Each time I make my mother cry
An angel dies and falls from heaven
When the boy is still a worm it's hard to learn
The number seven
But when they get to you
It's the first thing that they do
Each time I look outside
My mother dies, I feel my back is changing shape
When the worm consumes the boy
It's never considered rape
When they get to you
Prick your finger, it is done
The moon has now eclipsed the sun
The angel has spread its wings
The time has come for bitter things


Lyrics submitted by piesupreme, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Cryptorchid song meanings
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  • +2
    My Interpretation"Each time I make my mother cry an
    angel dies and falls from heaven"

    This is about a young boy that is taught to believe in Christianity. The line refers to the ten commandments, especially the fourth rule (praise your parents and so on).

    "when the boy is still a worm it's hard to learn the number seven"

    The number 7 is representing the essential human being, since the 4 is the christian symbol for the body and the materialistic things in general while the 3 represents the soul/spirit.
    The line means that the boy can not develope his own personality when he is the worm (the albums metaphor for a naive person blinded by religion/media/government).

    The title of the song strenghtens this interpretation since a Cryptorchid is the professional term for a missing testicle of a newborn boy. This can be interpreted as a missing part of the child, in this case a real personality.

    To conclude:

    This song is about the society forcing tmyoung children to believe things before they have the ability to create an own independent opinion.

    You're welcome ^^

    (Btw sorry for possible grammar mistakes, I am from germany :D )
    nowormatallon April 06, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know why but this is my favorite Marilyn Manson song...
    PapaRoacher_5kon July 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe music video for this song, are some of those scenes taken from Begotten by Elias Merhidge?
    JofaGuhton September 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is fucking Great!! It makes you feel something, I can't really say what.. But damn it's good!!
    FoXoF_grlon March 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song and Antichrist Superstar are somehow linked i can't quite figure it out but they have some lyrics that are identical notice the...

    prick your finger it is done
    the moon has now eclipsed the sun
    the angel has spread its wings
    the time has come for bitter things

    I can't put my finger on it though
    mjk ninon April 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"when the boy is still a worm it's hard to
    learn the number seven
    but when they get to you
    it's the first thing that they do"

    Possibly about how religion is forced upon us by our family, friends, etc. Even though we don't udnerstand what these things mean they try to teach it to us, so we have no choice but to beleive it.

    Nobody is born to beleive in god, we are forced to.
    Muzzyon May 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsays Muzzy: "Nobody is born to beleive in god, we are forced to."

    you couldn't have put it any better.. I can't really follow this up with anything since you hit the nail right on the head.
    keyyoooon May 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the 7 has to do with 555 being man, 666 being the beast, and 777 being God, and perfection. I doubt that Manson believed this to be true, but used it because it's conventional and recognizable. Also, the 7 fits into the rest of the album.
    It may also involve the wormboy coming to terms with his role as the antichrist superstar, and what that could mean for him and how people see him.
    Alpha and Omegaon July 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo be honest, this song is a little difficult to determine, in the course of of ACS. It uses the colors white, a slightly blue-ish white, which I fell can be either numbness or cold, or innocence, and Black, and almost gray, Black being darkness, and gray is more ambiguous. The song is a little strange by the way it sounds anyway... I just cant place it...

    maybe I should just listen to the whole thing, in the dark, in one sitting....
    FuckUserNameson August 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe coming of age
    gthfrkon June 13, 2002   Link

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