"mOBSCENE" as written by Brian Warner and John Lowery....
"Ladies and Gentlemen"
We are the thing of shapes to come
Your freedom's not free and dumb
This Depression is Great
The Deformation Age, they know my name
Waltzing to scum and base and
Married to the pain

Bang we want it
Bang we want it
Bang bang bang bang bang
You came to see the mobscene
I know it isn't your scene
It's better than a sex scene and it's
So fucking obscene, obscene yeah.

Girls (in the spirit of Oscar Wilde)
Be obscene, be be obscene
Be obscene, baby, and not heard.
The day that love opened our eyes
We watched the world end

We have "high" places but we have no friends
They told us sin's not good but we know it's great
War-time full-frontal drugs, sex-tank armor plate

Bang we want it
Bang we want it
Bang bang bang bang bang
You came to see the mobscene
I know it isn't your scene
It's better than a sex scene and it's
So fucking obscene, obscene yeah.

You want commitment?
Put on your best suit, get your arms around me
Now we're going down down down
You want commitment?
Put on your best suit, get your arms around me
Now we're going down down down

Girls(in the spirit of Oscar Wilde):
Be obscene, be be obscene
Be obscene, baby, and not heard.
You came to see the mobscene
I know it isn't your scene
It's better than a sex scene and it's
So fucking obscene, obscene yeah.

You want commitment?
Put on your best suit, get your arms around me
Now we're going down down down
You want commitment?
Put on your best suit, get your arms around me
Now we're going down down down
"Ladies and gentlemen, be obscene! Be be obscene!"
Girls(in the spirit of Oscar Wilde)
Be obscene, be be obscene
Be obscene, baby, and not heard.
Bang bang bang bang bang.


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"mOBSCENE" as written by Brian Warner John Lowery

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  • +3
    General CommentUgh! You all missed the meaning! MANSON IS NOT PROMOTING SEX! He is making fun of the soceity! That is who Manson is. He is trying to send a wake-up to our soceity to tell him what we've created! He is being sarcastic in the majority of his songs. He's laughing at our soceity, but no one sees it! Please open your eyes. Try to see through the eyes of Brian Warner...

    *Emo*
    SmilingEmoKidon May 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"GIRLS (in the spirit of Oscar Wilde):
    Be obscene, be be obscene
    Be obscene, baby, and not heard."

    Women are supposed to "be seen and not heard"... The image of a woman is almost always that of a sex object and nothing more. I mean, how many men say that the perfect woman is one who doesn't talk? (there are several sexist jokes along this line but I can't remember them) It's really very sad. Also, the fact that "seen" and "obscene" rhyme furthers the delicious wordplay...

    "Your freedom's not free and dumb"

    Seems to be criticizing America...
    freakishfaeon September 20, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlike many here i would not say for certain wat this song means as that is solely up to manson himself to explain it, but after reading some of his interviews i come to a near conclusion of wat this song is about: this is about the end of the world from manson's prediction based on logic of human nature and wat we use to reproduce and survive throughout mankind history will be the very thing that destroys us: sex. and using some elements from the Bible to make it sound interesting e.g. "sex-tank armor plate" as the revelation tells us there are goign to be war and clashes between nations. and also "the day that love opened our eyes and we watched the world end," finally when we realized wat we truly love and want as humans its we realize that indeed this world is doomed to destroy itself, but not as the bible's famous "grand happening" type of armageddon, but rather and obvious end that anyone can come to realize just takes time to think about it. in addition to this song about the end of the world i also find this song IS about sexual freedom as well, b/c in the video it showed a girl's head in a cage that very short scene, i agree with that manson's song is "deep" but its not about glamourizing "sex" and obscene stuff its rather simply stating a problem of society right now that can be considered as one of its many "sad truths", that as history shows, when soceity restricted sex (or any other nature-intented things) ie, it often leads to violence and rape, etc. so this song summarizes it as "its better to be Obscene than having MObscenes spreading in ur country." as a person i forget name once said if u try to stop a river with a dam chances are its going to eventually build up and break the dam if the water is not allowed to flow out. same thing applies to humans, if u try stop them been horny and who they are like dont allowe them to watch porns, eventually they wont listen to you and "break" through and everything would be chaos and they'll have sex anyways b/c u simply cant control nature, but back to the topic on the end of the world, this very thing will lead to the end either way, either we restrict sex and we rebel and destroy eachother, or we have sex so much that we die from all kinds of problems from overpopulation.
    sl8734on July 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcatchy song, fun to play on the guitar
    Thienskateron April 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah the whole "be aggressive" didnt come from a faith no more song anyway... it's an actual cheer, that FNM put into a song... same way manson took the cheer and changed it and used it the way he did... i highly highly HIGHLY doubt manson "ripped off" the FNM song...
    JairusCainon November 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti loove this song. i'm not sure what the whole "if you want commitment/put on your best suit" verse means, but the part where he growls as he sings...oh,man, it ALMOST makes me attracted to him. almost. but not quite.
    turquoiseumbrellaon March 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of the songs that makes life worth living it.
    UnraisedMetalon June 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"waltzing to scum and base"

    a play on "drum and bass" style of music

    "scum and base" being synonyms for obscene
    laurelinwyntreon March 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAaah the first hit of the Golden Age of Grotesque. We are the things of shape to come.
    Karlon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd have to disagree with Keloid. Although I havnt totally got the meaning of the tune yet, I think it's safe to say Manson isnt glamourizing or promoting anything sexual. That would be pretty bottom of the barrel for Manson, he's a little more "deeper" than that. Secondly i'm pretty sure he makes sure to avoid "telling" people anything. He's usually about expressing himself, his views etc.
    wilted_polypon June 15, 2003   Link

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