Aping my soul
You stole my overture
Trapped in God’s program
Oh, I can’t escape

Who are we?
Where are we?
When are we?
Why are we?
Who are we?
Where are we?
Why, why, why?

I can’t forgive you
And I can’t forget

Who are we?
Where are we?
When are we?
Why are we in here?


Lyrics submitted by hallowedbe666, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Trumpet15

Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 (Overture) song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentChrist, this song is amazing
    I had absolutely NO idea what he was saying, hahah
    someguySoupboyon September 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe Exogenesis Symphonies are amazing; arguably Muse's best effort to date.
    theresawayouton October 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamazing, simply amazing....
    yosemityon September 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is art, something a lot of artists have failed to accomplish by just adding filler between one or two good songs in their album.
    nightdreameron September 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so.... haunting..

    it's great.
    autophobeon September 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh my goodness. beautiful amazing stuff, this is the most original awesome thing ever ahhhhhhhh
    juderefrainon September 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an unbelievably awesome song. I get goosebumps every time I listen to it.
    Poqueon September 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMuse have definitely out done themselves once again.
    businessiswaron September 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe first part of this suite (which is amazing) is about humans coming to terms with the fact that they are destroying the earth, a "jaded acceptance that civilization will end."
    tinto1123on September 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI know that there is a general consensus about the meaning of this 3 part song but I have another angle that could be looked at. I just got out of a 5 year relationship and I think the lyrics do apply to a loving relationship that has gone sour.

    The first part is talking about the face that he is in so much pain and that his significant other has really taken the life out of him. He is telling us that he is stuck Gods program and that God has a plan for him that he just cannot escape no matter how much he tries.

    The next part where he is asking who are we and where are we is him questioning who they have become as a couple. Things started out so well and he cannot believe things have gotten this bad. He has seen his love transform into something he cannot recognize anymore.

    The next part of the song is incredibly powerful. It gives me goose bumps everytime I listen to it. He cannot forget the past and he cannot forgive his lover for hurting him and transforming their love into something he doesn't have the strength to pursue.

    That's my interpretation. I might be feeling sorry for myself but there might be a connection here. Please comment and tell me your thoughts. I love this song and I love Muse!
    antonblue11on November 02, 2009   Link

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