Crushing, cheating, changing.
Am I deaf or dead?
Is this constricting construction
Or just streets with rusty signs
Of something violent coming?
This'll hurt you worse than me.
I'm weak, seven days, I'm weak.
Don't run from me. I won't
Bother counting one, two, three...
I don't know which me that I love.
Got no reflection.
I don't know which me that I love.
Got no reflection.
Show myself how to make a noose
A gun's cliche, and a razor too
I'm not a deathshare vacation, vacant station
Made of scars and filled with my old wounds
This'll hurt you worse than me.
I'm weak, seven days, I'm weak.
Don't run from me. I won't
Bother counting one, two, three...
I don't know which me that I love.
Got no reflection.
I don't know which me that I love.
Got no reflection.
You don't even want to know what I'm gonna do to you.
You don't even want to know what I'm gonna do to you.
You don't even want to know what I'm gonna do to you.
You don't even want to know what I'm gonna do to you.
I don't know which me that I love.
Got no reflection.
I don't know which me that I love.
Got no reflection.
No Reflection.
No Reflection.
I've got no reflection.



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  • +2
    Song Meaning:The title of the song gives away what the song is about.

    The album comes off the The High End of Low where he once confused love with dependence and confused desire with weakness, but after The High End of Low he didn't confuse those things together anymore. And that's where Born Villain picks up.

    He no longer reflects on the past, and has "no reason" to do so again.
    ---

    Also, its definitely "I'm weak seven days a week."
    TryingToBeHumanon April 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i think reflection means not able to sit and think about,instead of a reflection in the mirror.
    its like someone has to make a quick decision with no time to weigh the consequences.

    crushing, cheating, changing
    is also interesting to me...because its like you have a crush on someone and fuck them(cheating if you have a partner) and you have to change clothes afterwards.

    he gives them a chance to run.
    delyla_blueon March 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:I must say that this song is just fucking awsome xD
    I liked delyla_blue's interpretation.
    What I think this song mean is that, Marilyn either is taking about an unknown (for us) alter ego that takes his place and commits violent acts and has "no reflection", no regret after that (that's why he sais "I don't know *which me that I love* got no reflection") but I don't think so, or is taking about himself being with lots of girls and the breaking their hearts.
    "Is this constricting construction, Or just streets with rusty signs, Of something violent coming?" may mean he's saying he sees that he is gonna do something wrong, maybe, being with a girl and breaking her heart after getting what he wanted from her.
    "I don't know which me that I love got no reflection." may mean he doesn't know why he does this he is doing, and he wish to be another person, or just having "no reflection", no regretting what he did.
    But, ok, this is my simple interpretation after seeing the song's video, where he is in a table with lots of girls, maybe having dinner, and after he sings "I don't know which me that I love got no rflection" this girls drink the wine he gaves them and after a while they all die, Marilyn drowns one of the girls, etc. and sings "I've got no reflection".
    But the thing I liked the most was him playing the guittar on the video :D

    ZimZum
    ZimZumon April 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think you guys need to watch the music video to this song and pay attention to the visual symbols riddled throughout the video... I think it is pretty obvious that this is an attack on the church... or maybe someone specifically he knew in the church (his grandpa who he spoke about with his sexual addictions including sadomasochism)...... Then listen to the lyrics again while you watch the video...."I'm weak, 7 days, I'm weak" ..... Don't christians use church as there "drug" to keep them from their weaknesses? So 7 days without church and this guy is deep into his weakness... In this video is was love of women, and sex, and murder..... Look on the table in the video.... Only things on the table are break and blood (the body and blood of christ just like in communion)... The man in the video is trying to recreate a communion surrounded by his weakness (these women he is lusting after and wanting to kill).... They are all hesitant to take it.... Then they do and he kills them anyway..... "Don't bother running I won't bother counting 1, 2, 3" (three is the holy trinity).... "I don't know which me I love" many people in church lead two lives because they can't give up their weakness so they just battle it all of the time through the weak until they can get back to church and get their "fix"..... And him not having any reflection means he is not reflecting on his christian beliefs when he does the things he does with these women in the video..... This of course is probably supposed to pertain to all hypocritical church members who live double lives to keep up appearances (not just rapists,sexual predators, murderers, and what not)..... As we all know Marilyn Manson has issues with the church (who can blame him).... I am pretty sure that is what this song is about.... The double lives of christians and their weaknesses that they hide from those in church.... "Crushing, cheating, changing, am I deaf or dead" is the opening line.... Christians question themselves about their double lives because of their guilt (I know because I used to do the same thing when I was a christian about my homosexuality, but then I grew up and realized the church was wrong).... This man wants to know is he deaf or just dead to the message being preached to him every sunday, because it's not helping him with his addiction...." Is this constricting construction or just a road with rusty signs of violence to come"... He is referring to the archaic teachings of the church being rusty signs because they are old and out of date and no longer helpful for life today, and he is questioning if the church's teachings are just meant to constrict your life to the point that the weakness dies inside you, or just old out of date signs, and stories letting you know that the weakness is just under the surface waiting to violently erupt once you've constricted it too long and you can't keep it inside anymore.... Read the lyrics and watch the music video and I think this will all make sense to you guys....
    Sethro7on September 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Crushing
    Cheating
    Changing
    Am I deaf or dead?
    Is this constricting construction,
    or just streets with rusty signs,
    of something violent
    coming?
    This will hurt you
    worse than me.
    I’m weak,
    7 days i’m weak.
    Don’t run from me.
    I won’t bother
    counting 1, 2, 3…
    I don’t know which me that I love
    I’ve got no reflection
    I don’t know which me that I love
    I’ve got no reflection
    I can show myself
    how to make a noose.
    A gun’s cliche,
    and a razor too.
    I’m not a death-trip vacation
    vacant station,
    made of scars
    and filled with my old wounds.
    This will hurt you
    worse than me.
    I’m weak,
    7 days i’m weak.
    Don’t run from me.
    I won’t bother
    counting 1, 2, 3…
    I don’t know which me that I love
    I’ve got no reflection
    I don’t know which me that I love
    I’ve got no reflection
    You…
    you don’t even want to know
    what I’m gonna do to you
    you don’t even want to know
    what I’m gonna do to you
    I don’t know which me that I love
    I’ve got no reflection
    I don’t know which me that I love
    I’ve got no reflection
    no reflection
    no reflection
    I’ve got no reflection
    thrwmyhrtawy.on April 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:I discovered this song a couple of days ago and I already love it. I've had this love-hate relationship with Manson ever since The High End of Low but this song has certainly reassured me that the dark genius of Antichrist Superstar and Holy Wood is back. I like that. I really do.

    I think this song carries a very personal meaning. It seems like Manson is talking about a certain alter-ego, probably a rather evil and violent one. At least that's the impression I get from the music video and the overall sound of the song. Maybe this ego is overtaking his life and making people avoid him.

    "A gun's cliche, and a razor too
    I'm not a deathshare vacation, vacant station
    Made of scars and filled with my old wounds
    This'll hurt you worse than me."

    Think about it. He spoke about this being his "big comeback" so perhaps this song is his declaration of liberation from that alter-ego. Or maybe it fully overtook him. I don't know really.

    Also, I agree with TryingToBeHuman. It is definitely "I'm weak seven days a week".

    -M.
    TheChronicRon April 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This one confused me a little bit. I know that it was Mrs. Putina and Mr. Putin. Apparently, we're at her feet. And to think, nobody else in this entire universe has ever had a celebrity crush. We're the only ones ever. Sinful, sinful me. Of course, they relate everything to this one fact and not the fact that they were stalking, raping and torturing me for months. When I'm scanning these videos, I get confused sometimes, but I recognized this one, as it is obvious. We're being killed for being traitors. Once again, we're just a group of poor, demoralized girls who need to be circumcised. As far as the dress, I think Marilyn is confused. Okay, see on my other blog, I wrote how to dismantle them, but i was crazy. That's why Putin killed me. They could have just arrested me. I wasn't telling him anyway, and i thought he was God, Indra and a T-rex all in one. i thought Russia was paradise (LOL) and that i had to beat the four directions to get back to it. I was secretly guarding a corner of hte universe. Don't believe me? Look up the blog. I was trying to bring down civilization as well. I was hearing voices. Not that I think that's an excuse, but yeah, it confuses you. I just needed to go to prison or, um, a hospital. I needed help. What Putin did was extreme. I'm not going to get into the details. If it really bothered him knowing how to fry equipment from decades ago, which he already knew, he could have shot me. Oh well. He inspired me to be hunted.
    Creighton5on October 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The only other production that i'm in is "I Want to Believe" (in the uncut version) and they took me out of context. At that point, I was still aware that something was wrong with me, and I tried to get kicked out of the military (review the records) then tried to kill myself a bunch. Around that time, I had what they used to call a "public outburst." Oh well. I just can't believe I'm a star :P or that anyone would find me remotely interesting.
    Creighton5on October 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The plot thickens as we try to figure out how I found that tape or why it was in the video store. Since when do they even show that version of the video? My theory is that I was part of an experiment or had some sort of purpose. I had some influence.
    Creighton5on October 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The plot thickens as we try to figure out how I found that tape or why it was in the video store. Since when do they even show that version of the video? My theory is that I was part of an experiment or had some sort of purpose. I had some influence.
    Creighton5on October 02, 2012   Link

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