Crying Shame (song)

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Muse song
Name Crying Shame
Album/single Supermassive Black Hole CD (2), vinyl (2)
Length 2:35, ~2:55 (2004/2005 tour)
Alternative titles
  • A Crying Shame »
  • Swiss Rhapsody
  • My Searching
  • Cute British Setup[1]
  • New CS [2]
First live performance 19th December 2004
Latest live performance 28th April 2005
Recorded 2006
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Rich Costey

Description

Upbeat song, simple drums.

The song employs an almost surf-riff guitar with a looping bass.

Additional information

Originally listed on the set list as Swiss Rhapsody. It was rumoured to be the first single of Black Holes and Revelations, but this was denied by the band. Also played at Earls Court and during the following American tour. It was one of the four "new" songs bootlegged by fans. The early live versions of this song featured a different riff at the beginning of the song.

This is one of Muse's songs which indicates a skepticism concerning the ability of religion, or here "gods", to effect change. (Compare to Fury.)

Trivia

Crying Shame is one of three studio recorded songs with swearing in it (alongside Panic Station and Psycho) aside from the Starlight DVD's hidden track, although an early live version of Futurism had swearing in it.

Lyrics

Too late

Yeah baby it's too late And time has made the spell abate And now it's time to desecrate

But we had a dream And it was meant to be And we were kissing gods Against all the odds

Now it's a crying shame And it's a crying shame We don't know who to blame It'll never be the same And it's a crying shame

Too much We demolish too much And (yeah) we've really fucked it up Yeah baby you lost your touch

But we had a dream And it was meant to be And we were kissing gods Against all the odds

Now it's a crying shame And it's a crying shame You don't know who to blame It'll never be the same And it's a crying shame

And it's a crying shame

2004/2005 tour

Too Late

You finished too late And you’ve come to imitate All the stories of how I fail

You had a dream And it was meant to be When you were kissing God Against all the odds...

Now it's Crying Shame And it's Crying Shame That the whole world Forever be the same And it's crying ...

Too much You’ve been coming to what And I’ve been waiting for too long And you my baby I say so-long

You had a dream And it was meant to be When you were kissing God Against all the odds...

Nooo Because it’s a crying shame And it’s a crying shame That this whole world Forever be the same

And it's crying shame That this whole world Forever be the same.

References

  1. (2005-04-28). [Set-list sheet]. Retrieved 2006-11-22. [verify]
  2. Setlist- Charlotte Dale F. Halton Arena 2005 Gig


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