I Belong to You (song)

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Muse song
Name I Belong to You
  • Mon Cœur S'ouvre à Ta Voix (interlude)
Album/single The Resistance (8)[1]
Length 5:38, 3:12 (New Moon remix)
Alternative titles Delilah[2]
First live performance 25th May 2010
Latest live performance 10th September 2010
Recorded Studio Bellini, Lake Como and Milan, Italy, 2009
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard, Christopher Wolstenholme, Camille Saint-Saëns
Producer Muse

Description

"I Belong To You" has a slow rhythm. The song's middle section[3] is sung in French[3] and the latter section includes a bass clarinet solo.[4]

According to Chris, the song's middle-section was inspired by the opera "Samson and Delilah". The song, which he says has a different rythmic feel, is therefore one of the more unusual songs of the album, but has become one of his personal favourites on The Resistance.[5]

Matt said that, "This song is influenced by silly circus sounds, 'Sgt. Pepper's', 'Pet Sounds' and a general 'anything goes' approach to music. It is about feeling in debt or grateful to someone for being an inspiration for creating music. The middle is from the aria called 'Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix from the French opera 'Samson and Delilah' composed by Camille Saint-Saens. The song features a bass clarinet solo which we wanted to sound like a theme tune from a children's TV program featuring teddy bears in a garden."[6]

In one interview, Matt said "I really like the aria section from Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens. I tried singing the parts translated in English but it sounded horrible so I ended up doing it in French. Sorry for my pronounciation!". He also feels this song and "Exogenesis" are the two tracks he can't believe made it onto the album.

The meaning of "She attacks me like a Leo, when my heart is split like Rio" acording to matt in a tweet is: "Rio is pretty divided, 5 Star hotels and favelas close together. Leo star sign."[7]

Information

When the name of this song was released on musewire, it was appended with "(+Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix)",[1] which translates from French into "My Heart Opens Itself To Your Voice", and is the name of an aria from Camille Saint-Saëns' opera Samson and Delilah. An operatic partial cover of this song is included as the interlude in "I Belong to You".

The song makes several self references, namely "Guiding Light" and "Overdue", the common use of the word "soul" in Matt's lyrics, and the band name, "Muse" itself.

Matt can be heard popping his mouth with his finger right before the verses and the chorus. This is also shown on "The Making Of The Resistance" DVD.

Alternative Versions

An alternative version of "I Belong to You" is featured in the soundtrack of the film New Moon, the sequel to Twilight.[8] Despite the song's writing being entirely independent from the story of New Moon, the lyrics are fitting to the story.

Lyrics

When these pillars get pulled down

It will be you who wears the crown And I'll owe everything to you

How much pain has cracked your soul? How much love would make you whole? You're my guiding lightning strike

I can't find the words to say They're overdue I've traveled half the world to say "I belong to you"

And she attacks me like a Leo When my heart is split like Rio But I assure you my debts are real

I can't find the words to say When I'm confused I've traveled half the world to say "You are my mu..."

[Mon Cœur S'ouvre à Ta Voix] (My heart opens itself to your voice) Ah! Réponds, (Ah! Respond,) Réponds à ma tendresse (Respond to my tenderness) Verse-moi, verse-moi l'ivresse! (Pour out to me, pour out to me the euphoria!) Réponds à ma tendresse! (Respond to my tenderness!) Réponds à ma tendresse! (Respond to my tenderness!) Ah! Verse-moi l'ivresse! (Ah! Pour out to me the euphoria!)

Verse-moi, verse-moi l'ivresse! (Pour out to me, pour out to me the euphoria!) Réponds à ma tendresse! (Respond to my tenderness!) Réponds à ma tendresse! (Respond to my tenderness!) Ah! Verse-moi l'ivresse! (Ah! Pour out to me the euphoria!)


I belong I belong to you alone

"...use"

Woo!

I can't find the words to say They're overdue I've traveled half the world to say "I belong to you"

New Moon remix

When these pillars get pulled down

It will be you who wears the crown And I'll owe everything to you

How much pain has cracked your soul? How much love would make you whole? You're my guiding lightning strike

I can't find the words to say They're overdue I've traveled half the world to say "I belong to you"

And she attacks me like a Leo When my heart is split like Rio But I assure you my debts are real

I can't find the words to say When I'm confused I've traveled half the world to say "You are my muse"

I can't find the words to say They're overdue I've traveled half the world to say "I belong to you"

References

  1. a b 8. I BELONG TO YOU (+Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix) (2009-07-03). Twitter. Retrieved 2009-07-03 from twitter.com.
  2. The making of The Resistance
  3. a b Julien Bordier. (2009-07-0?). Jai ecoute le nouveau Muse. L'Express. Retrieved 2009-07-10 from www.muselive.com. [verify]
  4. Ray Wilkinson. (2009-07). Progressive stadium rock three dream up album five. Mojo magazine, 1802. Retrieved 2009-07-05 from www.muselive.com. [verify]
  5. 5fm (South Africa) interview with Chris (2009-09-13). 5fm. Retrieved 2009-09-13 from muselive.com.
  6. iTunes LP - The Resistance
  7. Matthew Bellamy. (2011-04-01). Twitter / Matt Bellamy: @DomsFaffBag.... Twitter. Retrieved 2011-04-15 from twitter.com.
  8. Exclusive: Muse For New Moon Soundtrack (2009-09-21). MTV. Retrieved 2009-09-21 from mtv.co.uk.

See also


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