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...


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Cryptorchid song meanings
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    General Commentisnt the "prick ur finger" segment taken from a Pink Floyd song?
    F.E.A.Ron January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe coming of age
    gthfrkon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know why but this is my favorite Marilyn Manson song...
    PapaRoacher_5kon July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe music video for this song, are some of those scenes taken from Begotten by Elias Merhidge?
    JofaGuhton September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    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
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    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
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    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

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