"Disposable Teens" as written by and Brian/white Warner....
And I'm a black rainbow
And I'm an ape of god
I got a face that's made for violence upon
And I'm a teen distortion
Survived abortion
A rebel from the waist down

Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah

I wanna thank you mom
I wanna thank you dad
For bringing this fucking world
To a bitter end
I never really hated the one true god
But the god of the people I hated

You said you wanted evolution
The ape was a great big hit
You said you wanted revolution, man
And I say that you're full of shit

We're disposable teens
We're disposable teens
We're disposable teens
We're disposable
We're disposable teens
We're disposable teens
We're disposable teens
We're disposable
You said you wanted evolution
The ape with the great big hit
You said you wanted revolution, man
And I say that you're full of shit

Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah

The more that you fear us the bigger we get
The more that you fear us the bigger we get
And don't be suprised, don't be suprised
Don't be suprised when we destroy all of it

Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah

You said you wanted evolution
The ape was a great big hit
You said you wanted revolution, man
And I say that you're full of shit
Yeah yeah yeah
You said you wanted evolution
The ape was a great big hit
You said you wanted revolution, man
And I say that you're full of shit
Yeah yeah yeah

We're disposable teens
We're disposable teens
We're disposable teens
We're disposable
We're disposable teens
We're disposable teens
We're disposable teens
We're disposable


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by JoanD

"Disposable Teens" as written by Brian Warner John Lowery

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  • +4
    General CommentI think this song is also about the treatment of teens and our involvement in society. We are shunned, thrown away, ignored, and used merely as marketing tools so corporations can steal our minds. Is Manson the only person who can see this. WAKE THE FUCK UP AMERICA!
    ethong2002on May 02, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbreaking the song down:

    and I'm a black rainbow - he's a dark parody of what's usually considered beautiful. also, according to the bible (i think) the first rainbow was black, to signal the approach of the flood that washed away all the shit of the world. manson is a sign to the world that things are going to change.

    and I'm an ape of god - he's one of god's creature's something created by god and ultimately no better than anyone else. created equal.

    a rebel from the waist down - this is a quote from nineteen eighty four by george orwell, where it was applied to julia because she preferred to take rebellion as isolated acts of disobedience (she was having sex, which was forbidden by big brother, hence "from the waist down"). while she would do what she wanted regardless of what she was told, she had no concept, or did not care about any overthrowing of the system. i think manson is trying to say that he isn't trying to change the world, just doing what he wants, and being attacked for it.

    I wanna thank you mom
    I wanna thank you dad
    for bringing this fucking world
    to a bitter end - it's the people who came before us that fucked up this world, then people like manson, the artists, who are reflecting the shit they see around them, are used as scapegoats - people society can point the finger at for things like columbine, whilst ignoring their own responsibility.

    I never really hated a one true god
    but the god of the people I hated - manson never hated the idea of one god, just the twisted effigy protrayed by the people who fucked up this world, and who use this image to control and oppress people.

    you said you wanted evolution
    the ape was a great big hit
    you say you want a revolution, man
    and I say that you're full of shit - i think this is attacking people who sit at home and mouth off about how the world should be, and never do a thing about it. people will never change the world whilst they're content to sit at home in front of their tvs, with a roof over their heads and a warm fire. in this way people have come to accept injustice as the price of comfort. here, still, god is being used to tell people it's not their responsibility to look after the world (which is in direct contradiction to the bible). here religion and the media are serving one and the same purpose. in this way it could be said these people are rebels from the neck up, capable of verbally criticising the injustices of the world, but unwilling or incapable of doing anything about them. this is the anti-thesis of manson, the "rebel from the waist down".

    we're disposable teens - we're the people who have to live with the crap that's been fed to us. we're disposable. we're worthless. we have no future, and we can't change a thing.

    the more that you fear us
    the bigger we get
    and don't be surprised, don't be surprised
    don't be surprised when we destroy all of it - eventually, when we can't feel any more useless or futile, when we become the oppressed mass that we're evolving into, and we're feared by the people who let this happen the power will be in our hands, and we will tear it all down. we are the flood prophecised by manson's rainbow.
    MKPunk42on April 15, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell I think people are missing part of the columbine refrence. Not only is Manson saying he wasn't to blame. He was also Calling Eric Harris and Dylan Klebald worthless. Eric Harris, believed himself to be part of natural selection (hence the evolution refrences) Eric Haris kept talking about how he wanted a revolution (hence "you say you want a revolution, man
    and I say that you're full of shit") And Eric and Dylan thought that after they killed all those people they would become imfamous. (The more that you fear us
    the bigger we get
    the more that you fear us
    the bigger we get)
    PrescribeInsanityon February 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is clearly about columbine. he is trying to get across that he wasn't to blame for the tragedy it woz the fucked up guy who decided to kill every body
    PayableOnDeathon January 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me this song is about the trails teens have to go through and people think we dont have it rough well for some maybe thats true but to others we have our major problems but who doesnt and this song to me is just about what we have to go though and everyone thinks its nothing
    draven_the_crowon February 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd always really loved the line, "I never really hated a one true god, but the god of the people I hated." It shows that, although Manson has no real problem with a God figure in general, he is disgusted by the way that religion is twisted in our society to serve irrelevant ends.
    Akashaon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou dont need to jugde god by the way people put him in there lives but think about what jesus did for us and forget about what people say.......
    Bryant the Greaton June 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFirst part is about the 'Whose fault is it' aspect of Columbine. It goes on to explain it was the parents fault for not intervining. A bit of irony there as their parents didn't bring it 'to a bitter end'. The rest is just a fake counter attack against the conservatives that blame Manson.
    whackgoaton July 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with music=meaning and mkpunk42 I Like His Music But My Parents Say He's not apporitate, And the only thing i don't like is that i'm a believer in god and i i try to follow his words, and like its not good to talk meanly about him, but this song mansion has a point,

    bestiesforever100on September 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think hes trying to mock emo teenagers because of how ridiculous we can be.
    rotenlimonon February 11, 2011   Link

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