And I don't want you and I don't need you
Don't bother to resist, or I'll beat you
It's not your fault that you're always wrong
The weak ones are there to justify the strong
The beautiful people, the beautiful people
It's all relative to the size of your steeple
You can't see the forest for the trees
You can't smell your own shit on your knees

There's no time to discriminate
Hate every motherfucker
That's in your way

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful or something free?
Hey, you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it's hard to be clean

The worms will live in every host
It's hard to pick which one they eat the most
The horrible people, the horrible people
It's as anatomic as the size of your steeple
Capitalism has made it this way
Old-fashioned fascism will take it away

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful or something free?
Hey, you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it's hard to be clean

There's no time to discriminate
Hate every motherfucker
That's in your way

The beautiful people
The beautiful people (aahh)
The beautiful people
The beautiful people (aahh)
The beautiful people
The beautiful people (aahh)
The beautiful people
The beautiful people (aahh)

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful or something free?
Hey, you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it's hard to be clean

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful or something free?
Hey, you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it's hard to be clean

The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people
The beautiful people


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The Beautiful People Lyrics as written by Esther Dean Brian Warner

Lyrics © SONGS OF MOJO, LLC, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave

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    General Comment"[We would] swoop down on the town. . . [and] kill everyone that wasn't beautiful". Cant be heard at the very start of the song if you listen closely. Its a heavily distorded vocal sample from Charles 'Tex' Watson. The main henchman for serial killer Charles Manson and the person who was to blame to the majority of stabbings that were.

    Also, Susan Atkins, The Manson follower who stabbed Sharon Tate repeatedly, and infamously wrote 'Pig' on the front door of the house in Sharons blood, was quoted as saying that when she walked around the house, she looks at the future victims, Tate, Sebring ect and thought to herself ''Wow, these sure are beautiful people''.

    The last peice of evidence apart from the earlier one stated about the beatles song, Is that this song was recorded in 1996 and produced by Trent Reznor. 2 years earlier, Trent recorded the Nine Inch Nails album 'Downward Spiral' in the house where the slayings took place. With this fresh in the mind of Trent, the idea of getting Marilyn Manson to do a song in reference to the most infamous murders of the 60's, would seem like a probability.

    P.S. Charles Manson is not serving a life sentence (which originally was a Death Sentence) for killing anyone, but for MASTERMINDING the murders that happened at the Tate and LiBianca household. And the word 'Pig' was written on the front door of the Tate house, whilst the next night at the LaBianca house the words 'Rise', 'Death To Pigs' and 'Healter Skelter' was written on the fridge (they spelt it wrong) and 'War' was carved in Leno LaBiancas abdomin.

    But yeah, just thought Id clear some things up.
    monkeywasteron November 21, 2006   Link

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