Muse: Time is Running Out Meaning
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Time is Running Out Lyrics
I wanna break this spell
That you've created
You're something beautiful
I wanna play the game
I want the friction
You will be the death of me
You will be the death of me
anonymous Mar 26th, 2009 3:55pm report
I think it's about capitalist society; we're bombarded with the things we don't need.
anonymous Jan 14th, 2009 1:32pm report
I Read That In The Book "In Your World The Story Of Muse" (its a good read btw) that It was about the 9/11 bombings in america and how the end of the humanity is drawing closer because of this (I lost the page in the book but think that's wat it says)
anonymous Oct 21st, 2008 10:24pm report
Just by looking at it, it seems like it's about a relationship, but from my personal opinion it's about the government, more than anything else.Its Muse referring to an oppressive "big brother" style government, almost as an overbearing girlfriend.
In the first verse, they r referring to whats happening.
In the second one, their talking about how the oppresive government was started. "Your something beautiful": many a corrupt government looks beautiful to begin with. "A contradiction": talking about how, while it looks good to start with, it actually can't be. "I wanna play the game, I want the friction" is talking about the average citizens willigness to go along with a government as long as their creature comforts are kept.
The chorus is someone finally fighting against some occurance that the government doesn't want people to know, so is trying to shush.
The third verse is talking about someone trying to fight back, but failing because they don't know what free will is.
The fourth verse is talking about how the government, knowing they've destroyed all opposition, preparing to take complete control.
The last three verses are very despairing, yet defiant, the speaker knowing he has no chance but still fighting on.
anonymous Oct 19th, 2008 10:20pm report
The Album was written as the band went into self induced opium addiction to better describe the ending of the world. So yes, he was a drug addict, but the relationship thing makes the most sense. Each song describes the end of some world. The relationship ending may be his inner world ending.
anonymous Sep 2nd, 2008 9:29am report
Yea. I agree with the relationship thing. It reminds me of Jacob in breaking dawn. How he's addicted to bella but knows it's not possible. and the whole "suck the life out of me" thing fits in well.
anonymous Jul 21st, 2008 7:21pm report
He says in a interview on Youtube that it's actually about that time in your life where all is winding down and nothing can stop you.
anonymous May 12th, 2008 5:00pm report
I think that it's about dropping a bomb, the video does really enforce this theory too, time is running out until the bomb is dropped, I won't let you smother it etc.. It is other countries that are about to get destroyed
anonymous Apr 30th, 2008 4:51pm report
Although the song partially talks about a broken relationship,
The whole album talks about an apocalypse.
"Our time is running out" States the obvious, but "I won't let you bury it, I won't let you smother it" yada yada, meaning, you can't hide it, it's going to happen and nothing you do can stop it.
anonymous Mar 31st, 2008 3:23pm report
This song has to do with a relationship, and an addiction obviously. I'd say it's that he sees the relationship he's in as a beautiful thing, and he can't see living without it as a part of his life even though the other person is pulling away. So basically he's frustrated saying that he won't let it fall apart and turn into nothing, but even he has to admit that their time is running out. This closeness could also be because he got the other person in the relationship pregnant, and if they're separated, he believes that she will get an abortion as well.
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