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 Officine Meccaniche Studios, Milan - 2005/2006[1]
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

Along Soldier's Poem, City of Delusion is one of the most oldest songs from the album, it was written in France.[2]
The song was entery acoustic at one point but when the band started playing it together, it started to get more heavier; Originally, the song had more of a Latin rhythm to it.[3]

Muse didn't intend to put strings into the song, but they eventually did, the strings were recorded in Italy at Officine Meccaniche Studios by Mauro Pagani after Muse asked him to do a string arrangement on it.[4]

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

References

  1. Black Holes & Revelations Sleeve Notes
  2. Jeff Touzeau. (2007-03). An Evening with Rich Costey. EQ. [verify]
  3. Marcus Kagler. (2006-07-20). Muse. Under the Radar. Retrieved 2006-07-21. [verify]
  4. Jeff Touzeau. (2007-03). An Evening with Rich Costey. EQ. [verify]



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