"Rock 'n' Roll Nigger (Patti Smith cover)" as written by Benjamin Griffey, Marten Laciny and Thomas Kuechler....
And the world spreads its legs
And the world spreads its legs
For another fuckin' star!
'Cause I AM the all-American Antichrist.
I was made in America,
And America hates ME for what I am.
I am your shit.
You should be ashamed of what you have eaten.
I'm a rock & roll nigger!
Baby was a black sheep.
Baby was a whore.
Baby's gotten big,
And baby's getting bigger.
Baby got somethin'
Baby want more
Baby, baby, baby was a rock & roll nigger.
How do you like the world around you?
Do you like what you see?
How do you like the world around you?
Ready to be

Outside of society,
Waiting for me.
Outside of society
Is where I wanna be.

Baby was a black sheep.
Baby was a whore.
Baby got big,
And baby's getting bigger.
Baby got a gun,
Got her finger on the trigger.
Baby, baby, baby was a rock & roll nigger.

Outside of society,
Waiting for me.
Outside of society
Is where I wanna be.

Nigger.
Rock & roll nigger.
I'm a rock & roll nigger.
This is your world in which we grow,
And we will grow to hate you.
We will grow to hate you.
We will grow. We will grow.
We will grow to hate you.

1-2-3-4!
I was lost in the valley of pleasure.
I was lost in the infinite sea.
I was lost and begging for pleasure.
And this world is waiting for me.
Jimi Hendrix was a nigger.
Jesus Christ and grandma, too.
Brian Warner (what a nigger!)
Nigger, nigger, nigger nigger nigger!

Outside of society,
Waiting for me.
Outside of society
Is where I wanna be.

Outside of society,
Waiting for me.
Outside of society
Is where I wanna be.

Yeah! Yeah!
Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you!
Fuck you!


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"Rock 'N' Roll Nigger" as written by Patti Smith Leonard J Kaye

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  • +1
    General Comment"If you think the word "Nigger" is a racial slur, the only racist here is you. " - 1996

    EXACTLY, a word is only what you want it to mean.

    This song is basically say your a rock n roll outcast... and it is common for my friends to use the term rock n roll nigger, even Nikki Sixx of motley crue has used it.
    oldskoolpunker23on September 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfreakishfae, InciTe, and vandalized are fucking stupid, narrow-minded assholes.

    This isn't racist.
    You morons who think this is racist are the only racist ones.
    And you are over fucking sensitive.

    Personally i am against racism, but i am against REAL racism.
    Not the word nigger when it's used as a metaphor and not in a racist context.

    Ozzy0sbourneon August 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnigger here means outcast
    seedzon February 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know, when I originally saw this song title on the track listing for "Smells Like Children", I became very surprised, in that the use of such slang is unlike Manson. After seeing the lyrics, though, I can respect the song a great deal. And one note: for those who don't know, "Brian Warner" is Manson's real name.
    Akashaon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI might like this song, if it didn't have any racial slurs in the title. For some reason, this song made me lose a bit of respect for manson. Im not sure if he meant it that way... but he could have been more tastedul and used a different word.
    vandalizedon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a cover. the original song is by patti smith, i think.
    it's just not what it seems to be about.
    it's about being different and not fitting into society. nigger is just a symbol for that.
    holyzarquonon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas many others have stated " nigger" is stated for an outcast. manson is just tryin to show that there is a world full of accepted people with no room for an outcast.
    gthfrkon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, it IS patti smith. you are correct. yea!
    happylittledemigodon August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPatti Smith wrote this song, not Marilyn Manson. It's a cover. Marilyn Manson is singing about racism here and he is talking about how black people are considered outcasts in American society due to all of the fucking racists that exist and who really need to change their ignornat chicken shit views.

    PS: Scissorquis, SmMeTh, and all you others racist here are total fucking camel humping little dick buttmonkeys. Change your opinions already. Racism is completly stupid. I'm not sure as to what 1996 is getting at but i don't really like what they're saying either.
    River Wolfon May 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInceTi you made the most sense around here
    John F. Kennedyon June 11, 2004   Link

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