Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery

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"Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery"
Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Eat Me, Drink Me
Released June 5, 2007
Recorded October 31, 2006–February 26, 2007 in Beverly Hills and Hollywood, California
Genre Alternative metal, gothic rock
Length 3:52
Label Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Tim Skold
Producer Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold
Media

"Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery" is the ninth track from the 2007 release Eat Me, Drink Me. The title first appeared on a Marilyn Manson shirt in early 2007 though it's significance was largely unknown at this time.

It was originally rumored to have been a criticism of My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way,[1] but it was later revealed to be a parody of imitative bands in general.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery — Appears on Eat Me, Drink Me
  • Mutilation Is the Sincere Form of Flattery (Instrumental) — Appears on Bonus Track and Instrumentals from the Album "Eat Me, Drink Me".

Lyrics[edit]

    Hey
    there's no rules today.
    You steal instead of borrow
    You take all the shapes that I make
    And you think
    that you thought
    all the thoughts 
    that I thought you,
    Don't you?
    Mutilation's the most
    sincere form of flattery
    If you want to be me,
    then stand in line like the rest.
    Now, do you know what I mean?
    The young get less bolder
    The legends get older
    But I stay the same
    as long as you have less to say
    Do you think that I wouldn't say this?
    You know that I play this better than you.
    Fuck you
    fuck you
    fuck you
    and
    fuck you too
    Do you really think that I wouldn't say this?
    You know that I play this better than you.
    Rebels without applause
    I sell my shadow to those
    who are standing in it
    They think that I would
    bitch about them
    thinking they are
    the shit
    When they can't
    even step
    in it
    The young get less bolder
    The legends get older
    But I stay the same
    as long as you have less to say
    Do you think that I wouldn't say this?
    You know that I play this better than you.
    Fuck you
    fuck you
    fuck you
    Fuck you
    fuck you
    fuck you
    and
    fuck you too
    The young get less bolder
    The legends get older
    But I stay the same
    as long as you have less to say
    Do you think that I wouldn't say this?
    You know that I play this better than you.
    Fuck you
    fuck you fuck you
    and
    fuck you too
    Do you really think that I wouldn't say this?
    You know that I play this better than you.

Trivia[edit]

  • It is speculated that the voice heard during the song's intro is that of Adolf Hitler.
  • The line "I sell my shadow to those who are standing in it" is in reference to the slogan of the Celebritarian Corporation.
  • The song's working title was "Rebels Without Applause" (a reference to the movie Rebels Without a Cause).


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