Recess (song)

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Muse song
Name Recess
Album/single Unintended CD1 (2), Hullabaloo Soundtrack (3)
Length 3:35
Alternative titles -
First live performance 7th November 1999
Latest live performance 18th January 2000
Recorded The Airfield, October 1999
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Paul Reeve

Description

Creepy B-side which was played sometimes in the European tour promoting Showbiz.

Features a powerful whammy solo.

The repeating guitar riff at the start of the song bears a similarity to Light From a Dead Star by Lush.

Live

The track was never played live particularly often and was only played between November 1999 and January 2000. While the known first gig is in November it is possible the song was premiered sometime before then. During the first half of January 2000 it was played at nearly every gig, however it was dropped sometime shortly after. Due to a lack of known setlists between February and April 2000, it is entirely possible, although unlikely, that the song was played up until then.

Additional information

The meaning is very similar to the themes of Showbiz.

Lyrics

Resuscitate

In my sleep Awake to see You're never here

And the losing yields Another year Facing hopes and fears

And I wish I could believe there was more Hope suffocating You've kissed my life

And the planes and trains Are to blame For tempting us To refrain And to cut the chord Dis every word Of the truths absurd and I wish I could believe there was more Hope suffocating And you've kissed my life

And I wish I could believe there was more Hope suffocating Hope suffocating Hope suffocating And you've kissed my life

Different take lyrics

The following lyrics were used when the 'different take' version was sung at a BBC session in 1999. Note that they include lyrics reused from the demo version of Sunburn that was not included in Showbiz, but were dropped from the studio recording of Recess.

Resuscitate

In my sleep Awake to see You're never here And the losing yields Another year Facing hopes and fears

And the trains and planes Are to blame For tempting us To refrain And to cut the chord Dis every word Of the truths absurd and I wish I could believe there was more Hope suffocating And you've kissed my life

Let the truth be heard Life just carries on When you're dead and gone When you're dead and gone Life just carries on Let the truth be known

And I wish I could believe there was more Hope suffocating And you've kissed my life

Hope suffocating Hope suffocating Hope suffocating And you've kissed my life


Go back to Hullabaloo Soundtrack