"Con-Science" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
I can't pretend
Choose how it ends
You slipped away
Questions here to stay
In feel
In soul
In feel
In soul
I can't pretend
Consumed by an end
Try bend the rules
Ripped out the clues
In feel
In soul
In feel
In soul
I can't pretend
Choose how it ends
You slipped away
Questions here to stay
In soul
In feel
In soul
In feel
In feel
In soul
In feel
In soul
In feel


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"Con-Science" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +2
    General CommentCon = opposite of pro
    So it's basically lamenting the unscientific aspect of relationships, where you're left without any answers and are incapable of rationalising; all you can do is feel the consequences in your soul.
    Latchkey Kidon April 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, matt Bellamy's a devout atheist, and science is generally seen as atheism's answer to religion. So titling a song "con" science seems like an odd change for him.

    Perhaps he's talking about the way science itself has become a belief system; that atheists unquestioningly believe scientists the same way theists unquestioningly believe priests (how many of us really know how the Big Bang or the theory of relativity work?)
    freebooter16on October 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wouldn't admit it but this is a stunningly beautiful song. Bellamy's vocals are absolutely chilling.
    Especially "In fee-eeee-el, In sorrrr-owww-w"

    Incredible.
    Absolute Blisson October 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a feeling it's about someone dying or going away from him, hence:
    "I can't pretend
    choose how it ends
    you slipped away
    questions here to stay"

    Usually you feel what this song portrays after someone dies. It just fits. It would have fit the scene when my best friend died.
    Dierdraon December 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is so simple and yet haunting. It being about the death of someone really comes thru. I was with my mother when she passed away. It was early morning and it was just me and my Dad alone with her. She had been ill a while and we knew the end was near. That feeling of a life slipping away and it's just so very quiet. Just utter silence. There's a moment of shocked stillness when your mind is momentarily grasping the knowledge which really seems portrayed in this song...and then that build up of emotion in the song and Matt's voice...it definitely mirrors the emotions that do swell when someone you care about has died. It's just an overwhelming surge of emotions. I do agree there is double meaning in the title of Con-Science. The word "conscience" which would imply guilt. Which you feel when someone you care about dies...guilt that if you'd have urged them to go to the dr. sooner, take care of themselves more diligently, etc. It's the "I should have done more" feeling which certainly fits these lyrics. And then the "Con+Science" Maybe Con could mean "against" as in "against science". But it could also mean Con as in "Cheat"? As in the word "Con-Artist". If you could cheat the laws of science...maybe you could cheat death?? I don't know....I'm grasping. But that's what came to my mind.
    UNsweetTon November 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is haunting... Seems to be about just the difficulty of life. Simple. Beautiful.
    Elysium18on November 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe science of being Conned... he probably feels cheated from a death of someone close or something
    chrispycon April 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmm... perhaps... no i have no idea!? Very strange song but its good all the same :)
    Splaire89on January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way it builds up to the ending, really progressive. Not somthing that'll get you bouncing around, but not all songs are about that.

    I love this song
    Ryanlovesmuseon March 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentive never heard this song, but I've read about it under the title 'conscience' so, judging by the lyrics, he's got a guilty conscience about doing something, or feeling something.

    probably c o m p l e t e l y wrong, but oh well.
    bemyenemyon February 16, 2006   Link

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