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Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People

And I dont want ya, and I dont need ya
Dont bother to resist, or Ill beat ya
Its not your fault that youre always wrong
The weak ones are there to justify the strong
The beautiful people, the beautiful people
Its all relative to the size of your steeple
You cant see the forest for the trees
You cant smell your own shit on your knees
Well theres no time to discriminate
Hate every motherfucker thats in your way
Hey? you? what do you see?
Something beautiful, something free
Hey? you? are you trying to be mean
You live with apes man its hard to be clean
The worms will live in every host
Its hard to pick which one they eat most
The horrible people the horrible people
Its all 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, something free
Hey? you? are you trying to be mean
You live with apes man its hard to be clean
Well theres no time to discriminate
Hate every motherfucker thats in your way

"The Beautiful People" is the first single off of Marilyn Manson's controversial album "Antichrist Superstar", released in 1996. It was the second track, after "Irresponsible Hate Anthem". Directly inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche, "The Beautiful People" critiques the master-slave morality in capitalistic societies. After "Hate Anthem", which was a look into the character of the Antichrist's future in 1997, "The Beautiful People" takes the listener back to his beginnings, witnessing the atrocities committed by the rich and beautiful who rule the world. Lines like "The weak ones are there to justify the strong" and "You live with apes, man, it's hard to be clean" explain the sarcastic attitudes of the controlling forces and their disdain for the weak. The song begins with some eerie guitar sounds and electronic noises, and breaks into an evil march-like quality complete with reckless drums and ominous bass guitar. The vocals range from violent whispers to anthemic shouts. "The Beautiful People" music video shows the band playing in a room. This is interchanged with shots of what appears to be a political rally. Manson is propped up on stilts covered by a long white "skirt", and dances with similar beings in black. There are also scenes of him wearing a deathly-looking dental contraption.

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