"Megalomania" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
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 can't have babies
And won't accept gifts from me
What are they for?
They'll just grow up, and break the laws you've loved

Take off your disguise
And all your underneath
It's my aim

Useless device, it won't suffice
I want a new game to play
When I am gone
It won't 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
And all your underneath
It's my aim


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"Megalomania" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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    General CommentI also thought it was about religion and God. I always thought that most of the time he is talking to "God" in the lyrics.
    "take off your disguise
    i know that underneath it's me"
    is reminiscent of the classic quote from an old movie, The Ruling class: Peter O'toole's character claims he is God; someone asks him "How do you know you're God?", O'toole responds "Simple, when I pray to Him I find I am talking to myself."

    The megalomania -- fantasies of omnipotence -- is in equating yourself to God. If there is indeed a God, it must be yourself.

    "paradise comes at a price
    that i am not prepared to pay"
    The price being death or complete non-existence?

    As for the girl who can't have babies thing, farked if I know.
    rolphuson October 27, 2005   Link

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