They'll laugh as they watch us fall
The lucky don't care at all
No chance for fate
It's unnatural selection
I want the truth

I'm hungry for some unrest
I wanna push it beyond a peaceful protest
I wanna speak in a language that they'll understand

Dedication to a new age
Is this the end of destruction and rampage?
Another chance to erase and then repeat it again

Counter balance this commotion
We're not droplets in the ocean
Ocean

They'll laugh as they watch us fall
The lucky don't care at all
No chance for fate (hey, hey, hey)
It's unnatural selection
I want the truth

No religion or mind virus
Is there a hope that the facts would ever find us?
Just make sure that you are looking out for number one

And I'm hungry for some unrest
Well, let's push it beyond a peaceful protest
I wanna speak in a language that you will understand

Counter balance this commotion
We're not droplets in the ocean
Ocean

They'll laugh as they watch us crawl
The lucky don't share at all
No hope for fate (hey, hey, hey)
It's a random chance selection
I want the truth

Try to ride out the storm
Whilst they'll make you believe
They are the special ones
(We have not been chosen)

We trust
This is enough
You won't be the first
And you know that you won't be the last

Counter balance this commotion
We're not droplets in the ocean
Ocean, ocean, ocean

They'll laugh as they watch us fall
And the lucky, they don't care at all
No chance for fate (hey, hey, hey)
It's unnatural selection
I want the truth, I want the truth
And I want the truth, I want the truth


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"Unnatural Selection" as written by Matt Bellamy

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    My Interpretation
    6 min ago

    Rated -1
    I see the meaning of the song differently. I think it's about Western society (not just America, because the band's British), capitalism, and the direction are cultures seem to be going.

    The "they" that laugh as we fall are big businesses - and perhaps by an extension, governments. People who are lucky can also be the big businesses and people of wealth in general. We're falling because of troubled economic times. We don't have a chance at "fate" because the common person can't change the economic situation, while big businesses can get bail-outs (which goes against natural selection.)

    Bellamy wants the truth - which is for the big businesses and governments to admit their corruption. He wants the common person to not be treated like nothing - but as something great and powerful that needs to be listened to (hence the reference to the ocean.)

    His atheism shows through a little; he doesn't want religion or propaganda to make people believe that this is their fate - being subordinate to businesses and governments. He wants people to realize that they have power and influence in their societies and they need to do something to make their conditions better.

    Or maybe I sound like I'm suggesting Muse wants a Proletariat uprising - I don't know.

    (Yeah, I posted this twice..)
    Renc46on March 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentResistance is really "1984" soundtrack apart from exogenesis and i belong to you. All are attached to 1984
    pilispringon September 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI hate it when people say its about US politics... Their British they don't give a crap!!
    Shady66on September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentReal lyrics:

    "They'll laugh as they watch us fall
    The lucky don't care at all
    No hope for fate
    It's unnatural selection
    I want the truth

    I'm hungry for some unrest
    I want to push this beyond the peaceful protest
    I wanna speak in a language that they'll understand

    Dedication, to a new age
    Is this the end of destruction and rampage?
    Another chance to erase then repeat it again

    Counter balance this commotion
    We're not droplets in the ocean

    They'll laugh as they watch us fall
    The lucky don't care at all
    No (hey) chance (hey) for fate (hey)
    It's unnatural selection
    I want the truth

    No religion or mind virus
    Is there a hope that the facts would ever find us?
    Just make sure that you are looking out for number one
    I'm hungry for some unrest
    Let's push this beyond the peaceful protest
    I wanna speak in a language that you will understand

    Counter balance this commotion
    We're not droplets in the ocean

    They'll laugh as they watch us crawl
    The lucky don't share at all
    No (hey) hope (hey) for fate (hey)
    It's a random chance selection
    I want the truth

    Try to ride out the storm
    Whilst they'll make you believe
    That they are the special ones
    (We have not been chosen)

    Injustice is the norm
    You are not the first
    And you know you won't be the last

    Counter balance this commotion
    We're not droplets in the ocean

    They'll laugh as they watch us fall
    And the lucky don't care at all
    No (hey) chance (hey) for fate (hey)
    It's unnatural selection
    I want the truth, I want the truth
    I want the truth, I want the truth"

    I have the CD. These are the real lyrics.
    Dierdraon December 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI haven't had much time to go through all the comments, but i must say, i've read a few good interpretations... I think the comment added JoeEllis1026 is quite similar to my line of thought... So i'm just going to add a few details that i think are relevant...
    I'm going to make reference to the two most frequently uttered statements

    Firstly... The term "natural selection" itself refers to the process by which life came into existence.... A random process, which is the backbone of the theory of evolution.... So naming the song "Unnatural Selection" is in defiance therefore of Darwinism, or the theory of evolution itself.... Hence the phrase "It's unnatural selection, i want the truth"

    What he's trying to say is that the evidence and the facts of life point towards a greater meaning in terms of the source of life, at least one greater than the current theory of evolution.

    The second most prominent phrase in this song is "we're not droplets in the ocean"

    Of course, this can have broad meaning, but without looking too hard, we can see that it quite closely links to the whole evolution theme as well... According to the theory of evolution, all life originated from the ocean, and life started out as simple single celled organisms, hence the term "droplets"... So When he says "we're not droplets in the ocean", he's basicaly emphasizing the same point made in the title phrase itself... Evolution is untrue, and intellectually unsatisfying...

    Further thoughts on what i've mentioned would be welcomed... :)
    StJimmy27on October 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song
    hjuulianon September 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentepic...
    seems like another political song
    buddy23on September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it means how he wants things to change, and for people who are "resting" to "unrest" and push change, even if they have to be aggressive and violent.
    grungetasticon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me...im drunk though

    political song; the american dream is broken, the system has failed.

    'They'll laugh as they watch us fall
    The lucky don't care at all'
    - They - the lucky, rich americans - is watching the poor fall, the injustice take over.
    'No chance for fate, it's unnatural selection'
    - referes to the "broken" american dream, the broken system. The system fails the lacking. The ones who are worst off does not have the chance to reach their full potential.
    'I want the truth'
    - Matt wants his geoism

    'I'm hungry for some unrest
    I wanna push it beyond the peaceful protest
    I wanna speak in a language
    that they will understand'
    - Its time for some 'real' resistance that can actually change this injustice - even if force is necessery. They wont and cant understand anything else.

    and so on...






    Merrildon September 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgreat song.
    autophobeon September 16, 2009   Link

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