|Knights of Cydonia Lyrics|
Come ride with me
The song reached #10 on the UK Singles Chart, and was voted #1 for the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2007, defeating second place ("Straight Lines" by Silverchair) by just 13 votes: the closest margin yet.
"Cydonia Mensae is an albedo feature (region) on Mars. It lies in the planet's northern hemisphere in a transitional zone between the heavily cratered regions to the South, and relatively smooth plains to the North. Some planetologists believe that the northern plains may once have been ocean beds and that Cydonia may have been a coastal zone (though this is still uncertain). Cydonia is covered in numerous mesas, some of which have attracted both scientific and popular attention."
The song is a Western-inspired progressive rock piece, with a running time of 6:07. It begins with an intro and then a guitar riff, which leads into the song's long instrumental.
- Matthew Bellamy – guitar, lead vocals, synthesizer
- Christopher Wolstenholme – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Dominic Howard – drums
- Daniel Newell – trumpet
|Black Holes & Revelations|
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2. Starlight ·
3. Supermassive Black Hole ·
4. Map of the Problematique ·
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