"Undisclosed Desires" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
I know you've suffered
But I don't want you to hide
It's cold and loveless
I won't let you be denied

Soothing
I'll make you feel pure
Trust me
You can be sure

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognize your beauty is not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

You trick your lovers
That you're wicked and divine
You may be a sinner
But your innocence is mine

Please me
Show me how it's done
Tease me
You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognize your beauty is not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart

Please me
Show me how it's done
Trust me
You are the one

I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognize your beauty is not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart


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"Undisclosed Desires" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +8
    General CommentA truly wonderful song, but it is NOT about a woman or sex - which is much too shallow for M. Bellamy.

    It's about the masks we all wear (male - violence, female - beautiful) as opposed to those deeper secret (undisclosed) desires within (anyone's) heart - the true desires to be genuine, as buried under the more obvious and deceptive kind that really should not be there, such as demanding "demons from (our) past".

    The males among us wear the (false) mask of physical threat (violence), and the females; the need to be outwardly "beautiful" - both in order to "trick lovers" that we are sexy - at once, both 'wicked and divine", when only "the innocence is (real) mine" - but undisclosed.

    Indeed we are all being encouraged to look deeper, for that inner beauty, which is "not just a mask".

    "I know you've suffered" is according the environment today in which we live - "It's cold and loveless" which causes us all to "suffer", resulting in "want to hide" from the world's harshness. So we develop an inner "violence" we imagine will protect us, but really needs to be "soothed" and "reconciled" - before we can think about developing the GENUINE 'me' within.
    Museoydon January 20, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI agree with many of the comments above, but here is my take: He is captivated with a woman who has built a wall because of past hurt. She hides behind this wall (and perhaps unnatural actions, i.e., sarcasm, giving the impression that she is a sinner) in an effort to avoid being hurt again. He relates to her on a emotional level and wants to help her find happiness and comfort in love again. There is an emotional connection in this song that really touches me, it's a fantastic track.
    dcrizzoon September 17, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is 1984 all over, pretty much like the rest of the album.
    If you read it, it becomes really obvious that the woman in the song is Julia.
    Lanzmannon June 11, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song is about winston smith's feelings for julia in 1984. if you read the book (or at least listen to it on youtube) you'll realize the girl in the song is julia
    butterflyprincess37on August 17, 2011   Link
  • +2
    MemoryI relate to this song more than anything. I relate mostly to the girl he is singing about.

    I have sinned and done wrong in the past, and because of this, have had to hide in a cold and loveless life. I have tricked lovers to believe I am a goddess (wicked and divine) and in doing so, lost my innocence in a sinful way.

    I long for someone to come my way and soothe my pain and make me feel pure again.
    CrimsonCharmedCheeks27on September 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is VERY different from typical Muse. But I love it. The way I interpret it, is loving someone and wishing to be with them despite their past, imperfections, and hardships. It's about accepting someone who they are and making everything better for them. It's beautiful.
    GottaSecreton September 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me this song is about many things but mainly to me it encapsulates perfectly how unconditional love is and no matter what this person does or has done nothing can stop you from loving them and you can see through their barriers and want to keep giving to them to make them better despite the walls they put up and you cant stop even if it hurts you
    lounesson April 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that this song is directed towards a girl whom has been hurt deeply in the past and therefore closes herself off from love and this in turn makes her bitter. She still teases men from a sexual stance, but won't let anyone become close to her let alone love her. She creates this façade of being a cold-hearted beauty when all she wants is someone who will appreciate her.
    foreverinmusicon April 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI feel like the guy in this song, the similarities between the lyrics and what I'm going through are quite breathtaking. Especially "I want to exorcise the demons from your past/I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart" and "I know you've suffered/But I don't want you to hide"
    I have a penchant for picking up boys with lots of emotional baggage. I want to help them, but I have a feeling whoever wrote this song was with (or wanted to be with) a girl who didn't want or accept that she needed his help. Being held at arm's length is the worst thing anyone can do to someone who cares. I mean, we care enough to love you beyond what has happened, what you look like, how you act and we get thrown to the curb. Love is blind, but sometimes when you're blind, you run into knee-height tables and walls...
    WhatKatieDidNotDoon January 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my girlfriend so much <3
    I always play it when we're together (good thing we have the same taste in music X'D)

    "I know you've suffered
    But I don't want you to hide"
    She's had quite alot of awful shit happen to her, alot of her close family members died recently (her farther, uncle and grndfarther being the ones she was closest too) not to mention she was constantly bullied and a social outcast until last year :c. i really want her not to hide anymore, sometimes she distances herself from people from fear of rejection, i hate watching her that upset.


    "I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
    I want to recognize your beauty is not just a mask"
    When she was in depression she was quite violent and got into quite a few fights, i want to help her get over that and reconize that she is no longer like that.
    BokuMonoon November 02, 2012   Link

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