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Hazekiah
09-11-2017, 05:00 PM
The lyrics being spread everywhere are wrong, so I've corrected them where I've seen fit to do so.

Obviously, this is still a work in progress but it's closer than everything else out there.

Any corrections or suggestions? FIRE AWAY!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=273&v=bmblT8_9-7U


"WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE"


LET'S MAKE SOMETHING CLEAR
WE'RE ALL RECORDING THIS AS IT HAPPENS
THOSE DIAMOND BULLETS, STOREFRONT BLOOD BANKS
SPLINTERS AND STAINED GLASS

WE DON'T NEED TO MOVE A SINGLE PRAYER BONE
DODGED BULLETS SO LOUD AND SO BELOW
DON'T NEED TO MOVE A SINGLE PRAYER BONE
MY DEATH IS STILL LIFE

SO WHAT'S A NICE PLACE LIKE THIS
DOING 'ROUND PEOPLE LIKE US?
SO WHAT'S A NICE PLACE LIKE THIS
DOING 'ROUND PEOPLE LIKE US?

WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
WE'LL BURN IT DOWN, BURN IT DOWN
THEY WON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE YOUR CORPSE

THE WORLD WAS STRIPPED OF ITS SUPERFICIAL SURFACES
WE DON'T INTEND TO JUST EAT THE STREET
THE ASPHALT IS THE GOOD MEAT

AND WE WILL SLEEP ON THE SKIN OF ITS NIGHTMARES
AND WE WILL SLEEP ON THE SKIN OF ITS NIGHTMARES
TIME TO JUST KILL THIS CROWD
SCREAM THIS FUCKING LOUD

WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
WE'LL BURN IT DOWN, BURN IT DOWN
THEY WON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE YOUR CORPSE

FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE AWAY
FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE AWAY
FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE AWAY
FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE AWAY

I LOVE THE SOUND OF SHELLS HITTING THE GROUND, MAN
I LOVE THE SOUND OF SHELLS HITTING THE GROUND, I LOVE IT
I LOVE THE SOUND OF SHELLS HITTING THE GROUND, MAN
I LOVE THE SOUND OF SHELLS HITTING THE GROUND, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT

FIRE, FIRE, FIRE AWAY
FIRE, FIRE, FIRE AWAY
FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE
FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE

WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
WE'LL BURN IT DOWN, BURN IT DOWN
THEY WON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE YOUR CORPSE

WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE

WHAT'S A NICE PLACE LIKE THIS
DOING 'ROUND PEOPLE LIKE US?
SO WHAT'S A NICE PLACE LIKE THIS
DOING 'ROUND PEOPLE LIKE US?

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Korpz
09-11-2017, 05:03 PM
Much Better - while I was reading various lyric sites and shaking the walls I was hoping for a more apt interpretation.

Nemoris Inferioris
09-11-2017, 05:23 PM
Those seem to be correct, judging by what I hear. The most common mistakes in the first verse. Where people write "Blow this storefront", instead of Diamond bullets.

I believe I hear "Dodged Bullets so loud and so low", instead.

maniac82
09-11-2017, 05:27 PM
I don't understand some people being disapointed by this ,its an awesome song and a great first single imo ,my hype for this album is going throught the roof !! thank god theres only 25 days left to wait

Or maybe less ,if you catch my drift

Hazekiah
09-11-2017, 08:49 PM
So a pal alerted me to what may or may not be official lyrics through iTunes somewhere (I don't use it), leading me to make some changes to the transcription above. But even the official lyrics obviously diverge from the actual lyrics sung by Manson on his albums though so I've left a few of my own variations in for now.

For instance, I'm pretty sure Manson's singing "MY death" and not "OUR death" and "world" instead of "well," which also happens to make more sense in context, too.

But while I still tend to hear "scream AS fucking loud" I must admit that "scream THIS fucking loud" works better so I've switched that out despite my own ears for now. And what I thought to be "sub-low" seems to just be a slurred delivery of "so below" which, frankly, I should've caught myself. Bah! I tried, lol.

I also added changed "bloodbank" to "blood bank" and added a "we" before the first line about prayer bones since I can distinctly hear it even though it's not in the hypothetically-official lyrics and because it's obviously echoing the same lyric from "The Bright Young Things," also beginning with "we."

Anyway, that's where I'm at with it now.

Any thoughts?

Shangri-LIE
09-12-2017, 06:03 AM
This is more for opening a free flowing discussion and not so much fully anatomizing "We Know Where You Fucking Live" as it's just one part of this Anti-Eucharist, love and blood bath body of work for conversation within this agora. My intent in creating this topic isn't for capturing his pneuma based on just this one song or even attempting to envisage the album's potential theme for that matter which will be matters of subjectivity anyway. Anything is welcomed really as most of his songs have interchangeable meanings, introspective meanings that are seen as objective observations and contrariwise. You never know what the intended target audience is (pun intended).

I'll to to spare (and more than likely fail) any hyper-bowel-flushing and gobbledygook about how "Heaven Upside Down" is inspired by "The Pilgrims Progress" and his occult sagacity for now.

I often say that everything is sex. Everything is political. Everything is chaotic. "Chaos isn't a pit, it's a ladder.". It's also fair. Everything about each of his albums as we know is interwoven with one another, oblique and non linear which begs the question, what is Manson's Magnum Opus? As in is there even one that is unanimously seen as his best work? Anyway, there are several lyrical parallels within this song. "We're all recording this as it happens. Those Diamond Bullets, Storefront Blood Banks, Splinters and Stained Glass."/"I know I'll miss you if I close my eyes. But this is loaded with an open film, I'll see you and I'll blow your heart to pieces"/"I forget what I saw before and after that day. I'd trade what I was worth to make myself into the handsomest gun and put the diamond bullet into your 404 ERROR FACE.". There are more parallels I can align with those opening lyrics but I'll save them for now, and if anyone has any of their own, share them. "My death is still life."./"Each thing I show you is a piece of my death.". Lastly for now "Time to just kill this crowd. Scream as fucking loud."/"Let's make sure the music is loud enough we won't even hear it end." All of "Blank and White" for that matter now that I think of it.

Other than him describing most of what he writes and sings about are him speaking to himself, I've been under the impression for quite some time that he's now turning the blade towards giving his audience a facelift who, for the most part, he sees as dumb, deaf and blind sycophantic imitators. "You don't want to see him. You only want to be him.". The life span of his inner circles and those who depend on sharing his existence as well as experiences along with him are and always have been ephemeral and easily jettisoned. Onto my initial take on "We Know Where You Fucking Live".

I don't see it as particularly violent. To me it's not about nihilism, fatalism, protest or literally being a homicidal stalker, but much rather a counter prod at people who he's encountered either in person or anonymously that's he's spoken about, or just the stupidity of and against people who are like that. So, instead of typing out what I had to say in conversation with a few people yesterday and this morning, I'll just copy and paste part of how I feel about it because I'm lazy. Whenever I was listening to it, I was having a chuckle about personally relating to it, "bringing back memories", alluding to being some sort of homicidal stalker or perhaps even being a triggered war veteran with extreme PTSD having flashbacks. I still do relate to it even more after the interview I'd posted on page 2 of the "Press" thread that I'd discovered even prior to interpreting it the way I currently am. You can't take on the world by yourself. I hear it as something romantic in some fucked up, obstreperous way of wanting someone to help tear things down with or to simply live in a world with together where no one else is really necessary. Where they can all go fuck themselves. Not necessarily killing people in their homes or creating a bloodbath of any sorts. He always says it's always how people will take it, interpret it and apply it to their own world views, emotions and mindsets. It doesn't always just have one meaning to it. It COULD literally be taken as that to some people. I don't take it entirely that way but could if I wanted to. He did after all say that is was somewhat of a "romance story".

Sorry if anyone reading this had to strain or stray away. But yeah, anyway. Feel free to share your thoughts and initial reactions/"whatever's", yo.

ReversedHate
09-12-2017, 10:45 AM
To be honest, i don't really know what to think about it. Yesterday i liked it alot because of the raw sound and because it's new. But after listening to it for like 20 times or so i'm not really sure. I need to hear it in the context of the album.

Marsmind
09-12-2017, 01:12 PM
Manson has always been somewhat of an anarchist, even if he doesn't ascribe to that political stance his lyrics often do. He doesn't seem to want to get as political any more, probably for good reason. He said it dates an album for one. Released on radio on 9/11 does suggest something there, but maybe that was just coincidence.
America is always wanting to destroy some thing, someone or some place. A lot of people right now are thinking along the lines of chaos, then starting over since America has turned into a dumpster fire. The Far right wants to nuke every other country that doesn't suck America's dick. The alt right wants ethnic cleansing. The far left wants coffee and to gentrify the ghetto. The green party wants to dissapear and go live in the woods, the anarchists wants to see it all set on fire then go live in the woods. It's not an uncommon sentiment right now really.

"When I'm God everyone dies" "No salvation, no forgiveness"

Hazekiah
09-12-2017, 01:59 PM
Yeah, it was probably completely coincidental that the first preview came out on Election Day and the second on 9/11, lol.

Marsmind
09-12-2017, 02:09 PM
Good point.

FuckmanQ
09-12-2017, 02:22 PM
I like the instrumentation, there are some good lines on here, but, overall I kind of wish this wasn't the first single. Overall I dig it but I can see it's flaws.

3/5.

nykspade
09-12-2017, 02:38 PM
.......
I believe I hear "Dodged Bullets so loud and so low", instead.

I hear this too!

FuckmanQ
09-12-2017, 02:51 PM
Really dig the lines "THE WORLD WAS STRIPPED OF ITS SUPERFICIAL SURFACES WE DON'T INTEND TO JUST EAT THE STREET THE ASPHALT IS THE GOOD MEAT"

Korpz
09-12-2017, 03:09 PM
I am very fond of:
.
"AND WE WILL SLEEP ON THE SKIN OF ITS NIGHTMARES"
.
edit: matter of fact.

Hazekiah
09-12-2017, 04:07 PM
Yeah, which loses something for me if it's "well" instead of "world," as indicated in the iTunes lyrics.

Yes, the surface can be scraped from a well...but it's the WORLD that's covered with streets and asphalt. Oh, and I'm like a BILLION percent certain that Manson overemphasizes the ASS in ASphalt because he's talking about eating ass, much like his insistent play on words with "I'm not in love BUTT I'm gonna fuck your" and "she wouldn't let me be anywhere BUTT inside," lol. BUTT I DIGRESS.

Anyway, the colorful imagery of "stripping" off a surface layer and sleeping on the "skinned horse" of a nightmare is potent indeed.

Terrapin
09-12-2017, 04:23 PM
Both the "Lyrics" and "Initial Thoughts" threads are now merged here. They didn't need separate threads. My apologies to the reader for any chronological confusion this may cause with what's already been posted so far.

You may now continue with your regularly scheduled broadcast.


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Nemoris Inferioris
09-12-2017, 07:53 PM
The lyric

"So what's a nice place like this, Doing Around People Like us?" Is by far my favorite out of the 3 new songs. That and "Were recording this as it happens..."

S.D.
09-13-2017, 03:00 AM
There are some really nice throwaway lines, but it is odd how part of The Bright Young Things was taken near-verbatim:-


"We don't need to move a single prayer bone
We're so beautiful and damned
Simply as a "still life""

Various words, phrases, even images have been adapted and transferred from earlier projects in Manson's work before, usually with intent. Consider "Maniqueen of depression" between Mechanical Animals and Diamonds & Pollen, or "toys all smell like children" in Kinderfeld, to name a few.

Maybe the album itself will bridge another gap between The Golden Age Of Grotesque and today. After all, he did open the former with "Everything has been said before. There's nothing left to say anymore", and that was written fifteen years ago.

Procrastinator
09-13-2017, 10:46 AM
I've only listened to the song properly once but because I played the video emailed to me by Manson with my location several times in a row, I had the chorus stuck in my head for quite some time afterwards. And since I don't know the rest of the lyrics, for some reason my brain decided to fill the gap with Manson singing "there's more than one way to make you cry" in Pretty as A Swastika. I don't know why, perhaps I thought the screams "let me show you where it hurts" were quite similar to the ones witht the words "we know where you fucking live". Either way, I guess these are my initial "no thought involved" impressions, maybe I could add something more substantial at a later point.

Nemoris Inferioris
09-13-2017, 04:55 PM
There are some really nice throwaway lines, but it is odd how part of The Bright Young Things was taken near-verbatim:-


"We don't need to move a single prayer bone
We're so beautiful and damned
Simply as a "still life""

Various words, phrases, even images have been adapted and transferred from earlier projects in Manson's work before, usually with intent. Consider "Maniqueen of depression" between Mechanical Animals and Diamonds & Pollen, or "toys all smell like children" in Kinderfeld, to name a few.

Maybe the album itself will bridge another gap between The Golden Age Of Grotesque and today. After all, he did open the former with "Everything has been said before. There's nothing left to say anymore", and that was written fifteen years ago.

I find it odd too. I have yet to figure out what that line means, but Manson rarely speaks about TGAOG. Oddly enough, because he seemed really excited about the album/ era.

Hazekiah
09-13-2017, 06:10 PM
I've only listened to the song properly once but because I played the video emailed to me by Manson with my location several times in a row, I had the chorus stuck in my head for quite some time afterwards. And since I don't know the rest of the lyrics, for some reason my brain decided to fill the gap with Manson singing "there's more than one way to make you cry" in Pretty as A Swastika. I don't know why, perhaps I thought the screams "let me show you where it hurts" were quite similar to the ones witht the words "we know where you fucking live". Either way, I guess these are my initial "no thought involved" impressions, maybe I could add something more substantial at a later point.

Yeah, I had the same thought and I've seen it mentioned elsewhere, too.

And it's DEAD ON.

Between the stuttering guitars underpinning both refrains in question and the fact that both sets of lyrics, "we know where you fucking live" and "let me show you where it hurts," EACH consisting of exactly seven syllables broken up upon those stuttering guitars in much the same way, it's a wonder it hasn't already been mentioned more.

Probably just a stylistic preference in action but if it IS a coincidence then it's a fucking GOOD one.

\m/


There are some really nice throwaway lines, but it is odd how part of The Bright Young Things was taken near-verbatim:-


"We don't need to move a single prayer bone
We're so beautiful and damned
Simply as a "still life""

Various words, phrases, even images have been adapted and transferred from earlier projects in Manson's work before, usually with intent. Consider "Maniqueen of depression" between Mechanical Animals and Diamonds & Pollen, or "toys all smell like children" in Kinderfeld, to name a few.

Maybe the album itself will bridge another gap between The Golden Age Of Grotesque and today. After all, he did open the former with "Everything has been said before. There's nothing left to say anymore", and that was written fifteen years ago.

"Throwaway" is dismissive and rude.

And it IS verbatim.

Well, the first line is anyway.


I find it odd too. I have yet to figure out what that line means, but Manson rarely speaks about TGAOG. Oddly enough, because he seemed really excited about the album/ era.

It makes PERFECT sense once you put the puzzle pieces together.

I was about to make a thread about it yesterday but I guess I'll have to wait a little while longer to make sure it isn't clumsily lumped in and merged with this Frankensteinian abortion of an "Initial Thoughts" thread.

>___>


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mr.svperstar13
09-13-2017, 06:20 PM
I think Manson just found them in the same journals from GAOG and did it by accident tbh. He re-used stuff from that time period on TPE after all.

Nemoris Inferioris
09-13-2017, 08:19 PM
I think Manson just found them in the same journals from GAOG and did it by accident tbh. He re-used stuff from that time period on TPE after all.

I only noticed the term "Deep Six".

me_andre
09-14-2017, 04:17 AM
First I thought the lyrics were more emotional, then I thought the song was "sell out" where Manson gave the media what they wanted (logic before emotion). But after hearing it for the 20th time or something like that I got a little revelation which made it much better for me, because it became more esoteric in depth. (At first it fucked with my head that the song had so distinct parts and that the lyrics did not seem to be one narrative, but rather murder fantasy all over the place. I thought he maybe tried to make "a song to kill a lot of people to" and that would have been like the onion article where he went door to door to shock, and also, the song is not structured in a aggressive yet meditative flow where anyone would be able to go on a killing spree and just be in the moment.)

Me being able to rethink the song I guess grew ut of 1) knowing this is a concept album 2) manson saying every song is like a scene from a movie 3) knowing how Manson communicate ideas in interviews. If you take it like the lyrics and the music is more like a movie mixed with a dream, where you are the camera from inside and from outside both the scenes, the characters and the director "as above so below"-style, the song is so much better. Pretty sure the music video could fuck this up though. But for now this is how I hear the song. It's the world singing through Manson. Schizophrenic and stoned in style but also ascended into better art, and it works with the the title of the record.

"So what's a nice place like this doing 'round people like us" could be a question from a meta character like mephistopheles reflecting bitterly about existence. I guess the main protagonist in the song (if we ignore the vampires robbing blood banks and ISIS driving into people on the streets, on the asphalt, etc) is trying to make pain into pleasure in the vein of what Nietzsche wrote about overcoming suffering and making it beautiful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTXj6ZEANFg (On the end, in context. Not the exact video I was thinking of, but this works as well.)

"Fire, fire, fire away" shows the subconscious being in pain, but the next time it gets sung more apathetic, after the more cocky cocaine perspective of "I love the sound of shells hitting the ground, man". "Fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire... (ad nauseum)" sounds nihilistic.

The whole idea I have of it reminds me a bit of this music video and lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj-10lIrboM

Okay. It is the devil saying "what's a nice place like this doing 'round people like us". It's the world singing about the nightmares, surveillance, violence and terror. And it's the protagonist trying to cope that sings "I love the sound of shells hitting the ground, man" and "fire, fire, fire away".

The Overman
09-14-2017, 04:39 AM
I've mentioned this before, but there's a weird little epic saga that encompasses "Get Your Gunn", "The Bright Young Things", "Deep Six" and now "We Know Where You Fucking Live". What it means precisely I don't know, but each subsequent song in this list references the preceding ones lyrically, as a callback. If "The Bright Young Things" had been a single - as well it should have been - they'd all be singles, and so have that in common, also.

blue angel
09-14-2017, 03:54 PM
I don't really like it and most probably for the reasoning of Manson's celebrity name dropping humour having now become incorporated into his musical aspirations. I also haven't liked that he has chosen to go with a song title and subject so closely involved with another project done prior by his musical brother in arms, Twiggy with Goon Moon, with I Know Where You live, which I actually do love.
The lyrics to this new Manson song just don't provide much interest or want within me. The music itself isn't so wrong though and I think it is the lyric and subject matter that I won't care to need on this new album. Having read the whole album song review article, it seems as though I will only be pleased with maybe one or two songs on this album, but that is fine anyway, as I haven't found myself so intrigued with what Manson has gotten up to since TPE and that is fine, I will always remain somewhat interested in what Manson is doing, as a longtime fan and perhaps distance is key to long adoration.

Indeed
09-14-2017, 05:50 PM
The Bright Young THings :
Crashing the ether
We've got the loudest stereotype
Even neophytes deep 6 your pro-life
We don't to move a prayer bone
We're so beautfil and damned
Simply as a "still-life"


Ripped of his own verse. I still like it though

Nemoris Inferioris
09-14-2017, 06:55 PM
I wish he would respond to this.

The Overman
09-14-2017, 07:55 PM
The Bright Young THings :
Crashing the ether
We've got the loudest stereotype
Even neophytes deep 6 your pro-life
We don't to move a prayer bone
We're so beautfil and damned
Simply as a "still-life"


Ripped of his own verse. I still like it though

Yeah, but that lyric in turn is a direct reference to "Get Your Gunn", specifically "even neophytes deep six your pro-life" - "the pro-life I will kill".

What does "neophyte" mean? An inexpert beginner at something - like Marilyn Manson circa Portrait Of An American Family, a novice in his field who'd just released his debut album.

"The Bright Young Things" is saying that even a beginner like Marilyn Manson circa 1994 can "deep six" - kill - your "pro-life" - in other words, engage in social criticism stereotypical of the broader angsty industrial genre Manson was commonly taken to be representative of. Perhaps the implication is that it takes an expert to make one's self the subject of one's art, as Manson would do subsequent to TGAOG.


Long story short, there's a deliberate chain of reference there - from "Get Your Gunn" to "The Bright Young Things" to "Deep Six" to "We Know Where You Fucking Live". And it's too deliberate to be self-plagiarism; it's most certainly intentional, a thread to follow throughout Manson's discography. Why those particular songs, and what the exact meaning behind it is, I couldn't say. But it's obviously important to Manson.

mechanim
09-15-2017, 08:33 AM
We don't need to move a single prayer-bone
dodge/burn
so high and sub-low
We don't need to move a single prayer-bone
Hi-def is still life.

Mephisto
09-15-2017, 08:43 AM
Posted on MarilynMansonVevo :

Let's make something clear,
we're all recording this as it happens.
No diamond-bullet storefront-blood-bank,
splinters and stained glass.

We don't need to move a single prayer-bone
dodge/burn
so high and sub-low
We don't need to move a single prayer-bone
Hi-def is still life.

"So what's a nice place like this,
doing 'round people like us?"
"So what's a nice place like this,
doing 'round people like us?"

WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
We'll burn it down, burn it down.
They won't even
recognize your corpse.

The world was stripped of its
superficial surfaces.
We don't intend to just eat the street,
the asphalt is the good meat.
And
We will sleep on the skin of its nightmares
We will sleep on the skin of its nightmares

"It's time to just kill this crowd, and scream
as fucking loud..."

WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
We'll burn it down, burn it down.
They won't even
recognize your corpse.
WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
We'll burn it down, burn it down.
They won't even
recognize your corpse.

FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE AWAY
FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE AWAY
FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE
FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE AWAY

I love the sound of shells
hitting the ground, man
I love the sound of shells
hitting the ground.
I love it.
I love the sound of shells
hitting the ground, man
I love the sound of shells
hitting the ground.
I love it.

FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE AWAY
FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE AWAY
FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE
FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE AWAY

WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
We'll burn it down, burn it down.
They won't even
recognize your corpse.

WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
Burn it down, burn it down.
They won't even
recognize your corpse.
WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
WE KNOW WHERE YOU F***G LIVE
Burn it down, burn it down.
They won't even
recognize your corpse.

"So what's a nice place like this,
doing 'round people like us?"
"So what's a nice place like this,
doing 'round people like us?"

Nemoris Inferioris
09-15-2017, 11:02 AM
I saw that. Doesn't sound right to me still. Maybe "Hi-Def is still life" is wordplay (Hi-Death), but doesn't sound right. And Dodge/ burn doesn't either. Idk Maybe I'm wrong.

FuckmanQ
09-15-2017, 02:59 PM
I hear them but lyrics can be subjective anyways.

Absolution
09-15-2017, 04:32 PM
I think it's a boring song with a chorus that is gratingly repetitive and instead of continuing down the path of what made The Pale Emperor such a standout Manson record (The slow dirty grooves, the melancholy and weariness), it instead treads back to mediocrity landing somewhere between the feel of HEOL and BV.

I still have high hopes for the record since the delay of its release is due to the recording of additional tracks which supposedly are the best ones, and the Say10 snippet which sounds fucking amazing.

The screamed vocals sounds really good though.

Shangri-LIE
09-17-2017, 05:54 AM
I still stand by my initial reaction/thoughts about the lyrical content. There's now a music video for it that contradicts the lyrical content. I find it amusing more than anything. "Oh, look. A Christian family. Let's kill them.". It's stupid. I think Manson was pointing that out and it was intentional. "We don't agree with you, so we're going to burn everything down.". There's a new moral panic here in America where as opposed to it being right wing evangelicals being authoritarians, now it's the other way around. Antichrist Superstar was a dumbed down concept album for pseudo intellectuals and wanna be occult bedroom dweller Satanists. Now we have, as a lot of fans are putting it, "The Return of the Antichrist Superstar!". I think they're correct but only his now usage of puns which are the lowest form of humor/wit a well as high school dropout edginess is even more dumbed down now for people who are heiling this "comeback". I think it will be a great record, so don't assume that I'm shitting on it. But as for the song, yeah. Again. I still stand by what I believe it represents or at least how I interpret it.

YoureAlreadyHere
09-18-2017, 08:47 AM
I agree with you- I see it as a marketing scheme, shock value entertainment for the masses, which is a sad reflection of today- and yesterday, even. It is a timeless thing- this draw to violence.

Good luck to the viewers foaming at the mouth--- let us know how you can fuck yourself down.

Suedehead
09-18-2017, 11:33 AM
I agree with you- I see it as a marketing scheme, shock value entertainment for the masses, which is a sad reflection of today- and yesterday, even. It is a timeless thing- this draw to violence.

Good luck to the viewers foaming at the mouth--- let us know how you can fuck yourself down.

Violence exists, we did not create it, it is our most abundant natural resource and is renewable, disposable and exportable. Manson has always used it as a commodity through which to entice, shock and subjugate. He's unapologetic about its marketability, and I guess that riles up people who would quite happily and openly appropriate it in protest against this or anything else that contradicts their beliefs.

The video itself is popcorn bait and laden with platitudinous imagery but, I admit, it was fun to see the dandy highwayman and his consortium of saucy nun bandits reek stylised havoc in suburbia.

Nemoris Inferioris
09-18-2017, 12:28 PM
I think it's a boring song with a chorus that is gratingly repetitive and instead of continuing down the path of what made The Pale Emperor such a standout Manson record (The slow dirty grooves, the melancholy and weariness), it instead treads back to mediocrity landing somewhere between the feel of HEOL and BV.

I still have high hopes for the record since the delay of its release is due to the recording of additional tracks which supposedly are the best ones, and the Say10 snippet which sounds fucking amazing.

The screamed vocals sounds really good though.

Whether you like it or not, I think "Boring" is the last thing I'd call it.

Absolution
09-18-2017, 07:50 PM
Whether you like it or not, I think "Boring" is the last thing I'd call it.

To not bog the thread down in negativity I'll say that the instrumentation in the build up to the first chorus really pulls me in and the lyrical imagery in the second verse is fantastic. What about the song is interesting to you?

Manson15Marilyn
09-23-2017, 08:41 PM
I kinda look at it as an homage of sorts to his namesake. Maybe he's using the whole cult-family thing as a metaphor but I think it sounds pretty similar to the way America always looked at Charlie Manson and his drug dealing hoodlum friends at that ranch...

Could be wrong, also wouldn't know what the metaphor would be talking about. Probably just another dagger & swagger anthem.

The Overman
09-23-2017, 09:05 PM
The world was stripped of its superficial surfaces.
We don't intend to just eat the street
The asphalt is the good meat.

That's one of the best lines Manson's written since The Golden Age Of Grotesque. And again I'm reminded of "No Reflection":


Is this constricting construction
Or just streets with rusty signs
Of something violent coming?

Urban geography has been a theme in Manson of late. I don't think it has any meaning beyond creating a kind of mental landscape for the song to inhabit - it's impressionist, against expressionist, lyricism.

And if you need it to have relevance, well...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LPuIKfsgRQ

Vince
09-24-2017, 03:43 AM
Just realized that both VEVO and iTunes have the lyrics of WKWYFL. But problem is they're not the same...


iTunes: http://hpics.li/1ad2a73
VEVO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KWpuVrRek4


Does anyone know what are the actual lyrics to WKWYFL (reliable/official source) ?

Manson15Marilyn
09-24-2017, 04:26 AM
I think its a mixture of both being about right. The sub low sounds more right, and it is two syllables for sure, not three. But also, the other line sounds more like 'my.' Can't wait to see the official lyrics already. But either way, I'm pretty sure both are not far off at all.

Here's what I hear. Also, I condensed them like I did for TPE's lyrics. Its really a lot of repetition.

Let's make something clear
We're all recording this as it happens
Those diamond bullets, storefront blood bands, splinters, and stained glass

Don't need to move a single prayer bone
Dodged bullets so loud and sub low
Don't need to move a single prayer bone
My death is still life

So what's a nice place like this doing 'round people like us?

We know where you fucking live
We'll burn it down
They won't even recognise your corpse

The world was stripped of its superficial surfaces
We don't intend to just eat the streets
Asphalt is the good meat
And we will sleep on the skin of its nightmares
Time to just kill this crowd and scream as fucking loud

FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE AWAY

I love the sound of shells hitting the ground, man
I love it

Lunatic/Mystic
07-30-2020, 11:09 AM
To me, "WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE" is about MM invading the South of my soul - though I didn't realize this until the invasion turned into a major political revolution. Half of my soul was burned down in the process, and I really had trouble recognizing my past self's corpse. But all the while, I loved the sound of those shells hitting the ground. I loved MM's military triumph. I listened to "The Love Song" smiling, relishing the irony of it all.