I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies

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"I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies"
I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album The High End of Low
Released May 20, 2009
Recorded March 2008–January 2009 in Los Angeles and Hollywood, California
Genre Industrial rock, alternative rock, industrial metal
Length 9:01
Label Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Twiggy, Chris Vrenna
Producer Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna, Twiggy, Sean Beavan
Media
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"I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies" is the eighth track from the 2009 release The High End of Low. Its title was revealed on December 20, 2008, in the month's issue of Revolver. The song is approximately nine minutes in length.

Music details[edit]

According to a MySpace bulletin posted by Rudy Coby: "The original version of 'I Want To Kill You Like They Do In The Movies' is eighteen minutes long and [Manson] did it one take freestyling - I hope he releases it as an extra or on the website because it absolutely hypnotizing. He was going to put it on the album but he couldn't put all 15 songs on if he did that." The version on the album was recorded hours after 15, when Manson was told he still had nine minutes left for the song. Manson told Spanish Kerrang that the take features "none of the bitterness, vulnerability or anger of the first take." He told the Australian News months later that the first version, which he claimed was 25-minutes long, "I would class as threatening. The take on the album I would say is bitter."

"I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies" was one of the more positively reviewed songs by Thrash Hits' Hugh Platt. Platt asserted that the nine-minute song lives "up to its mouthful of a title," throbbing "malevolently like an engorged vein on a serial killer's forehead. With Manson hissing, “cut...cut...cut...CUT" over and over, it's humid, ghoulish in its oppressiveness, and will make you shudder like a murderous fever dream. It's magnificent."[1]

Reviewing for The Quietus, John Robb described the song as an epic with "a bass-driven neo-soundtrack sprawl. It sounds like two basses at once which, for all those who believe that the bass guitar is the greatest of all instruments, makes this a real treat." He also compared the song to Bauhaus' "Bela Lugosi's Dead", in terms of being an "atmospheric workout with lots of space." Robb further attested that "The outro is a great endless bass burp groove, one of those three note chugs as Warner screams about killing himself over and over again. Hypnotic."[2]

In his review for Allmusic, Phil Freeman, who was unsatisfied by the album, described "I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies" as "a one-riff trudge that never builds up any momentum," and noted that the song's title reads "like Manson-by-numbers."[3]

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • "I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies" — Appears on The High End of Low


Lyrics[edit]

    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
       
    Line up,
    Roll camera
    you pretend
    I'll pretend
    and 
    cut, 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, 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, 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 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
    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
    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
    The 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, cut
    
    Line up
    Roll camera
    you pretend
    I'll pretend
    and 
    cut, cut, cut, cut

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Album: Marilyn Manson - The High End Of Low. Hugh Platt. Thrash Hits. May 25, 2009
  2. Marilyn Manson's High End Of Low Reviewed Track-By-Track. John Robb. The Quietus. May 12, 2009
  3. The High End of Low. Phil Freeman. Allmusic. May 16, 2009.