The Nobodies is the third and last single from Marilyn Manson's [band] Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) and is entirely based on the Columbine High School Massacre and the allegations that lead singer Marilyn Manson had by the media of being an inspiration to the perpetrators and the shooting itself.

It has its own Remix version for the band's Against All Gods Tour and an acoustic feature on UK Deluxe version and was also featured on Marilyn Manson's first greatest hits album Lest We Forget: The Best Of.

The Nobodies is on Spotify

Lyrics, shared from Genius

[Verse 1]
Today I'm dirty, I want to be pretty
Tomorrow, I know I'm just dirt
Today I'm dirty, I want to be pretty
Tomorrow, I know I'm just dirt

[Chorus]
We are the nobodies, we wanna be somebodies
When we're dead, they'll know just who we are
We are the nobodies, we wanna be somebodies
When we're dead, they'll know just who we are

[Verse 2]
Yesterday I was dirty, wanted to be pretty
I know now that I'm forever dirt
Yesterday I was dirty, wanted to be pretty
I know now that I'm forever dirt

[Chorus]
We are the nobodies, we wanna be somebodies
When we're dead, they'll know just who we are
We are the nobodies, we wanna be somebodies
When we're dead, they'll know just who we are

[Bridge]
Some children died the other day
We fed machines and then we prayed
Puked up and down in morbid faith
You should have seen the ratings that day

Some children died the other day
We fed machines and then we prayed
Puked up and down in morbid faith
You should have seen the ratings that day

[Interlude]

<2005 Against All Gods Mix:>

I don't know love, I never cared to and I'm not sure if I ever will
I'm a student of hate. I know now that god is a medium
Whatever I expected to save me from this life is no longer the one I can hate
It is the people that made me; it is the people I wanted so much to be
I may only find love in their destruction

<Original Mix:>

Na na-na na na
Na na-na na na
Na na-na na na
Na na-na na

[Chorus]
We are the nobodies, we wanna be somebodies
When we're dead, they'll know just who we are
We are the nobodies, we wanna be somebodies
When we're dead, they'll know just who we are

We are the nobodies, we wanna be somebodies
When we're dead, they'll know just who we are
We are the nobodies, we wanna be somebodies
When we're dead, they'll know just who we are
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