Vodevil

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"Vodevil"
Vodevil 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 4:39
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer John 5, Tim Skold
Producer Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold, Ben Grosse
Media

"Vodevil" is the thirteenth track on the 2003 release The Golden Age of Grotesque. It's title is wordplay of "vaudeville"; double-meanings are heavily made use of on The Golden Age of Grotesque. The song is about various experiences including a lawsuit Manson was involved in with a bouncer who he rubbed his crotch on, the Columbine Massacre, and a girl who died in a car accident while she was on drugs that Manson allegedly supplied her with.

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Versions[edit]

  • "Vodevil" — Appears on The Golden Age of Grotesque.

Lyrics[edit]

    I wake up everyday on
    The wrong side of the bed
    But I won't lay down on the floor
    Like I'm the whore in your head
    Call me a failure
    Pretender, sex-offender, infector
    Say I killed all my friends
    And I deserve to be dead.
    
    Kiss baby kiss
    Bang baby bang
    Suck baby suck
    It's Vodevil
    Kiss baby kiss
    Bang baby bang
    Suck baby suck
    It's Vodevil
    This isn't music and we're not a band
    We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand
    This isn't music and we're not a band
    We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand
    
    I won't pull out I just came
    I want all of the blame
    your love is tin, faith is thin
    No concept of pain, right to complain
    All you fagazines, senile teens
    Jaw me black ball me
    Deejay yourself away and turn your back
    It will be easier to stab
    
    Kiss baby kiss
    Bang baby bang
    Suck baby suck
    It's Vodevil
    Kiss baby kiss
    Bang baby bang
    Suck baby suck
    It's Vodevil
    This isn't music and we're not a band
    We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand
    This isn't music and we're not a band
    We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand
    
    VIP ADD TRD violent shiny hate crime
    "Total Requested Dead" it's
    Version point (less) downloadable suicide.
    The only ones left standing are the ones not demanding
    This isn't a show, this is my fucking life
    I'm not ashamed you're entertained
    But
    I'm not a puppet
    I am a grenade
    I'm not ashamed you're entertained
    But
    I'm not a puppet
    I am a grenade
    
    Kiss baby kiss
    Bang baby bang
    Suck baby suck
    It's Vodevil
    Kiss baby kiss
    Bang baby bang
    Suck baby suck
    It's Vodevil
    This isn't music and we're not a band
    We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand
    This isn't music and we're not a band
    We're 5 middle fingers on a motherfucking hand

Trivia[edit]

  • The line "I want downloadable suicide" was first used in the vocal track of the short film Doppelherz, which was recorded on April 1, 2002. It was reworked as "Version point (less) downloadable suicide".
  • Vodevil is a dramatic subgenre of frivolous comedy, light and spicy which leads to misunderstandings and comic situations in the sung parts alternating with musical numbers. Its name derives from the French vaudeville.
  • The lines "Kiss baby Kiss/ Bang baby Bang/ Suck baby Suck" may be a reference to the David Bowie song "Cracked Actor",