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Time Is Running Out

Lyrics

i think i'm drowning
asphyxiated
i wanna break this spell
that you've created

you're something beautiful
a contradiction
i wanna play the game
i wan't the friction

you will be the death of me
you will be the death of me

bury it
i won't let you bury it
i won't let you smother it
i won't let you murder it

our time is running out
our time is running out
you can't push it underground
you can't stop it screaming out

i wanted freedom
bound and restricted
i tried to give you up
but i'm addicted

now that you know im trapped
sense of elation
you'd never dream of
breaking this fixation

you will squeeze the life out of me

bury it
i won't let you bury it
i won't let you smother it
i won't let you murder it

and our time is running out
and our time is running out
you can't push it underground
you can't stop it screaming out
how did it come to this?
ooooohh

you will suck the life out of me

bury it
i won't let you bury it
i won't let you smother it
i won't let you murder it

and our time is running out
and our time is running out
you can't push it underground
you can't stop it screaming out
how did it come to this?
ooooohh

Extra information

Meaning

Matt: This song is almost a sort of generality that you may use for whatever, a relationship for example. I’ve tried to write general songs that can be used in several situations. This song handles about the feeling of being monopolised by someone. TIRO makes a reference to the fact that we tried to break this enclosure, something like that. We have used an electric piano of the 70ies which U2 has used in the song New Years Day. We recorded this type of piano in an acoustic way, and afterwards we’ve put some effects on it. "

Matt: "'I wanted to communicate a feeling of protest, to go against the grain in some way. You can be consumed by your job, a relationship or the government, or be suffocated by the media. It can apply to different things.''

Chris: "Time Is Running Out is one of those songs that is one of the most popular on the album. It was the first single and if there was a pop song that we have written that would be it. It was our first single in America and it was the first song a lot of people would have heard from the radio. It is one of those songs that has to be in the set. It is a key moment in the set and has to be there anyway".

Production

Produced by Rich Costey and Muse
Mixed by Rich Costey

Authors/copyright

Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard, Chris Worlstenholme. Lyrics by Matthew Bellamy

Official video

The idea of the video came from the old Stanly Kubric movie "Dr Strangelove, or how I stopped worrying and love the bomb". The set is very similar to the film. The government is dancing instead of taking care of business.

Directed by:-

People's comments

Melina: i just love this song, sounds like a new single !!! makes me think of in your world or new born.anyway, i´ve tried to do the lyrics, i just know the chorus... and even, it´s not sure, so, feel free to add your comments or correct me.´See, you´re making me seeAnd I´m breaking your moves(rules ?)You´re to blame, for all the life you´re loosingYou´re watching spaceYeah I´m going otherwayAnd I´m not your slave to complain(???)I´m....´i know it doesn´t make sens.... help me !!! =)
webmaster: I think it is:´insane, you´ll make me insane´ (however it´s not Matt´s style to use 2 words in the same line)but the lyrics don´t make much sence don´t they?
frank: At the beginning he sings ´Take on me´ :-). I think the next line is ´Our company sells our dreams with broken hearts´.I also think there´s a part where Matt sings ´So, they´re selling memories at 50 pounds per year´. And later ´I hope you see the Land. Cause no one really cares they´re just pretending. So, I´m selling memories at 50 pounds a year´. If you take this, the meaning of the song may have something to do with stolen dreams and no individuality...perhaps. Hope we´ll soon know more :-).
Robin: First I thought it was ´I´ll make you insane!´ (sounds cool, huh?)But I think it´s ´It´ll make you insane´ rather.Robin,
Bouttulliperboat: I don´t even try to guess what´s hidden beneath the breath-taking razorblade singing on ´Action Faust´. Learning this song´s lyrics makes it little bit more ´down-to-earth´. Honestly. And makes it not so complicated-space-fading stars-world tragedy. The conclusion: wait until someone else learns it =) The P.S. : do u know Marilyn Manson song ´Scabs, guns and peanut butter´? Its lyrics are mostly ´mmm-mmm-mmm´, but still it is VERY expressive!!!!
MicroCutter: can´t give any comments on the song haven´t heard it yetbut I guess its cool judging by your commentscan´t wait for the new albummarylin manson was cool when he started now hes a real sucker
minime: (tsp) its called ´the smallprint´ now, good name! what did tsp stand for anyway? unless its an abbreiviation for teaspoon....that doesn´t sound very likleyfrom what i heard its...say it will make you insaneand im braking your barriers(but it might be rules)
emergency exit: minime:TSP is an abbreviation for The Small Print... :)Very cool song, hopefully they´re next single...
sam!: grrrrrr muse are really having fun with this! making us all excited! well im stuffed as to what the lyrics are, my version of the song sucks. Maybe/hopefully someone will think and record a muse concert in good quality and we can all know the words and be happy for ever :D. Until the forth album starts popping up in gigs in two years time! Oh and good for bellamy hes in love! but no more unintended stylee snogs pleeeeeeeeeaseeeee!
minime: T he S mall P rint;I am so sorry I realised that just after I put that in.. how dumb am I? please forgive me!
tompie wompie: dit vind ik een prachtige,inderdaad ´uplifting´ nieuwe song.doet mij vooral denken aan ´in your world´.ik denk dat deze song voor het eerst werd gespeeld op beach rock,samen met ´emergency´.ook daar voor het eerst gespeeld.Maar in het voorafgaande interview,afgenomen door studio brussel,vertelden dom en chris dat muse 3!! nieuwe song ging spelen.en naast ´TSP´ en ´emergency´ werd er ook nog een instrumentaal nummer gespeeld.kan iemand mij dan vertellen hoe deze nieuwe song heet?
Dagger: TSP stands for The Smashing Pumpkins, too. And we all know how Matt loves the Pumpkins...
[BliSS]: Mmm this song is just cool =) I do love it:! I wouldnt worry that much about the lyrics, this song is going to be on the next album (almost sure) and the lyrics will appear on the inlay =P
Mr Bean: This is a great new song by Muse. Looking foward to the new album next year. This is might attempt at the lyrics. I know some





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