Paradise comes at a price That I am not prepared to pay What were we built for? Could someone tell me please
The good news is she canīt have babies And wonīt except gifts from me What are they for? Theyīll just grow up and break the laws youīve loved
Take off your disguise I know that underneath itīs me Who are you oooh
Useless device, it wonīt suffice I want a new game to play When I am gone - it wonīt be long Before I disturb you in the dark
And paradise comes at a price That I am not prepared to pay What were we built for? Will someone tell me please
Take off your disguise I know that underneath itīs me
Matt: "The lyric in the chorus is take off your disguise and underneath itīs meī and thatīs directed at the church. I went to church a couple of times when I was younger and I was always drawn to the church organ. The sounds coming out of it - I just wanted that, I didnīt want some geezer telling me how it should be. I saw this barrier, and how people use religion and things like that to attain power over each other We recorded this song in a church, and it was a little bit of a test for myself, I went up to this vicar and said can I have ago on the church organ. He clocked me for what I was and said no unless I paid him Ģ400. I paid him Ģ350 and went in there and recorded this song, which is extremely anti-Christian, under a statue of Jesus. It was a dark moment in my life."
This song was called "Thoughts of a dying atheist" before its release on cd. The title is now recycled on Absolution for a different song.
Produced by John Leckie and Muse Engineered by John Leckie and Rick Peet with additional engineering and programming by Chris Brown Mixed By John Cornfield and Muse, Sawmills Studio Recorded at the Real World Studio, Wiltshire Organ Recorded at St. Mary's church, Bathwick