Con-Science (song)

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Muse song
Name Con-Science
Album/single Muscle Museum CD2 (3)
Length 4:52
Alternative titles -
First live performance -
Latest live performance Unknown
Recorded 1999
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer John Leckie

Description

Another dark Muse b-side. Very little information is known about this song or how it originated.

Additional information

The song begins as just four notes played on the piano; these four notes are repeated for the entire song. After the second verse, additional instruments are gradually introduced, building up to a massive wall of distortion at the song's completion.

The title of the song is most likely a play on the word "conscience," hinting it may be a song about someone who has a guilty conscience, or another moral dilemma.

Composition

Con-Science is written in the key of G minor, and moves in common time at 60bpm. Bellamy's vocal range in the song spans from G3 to D5.

Live

This song, Coma and Jimmy Kane are the only Showbiz b-sides to have never been performed live. While it is entirely possible and likely that the song was performed sometime between 1997 and 1999, there are no confirmed performances or footage available to verify this.

Lyrics

I can’t pretend

Choose how it ends You slipped away Questions here to stay

In fear In sorrow In fear In sorrow

I can’t pretend Consumed by an ends Try bend the rules Rips out the cruels

In fear In sorrow In fear In sorrow

I can’t pretend Choose how it ends You slipped away Questions here to stay

In sorrow In fear In sorrow In fear

In fear In sorrow In fear In sorrow


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