He is the angel with the scabbed wings
Hard-drug face
Want to powder his nose
He will deflower the freshest crop
Dry up all the wombs with his rock and roll sores
Rock and roll sores
Rock and roll sores

Dead is what he is
He does what he pleases
The things that he has
You'll never want to see
What you're never gonna be now
Sketch a little keyhole
For looking-glass people
You don't want to see him
You only want to be him
Mommy's got a scarecrow
Gotta let the corn grow
Man can't always reap what he sows

He is the maker
He is the taker
He is the savior
He is the raper

Dead is what he is
He does what he pleases
The things that he has
You'll never gonna see
What you're never gonna be now
Sketch a little keyhole
For looking-glass people
You don't want to see him
You only want to be him
Mommy's got a scarecrow
Gotta let the corn grow
Man can't always reap what he sows

He is the maker
He is the taker
He is the savior
He is the raper

Get back you're never gonna leave him
Get back you're always gonna please him
Get back you're never gonna leave him
Get back you're always gonna please him

He is the angel with the scabbed wings
Hard-drug face
Want to powder his nose
He will deflower the freshest crop
Dry up all the wombs with his rock and roll sores
Rock and roll sores
Rock and roll sores
Rock and roll sores
Rock and roll sores
Rock and roll sores
Rock and roll sores
(Man can't always reap what he sows)
Rock and roll sores
(Man can't always reap what he sows)
Rock and roll sores
(Man can't always reap what he sows)


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  • +3
    My InterpretationThis is very obvious if you read the lyrics. It is about Himself as the Anti-christ. In the first verse he describes a drug using rock-star and referring to him as a grotesque angel. That is Manson's persona.

    The second verse describes a person who disturbs the general public who are both horrified by him and also simultaneously fascinated by him because he doesn't follow society rules of normality and is thus special. It also says that it is society itself who created him. Which makes sense because everything about his persona is a response to society's rules. The clothes the make-up, the grotesque imagery, its all a rebellion against what is considered normal.

    The chorus just makes it so obvious because it describes a dark messiah or Anti-Christ

    The last verse describes a victim/abuser relationship. Society's relationship with the Anti-Christ would have to be like an abusive husband who wont let his wife leave him. Once again it is the grotesque version of a relationship
    amishrioton November 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthmm...i always thought it was about junkies....since he wants to powder his nose and stuff...i dunno
    scatty foolon December 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me this song is about the duality of man the chorus he is the maker he is the taker he is the savior he is the taker is how man meaning god is good and pure but how man was created by god and man has two sides the good side and then the taker the rapper is the devil it reflects the darker side how everything that society deems evil wrong are what makes man it is in our nature
    gwedo6662006on April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the same sort of lyrics as some from luci in the sky with demons and i think it is basically talkin about someone ppl hate and fear and pisses them off. well thats if i had to summarise it i could go on for ever.
    mansonjunkieon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thnk this song is about posers
    sire_of_black_eyesson November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdemons dancing in the dark
    In darkness the need for our eyes is removed and we find perception through other means. Demons live through us and by us. We cannot fathom their perception and therefore cannot manipulate said demons. We can only take from them by living our lives as a mockery to they're lack of life. So because of their jealousy toward humans they wish to distroy whatever they are allowed, be it new life (wombs) or crops, etc... We try to defend ourselves against what we believe is harmful, but in the end humanity must be balanced out. Therefore suffering allows us to be balanced in a way that benefits us. We need them but we don't want to see them or our need for them.
    AmberBon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdemons dancing in the dark
    In darkness the need for our eyes is removed and we find perception through other means. Demons live through us and by us. We cannot fathom their perception and therefore cannot manipulate said demons. We can only take from them by living our lives as a mockery to they're lack of life. So because of their jealousy toward humans they wish to distroy whatever they are allowed, be it new life (wombs) or crops, etc... We try to defend ourselves against what we believe is harmful, but in the end humanity must be balanced out. Therefore suffering allows us to be balanced in a way that benefits us. We need them but we don't want to see them or our need for them.
    AmberBon January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dunno… i thing he is singing about some kind of god…
    demonwingson March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe that it is what fame will do to you, angel with the scabed wings, before he was fameous he wasn't as "bad" as he is now, his wings got cut up and scabbed. what drugs will do to you
    Bman89on June 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod my ass.
    Songs about a rock star. Rock stars use drugs.
    This angel reminds Manson himself.
    He is the maker
    He is the taker
    He is the savior
    He is the rapper
    Yes totally what rock stars are.
    Well if im wrong..whatever...
    But when you see him sing that live it sounds like he sings about himself...the dvd just added there some of the religious dumpasses protesting Manson so it makes it sound totally that he sings about some rock star.
    UnraisedMetalon June 16, 2005   Link

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