Ka-boom Ka-boom

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"Ka-boom Ka-boom"
Ka-boom Ka-boom cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album The Golden Age of Grotesque
Released May 5, 2003
Recorded 2002–2003 at the Doppelherz Studio in Hollywood, California; The Mix Room in Burbank, California
Genre Industrial metal
Length 4:02
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer John 5, Tim Skold
Producer Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold, Ben Grosse
Media

"Ka-boom Ka-boom" is the eighth track on the 2003 release The Golden Age of Grotesque.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • "Ka-boom Ka-boom" — Appears on The Golden Age of Grotesque.

Lyrics[edit]

    We're a death-marching band
    Peter Pan off the wagon
    Entertain but never trust anyone
    sober
    We're tasteless but taste good
    My (S)top hat's top hat(ed)
    Unsafe cheerleaders with
    Porn poms and pipe bombs
    
    I won't do it with you
    I'll do it to you
    I hope this hook gets caught in
    your mouth
    I won't do it with you
    I'll do it to you
    Don't Say No
    Just Say Now
    
    I like a big car, cause
    I'm a big star
    I make a big rock and roll hits
    I'd like to love you
    but my heart is a sore
    I am, I am, I am so yours
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    I'd like to la la la la love you
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    I'd like to la la la la love you
    
    I'm the leader of the club
    And I've shrugged off
    my mouse ears
    We fly No-Class Dumbo jets
    And drive hardcore-vettes
    We fight war with drugs
    And our sex always formal
    We wear lawsuits when
    We get high high high
    
    I won't do it with you
    I'll do it to you
    I hope this hook gets caught in
    your mouth
    I won't do it with you
    I'll do it to you
    Don't Say No
    Just Say Now
    
    I like a big car, cause
    I'm a big star
    I make a big rock and roll hits
    I'd like to love you
    but my heart is a sore
    I am, I am, I am so yours
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    I'd like to la la la la love you
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    Ka-boom, ka-boom
    I'd like to la la la la love you
    
    "Inhale, exhale, let's all hail"
    It's a depraved new world
    "Inhale, exhale lets all hail"
    It's a depraved new world
    After all
    
    I like a big car, cause
    I'm a big star
    I make a big rock and roll hits
    I'd like to love you
    but my heart is a sore
    I am, I am, I am so yours
    I am a big car and
    I'm a strip bar
    You call it fake,
    I call it, "good as it gets."
    Nothing in this world is for real
    Except you are for me and
    I am so yours
    Ka-boom Ka-boom

Trivia[edit]

  • The title of the song is similar to Futurist poem ones.
  • I'm the leader of the club And I've shrugged off my mouse ears is a reference to Mickey Mouse, which Manson posed as throughout The Golden Age of Grotesque era.
  • Depraved new world is a reference to Brave New World, a dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley; this line also refers to the Disney song "It's a Small World (After All)".
  • The song was written and recorded as retaliation toward the Interscope executives who remarked that the new songs (The Golden Age of Grotesque) didn't rock.
  • "Ka-Boom Ka-Boom" is the only Marilyn Manson song in his entire catalog that uses "Drop B" (B-F#-B-E-G#-C#) tuning. This is likely one reason it has never been played live.
  • Prior to the release of The Golden Age of Grotesque, Manson claimed that he intentionally had John 5 record an entire song with his guitar "out of tune." Although Manson hasn't officially revealed the name of the specific track mentioned, it's most likely that he was referring to "Ka-Boom Ka-Boom."