"Brutal Planet" as written by Alice Cooper and Bob Marlette....
We're spinning round on this ball of hate
There's no parole, there's no great escape
We're sentenced here until the end of days
And then my brother there's a price to pay

We're only human, we were born to die
Without the benefit of reason why
We live for pleasure to be satisfied
And now it's over there's no place to hide

Why don't you, come down to
It's such a brutal planet
It's such an ugly world
Why won't you, come down to

"This world is such perfection" (What a sight)
"It's just like paradise" (For your eyes)
"A truly grand creation" (What a sight)
"From up here it looks so nice" (For my eyes)

It's such a brutal planet
It's such a living hell
It was a holy garden
That's right where Adam fell
It's where the bite was taken
It's where we chose to sin
It's where we first were naked
This is where our death begins

We took advice from that deceiving snake
He said "don't worry it's a piece of cake"
And sent us swimming in a burning lake
Now we're abandoned here for heaven's sake

Why don't you, come down to
It's such a brutal planet
It's such an ugly world
Why won't you, come down to

"This world is such perfection" (What a sight)
"It's just like paradise" (For my eyes)
"A truly grand creation" (What a sight)
"From up here it looks so nice" (For my eyes)

Here's where we keep the armies
Here's where we write their names
Here's where the money god is
Here's our famous hall of shame
Here's where we starve the hungry
Here's where we cheat the poor
Here's where we beat the children
Here is where we pay the whores

Why don't you, come down to
It's such a brutal planet
It's such an ugly world
Why won't you, come down to

"This world is such perfection" (What a sight)
"It's just like paradise" (For my eyes)
"A truly grand creation" (What a sight)
"From up here it looks so nice" (For my eyes)

Right here we stoned the prophets
Built idols out of mud
Right here we fed the lions
Christian flesh and Christian blood
Down here is where we hung him
Upon an ugly cross
Over there we filled the ovens
Right here the holocaust


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"Brutal Planet" as written by Bob Marlette Alice Cooper

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song to me is about the brutality and ugly nature of a sin filled world. Go Alice!!!
    ArmadonXon August 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think Alice is comparing religion with reality. The genius is where Alice uses religious stories to make his point. Put more simply, I think Alice is asking the religious aspect for help in the real world. He makes this clear with the part of the lyric....
    "This world is such perfection" (What a sight)
    "It's just like paradise" (For my eyes)
    "A truly grand creation" (What a sight)
    "From up here it looks so nice" (For my eyes)......
    Then in response to this he is offering evidence to the Religious community.....
    Why don't you, come down to
    It's such a brutal planet
    It's such an ugly world
    Why won't you, come down to....
    I think this is why Alice Cooper still is on tour. I think he is explaining his actions. (F Y I Alice was saved a few years ago)

    This is a thought from my simple mind.
    danseekellon June 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEarths flaws are not within the planet itself, but rather with it's occupants....Specifically the human race. And as far as we know it we're the only planet with human life, that we know of and there's no leaving this world to inhabit another one. Above all we are threatened with with some sort of after life through various Religions, which control the way we act while alive.

    Everything that lives, must die and we don't know why.....It just is. So we fulfill our senses needs while on earth, but when the time comes there's no escaping death no matter who or what you are. If there is a God, and God created the planets then yes Earth is truly a masterpiece. It looks nice, but there's another dimension once you add the human race, almost as if it were created an unexpected variable through evolution.

    It's almost as if earth was going to be this amazing and perfect and peaceful planet, where the wasn't death but continuation and there wasn't evil only good. But once the human race was designed through free will it destroyed that concept, and now we're destroying earth.
    AbsentMindedon June 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentspankymcspank making a kiddiot comment? what are the odds

    I agree with what ArmadonX said.
    PhantasmPon September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe is following me based on something I said on the Rammstein board the song Hallelujah.
    ArmadonXon September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with armadonx, i think it shows how this world is such a great creation, and man has basically destroyed it... making it an ugly, sin filled world
    Lawn_Gnomeon January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes,this is about Earth,and what humanity has done to it over the centuries
    R25on July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song, agreeing with what lawn gnome said.
    Master_of_Frighton November 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible, and this album was his best in recent memory, it wasnt so over-produced such as Trash or Under-produced like Dirt Diamonds (which I know was Alices intent).....and the general feel of the album was harder and darker which I liked. Keep going Alice.
    gatsby14on June 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about when the earth was made its was beautiful and when man came they desstrroyed it with war.thesse lines "This world is such perfection" (What a sight)
    "It's just like paradise" (For my eyes)
    "A truly grand creation" (What a sight)
    "From up here it looks so nice" (For my eyes)
    hes talking like that was god when he first put man on earth.
    devilnoangelon August 25, 2008   Link

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