"Obsequey (The Death Of Art)" as written by Brian Warner and Tim Skold....
The ancient pharaohs were not too bright they say,
But they made one contribution that I live by to this day,
It's the food pyramid,
And its approved the USDA

Oh grains of the foundation,
So please take my advice,
Of five to eleven servings of bread, cereal or rice,
Three to five of vegetables,
And four fruits is best,
Their antioxidensty fiber help you to digest,
Three servings of yogurt, milk and cheese,
Will help your bones and subsidize the cattle industry

A body needs to grow,
And grow and take regimes,
Why meat can be a tasty treat,
Like fish or even beans

And when you eat your sweets,
Make sure you try,
To limit your servings,
Or you'll

Die!

Everybody!

My body is a pyramid that's made of healthy foods,
So do what we say,
(Yeah!)
Eat right every day,
(Food!),
I, love, you

Buy American!


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"Obsequey (The Death of Art)" as written by Tim Skold Brian Warner

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    General CommentHELP!!! What is this song saying in the background? Does anyone know because id like to.
    Daniel Mansonon July 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is from what I could gather. The words in parentheses I'm not sure of.

    ((man's voice))
    Perhaps I should mention that we have decided that this, the (flip), or... 'homicide' is a little (special), a little too (macabre) for the squeamish. Therefore we have labeled it 'for juveniles only'. Adults will not be permitted to this, unless they are accompanied by their children.
    ((muffled screaming))
    ((unintelligible voices))
    There is a semi-intelligible man's voice at the end, but all I could make out is 'propaganda' and 'I fucking killed'.

    As for the meaning, if seems fairly obvious it is about media censorship, and it is making the rather interesting (and true) statement that the parents are the ones that cannot handle offensive material, not the children.
    freakishfaeon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActually, I went 2 this one site and it said that The Death of Art is a decoding device for This Is the New S**t. It referes to Hitler and how he tried to kill the art of the Jews. He wanted ppl to be aware of the attribue they carried with them if they wanted art to "die"...
    NijWijon June 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits about Degenarate Art (censorship) during the Nazi era.
    Agustinon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought about it more. it is kinda like Agustin said, about censorship. In an interview with marilyn manson he said something about not wanting to make "clean" edited versions of his music because it ruined it. Something like that.

    In most cases, parents of children don't like they're children listening to "objectionable" music, especially Marilyn Manson. The children don't care, it doesn't poison their minds or anything, but the parents are paranoid. It's saying in the song that since parents are the ones who don't like it, that children should be the ones who should be permitted listen to it/watch it because they don't care.

    As for the song's title Obsequy (The Death of Art), it's syaing when people try to censor works of art, like his, they "kill" it, they ruin it, they take away the message, and this is what Hitler had done during WWII, take away works of art, mainly by jews, that he didn't like, thus killing it. Marilyn Manson is saying how censorship is bad, and children should be permitted to view/listen to it if they want to.
    NijWijon June 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hear "nothing is more propaganda than the world"
    SpashDamageon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentguys i searched for the lyrics and i found this

    "The ancient pharoahs were not too bright they say,
    But they made one contribution that I live by to this day,
    It's the food pyramid,
    And its approved the USDA

    Oh grains of the foundation,
    So please take my advice,
    Of five to eleven servings of bread, cereal or rice,
    Three to five of vegetables,
    And four fruits is best,
    Their antioxidensty fiber help you to digest,
    Three servings of yogurt, milk and cheese,
    Will help your bones and subsidize the cattle industry

    A body needs to grow,
    And grow and take regimes,
    Why meat can be a tasty treat,
    Like fish or even beans

    And when you eat your sweets,
    Make sure you try,
    To limit your servings,
    Or you'll...

    DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Everybody!

    My body is a pyramid that's made of healthy foods,
    So do what we say,
    (Yeah!)
    Eat right every day,
    (Food!),
    I..... love...... you

    Buy American!"



    WHAT IS THIS? definately not the lyrics of this song...im confused!
    BubblyBoom3000on December 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlmao those lyrics are from some little cartoon apperance MM did for something a while back, its not the right lyrics, but the cartoon was funny cuz MM is singing it all happy and stuff, and when he gets to the 'DIEEEE!!!' part, hell rises and he screams it and shit. lmao.

    anywho, im surprised the lyrics havent been found for this O_o
    this is all i can makeout from it, its extra hard to makeout cuz theres like 2 voices talking at once. 1 is coming out of 1 speaker, and the other is coming out of the other. making this confusing as hell. there just random things i picked up, they would make sense if put togethar in full lyrics, but like this there pretty much useless. But listening to it, you can hear allot of 'fuck' and 'balls' and 'propaganda'

    because it is in there lives
    stop thinking of themself
    hide in the distortion
    at april july 14 expect a delay in yr
    have no fucking
    mankind is pretty
    nothing is more propaganda
    making dry contact
    about making of dry contact
    i will be called a drowrf worst entery
    about death people that complys
    cow scraping of genitils
    best milk
    propaganda is not done
    spray down
    eyeballs
    motherfuckers
    we have devoured <- (this is the last thing i hear and its quite clear)
    mosamaon March 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAll i can make out is "propoganda" "fucking" and maybe "genitals." i dont know, its hard to make out.
    MisterNamelesson October 01, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionLeft Speaker:

    This is the Golden Age of Grotesque,
    Be prepared for what you may find.
    The hole we have to fuck her.
    They taste tension because it is their life.
    Chrome Complimental. Stop Looking for Ourselves.
    Bored towards Most of It.
    We have grown to complain.
    The hole we Have to Fuck her.
    Im still captive, hide in the distortion.
    Its a shame im still expected to waves.
    Though We have no disgruntled.
    We are lower girls. Man girls good evening.
    Nothing is More propaganda than the world.
    Tired of them stabbing.
    I am a **reverof** forever but still I am a door to all of the worst who are jittery.
    Crazy people pretend me to not give a fuck.
    And we are made of a dry contact, without the people we arent alive.
    We are cows scraping up our genitals, we saved our best milk.
    Propaganda is not done.
    Break Down Me.
    Then the faces will evolve.
    Lets just see the only child.
    The bored are to be of devoured, but not you.

    Right Speaker:

    Lets see what we will bring.
    We will HIDE.
    We have grown just to die.
    Does it ?
    Their propaganda is not Heavy.
    I have grown bored with their best milk.
    Evolve. Contact them.
    Complimental.
    Tell them to hide.
    Bored out of this world.
    No one will answer us.
    Girls.
    No one is more abnormal or unimportant than, like them.
    I tried, i fucked them still.
    No more establishing. Bored. Dont accept them.About.Our life.
    Chrome. Bite their bullet. There is fresh something.
    But all im trying to do.
    Is about their lifestyle is fucked.
    Without those people we grow disgruntled.
    Propaganda has always worked.
    They are very dull. I expected their lives. Girls.
    There has to be something...
    EssyXoxoon May 22, 2010   Link

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