"Lunchbox" as written by Arthur Brown, Vincent Cheesman, Michael Finesilver, Robert Ker, Brian Warner and Scott Putesky....
Next motherfucker's gonna get my metal

"I bring you"

Bring you down

On we plow

The big bully try to stick his finger in my chest
Try to tell me tell me he's the best
But I don't really give a good goddamn cause

I got my lunchbox and I'm armed real well
I got my lunchbox and I'm armed real well
I got my lunchbox and I'm armed real well

I want to grow up
I want to be a big rock and roll star
I want to grow up
I want to be
So no one fucks with me, yeah

"Fire"

"I bring you, fire"

"Fire"

"I bring you"

I got the pencils in my pocket, try to put me down
Want to go out, gotta get out to the playground
Want to throw down at the playground
I want to go out

Next motherfucker gonna get my metal
Next motherfucker gonna get my metal
Next motherfucker gonna get my metal
Next motherfucker gonna get my

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I want to grow up
I want to be a big rock and roll star
I want to grow up
I want to be
So no one fucks with me, yeah

Yeah
I wanna grow up
I wanna be a big rock and roll star
I wanna grow up
I wanna be
So no one fucks with me, yeah

I wanna grow up
I wanna be a big rock and roll star
I wanna grow up
I wanna be
So no one fucks with me, yeah


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"Lunchbox" as written by Vincent Crane Arthur Wilton Brown

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    General CommentThis is the kind of song that get's guys like good old Marilyn Manson in 'trouble' in the media. It is an irresponsible promotion of school violence and I happen to love it. My best friend Kyle Gadhue commited suicide last year and this song was on a Manson mix CD he had burned for his own collection. I grabbed it when his girlfriend said I could have some of his stuff to remember him by. I had always listened to certain Manson songs on Burlington, Vermont radio station 99.9 THE BUZZ but I had never owned his albums, so I had never heard this song before finding it in my dead friend's collection. I think it is my favorite Manson song. I never knew about the metal lunchbox as a weapon thing so I am glad I read the prior entries on this site for this song. I always thought it was about Columbine High School but maybe I have it backwards and the Columbine High School attack was about this song! Life imitating art imitating life....
    moduson May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLunchbox shows the problems that Manson faces as he matures. It's autobiographical in many ways, in that Manson was known to carry a lunchbox during his youth, while also being something of a social outcast.

    One question though, can anyone discern the spoken background lyrics that occur during the intermissions? I can pick out "I just want to eat my lunch", and the sound of something falling over, but that's more or less it, anything else?
    Akashaon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAkasha -- the background lyrics are a fictional sampling of a lunchroom fight. He is trying to eat his lunch, and the school bully is messing with him, trying to provoke a fight. The "something falling over" is his lunchtray being dumped on the floor, then you hear the bully laugh.
    DarkSilveron May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThere's also the following lines in a later refrain. They can be found in the inside of the Portrait of an American Family insert, next to the lyrics for Lunchbox:

    Ever had fun as a child?
    Ever sold yourself for a quarter?
    It's the most...beautiful thing...

    The last is just present.
    Akashaon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Next motherfucker gonna get my metal" is referring to something he often talks about in his books and on interviews. American schools have banned metal lunchboxes, because the children kept bashing each other with them.

    He collects lunchboxes.
    SDarknesson June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits telling all the problems he had in school with bullies and everything he saying that he wants to be bigger then them so they don't ess with him
    deathm240on July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrau sounds right, but I'm gonna put my take on it anyway

    Seems to me like the story of a kid who's always bering picked on by the bullies. The next person who f*cks with him is gonna get a metal lunchbox upside the head (or something concealed in to lunchbox.

    Kidna makes me think of me. The bullies pik on me all the time, and it's about time for me to get back at them. One person I already have. A kid who has picked on me since the 4th grade. One time when we were in teh 7th or 8th grade he pushed me too far, and I saw him at his locker after lunch. So I walked up behind him, and I meant to shove the top of his head into his locker and freak him out, not hurt him (I do it to myself all the time) and he tried to pull abck, so his face got slammed into the locker, almost breaking his nose and causing him to cry. What makes me most proud of it is that I only got 1 day of detention as punishment.
    Ryuuzaon August 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's what manson said about this song:

    "The song is about being picked on and fighting back with my Kiss lunch box, which I used as a weapon on the playground. In 1979, metal lunch boxes were banned because they were considered dangerous weapons in the hands of delinquents."

    About the nikki sixx thing, I guess lunchboxes were common weapons (understandably so) and it's just a coincidence.
    Phyxiuson August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song, and i can really relate...however, i have never got the chance to use a lunchboxxx on someones head...hmm...whatta shame :-P...MANSON IZ AMAZING!
    AbandonAllHopeon May 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me think of how pple would pick on me when i was younger but i changed that with slamming a kids hand in a locker. hes scared of me now
    blackrainbow666on October 16, 2004   Link

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