There's something cold and blank behind her smile
She's standing on an overpass in a miracle mile
'Cause you were from a perfect world
A world that threw me away today, today, today to run away

A pill to make you numb
A pill to make you dumb
A pill to make you anybody else
But all the drugs in this world won't save her from herself

Her mouth was an empty cut
She was waiting to fall
She was bleeding like a Polaroid
That lost all her dolls
'Cause you were from a perfect world
A world that threw me away today, today, today, to run away

A pill to make you numb
A pill to make you dumb
A pill to make you anybody else
But all the drugs in this world won't save her from herself

A pill to make you numb
A pill to make you dumb
A pill to make you anybody else
But all the drugs in this world won't save her from herself

You were from a perfect world
A world that threw me away today

A pill to make you numb
A pill to make you dumb
A pill to make you anybody else
But all the drugs in this world won't save her from herself

A pill to make you numb
A pill to make you dumb
A pill to make you anybody else
But all the drugs in this world won't save her from herself


Lyrics submitted by missderelict, edited by PinkInk

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  • +5
    General CommentThis really has nothing to do with a girl's drug addiction. It deals with a girl's delusion of herself and this life. The chorus proves that. "A Pill to make you numb/dumb...A Pill to make you anybody else. All the drugs in this world won't save her from herself". Simply that she runs from life and nothing can help her in her delusions, not even drugs...as they can't save her from herself. There are a lot of people like this. It's a self-esteem issue. Even the video shows this as it's her 'ticker-tape parade' Another way of validation for herself in drama and intrique. Just look at the second verse. "mouth was an empty cut...just waiting to fall" She speaks in nothingness and makes decisions on the nothingness...waiting to fall.

    No, this has _nothing_ to really do with drug addiction...other than drugs helping her to hide from herself. To conceal the delusion.
    Scott Tarron April 25, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentOkay, here we go...

    Marilyn Manson's music, mainly Holy Wood, Antichrist Superstar, and Mechanical Animals, is one big well-planned metaphor.

    1. Omega is the persona that "Adam," Marilyn Manson, took on when his transformation was complete. Omega means "the end." Omega is this hollow rock star, becoming a "mechanical animal" in the end.
    2. A mechanical animal being the people who depend on drugs, sex, TV, etc. for a fake happiness.
    3. Coma White is a fictional representation of a girl who is the image of perfection, MM's love interest. At the end of Mechanical Animals, he realizes that Coma White doesn't exist, what he had been striving for is a lie.
    4. Also take a look at Coma Black. It ties into the idea of Coma White as well.
    deadxboysxpoemon September 09, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is actually about how most americans, and other parts of the world, use things like TV, religion, and drugs to escape reality, and dont face it.

    This is shown in most of the other mechanical animals songs.

    In the song I Dont Like The Drugs, It means that He is being chased by drugs (he cant escape temptation of them). Also, one of the many themes of the album is "god is in the tv". This is shown in the beginning of the video, with him on a cross made of TVs. The whole video is pure art, really.

    This song and video makes a very similar point. It shows that you cannot escape the world with "drugs", because you ultimately end up fuc*ing everything up, and life is now 10x worse.


    there is a website called The Nachtkaberett, and it COMPLETELY anylizes EVERYTHING about manson. check it out, it has so much info that will blow ur mind.
    MiOmegaon October 28, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is pretty deep.

    The main character is Coma White who, metaphorically speaking, represents perfection; and the main character of the album is constantly pursuing her. In the album, she is a woman who is broken after not only the death of her father but was also cast out by the people she wanted to belong with; and she did a lot of drugs and destroyed her own life. Because of where she was from (HOLY WOOD - inhabited by the beautiful people) drugs and self-satisfaction was all she knew.
    TryingToBeHumanon April 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis seems as if it was about a girl who was a drug addict an couldnt take it anymore, she was having a tough life an used the drugs to escape but in the end they just were not enough an she cant take it anymore so shes 'standing on an overpass' an shes getting ready to jump because she feels the 'world threw her away' an no one cares an she cant take it anymore
    LoSt_AnD_kOnFuZeDon March 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHave you SEEN the video for this song? Absolutely freakin' brilliant. I so dig it.
    watchthefireworkson April 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentComa White is the nickname Marilyn gives to the girl in the song. Put your Mechanical Animals cd in your computer cd drive to let the cd-rom part play : you'll hear a hidden song that cannot be listened to by audio-player. Here he sings "and a girl I called Comawhite" , i think it is about drug use and that he calls her like that because she looks as pale as someone in coma because of an overdose.
    heideroosjeon April 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment(This comment is entirely about the video.)

    I must say that the video was very well done, in that it indirectly portrays the artist's meaning(s) that he wants to convey with the song. As the rest of Manson's videos, it is loaded with well thought-out symbolism. However, I also think that there is more symbolism that is only involved in the video. For example, the video shows the infatuation that American society has with death and its association with celebrities. It's amazing and often disgusting to see the responses that America gives to assassinated celebrities.
    the adamon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTwo side questions:

    Does anyone know what Coma White herself is supposed to symbolize (not in only this song, but in the entire album). She also has a part in "Posthuman" (the All that Glitters... section). I understand Omega's place in the album...but....
    Akashaon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about some one not just a girl that has turned to drugs as a way out and is finding out that drugs don't make it all go away
    magic_669on April 14, 2002   Link

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