"Use Your Fist And Not Your Mouth" as written by Brian Warner and John Lowery....
I am overground and
Out-selling it.
Since god thinks I don't exist
The beatings happen per minute
This is not
Blue-collar-white-corrective politics
I'm on a hate American style
Kick.

This is the black collar song
Put it in your middle finger and sing along
Use your fist and not your mouth
(come on, come on)
This is the black collar song
Put it in your middle finger and sing along
Use your fist and not your mouth
(come on, come on)

I'm on a campaign for pain
And when I get elected
I'll wipe the white of your house
The smile off your face

This is the black collar song
Put it in your middle finger and sing along
Use your fist and not your mouth
(come on, come on)
This is the black collar song
Put it in your middle finger and sing along
Use your fist and not your mouth
(come on, come on)
I woke up today and wished for tomorrow
I don't want to be like anyone else
I woke up today and wished for tomorrow
I don't want to even be myself

I said, no, this isn't your song
We can't all get along
It's too hard to hold hands when
Your hand's a fist
My hate-pop won't ever stop
I'm fucking glad we're different
This is my hate american style
Hit.

Don't bring, don't sing it
Use your fist and not your mouth.

This is the black collar song
Put it in your middle finger and sing along
Use your fist and not your mouth
(come on, come on)
This is the black collar song
Put it in your middle finger and sing along
Use your fist and not your mouth
(come on, come on)
I woke up today and wished for tomorrow
I don't want to be like anyone else
I woke up today and wished for tomorrow
I don't want to even be myself


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"Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth" as written by Brian Warner John Lowery

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    General CommentI think this is like the moral of the movie Fight Club stop being a slave to your job. Stop being this upright citizen that you're really not. Stop makeing yourself a better person because in the end we're all the same.
    DagoBoyon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds political...

    "This is not
    Blue-collar-white-corrective politics
    I'm on a HATE AMERICAN STYLE
    Kick."

    "I'm on a campaign for pain
    And when I get elected
    I'll wipe the white of your house
    The smile off your face "

    Perhaps some comment on politicians?

    Also, stuff like "I am overground" and referring to his music as "My hate-pop," coupled with the song "This is the New Shit" seems to show Manson accepting, even celebrating that his image has become so well known that his "outsider" music has become totally mainstream.
    Solinuson June 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenton the one hand he's saying "use your fist and not your mouth" which is sortof an active kind of saying. more action, less talking.
    on the other hand he's saying "i woke up today and wished for tomorrow"... i dunno about anyone else, ,but when i'm depressed i pretty much just want to sleep it off. less action. less everything :)
    so wtf?
    and then he's talking about the White House, or maybe a typical house (painted white because that's vogue) and damaging it in some way... along with white collar and blue collar...

    anyways, it's impossible to avoid identifying with this song. so many different things are covered here. violence, depression, anti-style, anti-religion, and even has a class antagonism message with the whole "black collar" thing (or maybe he's just talking about goths). i mean... a person who is looking to identify with a song could easily do it with this one. and it's a catchy tune, so you can "put it in your middle finger and sing along" ... whatever putting it in your middle finger is.
    Koshhon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdefinetly fight club

    "It's only when you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything" - Fight Club
    dsgfsdgson November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely fight club-without the skitzophrenia

    fight club is such a brilliant movie- best line from it-"i wanted to destroy soemthing beautiful"
    thehollowon April 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI dont know where you people get this ideas.
    But the point is clear- Less talk more action.
    And Koshh...you forgot the other part
    I woke up today and wished for tomorrow
    I don't want to be like anyone else
    I woke up today and wished for tomorrow
    I don't want to even be myself

    Today everyone wishes that there wont be tomorrow..well if you understand what i mean and wont start telling crap to me that its not true. I mean today its a trend, fashion and just a reflex -->hoping that there wont be tomorrow. "and its suppose to make you look like no one else". What he sings means that now he will reverse this thinking for himself for that he wont look like anyone else. Even if it costs to lose himself.
    "I don't want to even be myself "
    Its simple philosophy and psychology that man wants to be noticed.
    UnraisedMetalon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOkay unraisedmetal the whole point of everyone wishing that there no tommorrow that's not true, for one you havn't ment the whole fucking world now have you? As for sleeping off because you sad and shit that's not true too, because if you read the whole lyrics that's kind of hard to fit it in there. As for the white house you could tell he talking about it and you could tell that if he was he would more action then what's going on. The whole point of the song is more action the saying the fucking words. As for
    I woke up today and wished for tomorrow
    i don't want to be like anyone elese
    i woke up todaye and wished for tomorrow
    i don't want to even be myself

    he talking about the fact i get the whole so called idea of trying not wanting to be like anyone eles and not wanting to live the next day but not everyone believes that, i mean yeah the whole word is the same old and same old and people really don't think their death will be the next day not if you talk to the cutters and emo and so on so on then yeah you get that idea but as for everyone eles because there are more people out there who doesn't think that, they don't go near that. Which is why it's how he feels and how he feels about the things that's going on. Now notice that i use "HE FEELS" not everyone so don't try and bring the whole fucking world into this.
    Music_Freak19on July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGoing along with what Koshh said, I believe MM is trying to epxress that some people need to stop trying to fix every problem by talking it out, and start beating some ass.
    Also, consider this lyric...

    "I said, no, this isn't your song
    We can't all get along
    It's too hard to hold hands when
    Your hand's a fist"

    I can't decide whether or not he is addresing enemy nations nowadays, or just enemies in general. Anyways, he definately believes that being a diplomat to an enemy is purely stupid.
    This world needs more badasses like MM to step up to the fucking idiots in America.
    touchdownjesuson August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI am shocked a bunch of 13 year olds haven't come on and said "OMFG LOL MARLYN MANSUN ROX AND BUSH SUXXXX LoL!"
    Nintendofann11on November 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOMFG LOL MARLYN MANSUN ROX AND BUSH SUXXXX LoL
    pmsl haha

    yeah anyways this is my best friends favourtie song in the whole world ive only heard it a few times (i dont have that album...yet) but it's really catchy and i can remember it really well...i think you all have a point. and i love the whole "use your fist and not your mouth" idea...its lovely FIGHT FIGHT
    Sassafras Rootson December 31, 2005   Link

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