"Glorious" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
Rose tinted view
And satellites that
Compromise the truth

But I wanted more
With the cuts and the bruises
Touch my face
A hopeless embrace

Faith
It drives me away
But it turns me on
Like a stranger's love

It rockets through the universe
It fuels the lies and feeds the curse
And leads me to be
Glorious

I need to believe
But I still want more
With the cuts and the bruises
Don't close the door
On what you adore

And faith
It drives me away
But it turns me on
Like a stranger's love

It rockets through the universe
It fuels the lies and feeds the curse
And leads me to be
Glorious


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"Glorious" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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    General Comment//my interpretation

    This song is negative not positive.

    "Satellites that compromise the truth" refers to how the government and mass media control and filter information to the people.
    Plus people are not totally in touch with all of the bad events going on in the world even when shown due to their "Rose-tinted view".

    People want war without knowing the entire truth or other side of the story and "A hopeless embrace" points out how they fail to take in all info

    "Faith...It fuels the lies, it feeds the curse" - people use their own ignorance and beliefs to oppress other religions, cultures, ethnicities, etc over and over throughout history. A modern example can be the battles in Africa or the Middle East. Others are the witch hunts and holocaust.

    So basically the people fighting feel they are "glorious" but truly they are not deserving of glory.

    It is already known that they question war/government/society and are not religious.
    Synchon October 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf it's okay, I'd like to disect this song:

    Rose-tinted view,
    And satellites that,
    Compromise the truth,
    (It's hard to have a positive outlook on things when the media is always sending bad images)

    But I wanted more
    With the cuts and the bruises
    Touch my face
    A hopeless embrace
    (He wants to get past all the bad images and let love take it's place, even though it is sometime really hard and you might feel hopeless.)

    Faith
    It drives me away
    But it turns me on
    Like a stranger's love
    (When people have confidence in themselves it can be an egotistical confidence or it can be a real turn on.)

    It rockets through the universe
    It fuels the lies and feeds the curse
    Believes we could be glorious
    (Faith and confidence are everywhere and we need to embrace them to succeed.)

    I need to believe
    But I still want more
    With the cuts and the bruises
    Don't close the door
    On what you adore
    (Always go after what you want no matter the cost and always believe in yourself and the cause you believe in.)
    Invincible500on July 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo one has commented on this song yet? Haven't figured out what the hell the song is about yet, but for a bonus track, it is friggin awesome. Reminds me a lot of Hysteria.
    MrJRKon July 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome song.
    CrashBangOuchon July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song. I think it's all about believing, not necessarily in god or anything, just like believing in a cause or believing in someone or yourself. About how someone wants to believe, no matter what state they're in.
    Toxic_fudgeon July 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin interviews leading up to the release of the new album, matt said that a lot of the songs would be about things like hope. I think this song is about hope. to me, it seems like whoever this is is involved in somekind of war or trouble ro adversity (rose tinted view) and has no hope for himself (touch my face a hopless embrace). he eventually finds faith and this reminds him not to let go of what he wants (dont close the door on what you adore). faith eventually leads him to be glorious.
    dschaefmuseon July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome.
    howz_gon August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an AWESOME song. The best one on the album after Invincible. I especially love the very beginning and ending, with the really quick - whatever they are, guitar? - fading in and out.

    Probably the happiest song they've ever done, too.
    freebooter16on October 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song can be interpreted either negatively or positively.

    i actually think it's both. this is probably because the song title itself represents glory- meaning something you feel positive about due to a negative obstacle you went through. either way- it's an amazing song.
    nicexdreamon December 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible. Why does it have to be so difficult to find?
    wheresthemusicon January 06, 2007   Link

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