Guiding Light (song)
|Album/single||The Resistance (5)|
|First live performance||22nd October 2009|
|Latest live performance||-|
|Recorded||Studio Bellini, Lake Como and Milan, Italy, 2009|
|Writer/composer||Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard, Christopher Wolstenholme|
|United States of Eurasia||<||Guiding Light||>||Unnatural Selection|
Matt said, "This track is about a troubled relationship and is influenced by 1980s cheesy stadium rock! There is a guitar solo with a deliberate screaming harmonic. These types of harmonies have been banned from rock music for at least 18 years, possibly longer." The second song on The Resistance with a guitar solo. The intro is a crossfade from United States of Eurasia (song), featuring the same jetfighter sound. The drums at the start bear a heavy resemblance to "Vienna" by Ultravox
According to a video posted by Zane Lowe prior to the release of "The Resistance", Matt said that while recording this song in Milan, the music was so loud that a neighbour came over and began banging on the door. The banging can apparently be heard near the end of the song if the drums are isolated.
In an interview, Dom said that while recording the snare drum in the field of sheep, the mics were close to a river so each time he plays the snare drum in the song, the river can be heard along with it.
Pure hearts stumble In my hands they crumble And fragile and stripped to the core I can't hurt you anymore Loved by numbers, You're losing life's wonder Touch like strangers; detached I can't feel you anymore There's sunshine trapped in our hearts It could rise again But I'm lost, and crushed, and cold, and confused With no guiding light left inside You were my guiding light When comfort and warmth can't be found I still reach for you But I'm lost, and crushed, and cold, and confused With no guiding light left inside You're my guiding light You're my guiding light When there's no guiding light left inside When there's no guiding light in our lives
- ↑ 5.GUIDING LIGHT (2009-07-03). Twitter. Retrieved 2009-07-03 from twitter.com.
- ↑ Julien Bordier. (2009-07-0?). Jai ecoute le nouveau Muse. L'Express. Retrieved 2009-07-10 from www.muselive.com. [verify]
- ↑ iTunes LP - The Resistance