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Feeling Good


Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Reeds driftinī on by you know how I feel

Itīs a new dawn
Itīs a new day
Itīs a new life
For me
And Iīm feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom in the trees you know how I feel

Itīs a new dawn
Itīs a new day
Itīs a new life
For me
And Iīm feeling good

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, donīt you know
Butterflies all havinī fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when the day is done
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Yeah freedom is mine
And I know how I feel

Itīs a new dawn
Itīs a new day
Itīs a new life
For me


ooh, free-er than you

ooh, feeling good

Extra information


This is a cover of jazz singer Nina Simone. Matt covered it because it’s his mother favourite song. Itīs about beginning a new capture in your life.

Note that even he sings "I'm feeling good", it doesn't sound like he's feeling good. It could be a contradiction.


Produced by John Leckie and Muse
Engineered by John Leckie and Rick Peet with additional engineering and programming by Chris Brown
Mixed By John Cornfield and Muse, Sawmills Studio
Recorded at the Real World Studio, Wiltshire
Cello by Caroline Lavelle



Official video

In this video we can see Muse and people with deformed faces. Maybe the video want to represent that whether they don’t look very good they’re happy.

Directed by:David Slade

People's comments

Shine!: Iīm feeling good about this song. It is blues but it really rocks!!!So powerful i think, so impressive!!! And a video is beatufull i think , one of the best Museīs videos. Especially i like scenes when he is alone with a megaphone and singing ī dragon flys out in the sky.....īIs it really possible not to fall in love with Matt after watching this scene??
Robin: I always liked the original, but I couldnīt find it anywhere, (the title, the song itself) until I bought Origin of Symmetry and I just couldnīt believe they actually covered that great song!My life makes more sense since Muse. :)Robin,
holyday: so great cover !!!!
Dark_Star: i think this song is great. they seem to pick the right songs to cover everytime. it seems to just suit matts voice, he manages to pull it off very well . i think it was clever to introduce the megaphone, it helped to make it their own. and the amount of power that the song has at the end finishes it off nicely.
Dark_Star: i also love the video, especially all of the petals, beautiful :)
Kimmy: Shine! is right, Matt is like the total cuteness himself, if ya know what I mean? Itīs a brilliant cover, you know, so cool, especially the piano. Help, I think Iīm addicted to Muse! Or actually donīt help me, Muse is 1 of the best things ever happened to me...(ha that rhymes)
dead star: the best cover that i have listend
matty: I love this song very much and I play it to the piano too. THEY ARE THE BEST . i know them for 1or2 years and so i canīt spend one day without linstening the 4 albums... i canīt live without them.
Ida: I looove MUSE!!!I saw them at the Quart festival in Norway on the 2nd of July this year...If anyone loves them as much as I do, pls write me!!Ida StøenSøndre Skogvei 1075073 BergenNorwayHugs from Ida (Iīm a 20 year old girl)
Bisto: This is one of my favourite singles, a GREAT cover and the megaphone bit in the video is just pure genius.
lucy: a brilliant song, muse uve done it once again well done
*red_handed*: good song, the words are more important than the song itself which is definetley not characteristic of muse at all. usually it doesnt matter what the words are. good song anyway. it makes me laugh - especially the possum bit.
I_Love_Matt!: An amazing song, first song I ever heard of theres, MUSE ARE AMAZING. First time I saw Matt Bellamy, I was in Lurve!
bellamys bitch(lucy): i really thought i had put a comment about this songanywaysits is absolutly fantastic its just like muse 2 do this sort of thing eveb when this is originally a jazz song muse turn it into rocki luv u guys!!!!!
verity: lol did a word search for īlieī and this song came up and i was trying to figure out y, when i clicked to butterf-lie-s yeh well i thought it was funny, neway love how this song makes me feel, specially when i wake up in the morning and its the first song i play :D
susana: its a very happy sunshine song! love to sing it when im happy... the lyrics are very simple and the song is about feeling happy and how we start noticing everything around us when weīre happy... its perfect...
Puppet Strings: They do this so well...They put so much energy into this song, Matt sings with so much energy, and it makes you feel good. ha
alistar: To Robin-who-wants-the-original, itīs from a musical called The Smell of the Greasepaint, the Roar of the Crowd. Hope you find it....