Lest We Forget: The Best Of

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Lest We Forget: The Best Of
Marilyn Manson - Lest We Forget cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by Marilyn Manson
Released September 28, 2004
Recorded 1994-2004
Length 65:58
Label Interscope
Producer Marilyn Manson, Sean Beavan, Michael Beinhorn, Ben Grosse, Dave Ogilvie, Trent Reznor,
Dave Sardy, Tim Sköld
Marilyn Manson chronology
The Golden Age of Grotesque
Lest We Forget: The Best Of
Eat Me, Drink Me
Singles from Lest We Forget: The Best of
  1. "Personal Jesus"
    Released: October 4, 2004
  2. "The Nobodies 2005"
    Released: May 9, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Indie London (Favorable)[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[4]

Lest We Forget: The Best Of is the first greatest hits album by Marilyn Manson. The band covered Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" to promote the album. The album was released at the end of September 2004.

The album cover is one of Marilyn Manson's watercolor paintings, titled "Experience is The Mistress of Fools". The deluxe edition includes a DVD containing most of the band's music videos. The album was certified Gold in USA and was supported with the band's Against All Gods Tour. Manson initially called Lest We Forget the band's "farewell album" because the band would become a solo career for him. This has turned out to be true as subsequent albums were typically written and recorded with just one primary collaborator such as Tim Skold, Twiggy Ramirez, and Tyler Bates.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Marilyn Manson, except where noted: track 2 by Martin Gore, track 5 by Ed Cobb and track 9 by David A. Stewart and Annie Lennox

No. Title Music Length
1. "The Love Song"   Marilyn Manson, Twiggy Ramirez, John 5 3:05
2. "Personal Jesus" (Depeche Mode cover) Martin Gore 4:06
3. "mOBSCENE"   Manson, John 5 3:26
4. "The Fight Song"   Manson, John 5 2:57
5. "Tainted Love" (Gloria Jones cover) Ed Cobb 3:20
6. "The Dope Show"   Manson, Ramirez 3:40
7. "This Is the New Shit"   Manson, John 5, Sköld 4:20
8. "Disposable Teens"   Manson, John 5, Ramirez 3:04
9. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (Eurythmics cover) David A. Stewart, Annie Lennox 4:51
10. "Lunchbox"   Manson, Berkowitz, Gein 4:35
11. "Tourniquet"   Manson, Berkowitz, Ramirez 4:44
12. "Rock Is Dead"   Manson, Ramirez, Gacy 3:09
13. "Get Your Gunn"   Manson, Berkowitz, Gein 3:18
14. "The Nobodies"   Manson, John 5 3:35
15. "Long Hard Road Out of Hell"   Manson, Ramirez 4:21
16. "The Beautiful People" (edit) Manson, Ramirez 3:42
17. "The Reflecting God"   Manson, Ramirez, Reznor 5:36
18. "(s)AINT" (International Bonus Track) Manson, John 5, Sköld 3:45
19. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" (UK/Japanese Bonus Track) Manson, Ramirez, Berkowitz, Gacy 4:17
20. "Coma White" (Japanese Bonus Track) Manson, Ramirez, Gacy, Zim Zum 5:40



  1. "Personal Jesus"*
  2. "(s)AINT"*
  3. "This Is the New Shit"
  4. "Mobscene"
  5. "The Nobodies"
  6. "The Fight Song"
  7. "Disposable Teens"
  8. "Coma White"
  9. "Rock Is Dead"
  10. "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)"
  11. "The Dope Show"
  12. "Long Hard Road out of Hell"
  13. "Cryptorchid"
  14. "Man That You Fear"
  15. "Tourniquet"
  16. "The Beautiful People"
  17. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
  18. "Dope Hat"
  19. "Lunchbox"
  20. "Get Your Gunn"
* Not included on the US edition.
** The video for "(s)AINT" on the Japanese deluxe edition would be uncut if it were not for 2 seconds worth of material: at the 2:07 and 2:10– 2:11 in the video, it shows a vagina, and is blurred out due to Japanese laws, regarding nudity in video.

The DVD contains several easter eggs. There is a video of Manson's autopsy which can be found by highlighting his crotch in the special features menu. There is also the making of the "Mobscene" video (otherwise found on a limited edition single) and the performance version of the "Disposable Teens" video, which was shown on most television channels pre-watershed, because of the "disturbing" content in the original version.

For a full list of Marilyn Manson's official music videos see: list of Marilyn Manson's music videos.

"(s)AINT" Bonus DVD[edit]

Consumers who ordered either the CD/DVD combo or just the CD edition of Lest We Forget off of Marilyn Manson's Official Website also received a Bonus DVD featuring the "Uncut, Unrated, Banned by the Label, unreleased video for '(s)AINT'". The music video was produced over two days in a Los Angeles hotel room and directed by Asia Argento. While presented as an "exclusive" the "(s)AINT" video was also available on some editions of Lest We Forget distributed overseas and still is on all R-rated versions in Australia.

Korea Special Edition[edit]

On July 22, 2008, Korea released special edition of the album. The album was released in a Digi-pak casing with the bonus tracks "(s)AINT" and "Irresponsible Hate Anthem", DVD and the live album The Last Tour on Earth. It does not include "Coma White" on the CD, nor the "(s)AINT" video on the DVD.


The following credits appear in the booklet. It does not contain the exhaustive list of the many people that performed on all the songs on the album; although it does list special thanks to Twiggy Ramirez and John 5, it is merely a list of the band roster around the time of the album's release. For the people who played on the individual songs, please see the appropriate entries in the Manson discography.

Charts and certifications[edit]



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  2. ^ Indie London review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Spin review
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