Sky was blond like her; it was a day to take the child out back and shoot it
I could have buried all my dead up in her cemetery head
She had dirty word witchcraft; I was in the deep end of her skin
Then, it seemed like a one-car car wreck, but I knew it was a horrid tragedy
Ways to make the tiny satisfaction disappear

[Chorus:]
Blow out the candles
On my Frankensteins
At least my death wish will come true
You taste like Valentine's, and we cry
You're like a birthday:
You should have picked the photograph; it lasted longer than you

Put holes in happiness
We'll paint the future black if it needs a color
Death sentence is now a story we'll be digging when you finally let me die
Romance of our assassination
If you're Bonnie, I'll be your Clyde
But the grass is greener here, and I can see all of your snakes
You wear your ruins well; please, run away with me to hell

[Chorus x 3]



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"Putting Holes in Happiness" as written by Brian Warner, Tim Skold

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  • +2
    General Comment:I thought he said you're like a Bidet.. I was like.. thanks for the visual image Marilyn..
    ToxicMuffinson November 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Ever heard a song so great that it gives you chills? I am a very picky person when it comes to good music, I have to agree that this song is brilliant, beautiful, and almost perfect, instumentally and lyrically. WOW. As far as the meaning, kainrally has it nailed.
    satyron June 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:definitley about a breakup
    RJSoftwareon September 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:[Blow out the candles
    On all my frankensteins
    At least my death wish will come true
    You will taste like Valentine’s
    We cry
    You’re like a birthday
    I should have picked the photograph
    It lasted longer than you]

    The song's about leaving all of your past relationships and moving on, reoccurring references to candles and birthdays signify how love is pointless and systematic- something that comes and goes every year...

    Amazing song by the way, the whole album is amazing. Hope everyone picks it up.
    kainrallyon May 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:[Blow out the candles
    On all my frankensteins
    At least my death wish will come true
    You will taste like Valentine’s
    We cry
    You’re like a birthday
    I should have picked the photograph
    It lasted longer than you]

    The song's about leaving all of your past relationships and moving on, reoccurring references to candles and birthdays signify how love is pointless and systematic- something that comes and goes every year...

    Amazing song by the way, the whole album is amazing. Hope everyone picks it up.
    kainrallyon May 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:LOVE IT!!!!!!
    (sic)maggoton May 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song was neat live :)!
    mlvon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song was neat live :)!
    mlvon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think the song is abour how he is glad that his marrige was over in some ways but still is struggling to let it go,'i should have burried all my dead up in her cemetery head' could mean that he could have started a new after the divorce but he is still the mess that dita turned him into...and the chorus seems to me like he was choosing to act how she wanted him to than his fans,'blow out the candles on all my frankensteins' could mean that he didnt care about his fans any more,frankensteins being a metaphor for the fanbase that dress like goths and act creepy,and his deathwsh being his label as a satanic idol and a bad influence on teens.

    the rest of the chorus seems to be about how it seemed okay at the beggining but in the end he wasnt happy,
    'i shoud have picked the photograph it lasted longer than you' suggests that he should have stuck with being just a fan of ditas than actually marrying her.
    bondagebabyon June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:like i said under heart shaped glasses...most of this c.d involves lewis caroll (alice n wonderland author) ....who had a thing for much younger chicks...(rummored to have purposed to a girl at the age of 11 while he was far..far older)...i know that isnt all that goes into the album..(manson HAS already stated that it IS A CONCEPT ALBUM...half of you will need to reread this bracket before posting anything...so i will no repeat for the slower clowd.. IT IS A CONCEPT ALBUM..SAID BY MANSON) ..so there is more to this then just the lewis caroll thing..that being car accidencts..not sure how in the fuck that fits in the mix..but this album probably tells a story...

    i see the refrence of her being blonde and a child in the first verse..of that of alice....i also see in the chorus...the death wish being that he wants to be with her..despite how looked down apon that is (specialy being that caroll was also a priest) and the line that REALLY grabs me is
    "your like a birthday" ..the since i get out of this...is that..like birthdays...she makes him relize how old he is ..pointing out his mixed emotions on his feelings for her...thus making the point of songs like this and evidence...(one of my favs on the c.d.)
    poopytheclownon July 03, 2007   Link

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