"Tsp" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
Take, take all you need
And I'll compensate your greed
With broken hearts
Sell, and I'll sell your memories
For fifteen pounds per year
But just the good days

Sane, it'll make you insane
And he's bending the truth
You're to blame
For all the life that you're losing
You watch this space
And I'm going all the way
And be my slave to the grave
I'm a priest God never paid
Ooooh

Hope, and I hope you've seen the light
'cause no-one really cares
They're just pretending
Sell, and I'll sell your memories
For fifteen pounds per year
But you can keep the bad days

Sane, it'll make you insane
And I'm bending the truth
You're to blame
For all the life that you're losing
You watch this space
And I'm going all the way
And be my slave to the grave
I'm a priest God never paid
Ooooh

Sane, it'll make you insane
And I'm bending the truth
You're to blame
For all the life that you're losing
You watch this space
And I'm going all the way
And be my slave to the grave
I'm a priest God never paid
Ooooh






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"TSP" as written by Matthew James Bellamy Matt Bellamy

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    General Commentthis song is explained very well on inmuseworld.net, they have most muse song meanings described on that website. here is the main part of the description from that site:
    "Faust [a character from an ancient legend dating back to the early years of christianity] sold his soul to the devil for fulfillment of his earthly desires.

    "Muse’ The Small Print, is based on this story. The song is taken from the Devil’s prospective. “The priest God never paid” is the devil. Small prints are the texts on a contract who’re typed in very tiny font, mostly it has some tricks."
    this song is fascinating because it is told from the devil's perspective .. yet another great muse song, what can i say.
    for more info on the faust legend, or other muse songs, i definitely recommend inmuseworld.net.
    save celesteon June 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat guitar and Vocals
    tryingforgloryon June 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDubbed "action faust" for about a minute I believe
    Buckoon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah 'twas
    Temperon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think Its not just about your story, but also greed in a fasion. and loans. ////thats all Ive got so far
    chaos8879on January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first muse song i heard... the mood the lyrics it all was amazing. Still remains one of my favourites
    Free_2_Thinkon June 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Free 2 Think,

    Whenever I listen to this song I just get into this rampage and all of this anger just unleashes inside of me. This songs has like actually made me hit like door and stuff!!!!!!

    Intense!
    SMUSER17019091on December 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason i think of a cult leader or some dark, rogue priest. yeah. like satan i guess in milton's paradise lost. someone who has the powers of sight and understanding of some divine truth but at the same time they are jaded and out for themselves. they want to enslave others who were once like him cause to him thats what the game is all about. Like the lyrics are similar to satan's views on god in milton as this guy who is just a tyrant. Satan views himself as a guy who sees the truth of god's ulterior motive and says "you should follow me instead" and says he is fighting for freedom from gods tyrany, but he is really just wanting followers.

    in some ways it could also be like a song to his fans. like his groupies are his minions and he is like this dark prophet of the 21st century. and so he feeds off the energy he gets from the tortured souls of his fans. i get this feeling from a few bands' lyrics like muse and also rivers cuomo a little. i think their music is cool, but sometimes i feel like it is a bit draining on the soul...
    tadamorion February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentive heard roumors of a cat meoow at 2:39 in this song, it sounds like a cat but who knows. it it true??
    dschaefmuseon July 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAren't these the lyrics for "The Small Print?"
    freebooter16on November 01, 2006   Link

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