Agitated (song)

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Muse song
Name Agitated
Album/single
Length 2:23, 3:15 (demo)
Alternative titles -
First live performance Unknown
Latest live performance 2nd July 2016
Recorded 1996 ( Newton Abbot demo), 1999
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Paul Reeve, Muse

Description

Possibly about a bad relationship. An early Muse song originally recorded on the Newton Abbot demo. The song contains a section in the unusual time signature of 5/4.

Additional information

The released recording of the song was mastered at the Abbey Road studios in London.[1]

Bears a striking resemblance to Mission of Burma's 'Laugh the World Away', from the Album 'Vs.' (released 1982).

At 2:00 someone, possibly Matthew Bellamy, says something like "Emo" or "Hello".

The outro of the song (1:53 to 2:17) is written and played in 5/4 timing.

Live

A live favourite in the Showbiz tours, the song was heavily played in 1999 and 2000. The earliest live performance of this song that is known is in 1997. Agitated was played briefly at the beginning of the 2001 tour before Origin of Symmetry was released and only re-appeared in October 2001. The 2001 performances occasionally replaced the outro riff with different riffs. It is notably the only Showbiz B-side to make an appearance in the 2001 tour. After a few appearances in October and very early November it was dropped yet again, only to re-appear for the last three gigs of the year. After this, only riffs were played live. The outro riff of Agitated is sometimes played live after " Stockholm Syndrome".

After 12 years absent from setlists, the song made a comeback in 2013, beginning when it was played in Helsinki on the final show of the stadium tour. It continued to be played at subsequent shows in Asia and North America, usually following Stockholm Syndrome. It returned in the Drones Tour to make rare appearances on setlists.

Lyrics

You make me agitated

With all the things you´ve hated But you´re uncomplicated So why should it affect you That my loving was so untrue?

You do it to me sweetly To my yeah yeah You do it to me lovely To my yeah yeah

You try to make me crazy You make me agitated But we´re not suffocated And why should it affect you That my loving was so untrue?

You do it to me sweetly To my yeah yeah You do it to my lovely To my yeah yeah

Demo version

You make me agitated

With all the things you´ve hated But you´re uncomplicated So why should it affect you That my loving was so untrue?

You do it inside me sweetly To my yeah yeah You do it to me lovely To my yeah yeah

You do it to me lovely You know I can I said it But you're uncomplicated So why should it affect you That my loving was so untrue?

You do it inside me sweetly To my yeah yeah You do it to me lovely To my yeah yeah

You do it to me sweetly You know that I could never love you You never knew me But I can tell that you can do it You do it to me sweetly I never let you down Do it to me my lovely Oh you can it

References

  1. Uno AU CD notes

See also


Go back to Hullabaloo Soundtrack

Click here to listen to it on YouTube: Agitated