Unintended (song)

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Muse song
Name Unintended
Album/single
Length 3:56
Alternative titles -
First live performance Unknown
Latest live performance 24th July 2013
Recorded 1998
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Paul Reeve, Jirob (MG remix)
Chart position 20


Description

Acoustic fingerpicking. Unintended was written sometime around 1998, although possibly being written in 1997. It was written on a keyboard, and it was not played live much in 1998 because of the fact that the band needed a keyboard player in order to do the song. By December 1998, however, it was re-written on guitar, appearing in the only complete 1998 setlist. By 1999 the song was still performed rarely, only making about thirty estimated appearances throughout the course of the year.

Information

Played heavily during the 2000 tour as a lighter anthem and occasionally during 2001. It returned to the set list with recent 2007 gigs (played in the key of D insted of E). When it was played from 1999 through 2001, both Bellamy and Wolstenholme would play guitar. Matt's was electric and Chris' would either be acoustic or electric. Chris would also play the bass with a foot pedal controller. From 2007 onwards, Matthew has been playing guitar, Chris has been playing bass and Nicholls plays keyboards occasionally. When the song returned for The 2nd Law stadium tour, Matt only sang and Chris played electric guitar.

Acording to Matt, the words came in first place, instead of the music in first. It's one of the Two Songs in where the words came first, instead of the music in first place.[1]

Bellamy's explanation: "There are a few unintended love songs as well. The song I wrote about the girl was written in the studio after a phone conversation with her. We called it 'Unintended' because it came out of nowhere, and I didn't mean it to happen, all of these feelings for this girl".

On the Muscle Museum EP version, Paul Reeve provided backing vocals.[2]

Remixes

A remix exists, entitled "MG remix", by "Jirob". "Jirob"'s first name appears to be Matt, judging his url, and Jirob stands for "J in Red on Blue". The track begins with an oldie worldy effect, followed by a sped up dance section.

Lyrics

You could be my unintended

Choice to live my life extended You could be the one I’ll always love

You could be the one who listens To my deepest inquisitions You could be the one I’ll always love

I’ll be there as soon as I can But I’m busy mending broken Pieces of the life I had before

First there was the one who challenged All my dreams and all my balance She could never be as good as you

You could be my unintended Choice to live my life extended You should be the one I’ll always love

I’ll be there as soon as I can But I’m busy mending broken Pieces of the life I had before

I’ll be there as soon as I can But I’m busy mending broken Pieces of the life I had before

Before you

Some early live versions had a different chorus:[3]

I'll be there as soon as I can

Burnt and busy mending broken Pieces of the life I had before

References

  1. CDNOW Interview, 29th Sept 1999.
  2. Muscle Museum EP insert
  3. [1]

See also


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