City of Delusion (song)

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Muse song
Name City of Delusion
Album/single
Length 4:48
Alternative titles -
First live performance 18th July 2006
Latest live performance 18th July 2008
Recorded 2005/2006
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy, Mauro Pagani (strings)
Producer Rich Costey

Description

Features an orchestral part written whilst the band resided in Italy. Has a mixed folk & Eastern sound.

Acoustic guitar, and a bit like a Mexican song with trumpets, akin to a Balada.

Additional information

Muse didn't intend to put strings into the song, but they eventually did.

This song has the same lyrical theme as Assassin - an individual prepared to commit brutal acts in order to get their views and opinions noticed by the corrupt powers that be.

Dan Newell the trumpet man and Brian Switzer have been known to play the trumpet solo on this song when it is performed live

Lyrics

Stay away from me

Build a fortress and shield your beliefs Touch the divine As we fall in line

Can I believe When I don't trust All your theories turn to dust I choose to hide From the all seeing eye

Destroy this city of delusion And break these walls down And I will avenge And justify my reasons with your blood

You will not rest Or settle for less Until you guzzle and squander what's left Do not deny That you live and let die

Destroy this city of delusion And break these walls down And I will avenge And justify my reasons with your blood

Destroy this city of delusion And break these walls down And I will avenge And justify my reasons with your blood


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