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Megalomania

Lyrics

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

Extra information

Meaning

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.

Production

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

Authors/copyright

Matthew Bellamy

People's comments

[BliSS]: completely agree with the lyrics. and the sound of the hammond.. so gloomy! this track is definitely museīs darkest song
Shine: I adore Mattīa vocal in this song
Dagger: I am my own god. I donīt trust human race, and I donīt need their religions. The song didnīt make too much for me the firts time, but it has grown a lot on me. Itīs Dark, and it is a pretty good end for the album.
illusions everywere: Very dark, magnificant & impressive
Beckeh: Takes some getting used to, but itīs a grand finish to a fantastic album.
Dark_Star: when i think about it i dont think that any other song could of finished the album in the way that Megalomania did. i thought it was a great ending to a great album. i am still amazed by matts vocals on this song, it reaches it highest. i think this song is very powerfull. im not sure why people did not shine to it at the start. very strong finish.
Alex: I donīt know whatīs Mattīs problem with ending albums.In īShowbizī it was īHate This Bla Bla Blaī, and in OOS itīs īMegalomaniaī.I donīt know why, but this is my favorite Muse song.. meybe becasue of all the darkness of this song, or meybe becuase itīs true, i mean whatīs really good in this life?We canīt go anywhere beacuse of all the terrorist, and if we find someoe we love, she/he will finally leave us.. right? so this song should be called īReal Side Of Lifeī
Alex: I donīt know whatīs Mattīs problem with ending albums.In īShowbizī it was īHate This Bla Bla Blaī, and in OOS itīs īMegalomaniaī.I donīt know why, but this is my favorite Muse song.. meybe becasue of all the darkness of this song, or meybe becuase itīs true, i mean whatīs really good in this life?We canīt go anywhere beacuse of all the terrorist, and if we find someoe we love, she/he will finally leave us.. right? so in my opinion, this song should be called īReal Side Of Life, By Matthew Bellamyī
dead star: when i listed it i have the shivers......muse 4ever
ĄAspirex!: It is obvious that these guys are completely insane, but if that insanity is producing songs with the immense and beautiful grandeur of Megalomania, then long live insanity. Definitely the perfect way to conclude the ride that is Origin of Symmetry.
Megalomania himself:D: A Great song, vocal and instrumental very good, Muse you are the best! and my mom hates it... so i enjoy it even more gna gna gna:P
ben Ja: hey, this song fucking rocks i remember hearing it when Radio 1 (UK) were promoting the album and iloved it, i expected a heavy bit e.g Newborn , but nope, its class all the way even tho it seems a song that muse put on to make up the album i mean, at the end of the album theres songs that wud never b released excpet Feeling good which didnt do great, but i like the unreleased songs, beacuse every1 else has herd the likes of plug in baby newborn etc. KONW WOTTA MEAN??!!
cross: matt said recording this album was a very dark moment and its so true. this song is just completey insane and its suprising he wasnt cracking up when he wrote ithis vocals and the organ=perfection
Bisto: Incedible and as all of you have already said, completely truthful, Great stuff.
alli: definately my fav muse song, amazing dark lyrics, fantastic harmonies, superb matthew-esque vocals. My three yr old daughter knows every muse song and sings along with me in the kitchen. When this is on, we bellow at the top of our voices and wave our arms about. Cool track Muse - ta very much.
Muserulezkrimpen: I donīt like the lyrics of this song. A part of it might be true, but not everything!If i forget the lyric, it is a beautiful song, a great sound! I like the church organ, maybe because i go to church?! ;-)(xīcuses for my very bad english)Hiephoi!
Benoit: Obviously if youīre a religious twat you find the lyrics offensive... Personnally, I find the lyrics





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