Possibly the wierdest, yet most melodically pleasing song ever written. Anything that muse come up with is pure genius, yet this is a particularly outstanding masterpiece of screaming and apocalyptic moaning.
Person 1: you seen the video for Knights of cydonia yet?
Person 2: nope, but i hear it involves a kung-fu cowboy armed with a laser gun who takes over a small town many years in the future, only to be struck down by an evil sheriff who pins him to the ground in the desert, where he's rescued by a woman on a unicorn.
Person 1: yep...muse are getting weirder aren't they?
by themuseicman August 15, 2006
Great Muse song from 'Black Holes and Revelations'. Is the longest song on the album at 6:06 minutes long, with just instrumentals at first, with no lyrics until 2:06 minutes in. The meaning of the song is quite hard to determine, but the following is my interpretation of it.

Cydonia is a region of Mars where life was rumoured to have once existed. The knights are either the 4 horsemen of the apocolypse or just plain knights. Either way, they tell the people of Cydonia that "God falls asleep on the job", encouraging them to destroy God, saying "how can we win, when fools can be kings?". The people of Cydonia destroy God, under the influence of the knights. In the future of this 'story', in todays present, the cycle has gone full circle, with Governments now in control, but are asleep on the job. This theory is the culmination of my and my friends opinions, and has not just been taken off the internet, so may of course be totally wrong, but I think it ties in well with the political nature of the album.

Another loose theory is that it's linked with 'Sing for Absolution', from one of Muse's older albums, 'Absolution', watch the video to see why.
Knights of Cydonia is a great song, but a bit weird
by Forever Lost July 09, 2006
Great Muse song from 'Black Holes and Revelations'. Is the longest song on the album at 6:06 minutes long, with just instrumentals at first, with no lyrics until 2:06 minutes in. The meaning of the song is quite hard to determine, but the following is my interpretation of it.

Cydonia is a region of Mars where life was rumoured to have once existed. The knights are either the 4 horsemen of the apocolypse or just plain knights. Either way, they tell the people of Cydonia that "God falls asleep on the job", encouraging them to destroy God, saying "how can we win, when fools can be kings?". The people of Cydonia destroy God, under the influence of the knights. In the future of this 'story', in todays present, the cycle has gone full circle, with Governments now in control, but are asleep on the job. This theory is the culmination of my and my friends opinions, and has not just been taken off the internet, so may of course be totally wrong, but I think it ties in well with the political nature of the album.

Another loose theory is that it's linked with 'Sing for Absolution', from one of Muse's older albums, 'Absolution', watch the video for 'Sing for Absolution' to see why.

I should also add this theory is totally unconnected to the video, as it was created before the video was even released. Seeing as most videos for Muse songs don't have anything to do with the meaning of the song but look good with the music, it could still be right.

Or perhaps it has no meaning and is just a random selection of words that sound good together.
I hope Muse play Knights of Cydonia when i see them play in November, it would sound great live.
by Forever Lost October 12, 2006

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