Bliss is a song written by Muse and included in their album Origin of Symmetry.
Chris Wolstenholme , the bassist of the band says about this song:
We have just always loved playing that song live. Even if you don’t know the song it has one of those discoy feels to it but recorded in a rock way. It was one of those songs that when we play it live you always know if you are having a bad gig it will be the song that will get the crowd going.
For Matt Bellamy, this is one of his favorite songs because:
it’s got all these 80s arpeggios and keyboards on it which remind me of some music I heard on some children’s music programme when I was five. I think I ripped it off that. And that reminds me of when I was a bit simpler, a bit more of a pleasant state.

Lyrics

Everything about you is how I’d wanna be
Your freedom comes naturally
Everything about you resonates happiness
Now I won’t settle for less

Give me all the peace and joy in your mind, ooh

Everything about you pains my envying
Your soul can’t hate anything
Everything about you is so easy to love
They’re watching you from above

Give me all of the peace and joy in your mind
I want the peace and joy in your mind
Give me the peace and joy in your mind, ooh

Everything about you resonates happiness
Now I won’t settle for less

Give me all the peace and joy in your mind
I want the peace and joy in your mind
Give me the peace and joy in your mind, ooh

Bliss – Muse – Meaning

The song talks to a young ideal person.

In the words of Matt Bellamy:

It’s also a song aimed towards some-one’s youth, someone who hasn’t been exposed to stuff yet

The freedom of the point of view, gives to the people joy and peace.

Is a state that everyone have when they were young.

But the life turns people in something different.

With hate and envy that rules our lifes.

Another comment made by singer of Muse clarifies  the meaning:

This is probably the most positive track, the most truly embracing song. It’s almost in awe of the situation I’ve been given, because it’s a state of mind were you give out everything you have without any need for return.

The lyrics are a bit repetitive.

The most interesting line is:

  They’re watching you from above 

Here is not clear who are the people or entities that watch the life of the young.

Can be God or the angels, or some other more spiritually high soul.

 

The line everything about you resonates happiness, now I won’t settle for less means that this person is always happy, and that Matt wishes he could be like them.

This song have another interpretation too. Can be view as about loving somebody just for who they are and not wanting anything in return.

Someone views in this lyrics, the admiration of Matt for Tom Yorke, the singer of Radiohead.

 

Conclusion

A song that is played towards the end of each set. Another  great piece of the story of this great rock band.

Leave a comment or a different vision of the meaning of this song if you want.

 

 

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