"I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies" as written by and Jeordie White Chris Vrenna....
I wanna fuck you like a foreign film
and there's no subtitles to get you through this
and I'm a country you don't ever ever ever ever ever
want to visit again

Line up,
Roll camera,
you pretend
I'll pretend
And cut, cut, cut
cut, cut, cut
Line up,
Roll camera,
you pretend
I'll pretend
And cut, cut, cut

I want to kill you like they do in the movies
but don't worry there's another one just like you in line

I want to kill you like they do in the movies
but don't worry there's another one just like you in line

Line up,
Roll camera,
you pretend
I'll pretend
And cut, cut, cut
Line up,
Roll camera,
you pretend
I'll pretend
And cut, cut, cut, cut

I'm a strip, strip, strip, and
I flicker, flick, flick, flick
a flicker of celluloid
and there's holes, holes, holes
in my everything
I'm a strip, strip, strip, and
I flicker, flick, flick, flick
a flicker of celluloid
and there's holes, holes, holes
in my everything

You're just what I projected
just what I projected
It's just what I projected
just want to project it

Come in, come in, come in,
Come in, come in, come in, come inside

There's so much, much, much more skin to break
I haven't even taken off my gloves,
There's so much, much, much more skin to break
I haven't even taken off my gloves

I feel a little sorry baby,
I feel a little sorry baby,
I hear the afterlife is poorly scored
I feel a little sorry baby,
I feel a little sorry baby,
I hear the afterlife is poorly scored

You're lucky you don't have to wake up
sick, sick, sick, sick
I'm sick of immortality,
I'm sick of immortality
I'm sick of immortality

I was only acting, baby
only acting, baby
You were only acting, baby
overacting, baby

Don't confuse it with love
Don't confuse it with love
Don't confuse it with love
Don't confuse it with love

Everytime I kill you I'm really just killing myself
Everytime I kill you I'm really just killing myself
Everytime I kill you I'm really just killing myself

Don't flatter yourself, don't flatter yourself

This is business not pleasure, baby
this is business not pleasure, baby
this business of pleasure, baby
business not pleasure, baby
this is business
this is business

I want to kill you like they do in the movies
but don't worry there's another one just like you, standing in line
I want to kill you like they do in the movies
but don't worry there's another one just like you, standing in line

Line up,
Roll camera,
you pretend
I'll pretend
And cut, cut, cut


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  • +3
    General CommentThis song seems more fitting towards the women that he's been linked to whom are actresses(mainly all of them during his reign of fame)... including Evan.

    The metaphorical comparison of movies helps bring about the idea of a starlet. This is both erotic and sinister in nature. I think it combines the emotions of his lust as well as his frustrations with those whom he was(and is) inside of a relationship with. Something simple like his line of "come inside" can be looked at as "come inside of my mind" as well as a more explicit "cum inside." Then with the line of "I hate taking off my gloves" is usually something stating about how people get their hands dirty. Or even going bare knuckle with attacks.

    The whole acting portion of it seems like it is him saying that he was just playing around with his extremities when dealing with her, and, in the following lines, seems to say that he feels she was just acting(and overacting) about feeling for him. Which would bring more sense to the whole "don't confuse this with love" parts.

    The main portion of it saying that "everytime I kill you I'm just killing myself" seems to show how he ends up damaging himself trying to tarnish their image inside of his own mind. To kill off how he felt kills of what he feels. Followed up by the whole "there's another one just like you waiting in line" brings out the fact that there is someone else who'll be the exact same thing to him that she was, and might even do the same good and bad towards him that she did.

    More than anything, I really feel that this was aimed towards Evan since they did break up for majority of the recording of this album . . . only to get back together with her in the following months. This much more personal and less cryptic Manson has a much stronger sense of sensuality inside of his work. Of course being more personal allows one to display more raw emotion. I, for one, really enjoy it. It's not as exposing as EMDM, nor is it as muddled with trying to say too much at one time. This is definitely an album that deserves a listen for anyone whom formerly enjoyed his work to a [even] semi-extended degree.
    Cabreson May 29, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthe lyrics to this song are so fuckin intense.
    and his voice and how he says some things are insane.

    "There's so much, much, much more skin to break
    I haven't even taken off my gloves"

    there's something about that part that gets me in the weirdest way.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on May 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about when Evan Rachel Wood dumped him on christmas day '08. Afterwards, he called her 158 times in a row, and after each cut, he cut hisself on his arms and face, to show her how much she hurt him, physically.
    Before I read this, I didn't really like this song. Afterwards it made much more since to me.
    He means he really wants to kill her for it,


    google it.
    Essica319on July 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so freaking long LOL but I love it!
    brandonsuicideon May 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love how through all of this album is voice is so rough. it sounds nice
    and i agree with "thrwymhrtawy" but the fact that alot of his songs including this song get me in a weird way, it feels nice but weird massive compliment!
    Deadlywonderlandon June 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOk, many of Manson's lyrics have to do with the Masons and Illuminati. See: King Kill 33, and the whole Holy Wood album. Research the roots of the word Hollywood (it is wood from the holly plant that magicians used to make their wands)..

    For all of the truths he points out in his music, there is much more he does NOT reveal, in order to 'play the game.' With that in mind, Manson here is admitting that he plays a part in this magic. He wants to kill (your mind) like they do in the movies.
    notfadeavvayon June 13, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOk, many of Manson's lyrics have to do with the Masons and Illuminati. See: King Kill 33, and the whole Holy Wood album. Research the meaning of Hollywood (it is wood from the holly plant that magicians used to make their wands)..

    For all of the truths he points out in his music, there is much more he does NOT reveal, in order to 'play the game.' With that in mind, Manson here is saying that he plays a part in this magic. He wants to kill (your mind) like they do in the movies.
    notfadeavvayon June 13, 2012   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song is about when Evan Rachel Wood dumped him on christmas day '08. Afterwards, he called her 158 times in a row, and after each cut, he cut hisself on his arms and face, to show her how much she hurt him, physically.

    I read that to, I thought it was fucking stupid.
    EssyXoxoon May 09, 2010   Link

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