New Born is a song written by Muse and included in their album Origin of Symmetry.

Lyrics

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

When you’ve seen, seen
Too much, too young, young
Soulless is everywhere

Hopeless time to roam
The distance to your home fades away to nowhere
How much are you worth? You can’t come down to earth
You’re swelling up, you’re unstoppable

‘Cause you’ve seen, seen
Too much, too young, young
Soulless is everywhere

Destroy the spineless, show me it’s real
Wasting our last chance to come away

Just break the silence
‘Cause I’m drifting away, away from you

Yeah, link it to the world, link it to yourself
Stretch it like it’s a birth squeeze
And the love for what you hide and the bitterness inside
Is growing like the new born

When you’ve seen, seen
Too much, too young, young
Soulless is everywhere

Destroy the spineless, show me it’s real
Wasting their last chance to come away
Just break the silence
‘Cause I’m drifting away, away from you

New Born – Muse – Meaning

The core of the meaning of this song is explained by Matt Bellamy directly here:

It’s about a semi-fear of the evolution of technology, and how in reality it’s destroying all humanity.

Living in a world where our bodies have lost their importance, and where the only thing that matters is the possibility and capability to be connected into a network.

 

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

A new life born in a world where everyone is immediately connected with all the rest of the world.

Where your body is not important, and where the technology links your life to yourself, to your soul.

You are conscious of that, and for you and for the rest of the world is the normality, and is the right thing to do.

The normal way to be.

But something in the deep of your soul knows that this way to live is not the right way.

You know that the more you are connected to the network, and the more you must hide to the world an increasing number of things and thoughts.

The bitterness that you feel is real, and mantains a connection with the real world.

With the real feelings.

And with the real shape of your natural soul.

 

When you’ve seen, seen
Too much, too young, young
Soulless is everywhere

The main problem is for the new generations.

They live in this network, from their birth.

And when you see a lot of things.

When you know all only because the informations are available.

When the access to knowledge is too easy.

And when all this happens too fast in your life.

All the things are equals.

Nothing can really surprise you.

And life start to be empty.

And you live a life without soul.

 

Hopeless time to roam
The distance to your home fades away to nowhere
How much are you worth? You can’t come down to earth
You’re swelling up, you’re unstoppable

The time of the machines is really different from the time of the humans.

And more and more we are connected in a world where the machines gives us the rhythm of our life.

And more and more the time seems to be too little.

 

And the same thing happens to the space.

All the distances change, and all the things start to be more near.

And the concept of home change too.

If you can be connected with a lot of different places, you can be connected to your home from everywhere.

But in this way the home is not the home anymore.

The feeling of home and to be at home, change, and disappears.

It fades away.

And at the end becomes the nowhere.

 

But more time you are connected with the network, and the more you change.

And you start to think to be more important.

You start to make actions that only a God can do.

And the more you are connected with the network, and the more your ego grows.

But in reality, you grow only because the network grow.

The real God is not you. Is the network.

You are only a piece in the machine.

 

Destroy the spineless, show me it’s real
Wasting their last chance to come away
Just break the silence
‘Cause I’m drifting away, away from you

Matt don’t wants to share the view of the people that accept blindly the technological wave.

He wants and tries to build real human connections with the rest of the world.

He wants to mantain something real in our lifes.

And break the chains that technology uses to make our life soulless.

Because at the end, the result is only to send away from us the persons that we love.

People must talk about this revolution.

Talks is for real humans.

Not for machine.

The only way to change our destiny.

The only way to not become lonely.

 

 

Conclusion

One of the best songs by Muse. A showcase of the more experimental side of the band. A real constant presence in their live performances.

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

 

 

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