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Title: Showbiz
Length: 51.8
Release Date: 1999
Record Label: Mushroom
Catalogue Number: MUSH59CD

Showbiz was Muse's debut album, having been recorded between 1998 and 1999. The songs themselves included some of the older songs in Muse's repertoir, dating as far back as 1996. All songs on the album had been witten by 1997. These were among the "fifty or so" that Muse had written before entering the studio. The band picked those which they deemed least progressive to make up Showbiz.

John Leckie, who produced the album, started attending Muse's concerts in the latter half of 1998. Leckie was based at Sawmills recording studio, where owner Dennis Smith had given the band free recording time the previous year, from which the Muse EP resulted. He built up a relationship with the band during this time, coming to say that he'd want to work with the band if ever they could afford him. Leckie had not worked with any bands quite some time prior to doing so with Muse. The recording had finished by the 15th of May 1999.

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  • Sunburn Show

    Come waste your millions here,
    Secretly she sneers.
    Another corporate show,
    A guilty conscience grows.

    And I'll feel a guilty conscience grow,
    And I'll feel a guilty conscience grow.

    She burns like the sun
    and I can't look away,
    And she'll burn our horizons
    make no mistakes.

    Come let the truth be shared,
    No-one ever dared to break,
    These endless lies,
    Secretly she cries.

    She burns like the sun,
    And I can't look away,
    And she'll burn our horizons,
    Make no mistakes.

    And I'll hide from the world,
    Behind a broken frame,
    And I'll run forever,
    I can't face the shame.

    And I'll hide from the world,
    Behind a broken frame,
    And I'll run forever,
    I can't face the shame.

     

  • Muscle Museum Show

    She had something to confess to,
    But you don't have the time so,
    Look the other way.
    You will wait until it's over,
    To reveal what you'd never shown her,
    Too little much too late.

    Too long trying to resist it,
    You've just gone and missed it,
    It's escaped your world.

    Can you see that I am needing,
    Begging for so much more,
    Than you could ever give.
    And I don't want you to adore me,
    Don't want you to ignore me,
    When it pleases you yeah,
    And, I'll do it on my own

    I have played in every toilet,
    But you still want to spoil it,
    To prove I've made a big mistake.

    Too long trying to resist it,
    You've just gone and missed it,
    It's escaped your world.

    Can you see that I am needing,
    Begging for so much more,
    Than you could ever give.
    And I don't want you to adore me,
    Don't want you to ignore me,
    When it pleases you yeah...

    So I'll do it on my own and,
    I'll do it all by myself,
    You will never make it.

     

  • Fillip Show

    It's happening soon, it's happening soon,
    its scent has been blowing in my direction.
    To me it is new, to me it is new, and it's
    not gonna change for anybody.
    And it's gonna be our last memory,
    And its led me on, and on to you.
    It's got to be here, it's got to be there, its got to be now or I'll lose for ever.
    To me it is strange, this feeling is strange, but it's not going to change for anybody.
    And it's gonna be our last memory,
    And its led me on, and on to you.

    Accuse me,
    Trust me, I never knew,
    That you were the one, you were the one, oooh.

    And it's gonna be our last memory,
    And it's led me on, and on to you.
    And it's gonna be our last memory,
    And it's led me on, and on to you. You.

     

  • Falling Down Show

    I'm falling down, and 15000 people scream,
    They were all begging for your dream.

    I'm falling down,
    5000 houses burning down (yeah)
    No one is gonna save this town.

    Too late I already found what I was looking for,
    You know it wasn't here, no, it wasn't here.

    I was calling your name,
    but you would never hear me sing,
    You wouldn't let me begin.

    So I'm crawling away,
    cos you broke my heart in two, yeah,
    No I will not forget you.

    Too late I already found what I was looking for.
    You know it wasn't you, no, it wasn't you. No.

    Falling away, you never see me fall,
    no I could not forget you
    Falling down, a thousand houses burning down,
    No one is gonna save this town.

    Too late I already found what I was looking for,
    You know it wasn't you, no, it wasn't you. No.

    Falling down, now the world is upside down,
    I'm heading straight for the clouds.

     

  • Cave Show

    Leave me alone, it's nothing serious.
    I'll do it myself, it's got nought to do with you
    And there's nothing you could do.

    You can see it and you can almost hear it too,
    You can almost taste it, it's nought to do with you
    And there's still nothing that you could do.

    So come in my cave
    and I'll burn your heart away.
    Come in my cave,
    and I'll burn your heart away.

    Please close your ears and try to look away
    So you'll never hear a single word I say
    and don't ever come my way.

    Leave me alone, it's nothing serious.
    I'll do it myself, it's got nought to do with you
    And there's still nothing you could do.

    So come in my cave, and I'll burn your heart away.
    Come in my cave,
    and arrest me for my mistakes. Yeah.

     

  • Showbiz Show

    Controlling my feelings for too long,
    Controlling my feelings for too long,
    Controlling my feelings for too long,
    Controlling my feelings for too long,
    And forcing our darkest souls to unfold,
    And forcing our darkest souls to unfold,
    And pushing us into to self destruction,
    And pushing us into to self destruction.

    They make me, make me dream your dreams,
    They make me, make me scream your screams.

    Trying to please you for too long,
    Trying to please you for too long,
    Visions of greed you wallow,
    Rhythms of greed you wallow,
    Visions of greed you wallow,
    Rhythms of greed you wallow.

    They make me, make me dream your dreams,
    They make me, make me scream your screams.

    Controlling my feelings for too long,
    Controlling my feelings for too long,
    And forcing our darkest souls to unfold,
    And forcing our darkest souls to unfold,
    And pushing us into to self destruction,
    And pushing us into to self destruction.

    They make me, make me dream your dreams,
    They make me, make me scream your screams.

     

  • Unintended Show

    You could be my unintended,
    Choice to live my life extended,
    You could be the one I'll always love.

    You could be the one who listens,
    To my deepest inquisitions,
    You could be the one I'll always love.

    I'll be there as soon as I can,
    But I'm busy mending broken,
    Pieces of the life I had before.

    First there was the one who challenged,
    All my dreams and all my balance,
    She could never be as good as you.

    You could be my unintended,
    Choice to live my life extended,
    You should be the one I'll always love.

    I'll be there as soon as I can,
    But I'm busy mending broken,
    Pieces of the life I had before.

    I'll be there as soon as I can,
    But I'm busy mending broken,
    Pieces of the life I had before.
    Before you.

     

  • Uno Show

    This means nothing to me,
    cos you are nothing to me,
    And it means nothing to me that you blew this away.
    Cos you could have been number one
    if you only found the time,
    And you could have ruled the whole world,
    if you had the chance.

    You could have been number one,
    and you could have ruled the whole world,
    And we could have had so much fun,
    but you blew it away.

    You're still nothing to me,
    and this is nothing to me,
    And you don't know what you've done,
    but I'll give you a clue.
    You could have been number one,
    if you only had the chance,
    And you could have ruled the whole world,
    if you had the time.

    You could have been number one,
    and you could have ruled the whole world,
    And we could have had so much fun,
    but you blew it away.
    You could have been number one,
    and you could have ruled the whole world,
    And we could have had so much fun,
    but you blew it away.

     

  • Sober Show

    Royal Canadian blended,
    the spicy aroma had mended me.
    Matured for years and imported,
    into my glass you poured it.
    And you're the only reason that I remain unfrozen.
    Suppose it stands to reason
    that you would turn on me.

    You're so solid,
    You're so solid,
    It burns inside of me, cos you're so solid,
    It burns inside of me.

    Wild Turkey's been chosen,
    its caramel nose can smell me,
    Arbourler, Jameson I love you,
    the single malts come burning.
    And you're the only reason that I remain unfrozen.
    Suppose it stands to reason
    that you would turn on me.

    You're so solid,
    You're so solid,
    It burns inside of me, cos you're so solid,
    It burns inside of me.

    Royal Canadian blended,
    the spicy aroma had mended me.
    And you're the only reason that I remain unfrozen.
    Suppose it stands to reason
    that you would turn on me.

    You're so solid,
    You're so solid,
    It burns inside of me, cos you're so solid,
    It burns inside me.

     

  • Escape Show

    You would say anything,
    And you would try anything,
    To escape your meaningless,
    And your insignificance.

    You're uncontrollable,
    And we are unloveable,
    And I don't want you to think that I care,
    I never would, I never could again.

    Why can't you just love her,
    And why be such a monster,
    You bully from a distance,
    Your brain needs some assistance.

    But I'll still take all the blame,
    'cause you and me are both one and the same,
    And it's driving me mad,
    And it's driving me mad.

    I'll take back all the things that I said,
    I didn't realise I was talking to the living dead,
    And I don't want you to think that I care,
    I never would, I never could again.

    You would say anything,
    And you would try anything,
    To escape your meaningless,
    And your insignificance.

     

  • Overdue Show

    You needed it when I was away,
    and no matter what I say,
    You'll never forget when I wasn't there,
    so why should I care,
    I'm young but I know that I'm aroused.

    You know that I care, you should have been there,
    You know that I care, you should have been there.

    It doesn't matter where I have gone,
    I just can't afford to,
    Pay for all the mistakes that you have made,
    it's about time I was paid.
    I'm young but I know that I'm aroused.

    You know that I care, you should have been there,
    You know that I care, you should have been there,
    You know that I care, you should have been there,
    You know that I care, you should have been there,
    You know that I care, you should have been there,
    You know that I care, you should have been there.

     

  • Hate This and I'll Love You Show

    Oh I am growing tired,
    Of allowing you to steal,
    Everything I have, you're making me feel,
    Like I was born to service you,
    But I am growing by the hour.

    You left us far behind,
    So we all discard our souls.
    And blaze through your skies,
    So afraid to die.

    Cos I was born to destroy you,
    And I am growing by the hour.
    I'm getting strong in every way, yeah. Yeah.

    You led me on, you led me on, you...

    Oh, and I'm getting strong in every way,
    yeah. Yeah.

     

  • Spiral Static Show

    Who's ever known
    How much to moan and groan
    And quiver inside
    He needs to give you
    Everything you need
    Is it enough

    You're running out of time
    As it grows in your eye
    You'll feel
    Broken inside, you'll feel

    Sigh, static moans
    A storm growing strong
    And it's coming my way
    Still she gives you
    Everything you need
    Is it enough

    You're running out of time
    As it grows in your eye
    You'll feel
    Broken inside, you'll feel
    And I'll feel
    Broken inside, you'll feel

    Broken inside, you'll feel ...


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