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Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams



Eurythmics originally recorded this song in 1982. Manson gave it a much more ominous sound fitting of the band.

Manson often comes up with song inspiration in his dreams, but the idea to cover this song came from his first acid trip, according to his autobiography The Long Hard Road out of Hell. He says that he hallucinated a "slower, meaner" version of the dance hit playing, sung in his voice.

In Manson's auto-biography, he related to this song by mentioning that he met people who wanted to be abused by him; and who wanted to use him as well.

This paved the way for Manson's next record, Antichrist Superstar, to debut at #3 on the US albums chart. This put him in strange company: The top two spots were held by Celine Dion and Kenny G.

Around the time this was released, Manson was gaining a cult following of alienated white suburban teens.

This became a hit thanks to MTV, which declared this a "Buzzworthy" video and put it in heavy rotation.


Lyrics


Sweet dreams are made of this Who am I to disagree? Travel the world and the seven seas Everybody's looking for something Some of them want to use you Some of them want to get used by you Some of them want to abuse you Some of them want to be abused Sweet dreams are made of this Who had a mind to disagree? Travel the world and the seven seas Everybody's looking for something Some of them want to use you Some of them want to get used by you Some of them want to abuse you Some of them want to be abused I wanna use you and abuse you I wanna know what's inside you Moving on, moving on Moving on, moving on Moving on, moving on Moving on Sweet dreams are made of this Who am I to disagree? Travel the world and the seven seas Everybody's looking for something Some of them want to use you Some of them want to get used by you Some of them want to abuse you Some of them want to be abused I'm gonna use you and abuse you I'm gonna know what's inside Gonna use you and abuse you I'm gonna know what's inside you




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