Dead Inside - Muse

The Experience: Dead Inside succinctly sums up the experience of any relationship where true love has been lost; leaving behind only the mutual using of our partner for our own ends.

Music video: A dark black and white dance routine where the only relationship is conflict and oppresion. The dust and white costumes evoke the feeling that this is a tomb, and their completely black eyes make them both alien and animal. A far cry from the light, transparency and care of true love...

The Meaning: Every relationship starts out with a spark ...light only shines from those who share... and a hope that we might find what we are looking for in life ...draw me into your holiness. Yet Dead Inside illustrates well how that first hope can fade fast and simply become mutual using of the other ...whilst I am crushed and pulverised, because you need control... for our own ends in a way that simply leaves both parties Dead Inside.

Ask yourself: Am I mixed up in a relationship that is killing me inside?


Dead inside!

Revere a million prayers

And draw me into your holiness
But there's nothing there
Light only shines from those who share

Unleash a million drones

And confine me then erase me babe
Do you have no soul
It's like it died long ago

Your lips feel warm to the touch

You can bring me back to life
On the outside you're ablaze and alive
But you're dead inside

You're free to touch the sky

Whilst I am crushed and pulverised
Because you need control
Now I'm the one who's letting go

You like to give an inch

Whilst I am giving infinity
But now I've got nothing left
You have no cares and I'm bereft

Your skin feels warm to caress

I see magic in your eyes
On the outside you're ablaze and alive
But you're dead inside!

Feel me now 

Hold me please
I need you to see who I am
Open up to me 
Stop hiding from me
It's hurting babe
Only you can stop the pain

Don't leave me out in the cold

Don't leave me out to die
I gave you everything
I can't give you anymore
Now I've become just like you

My lips feel warm to the touch

My words seem so alive
My skin is warm to caress
I'll control and hypnotise

You've taught me to lie

Without a trace
And to kill with no remorse
On the outside I'm the greatest guy
Now I'm dead inside!

by Ryan Carlin

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