying he's a fool for her. He knows she's no good for him, but he still gets sucked in by her, hoping that on day the truth will come out and that she'll honestly want him.

    I hope this helped. :)
    EarlySunsetson November 30, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is Supermassive.

    The title refers to an ass. A huge ass. Only kidding.
    Wallamanageon May 24, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is about SEX! "Glaciers melting in the dead of night" = large activity at night time,
    "And the superstar sucked into the supermasssive"= superstar: PENIS - Supermassive: Vagina.

    done!
    smellyfistoffuryon August 23, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTwilight fanatics (no offence :P): just so you know, Muse didn't write this song for Twilight. Although I like the series myself, I agree with some of the points the Muse-fans-who-hate-Twilight have put forth.
    o0conduitxXxforxXxmusic0oon January 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about the music industry... how many artists sell their souls to it and they really love it and can't escape from it even if they want... Music Industry=SupermassiveBlackHole
    And if you see the video and if you have some knowledge about symbologies you'll notice a lot of them there
    and this can make sense because this song is on the BHAR album and they talk about that stuff in this album and also because Muse decided to put this song on a totally commercial movie such as Twilight...
    OarHon June 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationAnyone that thought that this song was a dirty metaphor was absolutely correct. This song is about fxcking a black woman in the ass. No bs.
    neko83on June 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI dont analyise this song closely when I listen to it but to me it's a lust song. It's about wanting somebody really badly. Supermassive black hole uses extreme gravitational pull as a metaphor for extreme attraction. It's a good song to listen to when you're feeling sexy, because you can imagine somebody feeling this way about you. :)
    Stonebolton November 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment To start off, I'd like to say that, well, a song isn't really a song unless it can be interpreted in more than one way, depending on the listener.
    This isn't at all a bad song; it's just less opinionated than most other Muse songs, and it's catchy, somewhat repititive nature has likened it to the shallow pop-music so common on our radios nowadays.
    It refers to a relationship based on appearances ("queen of the superficial"), held by curiosity (as in, he is attracted to the mystery, knowing that there is more than what meets the eye). He discovers more about this person all the time, melting away her pretences ("glaciers melting in the dead of night"), as if she were something of an ice-queen. He believes she holds the upper-hand, because she knows he's not going anywhere as long as he is held by mystery.
    *Note: Most Muse songs seem to be about this selfish, victimized sort of relationship.
    stuckwiththisusernameon December 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst comment :D

    Well... this song is an... interesting new approach for Muse. I HATED it the first time I listened to it, but now I actually think it\'s alright.

    My interpretation is that it\'s about a guy who falls in love with a celebrity, or a \"superstar\", and thinks this person is amazing, then the superstar leaves this person, and the person left alone wishes them to either feel the pain they feel, get physically hurt, or die, as evendenced by the \"Supermassive black hole\" metaphor.

    Of course, I could be totally off. Oh well.
    rather_dirty_nationon May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMuse\'s dark edge is still sharp and shiny!
    Fortunatuson May 08, 2006   Link

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