#SLS ~ Something Free?

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. Future prompts or themes, all the rules, and many other very cool things can be found at Jim’s site. Head on over and look around.

This week the theme is – Alluring, Beautiful, Charming, Graceful, Seductive

I had three songs come to mind immediately. One I disregarded right away, figuring someone else would definitely choose it. Then I was left with two very different songs. I finally just went with the one I thought of first. I am aware there is controversy surrounding, and accusations against this artist. The song belongs to his band, with him as co-songwriter.

Quoting directly from Lyrics.com “The Beautiful People” is a song by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released as the lead single from the band’s second studio album, Antichrist Superstar in September 1996. Classified as alternative metal, the song was written by frontman Marilyn Manson and Twiggy Ramirez, and was produced by Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie and Manson.

The title of the song comes from Marilyn Bender’s 1967 book The Beautiful People, which exposed the world of scandal within the “jet-set” lifestyle of the 1960s, and the culture of beauty as it pertained to fashion and politics. In the context of the album’s concept, the song refers to the privileged class of elites whom the titular character, a populist demagogue called Antichrist Superstar, fulminate against. Lyrically, it discusses what Manson refers to as “the culture of beauty”.

The single peaked at number 26 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and remains known as one of Marilyn Manson’s most famous and most successful original songs…”

(WARNING -the video is kinda intense)

And I don’t want you and I don’t need you
Don’t bother to resist, or I’ll beat you
It’s not your fault that you’re always wrong
The weak ones are there to justify the strong
The beautiful people, the beautiful people
It’s all relative to the size of your steeple
You can’t see the forest for the trees
You can’t smell your own shit on your knees

There’s no time to discriminate
Hate every motherfucker
That’s in your way

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful or something free?
Hey, you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it’s hard to be clean

The worms will live in every host
It’s hard to pick which one they eat the most
The horrible people, the horrible people
It’s as anatomic as the size of your steeple
Capitalism has made it this way
Old-fashioned fascism will take it away

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful or something free?
Hey, you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it’s hard to be clean

There’s no time to discriminate
Hate every motherfucker
That’s in your way

The beautiful people
The beautiful people (ah)
The beautiful people
The beautiful people (ah)
The beautiful people
The beautiful people (ah)
The beautiful people
The beautiful people (ah)

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful or something free?
Hey, you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it’s hard to be clean

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful or something free?
Hey, you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it’s hard to be clean

The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people

I’ll be curious to see if my other two songs get chosen. What about you? What song would you chose for this week’s prompt? Are you a fan of Marilyn Manson’s music? Thanks for stopping by!

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HUGS!!

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