What are the lyrics to Down In the Park?
Various web pages have various versions; most of them are wrong. These are the correct lyrics as taken from the liner notes to Gary Numan's LP "Replicas"
Down in the park where the machmen
Meet the machines and play "kill-by-numbers"
Down in the park with a friend called "five"
I was in a car crash, or was it the war
But I've never been quite the same
Little white lies like "I was there"
Come to "zom zoms" a place to eat
Like it was built in one day
You can watch the humans trying to run
Oh look there's a rape machine
I'd go outside if he'd look the other way
You wouldn't believe the things they do
Down in the park where the chant is
"death, death, death" until the sun cries morning
Down in the park with friends of mine
"We are not lovers
we are not romantics
we are here to serve you"
A different face but the words never change
Mr. Manson sings it a bit differently - drops out the "and"
before "play 'kill-by-numbers' " and only two repetitions of
"death" - but he's true to the original most otherwise.
( Zom Zom's, for those who are curious, is/was a chain of hamburger restaraunts in England and Canada..)