Don't You Want Me

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"Don't You Want Me"
Song by Marilyn Manson featuring Shirley Manson
Recorded 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Writer Philip Oakey
Composer Jo Callis, Philip Adrian Wright
Media
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"Don't You Want Me" was recorded as a duet between Marilyn Manson and Shirley Manson in 2004, with the intent of including it on the then-unreleased best of album Lest We Forget – The Best Of. Manson made his choice to record a cover of the popular track after reconciling with his contemplation of suicide. The song was originally performed by The Human League in 1981.

Versions[edit]

  • "Don't You Want Me"

Lyrics[edit]

Although the song has not yet been released, the lyrics of Manson's version most likely do not deviate too far from The Human League's version, whose lyrics are the following:

    You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
    When I met you
    I picked you out, I shook you up and turned you around
    Turned you into someone new
    Now five years later on you've got the world at your feet
    Success has been so easy for you
    But don't forget it's me who put you where you are now
    And I can put you back down too
    
    Don't, don't you want me
    You know I can't believe it when I hear that you won't see me
    Don't, don't you want me
    You know I don't believe you when you say that you don't need me
    It's much too late to find
    You think you've changed your mind
    You'd better change it back or we will both be sorry
    
    Don't you want me baby, don't you want me oh
    Don't you want me baby, don't you want me oh
    
    I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
    That much is true
    But even then I knew I'd find a much better place
    Either with or without you
    The five years we have had have been such good times
    I still love you
    But now I think it's time I lived my life on my own
    I guess it's just what I must do
    
    Don't, don't you want me
    You know I can't believe it when I hear that you won't see me
    Don't, don't you want me
    You know I don't believe you when you say that you don't need me
    It's much too late to find
    You think you've changed your mind
    You'd better change it back or we will both be sorry
    
    Don't you want me baby, don't you want me oh
    Don't you want me baby, don't you want me oh
    
    Don't you want me baby, don't you want me oh
    Don't you want me baby, don't you want me oh
    Don't you want me baby, don't you want me oh
    Don't you want me baby, don't you want me oh
    Don't you want me baby, don't you want me oh
    Don't you want me baby, don't you want me oh

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