From a "what are your favorite lyrics?" thread on Babalon, I present mine here. Neatly divided by album. Not including demos or singles.
I hate what I have become to escape what I hated being
If I can't have you, no one will
I want you more when you're afraid of me
I am fueled by filth and fury
There is no cure for what is killing me
No salvation, no forgiveness.
Someone had to go this far
I am never gonna be the one for you. I am never gonna save the world from you.
When you want it, it goes away too fast. The times you hate it always seem to last. Just remember, when you think you're free. The crack inside your fucking heart is me.
I'm not in love but I'm gonna fuck you until someone better comes along
I'm so empty here without you, I know they want me dead
(I'm still convinced he says "I got a face that's made for violence and porn", no matter what the lyric sheet says, and that's the line I like.)
And I am not sorry. I am not sorry. This is what you deserve.
I'm not an artist, I'm a fucking work of art..I'm a suffer-genius and vivi-sex symbol
Should have picked the photograph, it lasted longer than you...You wear your ruins well, please run away with me to Hell
Just another funeral and just another girl left in tears
Give me something to be scared of, don't give me something to satisfy
There's not a word for what I want to do to you
I see my horror mirrored in the sundown of your blank stare..She's been forecast with an attempt to kill ourself, but the ending didn't test well
It's not like I made myself a list of new and different ways to murder your heart...if you're not afraid of getting hurt, then I'm not afraid of how much I hurt you. I'm well aware that I'm a danger to myself. Are you aware I'm a danger to others?..Whatever doesn't kill you is gonna leave a scar....I should warn you that you may fuck me but chances are I'm gonna fuck you over. (Yeah, pretty much the whole track. )
Forbidden in Heaven and useless in Hell
We don't seek death, we seek destruction
So much, much, much more skin to break. I haven't even taken off my gloves...only acting, baby. Don't confuse it with love. This is business not pleasure, baby.
I am worse than what you'd think you'd catch from me. 'Complicated' is understated. Did you stop and take a look at who you fell in love with?
I'll possess you but I don't need you to be another one of my possessions. And I won't make you kneel for anyone but me.
We don't believe in credibility because we know that we're fucking incredible.
I love you damaged. I need human wreckage...this is why you should run.
It's better to push something when it's slipping than to risk being dragged down.
This time I won't hesitate to kill to protect what I believe in.
Looking over this list again it probably is some sort of personality litmus test that of every word Manson's written for songs THESE are the ones that speak to me the most, for one reason or several others. Yeeg.