War is overdue
The time has come for you
To shoot your leaders down
Join forces underground

Lose control
In increasing pace
Wantonly waste
Intention erased
Whatever they say
These people are torn
Wild and bereft
Assassin is born, yeah
Whoa, yeah

(Aim, shoot, kill your leaders)
(Aim, kill them all)

Oppose and disagree
Destroy demonocracy

Lose control
In increasing pace
Wantonly waste
Intention erased
Whatever they say
These people are torn
Wild and bereft
Assassin is born, yeah

(Go)


Lyrics submitted by Mel*, edited by dylan10031

Assassin Lyrics as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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    I was just about to post on this song, and it came up on my iPod, in shuffle mode! Creepy...

    This song states that the world is in need of a revolution, and that we need to start it soon, since the world is in bad condition. Our leaders are acting like demons ("destroy demonocracy") and they need to be destroyed.

    My_Iron_Lungon July 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    It's spelt "assassin".

    This song is definitely outstanding - hits you like a sledgehammer, right between the eyes. The drumming and guitar is totally searing and precise; it rivals any of the hardest-rocking parts of previous albums for intensity.

    The lyrics are very aggressive - you could definitely interpret them as advocating violent revolution to replace the broken facade of democracy with something new.

    caitsith01on June 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Demonocracy. Brilliant!

    Mozgon June 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Seems like Dom actually started to practice. I like the drumming on this song, why can't he play this way more often?

    coco7weweon June 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This past two days I listened to this frequently, I love it since the first notes, and specially since the elections for my country happened, I was in the -mood- for destroying demonocracy. I almost can swear the first word -war- is sung at two levels at the same time, the one you clearly hear, and one incredibly higher, but AT THE SAME TIME, how could that be? I'm not talking layers of voice but actually Mat giving two notes at the same time! Anyway I strongly recommend this song

    dag_102on July 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    great song! :) its obviously about the need for revolution. in an interview with Kerrang they said something about the theme of black holes and revelations being about 'the small guy' having a go the polititians, comparing him to a terrorist. think this is most clear in this song

    ~MM~on July 29, 2006   Link
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    Im surprised they havent outlawed this song yet....Its telling the general public its time for a change its time for a revolution an apocalypse even....(I think this cd is a sequel to Absolution...only more angry and intense and blatantly obvious.

    I love muse with all my little heart...

    tifftiff987on December 18, 2006   Link
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    Haha Street_Spirit, I think the newest album is the most politically controverisal, whilst 'Origin or Symmetry' and 'Absolution' both have a very good shot at the end of the world, atheism, that kind of thing. Take your pick.

    This song? Well it means two things to me: 1) MOSH PEOPLE, MOSH. 2) People, shoot your fucking leaders, please.

    xD

    HideYourDisguiseon April 11, 2007   Link
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    Something I've noticed that seems very creative is the sound they make at one point in the song; let me try to describe where it is.

    After the first "Assassin is born," Matt goes into a "Woaahhhhh" part, and then they build up the tension until finally you hear a "CHING!!" sound, almost like two blades colliding. Now, this is just my personal interpretation, but to me that symbolizes the eventual climax in the conflict between both parties: the assassin striking, or the beginning of violence. Almost as cool is the fact that they had a few smaller, similar sound effects in the background after that one climactic strike, perhaps symbolizing the call to action working and others taking part in the revolution. I then believe the rest of the song has to do with what the revolutionary(s) are thinking as they continue their fight; the ideas drilled into their mind so that they only focus on those thoughts.

    Unfortunately, my Windows Media Player counts down the time in the song instead of counting up, so the only thing I can tell you as far as an exact time is that it happened when it said there was 1:24 left. I hope the description helps, though. ^_^

    Snake1235on January 06, 2009   Link
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    The lyrics are wrong...

    It should be...

    Lose control Increasing pace Warped and bewitched Time to erase Whatever they say These people are torn Wild and bereft Assassin is born

    Aim, shoot, kill your leaders

    miesterjohnnyon August 18, 2009   Link

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