New Born (6:05)

Cover of Origin of Symmetry

From Origin of Symmetry and 38 other releases

“New Born” is a song by the English band Muse available on the eponymous single, the album Origin of Symmetry, the live album HAARP and on the Hullabaloo Live DVD.

The main piano melody is based on broken chords, a technique used in numerous other Muse songs, such as “Sunburn” and “Bliss”.

The band is known for performing modified, more elaborate versions of the song when playing live. In particular, Matt Bellamy now plays a slightly re-worked piano part during the intro, and substitutes the tremolo technique used in the solo for tapping. At the end of the song, Bellamy plays a riff from Rage Against the Machine’s cover of “Microphone Fiend” or Deftones “Headup”.

Matthew Bellamy said of the song: “It’s about a semi-fear of the evolution of technology, and how in reality it’s destroying all humanity. My fear is that we can’t control it because it’s moving faster than we are, so the songs setting myself in a location in the future where the body is no longer important and everyone’s plugged into a network. The opening line is ‘link it to the world’, so it’s connecting yourself on a worldwide scale and being born into another reality.” The song was also remixed by Paul Oakenfold for the movie Swordfish, although it doesn’t appear in the movie, it appears on the soundtrack.

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Link it to the world, link it to yourself
Stretch it like a birth squeeze
The love for what you hide, the bitterness inside
Is growing like the new born

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  • muerto14

    FUCKING AMAZING

    Yesterday 2:14am Reply
  • amber922

    okay. okay. this song is awesome. fucking awesome. [20]

    23 Mar 5:37pm Reply
  • LectorX69

    okay. okay. this song is awesome. fucking awesome. [19]

    14 Mar 6:00pm Reply
  • fujishironageki

    okay. okay. this song is awesome. fucking awesome. [18]

    27 Feb 6:25am Reply
  • YeezusSuburbia

    Okay. Okay. This song is awesome. Fucking awesome. [17]

    16 Feb 7:21pm Reply
  • krevedko_26

    okay. okay. this song is awesome. fucking awesome. [16]

    14 Feb 6:09pm Reply
  • Meowwa

    okay. okay. this song is awesome. fucking awesome. [15]

    28 Jan 4:24pm Reply
  • StopMakeTheEyes

    bass

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • anal-del-rey

    haute tension <3

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • RiotGirl_GC

    blah blah blah maybe now Muse not as good as they used to be but it's still MUSE! deal with it, haha

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • baj212

    Ah, remember when Muse was good?

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • light0fhvn

    отлично

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • jorjun

    Need a detest button. Keeping getting FF**F*F P&&**&( hearing any of this s**t

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • redandblu

    okay. okay. this song is awesome. fucking awesome. [14] (tee hee)

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • redandblu

    Damn. This fucking song. So incredible. Back when Muse understood Muse. I just don't think Bellamy takes himself seriously any more, which is such a shame. Songs like New Born aren't the 'self-parody', 'hey look how spinal-tap we are, isn't this funny?' mess that they've seemed to take on in this latest album. Sigh.

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Zalindras

    okay. okay. this song is awesome. fucking awesome. [13] Muse's best 6 minute+ song.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • jorjun

    almost nailed the radiohead vibe? yuck

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • sinbad62

    Kicking!

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • johnm32145

    okay. okay. this song is awesome. fucking awesome. [12]

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Jemma117

    okay. okay. this song is awesome. fucking awesome. [11]

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