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The Dark Side

Muse

The Dark Side Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I have lived in darkness
For all my life, I've been pursued

You'd be afraid if you could feel my pain
And if you could see the things I am able to see

[Chorus]
Break me out, break me out
Let me flee
Break me out, break me out
Set me free

[Verse 2]
I hail from the dark side
For all my life, I've been besieged
You'd be scared living with my despair
And if you could feel the things I am able to feel

[Chorus]
Break me out, break me out
Let me flee
Break me out, break me out
Set me free

[Outro]
Break me out, break me out
Let me flee
Break me out, break me out
Set me free
Save me from the dark side
Break me out, break me out
Set me free

About “The Dark Side”

Darkside (DRKSIDE) was written on Matt’s Vehicle registration plate in Something Human Music Video.

On the 26th of August 2018, Muse posted four pictures from the music video on social media. Two days later, on the 28th, Matthew Bellamy posted a video of the guitar solo on Instagram, and it was later released on the band’s social media accounts.

As Lance Drake -Director of the Music Video- stated :

The Dark Side is about fear, paranoia, mental illness, and depression. Sometimes the dream is a nightmare and grand visions are in fact crumbling illusions. Don’t get caught up in the upside down, keep driving!

One way to interpret the lyrics and the music video is just like the director said. It is about overcoming your fears and problems and keep driving no matter what happens.
However, this song has another annotation in which connects it to the rest of the album as a part of the storyline. It is described below:
After the protagonist realizes that he is just living inside a simulation and he is not actually real, he tries to break out to set himself free.
As he disappears at the end of Something Human, he appears to be in a secure area which could be the core of the simulation.
As he moves toward the main core -the mind- the simulation itself tries to stop him.

After he escapes, it seems there are other simulations like a multilayer virtual world.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    As Lance Drake -Director of the Music Video- stated

    The Dark Side is about fear, paranoia, mental illness, and depression. Sometimes the dream is a nightmare and grand visions are in fact crumbling illusions. Don’t get caught up in the upside down, keep driving!

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