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

Say, It'll make you insane
And it's bending the truth
You're to blame
For all the life that you'll lose and
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

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

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

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


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"The Small Print" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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    General CommentThe original title was "Action Faust" which pertains to a play by Goethe called Faust. Read that and you'll understand more about this song.

    It is basically the Devil talking about a contract he made with the character Faust. The "Small Print" in the contract is where they came up with this title. Faust sold his soul to the devil if the devil would be his slave during Faust's life. Faust would, in turn, have to be a slave to the devil in the afterlife.

    Faust sold his soul to the devil for his earthly desires, but was not completely satisfied at his death. This song is written from the Devil's perspective.
    erod2214on April 03, 2005   Link

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