The Groove (song)

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Muse song
Name The Groove
Album/single Time Is Running Out CD (2), vinyl (2), Butterflies & Hurricanes DVD (3), Absolution Tour DVD (16)
Length 2:37
Alternative titles Easy Tiger, The Groove in the States
First live performance 18th September 2003
Latest live performance -
Recorded 2003
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Rich Costey

Additional information

Called Easy Tiger due to Matthew Bellamy saying "easy tiger" after performing it. A live version features as an extra track on the Absolution Tour DVD. In the live feature, Matt accidentally switches the order of the two lyrics: "Breaks my fall" and "Breaks my heart"

Matt revealed at New York's Webster Hall that the The Groove was an early version of Supermassive Black Hole. A possible explanation for this is that, during recording sessions for Black Holes and Revelations, the band revisited The Groove and came up with Supermassive Black Hole out of changes to the song. This could also act as an explanation why the song was dropped from setlists from 2005-2014 with the exception of a handful of instrumental performances in 2007 and 2008.[1]

The version on the Butterflies & Hurricanes DVD includes a brief voice-over by Matt, explaining that copyright reasons prevented them from putting the whole song on a DVD before it had been released as a B-Side. The full uninterrupted version of this video appears on the Absolution Tour DVD.

The main riff bears similarities with the bass riff in the chorus of the song Fools Gold by The Stone Roses, the drums sound similar to Hyper Music while the solo has similarity to Tighten Up by the Black Keys, released in 2010.

The Groove was played occasionally on the Absolution Tour. The song returned to the live arena in 2007, albeit only as an instrumental outro. It was finally played in full once again in Manchester on the Psycho Tour, on 22nd March 2015.

After playing the song twice in 2015, Matt cited Futurism and The Groove as two examples of b-sides he felt were better than some album tracks.[2]

Lyrics

So here it is again

Rape and pillage proves To win the public vote

Someone tell me who will take the prize And who takes the fall

So confused When you're lost in the groove So confused When you're lost in the groove

And down-town comes again And her masks are shifting like a chameleon Someone tell me why she breaks my fall And then breaks my heart

So confused When you're lost in the groove So confused When you're lost in the groove

Wow!

So confused When you're lost in the groove So confused When you're lost in the groove

References

  1. Youtube. (2015-16-06). Muse Multicam - The Groove (Live Webster Hall 2015). Retrieved 2015-22-08 from youtube.com.
  2. [1]


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