Thingmaker

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"Thingmaker"
Thingmaker cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album The Family Jams
Released August 1992
Recorded August 1991–August 1992
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:08
Label Beat Up Your Mom
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Daisy Berkowitz, Gidget Gein
Producer Daisy Berkowitz
Media
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"Thingmaker" is the fourth track on the 1992 release The Family Jams. The song was inspired by a man referred to in The Long Hard Road Out of Hell as Carl, who intentionally looked and acted like Manson, used the image of a gnarled, twisted tree that Manson had created in a poster for another local band; and how Manson was sick of his stealing from him. Manson's then-girlfriend, referred to as Teresa, was also implied to have been having an affair with Carl.

Select lines of lyrics were later reworked for "Mutilation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery", a song from the band's 2007 album Eat Me, Drink Me.

Appearances[edit]

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Video[edit]

The Family Jams
1993 Rehearsal


Versions[edit]

  • "Thingmaker" — Appears on The Family Jams.
  • "Thingmaker" (Remastered mix) — Appears on Lunch Boxes & Choklit Cows.

Lyrics[edit]

You want to look like me 
You want to act like me, 
You've got no sense of your own identity 
You can't begin to see that you and me makes we 
That's not what I want to be 
So fuck you

Imitation's not a flattery, so
you can't begin to feel, 
you can't begin to feel, 
you can't begin to feel, 
I said fuck you

I don't want to know you, 
I don't want to know...

It's about time made up my mind, 
get out of my life you motherfucker, 
it's about time made up my mind, 
I'm taking what's mine you motherfucker, 

You are made from things you steal from me, 
You can't begin to feel,
You can't begin to feel, 
You can't begin to feel
So fuck you

You suck my energy, my personality, 
you steal steal steal from me, 
you can't begin to feel, 
you can't begin to feel, 
You can't begin to feel 
Fuck you 

Imitation' not a flattery 
So you're a pitiful thief, 
You're a pitiful thief, 
You're a pitiful thief, 
Fuck you

I don't want to know you, 
I don't want to know...

It's about time, I've made up my mind, 
Get out of my life you motherfucker 
It's about time, made up my mind, 
I'm taking what's mine you motherfucker, 
 
You are made from things you steal from me, 
You can't begin to feel, 
Can't begin to feel, 
Can't begin to feel 
Fuck you

If you want to worship me then just worship me, 
Don't even try to be...
You're a fucking thief, 
You're a fucking thief, 
You're a fucking thief, fuck you 
Fuck You

Imitation's not a flattery, so 
You're a pitiful thief, 
You're a pitiful thief, 
You're a fucking thief 
I said fuck you

I don't want to know you
I don't want to know...
I don't want to know you

Trivia[edit]

  • The name of this song comes from a '60s/'70s toy line from Mattel where "creepy" figurines could be made using pre-existing molds. Another clue to this meaning comes from The Family Jams demo which dedicates the song to "the creeple people" (Creeple Peeple) -- one of the names for the completed figurines.