Overdue (song)

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Muse song
Name Overdue
Album/single
Length 2:26, 4:14 (Muse EP)
Alternative titles -
First live performance Unknown
Latest live performance 21st February 2000
Recorded 1998
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer John Leckie, Paul Reeve (Muse EP version)

Information

The very first Muse song on a commercial Muse record.

The version on the Muse EP differs from that which features on Showbiz, containing a slow bridge in the middle and additional lyrics, whilst omitting the last chorus.

The song was first played sometime prior to Soundwaves 1997, the recording from which is the first known performance of Overdue.

Composition

Overdue is written in 4/4 time, but changes to 6/4 during the chorus. The song moves at a tempo of 108 bpm.

Lyrics

You needed it when I was away

And no matter what I say You’ll never forget when I wasn’t there so Why should I care? I’m young but I know that I’m aroused

You know that I care You should have been there You know that I care You should have been there

It doesn’t matter where I have gone I just can’t afford to Pay for all the mistakes that you have made It’s about time I was paid

I’m young but I know that I’m aroused

You know that I care You should have been there You know that I care You should have been there

You know that I care You should have been there You know that I care You should have been there

You know that I care You should have been there You know that I care You should have been there

The Muse EP version of the song lacks the last chorus, is extended and features the extra lyrics:

You...

We really need to change it And turn it over

Cause you should have been there When I was aroused Cause you should have been there When I was aroused

You know that I care You should have been there You know that I care You should have been there

You know that I care You should have been there You know that I care You should have been there

You know that I care You should have been there You know that I care You should have been there

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