"Map of Your Head" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
I'm sick of feeling my soul
To people who'll never know
Just how purposeless and empty they've grown
Because their language confuses
Like computers refuse to understand
How I'm feeling today

I'm freezing and losing my way
I don't need another map of your head
I'm freezing and losing my way
I don't need another map of your head

I saw a liquid control that gives life to us all
I hit my head on it and woke up to know
That I was all alone
Wearing just socks and a phone
Someone screaming like their world might explode

I'm freezing and losing my way
I don't need another map of your head
I'm freezing and losing my way
I don't want another map of your head

Freezing and losing my way
I don't want another map of your head
I'm freezing and losing my way
I don't need another map of your head

Yeah


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"Map of Your Head" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +2
    General CommentI personally think this is a kind of social commentary.

    "I'm sick of feeling my soul
    some people who'll never know
    just how purposely and empty they grow
    because their language confuses
    like computers refuse to understand
    how i'm feeling today"

    This is talking about people who are superficial and ignorant and refuse to look at the fact that their speech has made them useless and purposeless. Their language confuses because Matt is looking for something deeper and they just ramble on about pointless things.

    "i'm freezing and loosing my way
    i don't need another map of your head
    i'm freezing and losing my way
    i don't need another map of your head"

    He's cold and alone and feels lost, and their language is not guiding him anywhere in the right direction. He says he doesn't need "another map of your head", meaning he doesn't need their messed up thoughts about his situation, kind of how people you don't care about always try to give you advice on situations.

    "i saw a liquid controlled
    that gives life to a soul
    i hit my head on it
    and woke up to know
    that i was all alone
    wearing just socks and a phone
    someone's screaming
    like their world might explode"

    The chaos in the world is really displayed here. I don't think it's talking about alcohol, I think he's more commenting on the drug abuse that runs rampant in today's society. So he wakes up confused and dazed amidst the chaos of "someone screaming".
    twistedlogic149on December 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song rocks, i've got no idea what it means - but it's up there with muscle museum and showbiz :D long live muse!
    saruman_23on July 31, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti read the lyrics and it just clicked all at once in my head:

    "some people who'll never know
    just how purposely and empty they grow"

    he's saying how people will know what their doing wrong or what their causing to have their pain grow but do nothing to stop it .

    "and woke up to know
    that i was all alone
    wearing just socks and a phone"

    This one set off a meaning that im not sure of but this is what i got , the words " just socks and a phone" the phone meaning he's alone and trapped in a materialistic world and he wants to get out .

    "i'm freezing and loosing my way
    i don't need another map of your head"

    He's Saying he doesnt need anyone elses opinion or look on what he's going through .
    [s]aint.on July 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOhkay, so when i first listened to this song i had absolutely no clue what it meant. but after a while i sort of came up with 3 conclusions. 1) Since it's Matt Bellamy we're talking about here the lines "because their language confuses like computers refuse to understand how i'm feeling today" really stuck out to me. I think it's about another theory how computers are dominating our minds and we can barely understand our own thoughts (in this case our languages) and the protagonist in the song doesn't want someone else [a computer]doing the thinking for him. That's one reason why it's called map of you head; because the computers are filing all of their thoughts into the most simplistic forms so that anyone can understand them... anyone not human.
    2) as many people say it could be about a hangover, "the liquid control" and "someone screaming like their world might explode" probably means drinking some hard stuff one night, waking up to a phone call (wearing just socks and a phone] and someone is talking to you but it only comes out in screams for you are drunk.
    3) my last interpretation is it's about sort of a one-night-stand relationship that's very complicated and sort of wrong. the chorus could be about how the protagonist just wants to have the "love" part of the relationship and doesn't care what the persons personality is like [i don't need another map of your head] it also ties into my first meaning about how computers don't understand, he could be referring to himself as a computer who just wants a person to be theirs.
    dollface0itmon November 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, have no idea wot Matts on about but thats nothing new, but i just love this song!
    soberandinacaveon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYet another Kickass song (and for a B-Side too!!!) this is my 7th favourite Muse song after Plug-In, Bliss, Unintended, New Born, Cave and Sunburn. THAT'S RIGHT - I like it way more than Muscle Museum!!!
    2Xcellon July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. but i cant understand it at all. does anyone know wot matt's on about?
    one of my fave muse songs, on a par with a lot of stuff they've done.
    foffofon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's got simple music, yet the words are so complicated. To me, it's about being in a relationship where the guy really likes the girl,but she's not all that keen on him. He's wondering what's going on. Still, that's just what i think. it's the imagery that matters, and this time it's very musey. Notice that you don't really mind not knowing exactly what it's about? it's because you can picture what is happening.
    jimmytheexploderon August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally great song, in fact the rythm its kind of funny, very happy, but i like another b-sides more: futurism, the gallery, conscience, i like ém more! =)
    hypuercondriacoon August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, just use your imagination.
    It`s about having a hangover and being wakened by your mobile-phone (the "liquid control" is the LCD-display and the whole thing "gives live to a soul", for the phone is the means of communication, by which the "soul" expresses itself and thus becomes `real`).
    have you never had a hangover or what? ;)
    Of course he`s in a very bad mood and all people will or are going on his nerves - well, you probably know what i mean. Therefore he doesnt want to speak to anybody, especially not to the person on his phone, who quite obviously isn`t very sensitive regarding his condition and won`t stop telling things he really doesn`t want to hear in that situation.
    I mean, hes naked despite "socks and a phone" - quite a good explanation why he`s "freezing" - and he`s "losing his way", which leads to the conclusion, that it must be a REALLY bad hangover that makes him lose his way in his own place (or is it a hotel?).
    And you have probably noticed, that you become very sensitive towards noise when having a hangover?
    That`s exactly what makes the person in the song feeling, that the someone on the phone is "screaming like their world might explode".

    Pretty easy and obvious, don`t you think? And according to what one gets to hear about Matt this song probably is autobiographical.
    cornflakeon August 27, 2002   Link

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