This song is about the events that occur after Winston is set free from the ministry of love (A sci-fi novel "1984" by Goerge Orwell)....
When these pillars get pulled down,
It will be you who wears a crown,
And I'll owe everything to you

How much pain has cracked your soul?
How much love would make you whole?
You're my guiding lightning strike

I can't find the words to say,
But they're overdue,
I've traveled half the world to say,
I belong to you

Then she attacks me like a Leo,
When my heart is split like Rio,
But, I assure you my debts are real

I can't find the words to say,
When I'm confused,
I've traveled half the world to say,
You are my muse

(Ah! Reponds ma tendresse,
Verse-moi, verse-moi l'ivresse,
Reponds ma tendresse,
Reponds ma tendresse,
Ah! Verse-moi l'ivresse,
Verse-moi, verse-moi l'ivresse,
Reponds ma tendresse,
Reponds ma tendresse,
Ah! Verse-moi l'ivresse,
I belong,
I belong to you alone)

Muse,
I can't find the words to say,
But they're overdue,
I've traveled half the world to say,
I belong to you


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"I Belong to You/Mon Coeur S'Ouvre a Ta Voix" as written by Matthew James Bellamy Matt Bellamy

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  • +6
    General CommentThis is actually my favorite song on The Resistance album. I think it's sexy and the most beautiful song and extremely romantic. I also think I've made the connection between this album and the whole 1984 theme Matt was inspired by. The french "bridge" for lack of a better word is from the Samson et Delila opera made famous by Maria Callas. The french lines are backwards in the lyrics posted above. It should be "Ah, reponds a ma tendresse...Versez moi, versez moi livresse" (forgive any spelling errors) But although he says these lines several times...this is the order of how it's said first as well as in the opera. It means "Respond to my tenderness...pour out to me the drunkeness" The similarity between the Samson and Delila story from the bible as well as the 1984 characters of Winston Smith and his Julia is that the men fell so in love with these women...and although each loved them back...they both ultimately betrayed them for power, glory & fear of authority figures, etc.
    I think the song conveys that complete surrender to the ones they love. They may know that they are doomed by this love or possible betrayal...but it doesn't matter, they are powerless against it.They love completely with their whole being. I suppose it could be also represent how we can be seduced by our government and promises they make...but I prefer to think of it on the romantic level.
    UNsweetTon September 13, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment[Mon Cœur S'ouvre à Ta Voix] (My heart opens itself to your voice)
    Ah! Réponds, (Ah! Respond,)
    Réponds à ma tendresse (Respond to my tenderness)
    Verse-moi, verse-moi l'ivresse! (Pour out to me, pour out to me the euphoria!)
    Réponds à ma tendresse! (Respond to my tenderness!)
    Réponds à ma tendresse! (Respond to my tenderness!)
    Ah! Verse-moi l'ivresse! (Ah! Pour out to me the euphoria!)

    Verse-moi, verse-moi l'ivresse! (Pour out to me, pour out to me the euphoria!)
    Réponds à ma tendresse! (Respond to my tenderness!)
    Réponds à ma tendresse! (Respond to my tenderness!)
    Ah! Verse-moi l'ivresse! (Ah! Pour out to me the euphoria!)

    There is what the French translation for the song is
    blueangel963on October 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's a good track because it's not typical Muse. And it doesn't have those epic highs and lows. It think it gives Matt a chance to show off his vocal ability. Which is a direct reference to his french lyrics. Also it's a good transition between the first half of the album to Exogenesis which, goes without saying, is absolutely brilliant.
    businessiswaron September 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso ...after the french section...he actually sings "I belong to you....alone"
    UNsweetTon September 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMeh, I love Muse, but these are some very elementary forced lyrics.
    X Y Zon September 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is in fact a great track. Yes, its probably their "pop"-iest track in awhile, but its still great music. Elementary lyrics not in the least. You don't drop French in what you consider "elementary" lyrics.

    Just give the record another spin and let Muse raise your hair yet again.
    rymert19on September 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEven though it doesn't sound like everything Muse had done previously, I think it's great!
    It's very different from what we were used to, but it's got something special that makes me love it...
    About the meaning... self explanatory...
    I really like UNsweeT's comments, very interesting!
    and I also think that this song is about Matt's relationship... 'cause it says "I'd travel half the world to say..." and he's got an Italian girlfriend... and the "And she attacks me like a Leo" part, since she's a leo lol
    Arwen18on September 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI have to recall that Matt is saying he belongs to his band MUSE. I believe so because if you listen closely before the french verse he says "You are my Mu-" and after the verse he says "Use" -clarinette solo-. Thats my supporting opinion on how he expresses himself for his band :P
    TheKnewlon September 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Overdue," "Guiding Light-ning," and "Muse" stuck out when sung. Self-references? That may support what TheKnewl says about the meanings, but the rest of the lyrics don't seem to support that interpretations.

    Love the song regardless. The French caught me by complete surprise, hah. It's a good buffer between Unnatural Selection + MK Ultra and Exogenesis. There needed to be something to slow down the epic amounts of energy to set the stage for Part 1.
    mrwonderron September 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song- when I first listened to the album, it really stood out for me.
    It's not a... typical... sort of Muse song. I liked it, I really did, it's in a
    different sort of direction to the stuff they've done before, but then that's what
    they're all about, I suppose. Typical's not in their nature. :)
    chasingstarlight28on December 02, 2009   Link

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