The Bright Young Things

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"The Bright Young Things"
The Bright Young Things 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 4:19
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer John 5
Producer Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold, Ben Grosse
Media

"The Bright Young Things" is the twelfth track on the 2003 release The Golden Age of Grotesque.

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Versions[edit]

  • "The Bright Young Things" — Appears on The Golden Age of Grotesque.

Lyrics[edit]

    We'll be the worms in your apple pie
    Fake abuse for our bios
    Blacken our own eyes
    The grass isn't greener on the other side
    We set it on fire
    And we have no reason why
    We set fashion, not follow
    Spit vitriol, not swallow
    We set fashion, not follow
    Spit vitriol, not swallow
    We're
    Good for nothing, but being
    Everything that's bad
    Good for nothing, but being
    Everything that's bad
    We know who we are and what we want to say
    And we don't care who's listening
    We don't rebel to sell
    It just suits us well
    We're the bright young things
    I've got my villian necktie
    And a mouth of hi-fi
    So sharp, I'm bleeding
    From my Judas Hole
    I'm the Arch Dandy
    No-goodnik and I'm headed
    For Crashville.
    I'm most monster with my groan box
    In the "Meat Show."
    We set fashion, not follow
    Spit vitriol, not swallow
    Good for nothing, but being
    Everything that's bad
    Good for nothing, but being
    Everything that's bad
    We know who we are and
    What we want to say
    And we don't care who's listening
    We don't rebel to sell
    It just suits us well
    We're the bright young things
    
    Crashing the ether
    We've got the loudest stereotype
    Even neophytes deep 6 your pro-life
    We don't need to move a single prayer bone
    We're so beautiful and damned
    Simply as a "still life"
    
    Perpetual rebellion with absolutely no cause
    Perpetual rebellion with absolutely no cause
    Perpetual rebellion with absolutely no cause
    Perpetual rebellion with absolutely no cause
    
    Stop the song and remember what you used to be
    Somebody that could fucking impress me
    
    We know who we are and what we want to say
    And we don't care who's listening
    We don't rebel to sell
    It just suits us well
    We're the bright young things
    
    We know who we are and what we want to say
    And we don't care who's listening
    We don't rebel to sell
    It just suits us well
    We're the bright young things
    Good for nothing, but being
    Everything that's bad
    Good for nothing, but being
    Everything that's bad

Trivia[edit]

  • The line "We're so beautiful and damned" makes reference to the 1922 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Beautiful and Damned.
  • The title "The Bright Young Things" makes reference to the 1930 Evelyn Waugh novel Vile Bodies in which a character named Adam writes a book entitled Bright young things. This book was also cited by David Bowie to be his main inspiration behind the song "Aladdin Sane".