Riff: Marilyn Manson – “You’re So Vain”

Jan 15, 2013

You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte/And all the girls dreamed that they’d be your partner

from You're So Vain lyrics by Marilyn Manson

Chosen due to Echols’ rock star friendship rather than any valuable lyrical insight, goth-metal’s Lord of Darkness continues his fascination with retro pop covers with this typically ghoulish glam rendition of Carly Simon’s early ‘blind Items’ prototype that originally featured on 2012’s Born Villain.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

What is a RIFF?

A RIFF is a bonsai-trimmed song review in 300 characters or less, plugging your favorite lyric. Create your own, vote others to the TOP - the lyric is your oyster.