Stockholm Syndrome is a song written by Muse and included in their album Absolution.

Lyrics

I wont stand in your way
Let your hatred grow
And she’ll scream and she’ll shout
And she’ll pray and she had a name
Yeah she had a name

I wont hold you back
Let your anger rise
And we’ll fly and we’ll fall and we’ll burn…no one will recall, no one will recall

This is the last time I’ll abandon you
And this is
The last time I’ll forget you
I wish i could

Look to the stars
Let hope burn in your eyes
And we’ll love
And we’ll hate
And we’ll die
All to no avail, all to no avail

This is the last time I’ll abandon you
And this is
The last time I’ll forget you, I’ll forget you
I wish i could

Stockholm Syndrome – Muse – Meaning

The stockholm syndrome is a psycological behavior that sometime happens in the victim of some violence or of a kidnapping.

In the song, Matt Bellamy let talk the captor, sharing his point fo view during a kidnapping.

I wont stand in your way
Let your hatred grow
And she’ll scream and she’ll shout
And she’ll pray and she had a name
Yeah she had a name

The captor don’t really understands this syndrome.

To him the violence is so strong that he can’t understand how the victim can like his abuser.

He ask to her to start to hate him.

Is the natural way in which this type of things must happens.

He know that maybe at some point she will starts to pray and cry and scream.

But when he realize that he know her name, things start to going in a different way.

 

I wont hold you back
Let your anger rise
And we’ll fly and we’ll fall and we’ll burn…no one will recall, no one will recall

The relationship continue and changes.

He want that she starts to hate him, because is so strange and not naural what happens to them.

But that’s a side of him that would to stay with her.

Yes, they can fly, but he knows that all must end.

That this strange story between them must end.

They will must be separate.

Without the possibility to come back.

 

This is the last time I’ll abandon you
And this is
The last time I’ll forget you
I wish i could

The captor knows that he must leave her free.

And he knows that they can’t meet again.

And he knows that all this is hard to do.

But that after, all the things start to be more simple.

All the things start to be more normals.

The abandon is the only way for them.

And is the right thing to do.

 

Conclusion

A song made for the live performance of Muse and that give us the best on stage. Simply powerful.

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

 

 

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