Ashamed (song)

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Muse song
Name Ashamed
Album/single
Length 3:47, 4:41 (Newton Abbot demo)
Alternative titles -
First live performance Unknown (Demo state)
29th May 2000 (Finished state)
Latest live performance 6th June 2000 (full) 13th June 2015 (riff)
Recorded The Airfield, October 1999,[1] Newton Abbot 1996 (demo)
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer John Leckie[1]


Description

A very loud song with distorted guitars and vocals, an is quite similar to Agitated. The bass is very predominant in the track, with assorted guitar feedback and very intense drums, much like Hyper Music. The 1997 demo version of "Ashamed" is almost a minute longer and contains a slow bridge towards the end of the track, analogous to that of early live plays of "Assassin". This song heavily borrows from the song "Snakecharmer" by Rage Against the Machine. The Outro riff bears ressemblance to the Outro riff from "Freedom" by Rage Against The Machine.

Additional information

It is possibly about a girl whose partner thinks she is uncertain about the relation but is too ashamed to tell him.

The song uncommonly had some airplay on some Australian rock stations.[2]

Live

Rarely played live, mainly during the latter part of "Showbiz" during the Showbiz tour. The outro riff was popularly used as an outro to "Showbiz" during the Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry tours, as can be heard on the Hullabaloo CD and DVD. It has, however, been played in full on a during a few Showbiz-era shows during May and June 2000. It has also been used recently during the Black Holes and Revelations tour as an outro to "New Born".

Lyrics

I know there's something

That you're dying to tell me I hope it's not about it in case you love me

Make sure no one finds out Tell me all about it Don't keep it to yourself Because I can't bear the thought I never needed your cry I know you love me It doesn't matter because I'm in control

I know that you're ashamed So emotional that it kills you Don't you know that you're ashamed? So emotional that it kills you

There's always something that makes you guilty There's still something that you're dying to tell me

Make sure no one finds out Tell me all about it Don't keep it to yourself Because I can't bear the thought I never leave you crying I know you love me It doesn't matter because I'm in control

I know that you're ashamed So emotional that it kills you Don't you know that you're ashamed? So emotional that it kills you

Demo version

I can tell there's something

That you're dying to tell me I know it's not about you And not about my love

Make sure no one finds out Tell me all about it Don't keep it to yourself Because I can't bear the thought Never leave me crying I know you'll find me I don't matter cause I'm in control

I know that you're ashamed So much that it thrills you Don't you know that you're ashamed? So much that it thrills you

I can tell that you ??? It's still not about my contrary loving

Make sure no one finds out Tell me all about it Don't keep it to yourself Because I can't bear the thought Never leave me crying I know you'll find me I don't matter cause I'm in control

I know that you're ashamed So much that it thrills you Don't you know that you're ashamed? So much that it kills you

I kill I kill I kill

Get out of my head Get out of my head Get out of my head Get out of my head

Get out of my head (Don't really know) Get out of my head (Don't really know) Get out of my head (Don't really know) Get out of my head

Quotes

  • "there are 2 new(ish) songs on the sunburn singles... they are very heavy."
    Matt talking about the Sunburn single before its release, 01/05/2000.

References

  1. a b Hullabaloo Soundtrack notes
  2. [1]

See also


Go back to Hullabaloo Soundtrack

Click here to listen to it on YouTube: Ashamed