Fillip (song)

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Muse song
Name Fillip
Album/single Showbiz (3)
Length 4:01
Alternative titles -
First live performance Unknown
Latest live performance 13th November 2001
Recorded 1999
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer John Leckie

Interpretation

The word Fillip means something that adds stimulation or enjoyment. It also the word for the action of pushing the thumb and the fingertip (usually the middle finger) together until they give way to one another, producing a cracking sound (sometimes known as 'clicking' or 'snapping' fingers). The latter meaning seems to tie in somewhat with the song's meaning, since producing a fillip suggests calling for immediacy ("It's happening soon/It's happening soon...").

Lyrics

It's happening soon

It's happening soon Its scent has been blowing in my direction

To me it is new To me it is new And it's not gonna change for anybody

And it's gonna be Our last memory And it's led me on And on to you

It's got to be here It's got to be there It's got to be now Or I'll lose forever

To me it is strange This feeling is strange But it's not gonna change for anybody

And it's gonna be Our last memory And it's led me on And on to you

Accuse me Trust me I never knew That you were the one You were the one

And it's gonna be Our last memory And it's led me on And on to you

And it's gonna be Our last memory And it's led me on And on to you

Early live version

To me this is new

To me it is new But it's not gonna change for anybody

It's gotta be here It's gotta be there It's gotta be now 'cause I'm everywhere

And I'm gonna be No longer I live 'cause it led me on And on 'til I be gone

It's gotta be true And I'm not afraid But it's gonna be strange for everybody

It's gotta be here It's gotta be there It's gotta be now 'cause I'm everywhere

And I'm gonna be No longer I live 'cause it led me on And on I can be gone

Accuse me Trust me I never knew That you are the one You are the one

And I'm gonna be No longer I live 'cause it led me on And on to where I have gone


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