|Length||4:45, 4:48 (Muse EP)|
|Alternative titles||Nova Scotia|
|First live performance|| Unknown (guitar)|
4th September 2009 (piano)
|Latest live performance|| 28th November 2001 (guitar)|
17th July 2010 (piano)
|Producer||John Leckie, Paul Reeve (Muse EP)|
One of the first songs Muse ever recorded, first appearing on the Muse EP. It was subsequently re-recorded and released as a single before featuring on Showbiz. The versions on the Muse EP and Showbiz differ.
Matthew Bellamy: "The idea for Cave came from that rubbish American book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. There's this bit about how men go into a cave when they get stressed and I think that's probably true, although, personally, I tend to let it out. I did have a bit of a tantrum in my hotel bathroom last night - but I managed to repair the toilet, so that's OK."
On a performance of the song at Melbourne ABC Studios in 2000, Matt says at the beginning of the performance that the song is "About an old friend of mine...he's not a friend anymore". The remix of Cave was not made by Muse themselves, it was done by Mushroom when they were out of the country. Matt apologized for the remix's poor quality.
A live favourite on the tours between 1999-2001. Bellamy disliked playing the song live due, firstly, to it being an old song and, secondly, to the chorus being difficult to sing. Despite this, it was played for the first time in 8 years at Teignmouth and following gigs a half step down on piano instead of guitar.
Leave me alone, it's nothing serious.
I'll do it myself, it's got nought to do with you And there's nothing you could do.
You can see it and you can almost hear it too, You can almost taste it, it's nought to do with you And there's still nothing that you could do.
So come in my cave and I'll burn your heart away. Come in my cave, and I'll burn your heart away.
Please close your ears and try to look away So you'll never hear a single word I say and don't ever come my way.
Leave me alone, it's nothing serious. I'll do it myself, it's got nought to do with you And there's still nothing you could do.
So come in my cave, and I'll burn your heart away. Come in my cave, and arrest me for my mistakes. Yeah.
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