"Vodevil" as written by and Brian/lowery Warner....
I wake up everyday on
The wrong side of the bed
But I won't lay down on the floor
Like I'm the whore in your head
Call me a failure
Pretender, sex-offender, infector
Say I killed all my friends
And I deserve to be dead.

Kiss baby kiss
Bang baby bang
Suck baby suck
It's Vodevil
Kiss baby kiss
Bang baby bang
Suck baby suck
It's Vodevil

This isn't music and we're not a band
We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand
This isn't music and we're not a band
We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand

I won't pull out I just came
I want all of the blame
your love is tin, faith is thin
No concept of pain, right to complain
All you fagazines, senile teens
Jaw me black ball me
Deejay yourself away and turn your back
It will be easier to stab

Kiss baby kiss
Bang baby bang
Suck baby suck
It's Vodevil
Kiss baby kiss
Bang baby bang
Suck baby suck
It's Vodevil

This isn't music and we're not a band
We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand
This isn't music and we're not a band
We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand

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The only ones left standing are the ones not demanding
This isn't a show, this is my fucking life
I'm not ashamed you're entertained
But
I'm not a puppet
I am a grenade
I'm not ashamed you're entertained
But
I'm not a puppet
I am a grenade

Kiss baby kiss
Bang baby bang
Suck baby suck
It's Vodevil
Kiss baby kiss
Bang baby bang
Suck baby suck
It's Vodevil

This isn't music and we're not a band
We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand
This isn't music and we're not a band
We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand


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"Vodevil" as written by Marilyn Manson John Lowery

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  • +3
    General CommentVaudeville was a form of comedic theatre in the thirties and forties that was structured around exaggerating differences to make them look funny. Race was often poked fun at (minstrel shows with blackface came from this) as was religion, people with disabilities, and even personality qwerks. Things that were thought to be ugly or make people stand out were exaggerated and turned into a centerpiece rather then something you politely try to ignore. It was about showcasing and glamorizing ugliness, sort of saying 'this is me and I'm proud and fuck you if you think differently'. This relates to the song in that Manson is saying 'Yeah, I'm a womanizer and a drug addict, I'm decadent and it's a part of me and if you think that's bad then whatever' ('this isn't a show; this is my fucking life \ I'm not ashamed, you're entertained \ but I'm not a puppet; I am a grenade')
    Mr. Murdockon November 04, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou should like Manson for his music, not just his appearance. He's not making music for you, he does it for himself. Beside's he'll probably change next CD, he always does, I mean, come on, he covered "Personal Jesus" for his new greatest hits, that's definetly not 1930's depression (1 theme of GAOGT).
    MechanicalAzozon September 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a cool song actually..people who say that mansons music in the G.A.O.G album sucks doesn't understand the evolution of manson..anywayz,if your a true manson fan,you should learn to accept the latest stuff that he's been doing and its his plans...plans to make the 5th album sound like that.... so like i said this song is cool and its a** kicking!
    Industrialized666on April 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeems like a shitload of fans dont loke the GAOG album... too bad. 2nd fav song on the album.

    THIS ISNT MUSIC, AND WE'RE NOT A BAND - WE'RE FIVE MIDDLE FINGERS ON A MOTHERFUCKIN HAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ken_mon January 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDavid Bowie - Cracked Actor
    samwaltonon June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHEY I ACTUALLY QUITE LIKED THIS ONE BUT OBVIUUSLY NOT AS MUCH AS THE NEW SHIT, mOBSCENE, DOLL-DAGGA, TAINTED LOVE
    NINCOMPOOPASSon May 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think song is absolutely awesome. Apparently it was written while he was on a plane and the image that the Marilyn Manson band emit when they walk through the airport, sort of a F-you attitude. I can remember a time when i completely related to this song.
    sire_of_black_eyesson November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with razormasticator, this is one of the worst tracks I've heard by Manson. I would like to believe that the golden age is one large satire, like The
    New Shit, of modern bands. But of course it could just be that he's just sold out and records like this are meaningless 13 year-olds fodder. Songs like this one suggest its the latter.
    wangloon December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti do think this is one of the two songs i like alot on golden age i do agree that its a very sloppy album it doesnt seem manson put much work into it i would perfer like mechanicl animal or it smells like childern but you hes getting old making some BAD and GOOD stuff
    -TEreza
    elishasloveron December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i hardly think that this album deserved such a beating.you are failing to see the underlying tones of it. this is a new stage of marilyn mansons life...one that scares me quite frankly. this is not a sell out album these are marilyn mansons words and they show a bitter lonliness i have never before sensed in his music. he always kept us torn between weather to see him as a vulnerable, broken man (such as in tracks like man that you fear) or an 'antichrist superstar' but we all knew that the vulnerability was there. in this album, and tracks such as Slutgarden, he is covering it up. he is portrayign himself as nothign more than a heartless sex fiend which we all know is not entirely true. the hurt is still there, it comes up briefly in the track Spade ([Untranslated]) He just seems to be gettign better at hiding it. personally i loved this new album it has that "Fuck You" attitide about it that is awsome for driving or when you straight up feel like beign bitchy, and the music itself, aside from lyrics, are incredible as well. dont be so quick to judge it. theres always somethign more than what you hear.

    .KriSs.
    Slave4JonDavison January 24, 2005   Link

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