"Hyper Chondriac Music" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
Golden skies feed my role
This forgotten space race
Under my control
Who's returned from the dead
Who remains

You wanted more than I was worth
You think I was scared, yeah
You needed proof
Who really cares anymore
Who restrains

Well I don't love you
I never did
I don't love you
I never will


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"Hyper Chondriac Music" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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    General Commentbloody hell, my god, this is...wow...far out...funeral song for sure
    ylliton February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot satisfied with anyone's meaning so far. I'll take a shot but there's a few things I'm not sure about, but I think this is far more accurate than any "romantic relationship" interpretation.

    "Your golden lies feed my role"
    Your golden lies, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say "you" is God referring to us as beings in the universe, in a deist sense, that is, a God that set the universe in motion and then let it go without interfering; however, man evolved and made his own conceptions of what God was. "The Golden Rule" I think is what Bellamy refers to when he talks about "Your Golden Lies", "Do unto others as you would do unto yourself, and love God more than anything". In other words, God is telling us that our conception of him is a lie. I think these lyrics reflect the conflict between the idea of a Deist god and a Christian or other more traditional God, and the only lie in the The Golden Rule is the Golden part, that is, the divine part, "love God more than anything". I think Bellamy is trying to show that this love is not reciprocal, especially later on in the song. Onto the next few lines...

    "In this forgotten space race under my control "
    So I interpret this "forgotten space race" as the struggle of life to outgrow its surroundings, and the deist God has forgotten about it, he created it and left it alone, yet it is still "under my control". God is still in control even if he doesn't interfere, which makes no sense, again the Deist god vs the traditional God.

    "Who's returned from the dead?"
    Here God challenges humanity by essentially saying "where are your miracles? You are incapable of returning from the dead". This is the traditional God speaking again, then...

    "Who remains?"
    And this line finishes the parallel to the deist God. At the end of his creation when it's all over, he checks to see who remains, not caring about what happened between creation and the end of everything.

    The next passage I am not so sure about, the parallelism seems to break up so I'll take a different approach.

    "You wanted more than I was worth"
    God seems to be telling us that we want more out of him than what he's worth. Man has for many years believed in a God that loves them or punishes them and interferes with their lives, but this sentence is God telling us that we built the idea of him up in our heads, when really all he did was create the universe, and left it all to chance after that. I see no traditional God parallel here, but maybe that's to symbolize the lack of existence of one, now we are just hearing from the Deist god.

    "You think I was scared yeah"
    "And you needed proof"
    No idea how this fits in. I'll take a stab and say that this expresses the Deist god's acknowledgement of humanity's need for the proof of his existence. I'm not sure whether the "proof" referred to is proof of his existence or proof of his being scared. I'm not sure why God would be scared though, or how this fits in.

    "Who really cares anymore?"
    "Who restrains?"
    I think we're returning to the Deist and traditional God parallels here, this echoes the first passage, except that the order is reversed, the Deist god speaks first, he asks "who really cares anymore?". I think he's telling humanity that they shouldn't care about the nature of his existence (because previously we were looking for "proof"). Then the traditional God chimes in and says "Who restrains?". Keep in mind that at the end of the first verse it was the Deist god saying "Who remains?" I believe "Who restrains?" is the parallel to that. At the end of it all, the traditional God is looking for who has restrained themselves. In other words, he's hand picking who will be in paradise, or perhaps be reborn wealthy, or whatever notion a traditional God might have of reward to people who restrain themselves from wrongdoing.

    "I don't love you and I never did"
    "I don't love you and I never will"

    Pretty straightforward. No more traditional God speaking here, just a Deist god, he doesn't love us. Not because he hates us, but because he doesn't care. The absence of the traditionalist God here leads me to believe that the conclusion, the final say, lasts with the creator of the universe, not the traditional God that we made up.


    I'm fairly confident in this interpretation, though I believe parts are shaky, and I think there is the possibility for an alternate interpretation, but I still think this one holds the most merit so far.
    archanton March 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLyrically similar to the track "Hyper Music" found on "Origin of Symmetry". However, I feel this version, found on Hullabaloo, is much much better.
    fishyon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow slow version! i love it its gorgeous!!!!!!!!
    halo_cutieon February 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHyper Music was the immediate aftermath of the argument, this is when he's calmed down. He could either be reminding himself of just why they broke up, or mocking himself for being so stupid as to finish it.
    lauradonaghyon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful...i love the new arrangement. It's like the whole first cd of Hullabaloo is Matt Bellamy broken in his music...and it's both beautiful and hideous...and i just want to keep listening no matter what i hear. So entertaining... bellamy rocks
    FlowersandBellamyon July 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is almost Matt Bellamy saying sorry for Hyper-Music, and i'm pretty sure he once said that it was a "stupid song". This really links together with what 'fishy' said up the top.

    Slide guitar is brilliant in this...and it has that "Con-science" feel to it, where the song starts off simple with just an acoustic guitar and some atmospheric slide guitar doodling in the background but builds up in power and has a huge clashing climax at the end with a massive solo and some sampling doodling again. Fantastic!!
    suitenoiseon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love muse.I LOVE MUSE!!!This is my fav song of all time...I just...wow is all I can say
    suicidal_elmoon September 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song but New Born is all time fav Muse song!!!!!
    lankmccormackon October 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is not about love, as in between a man or a woman. Not everysong is about relationships...

    I'd say it's about god, given the title...
    Horrorshowon January 07, 2006   Link

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