"Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" as written by Brian Warner and Tim Skold....
She reminds me of the one in school
When I was gutted, she was dressed in white
And I couldn't take my eyes off her
But that's not what I took off that night
She'll never cover up what we did with her dress
No
She said, "Kiss me, it'll heal but it won't forget."
"Kiss me, it'll heal but it won't forget."

I don't mind you keeping me on pins and needles
If I could stick to you and you stick me, too

Don't break, don't break my heart
And I won't break your heart shaped glasses
Little girl, little girl, you should close your eyes
That blue is getting me high
Don't break, don't break my heart
And I won't break your heart shaped glasses
Little girl, little girl, you should close your eyes
That blue is getting me high, making me low
That blue is getting me high, making me low

She reminds me of the one I knew that cut up the negatives of my life
I couldn't take my hands off her; she wouldn't let me be anywhere but inside

And I don't mind you keeping me on pins and needles
If I could stick to you and you stick me, too

Just don't break, don't break my heart
And I won't break your heart shaped glasses
Little girl, little girl, you should close your eyes
That blue is getting me high
Don't break, don't break my heart
And I won't break your heart shaped glasses
Little girl, little girl, you should close your eyes
That blue is getting me high, making me low

She'll never cover up what we did with her dress
No
She said, "Kiss me, it'll heal but it won't forget."
"Kiss me, it'll heal but it won't forget."

I don't mind you keeping me on pins and needles
If I could stick to you and you could stick me, too

Don't break, don't break my heart
And I won't break your heart shaped glasses
Little girl, little girl, you should close your eyes
That blue is getting me high
Don't break, don't break my heart
And I won't break your heart shaped glasses
Little girl, little girl, you should close your eyes
That blue is getting me high, making me low


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"Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" as written by Brian Warner Tim Skold

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is a good song, it's very different from anything he's ever done, which is also good. If an artist doesn't transform, he/she remains stagnant, and never evolves, Manson is still as talented as ever. People who can't understand that, have maturing to do.

    As for this song, it's obviously about a relationship, with sex. People say he may be referring to Dita, his ex wife. I think this song could also be about a pedophile, in a relationship with a young girl who reflects someone he cared for in the past.

    Notice he says "Little girl, Little girl, you should close your eyes, that blue is gettin' me high." I think he's referring to her eyes, but also labeling her little girl makes me think she is possibly underage, that and this line- "Don't break, don't break my heart and I wont break your heartshaped glasses." Heartshaped glasses are something you would see a little girl wearing. The line "Kiss me it'll heal but it wont forget" could be about her losing her virginity to him.

    Afterall the album is about sick romance.
    |zero|on April 20, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI thought of the movie/book "Lolita" (book by Vladimir Nabokov) when I heard this song
    -look it up if you don't know what it's about

    especially the reference to the "Heart-shaped glasses" which is an icon of the movie
    and the fact that Lolita would kind of keep her step-father (who she was having an afair with) on pins and needles.
    rockergrl4444on April 22, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually the Lolita part and the dita parts are correct but there's a little more to it then that, I just found out:

    "The song was written because I had been reading the book Lolita and it was very close with Evan Rachel Wood, who’s now my girlfriend, and she came to visit me one day wearing these glasses like Stanley Kubrick in Lolita. And part of it because of her sense of humour and knowing that people would make their comments about our relationship because she’s younger than me. And when I saw her wearing those glasses I had to write a song about it, and that’s the way I wrote most of the record."

    That's it. Just found it interesting.
    ashesanddisarrayon April 28, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI tried to convince my sister to do this for her talent show.lol.
    Just_AThoughton May 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm glad there are people that hate it. They always make my day, these people that don't like artists that evolve.
    I love this song and If I Was Your Vampire.. I love it even more.
    Devastatuson April 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmarilyn manson is awesome. all his songs have actual meanings to them; his music isn't shallow like other stuff i've heard.
    SMUSER17162841on April 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm actually quite impressed with this song. Manson has done alot of changing through out the years and not everyone has liked it. if you do recall, every single manson cd has been distinctly different. and this is about what i expect his new sound would be like, industrial with depressing lyrics and impressive guitar lines. notice its not a complete turn around from his later work, but it is changing, that why i like manson so much, he doesnt repeat himself musically, theres much diversity in his sound from the screaming industrial metal of antichrist superstar to the funky glam rock of mechanical animals to the rave indusrial "hate-pop" of golden age of grotesque. he's almost always kept an industrial background, but expressed it in different ways.

    i think this song is about his divorce and reletionship with the 19 year old actress that he cheated on dita with. you fill in the blanks.
    Nihasaon April 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI strangely like this song. I know it's more poppy than his other songs, but I still like it.
    maggotbrainon April 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay everyone on here is an idiot he OBVIOUSLY is saying that he'll break her face if she breaks his heart because she would be wearing the glasses on hear face all of you are so stupid and rong i am the ultimate manson fan 4 lyfe jus look at my username my username look at it OK haha!
    mansonfan4lyfeon July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dunno to me it seems this songs about some one-night stand or something, but i really like it cuz you can see how manson has matured as an artist. I know a lot of people probably hate this song, but I like it cuz manson is going in a totally new direction with it.
    v2kvon April 12, 2007   Link

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