Time Is Running Out is a song written by Muse and included in their album Absolution.

Lyrics

I think I’m drowning
Asphyxiated
I wanna break this spell
That you’ve created

You’re something beautiful
A contradiction
I wanna play the game
I want the friction

You will be the death of me
You will be the death of me

Bury it
I won’t let you bury it
I won’t let you smother it
I won’t let you murder it

Our time is running out
Our time is running out
You can’t push it underground
You can’t stop it screaming out

I wanted freedom
Bound and restricted
I tried to give you up
But I’m addicted

Now that you know I’m trapped sense of elation
You’d never dream of
Breaking this fixation

You will squeeze the life out of me

Bury it
I won’t let you bury it
I won’t let you smother it
I won’t let you murder it

Our time is running out
Our time is running out
You can’t push it underground
You can’t stop it screaming out
How did it come to this?
Oh

You will suck the life out of me

Bury it
I won’t let you bury it
I won’t let you smother it
I won’t let you murder it

Our time is running out
Our time is running out
You can’t push it underground
You can’t stop it screaming out
How did it come to this?
Oh

Time Is Running Out – Muse – Meaning

The song talks about a relationship between two persons.

A relationship of love, but can be intended in more different ways.

Matt Bellamy is the victim of the relationship, that  bounds him and restricts him.

But the things are changed, and he starts to understand what happens, and he tries to escape and to be free.

But, doing this, he understands that the story must end, and that their time is ended.

 

 I think I’m drowning
Asphyxiated
I wanna break this spell
That you’ve created 

Is clear, that Matt thinks about this relationship, like something that deprive him from air and freedom.

But showing it, like a spell, he declares that he can’t oppose to it easily.

In the same moment, he wants to break up that invisible chains.

 

 You’re something beautiful
A contradiction
I wanna play the game
I want the friction 

The beautiful of this woman, is in contrast with his personality.

A bad girl.

But this feature of she, made the relationship so interesting for him.

Is this dualism inside of the singer, that creates the pain, that leads him to the need of change.

This happens, a lot of times.

We say that we want the things easily and clean, and pure.

All the things must be in the way they should be.

But often when you achieve this state in your life, you feel like something are missed.

Create the safe place is only a road to a bored life.

For this, the things that creates friction, are so attractive to our eyes.

 

  You will be the death of me
You will be the death of me
Bury it
I won’t let you bury it
I won’t let you smother it
I won’t let you murder it 

He knows that this girl is a danger.

He knows that she creates the pains of his life.

But the force of the girl is strong.

Is like a battle that happens inside of him.

The actions of the girl leads to the end of the story.

And he don’t wants this.

He wants to make the extreme defense of their love.

But she don’t wants to talk about the problem.

She wants that everything remain in the same way.

But doing in this way, she buries their love and their story.

He don’t let her bury their love with indifference.

 

 Our time is running out
Our time is running out
You can’t push it underground
You can’t stop it screaming out 

The reality is in front of everyone.

The crisis of their story can’t be hidden to the eyes of the world.

And to the eyes of him.

Or she addresses the problem, or the story must end.

But Matt knows that after all, the only way to make the right things, is by writing the end to this love.

 

 

Conclusion

A single with a great music video. The meaning of this song is deeply related to the personal life of the singer of the Muse.

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

 

 

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