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I've exposed your lies, baby
The underneath is no big surprise
Now it's time for changing
And cleansing everything
To forget your love

My plug in baby
Crucifies my enemies
When I'm tired of giving
My plug in baby
In unbroken virgin...


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    Jul 13th, 2006 7:28pm report

    It's definitely about his guitar, internet porn doesn't fit as well. many fans I know came to the same conclusion themselves, but I've only heard the porn interpretation when it's circulated on internet sites., Also, what kind of band would compose such an amazing, original, different and thoroughly rocking song, if it were about something as trivial as porn? Come on guys, use your heads...


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    Nov 20th, 2006 11:00pm report


    you crazy kids.

    it's about using your yourself to do things you didn't think you had in you, or things you wouldn't usually do.
    like switching yourself on to do something you have to do.
    "my plug in baby crucifies my enemies when I'm tired of giving"
    the baby is yourself / himself.
    and he plugs himself into to do things sometimes, like telling yourself to just do it even if you can't be bothered / don't want to.

    and there we go.

    if you read the interviews you would have saved a lot of time.
    good theories though. Ha.



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    Aug 27th, 2006 8:43pm report

    Watch the video it's about a "female" robot. You see like a ton of girls in his house and then at the end you see that they are all half robot hence "unbroken virgin reality". Hes in love with a robot which can't love back ("ive seen your love mine is gone") and and so he's trying to forget about it. I think "the underneath's no big surprise" means that just as it has false love, underneath it is a false human. By knowing that it can't have real love he's "exposed its lies". I guess you can also compare this to him loving a girl who doesn't love him back.


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    May 20th, 2017 5:28pm report

    Definitely about his guitar...I'm not sure, but my interpretation is that his guitar is...well, in a way, loyal to him..."to forget your love", he wants to forget his guitar in a way because he keeps smashing all his guitars, and he tries not to be sad to see it go. "I see your loving, but mine is gone"...

    I don't know, but that's what I think.


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    Oct 21st, 2014 10:15pm report

    You guys are thinking too much into this. Matt himself said that he doesn't know what it means.


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    Jun 12th, 2012 6:13am report

    from what i've heard matt says something different nearly everytime someone asked him what the song was about. though i think the guitar idea sounds good


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    May 31st, 2012 5:28am report

    I think I know what he was trying to say..

    I think the Plug in Baby is his Guitar. It helps him to carry on through times of lost love, of a girl that cheated him somehow by lying to him and hurting him. But as he sais his plug in baby crucifies his enemies and it does so through the music they make together.

    I feel exactly the same way right now though nowhere near as musical as muse in any sence my guitar still helps me through time of great emotional trouble or turmoil.



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    Apr 28th, 2012 4:00pm report

    I think he's talking about his guitar, only another guitar player would really understand how guitarists feel about their guitars, they're an outlet of you emotions. so when you're frustrated ("tired of living") you plug in and play, and feel much better for it. just my view anyway


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    May 20th, 2011 5:13am report

    Quite frankly I think its about his guitar, nothing else, end of story.


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    Apr 20th, 2011 4:21pm report

    This guy obviously wants do do you know what.


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    Jan 31st, 2011 1:27pm report

    But in an interview, Matt says that this song is about his guitar.."his plug in baby" that's what I read.


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    Oct 8th, 2010 10:08pm report

    This song has to be about porn...


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    Apr 17th, 2010 4:48am report

    It's about almost all the things you guys have written about so far, and then some...its about his guitar, porn, himself, and yes, it is definitely about genetically engineered puppies....

    The song is an anthem mourning the void, make-believe, technologically driven world we're all so immersed in...its about a plastic world where real needs are given quick fixes via cables, wires, and wifi...

    Need love? try this plug in baby on for size...its a genetically modified puppy that never grows old..need friends? get a facebook account...need affirmation? plug in that guitar and rock out on stage..

    We turn on our various plug-in-babies to crucify our real world fears and concerns...

    I seriously doubt that the song is about any one specific thing...its about how so many of the things central to our lives these days just arent real anymore...


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    Mar 31st, 2010 3:31am report

    It's about mother marry that born his son without a husband. Her virgin is unbroken and it's reality.


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    Mar 15th, 2010 3:02pm report

    The song is definitely about someone being heartbroken. The only way to soothe his pain is through his guitar. His guitar protects him and comforts him through all the heartaches.


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    Mar 3rd, 2010 3:12pm report

    I don't know but I love the song!


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    Feb 4th, 2010 2:25am report

    I always like to think that it's about his experiences as a young guy going out and getting laid, but the people he always thought were young women were actually disgusting women disguised under make up ("unbroken virgin realities")

    However he's wised up to this and he now knows who is tricking him, which is what the song is about. ("I've exposed your lies, baby, the underneath is no big surprise")

    He wants to forget all the times he has fallen for it and ("forget your love")

    The results of him getting with these women is likely something like an STD ("I've seen your loving, mine is gone, and I've been in trouble")

    He's wised up to it and he won't fall for it even if drunk ("don't confuse baby you're gonna lose your own game")

    Well that's what I like to think anyway :)


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    Sep 11th, 2009 9:47am report

    I think in 'plug in baby' Matt tells about his love that will go immediately,Because he was tired of giving love to the woman who he love much whereas she act like a robot as if she didn't want to care about him. So, he decide to stop for loving because she like to play his feeling,but her own playing confided her own self so it shown and changed him....at the end, the girl begin to love him but the love is PLUG......kdunntnddfortherealmuser@yahoo.com

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