The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles

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For the single see The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles (single)
"The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles"
The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album The Pale Emperor
Released 2015
Recorded 2014
Genre blues rock, dance-rock, hard rock, glam metal
Length 4:57
Label hell, etc. 
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Tyler Bates
Producer Tyler Bates
Media
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"The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles" is the fourth track on the 2015 release The Pale Emperor.

Appearances[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • "The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles" — Appears on The Pale Emperor.
  • "The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles" (Radio Edit) — Appears on The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles promo single

Lyrics[edit]

   I don't know if I can open up
   I've been opened enough
   I don't know if I can open up
   I'm not a birthday present
   I'm aggressive aggressive
   The past is over
   Now the passive seems so pathetic
   
   Are we fated, faithful, or fatal?
   Are we fated, faithful, or fatal?
   
   I'm feeling stoned and alone like a heretic
   And I'm ready to meet my maker
   I feel stoned and alone like a heretic
   I'm ready to meet my maker
   Lazarus got no dirt on me
   Lazarus got no dirt on me
   And I rise to every occasion
   I'm the Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
   Of Los Angeles
   
   Don't know if I can open up
   I've been opened too much
   Double-crossed and glossed over in my Pathos
   
   Are we fated, faithful, or fatal?
   Are we fated, faithful, or fatal?
   
   I'm feeling stoned and alone like a heretic
   And I'm ready to meet my maker
   I feel stoned and alone like a heretic
   I'm ready to meet my maker
   Lazarus got no dirt on me
   Lazarus got no dirt on me
   And I rise to every occasion
   I'm the Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
   Of Los Angeles
   
   Are we fated, faithful, or fatal?
   Are we fated, faithful, or fatal?
   
   I'm feeling stoned and alone like a heretic
   And I'm ready to meet my maker
   I feel stoned and alone like a heretic
   I'm ready to meet my maker
   Lazarus got no dirt on me
   Lazarus got no dirt on me
   And I rise to every occasion
   I'm the Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
   Of Los Angeles
   I'm the Mephistopheles of Los Angeles

Gallery[edit]

Behind the scenes[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • "The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles" was also the original album title for The Pale Emperor.
  • Mephistopheles has appeared in both German folklore as well as the demon in the Faust legend.
  • The monologue by Michael Williams at the beginning of the music video: "First time I met him I could feel the hounds of Hell on my trail. He walked up to me all slow-like. It got dark, real dark. I couldn't breathe. Almost said, 'God DAMN!' He said, 'Shhhh. My son. It's not what you think. I'm The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles."

See also[edit]

Marilyn Manson videography
Music videos Get Your GunnLunchboxDope HatSweet Dreams (Are Made of This)The Beautiful PeopleTourniquetMan That You FearCryptorchidLong Hard Road Out of HellApple of SodomThe Dope ShowI Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)Rock Is DeadComa WhiteAstonishing Panorama of the EndtimesDisposable TeensThe Fight SongThe NobodiesTainted LovemOBSCENEThis Is the New ShitThrift(s)AINTPersonal JesusHeart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)Putting Holes in HappinessArma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddonRunning to the Edge of the WorldNo Reflection
Home videos Dead to the WorldGod Is in the T.V. • "Autopsy" • Guns, God and Government World Tour (The Death Parade)The Mechanism of DesireDoppelherzLunch Boxes & Choklit Cows (Bonus DVD) • Lest We Forget – The Best Of (Bonus DVD) • (s)AINT Video (Uncut, Unrated, Banned by Label)Eat Me, Drink Me (Bonus DVD) • Guns, God, and Government – Live in L.A.Fifth video album