"Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics cover)" as written by and David Stewart Annie Lennox....
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody is looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.

I want to used you and abused you
I want to know what's inside
Moving on hold your head,
Moving on keep your head,
Moving on hold your head,
Moving on keep your head,
Moving on hold your head,
Moving on keep your head,
Moving on.

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

I gotta use you and abuse you
I gotta know what's inside
I gotta use you and abuse you
I gotta know what's inside you


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"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" as written by Allen Toussaint

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  • +10
    General CommentThe Eurithmics are an awesome twosome, but Marilyn Manson's remake of it puts a completely different tone and suggests the darkerside of people and love. A good remake by Marilyn Manson.
    kooky_gurlon August 17, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commenteveryone says this is just a eurythmics cover, but if you listen closely, it's not.
    "I wanna use you, and abuse you! I wanna know what's inside, you..."
    Those lines were never in the eurythmics version. i dunno what he means, but i think it means something
    NijWijon June 23, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song!! Mariln Manson does it better
    green_day_babyon March 07, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMarilyn Manson wrote this song at an early stage of his career, when things were going roughly. He had witnissed/experienced many shittier parts of life around the time of this song, and he felt that the lyrics to the eurythmics' song was a perfect philosophy about the different types of people in life.
    I believe that MM has been used and abused before several times, and he wants to finally be the person using and abusing.
    Also, the music video for this song is by far the absolute creepiest but stunningly gorgeous video made in the history of mankind. I highly reccomend that every person on planet Earth view it.
    touchdownjesuson July 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis version of Sweet Dreams is much better than the original one. It's alive song...Not like the eurythmics. This song rocksssssssss!!
    tigrouion August 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the best song Marilyn Manson does in my opinon. I mean sure its not an original but he really made this song that much better than the original. He took the orignal hook, which already was kinda eerie, and built the rest of the song around that mood. I give him credit for changing the song without ruining it.
    TJE_Drummer_11on July 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmasochism is hot to me...

    I guess I'm just one of those people who wants to be abused...

    I had never heard this song until I watched House On Haunted Hill and it came up on the credits....

    But it really does sound 7,000,000x better than the original, as all MM songs do...the other one just made me think of a black woman dancing, but this one gives me a dark-sexual-truth kind of vision...and, being the BDSM girl that I am, that turns me on....so now I need to hear that song around a BDSM guy like myself...
    7bo7benn7on July 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAh, this song brings me to nirvana. Listening to it brings my world to a whole better level. And by the way, Mercsl55amg, you are an asshole. Please, for the sake of us all, stop coming here and bad mouthing MM. You make yourself appear ignorant.
    touchdownjesuson August 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou can say whatever you want ,but i would still love to get laid with marilyn manson.:P)))
    and i couldn`t say I`m much of the masochistic type of girl or something,but this song is absolutely great...and,basschickrocker,I was thinking about the exact same thing...demons and fears that each of us has,that sometimes control(abuse) us more than normally...it`s the inner anger always coming up when you`re angry,hurt,upset...
    precisely because it`s called sweet dreams...
    white flyon April 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo, originals arent always better. The original was to peppy. to upbeat. marilyn manson made it darker and better. And no not anyone could cover it and make it sound good, that is one of the stupidest things i have ever heard.
    damage_incon June 19, 2006   Link

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