Mr. Manson

Album: Sir Army Suit (1978)
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  • He looks at the girls with his evil eye
    Makes them wish they were someplace else
    He'll twist their thoughts
    With his pretty words
    Make them extensions of himself
    He's the reincarnation of Hitler
    The daughter of the devil, all right
    Tell me won't you Mister Manson
    Do you sleep at night?

    Well he'd like to melt your mind
    With hydrochloric acid in a little pill
    He'll take a thing called love
    And make you hate it
    And claim to cure your ills
    He took the madness of a generation
    And made them madder still
    Tell me won't you Mister Leary
    Keep your little pills

    He'll fill you with his empty statements
    Directed to a fool
    Then he'll ignore his own unending speeches
    And bend the golden rule
    In the name of God, he'll tell you
    But is he better than all the rest
    Let me tell you Mister Preacher
    Jesus has been and left

    Let me tell you Mister Manson
    Jesus has been and left

Comments: 2

  • Terry from St. Johns, CanadaThat's Correct Michael. The Carpenters won a Grammy for it as well! The Beatles rumour actually started after a writer named Steve Smith in Providence, Rhode Island, wrote an artical speculating that Klaatu could be the Beatles. Capital Record's beamed the story all over the world, and the Beatles Rumour was started.
  • Michael from Ponce, Puerto Rico, OtherTheir first album had a Beatlesque sound, particularly in the song "Sub-Rosa Subway", but contained no biographical details, thus inspiring a rumour that the album was an anonymous project by The Beatles. This rumour was wide-spread, and was taken seriously by many people. Their most famous song, "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft", was covered by The Carpenters in 1977.
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