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The Overman
01-31-2015, 03:03 AM
For instance:

"Deep Six":

Deep six, six, six, six feet deep

"The Bright Young Things":

Crashing the aether, we've got the loudest stereotype
Even neophytes deep six your pro-life

"Get Your Gunn":

I eat innocent meat; the housewife I will beat
The pro-life I will kill; what you won't do, I will

So that, in a roundabout way, "Deep Six" referenced "Get Your Gunn" by way of "The Bright Young Things". I thought that this might even be the reason "Get Your Gunn" was played on the summer tour in 2014.

Manson is very fond of this type of self-referential lyricism. Anyone know of any other examples in the discography? There are lots, but you folks should take a swing at it.

Incidentally, I should add that I think Manson is taking a swipe at his younger, "neophyte" self in "The Bright Young Things".

Iulian
01-31-2015, 06:36 AM
Lunchbox and The Fight Song
¨I wanna be a rock n roll star¨
¨You never grew up to be a rock n roll star¨

The Overman
07-30-2017, 05:48 PM
Looks like "Revelation #12" continues the "Get Your Gunn" -> "The Bright Young Things" -> "Deep Six" chain of references.


Don't need to move a single prayer bone
Our death is still life

https://genius.com/Marilyn-manson-revelation-no-12-lyrics

Which is also interesting so far as the song's title seems to me to be an oblique reference to the "Get Your Gunn" single. (http://www.providermodule.com/forum/showthread.php/8688-quot-Revelation-12-quot-an-allusion-to-quot-Revelation-9-quot-from-the-Get-Your-Gunn-single)

S.D.
07-31-2017, 01:24 AM
A great topic idea, but also worth mentioning that there are hundreds of these scattered throughout various topics in the forum.
I always enjoy when Manson is self-referential, or even if a phrase gets re-appropriated for something years later. Being able to do it effectively takes skill, and I think he's always managed it well.

theimpaler
08-03-2017, 10:05 PM
Looks like "Revelation #12" continues the "Get Your Gunn" -> "The Bright Young Things" -> "Deep Six" chain of references.



https://genius.com/Marilyn-manson-revelation-no-12-lyrics

Which is also interesting so far as the song's title seems to me to be an oblique reference to the "Get Your Gunn" single. (http://www.providermodule.com/forum/showthread.php/8688-quot-Revelation-12-quot-an-allusion-to-quot-Revelation-9-quot-from-the-Get-Your-Gunn-single)

....I'm sorry but...HUH?