When you wish upon a star
don't let yourself fall, fall in too hard.

I fell into you and now I'm on my back,
an insect decaying in your little trap.
I squirm into you, now I'm in your gut.
I fell into you, now I'm in a rut.

I lift you up like the sweetest angel,
I'll tear you down like a whore.

(Chorus:)
I will bury your god in my warm spit,
you'll be deformed in your porn.
(2x)
Rock star, yeah (You're such a dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (Dirty, dirty)

You eat up my heart and all the little parts.
Your star is so sharp,
it leaves me jagged holes.
I make myself sick just to poison you,
if I can't have you then no one will.

(Chorus)

(4x)
You are the one I want and what I want is so unreal.

I lift you up like the sweetest angel,
I'll tear you down like a whore.
You're such a dirty, dirty.

(3x)
Rock star, yeah (Dirty, dirty, dirty).
Rock star, yeah (You're such a dirty, dirty).

(3x)
I am the one you want and the one you want is so unreal.


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    General CommentI listened to this the night I got home from watching The Passion of The Christ in the movie theater. When I got home I wrote a very dark string quartet song inspired by the movie. Then I started to feel like I always feel when I'm discouraged by religion. And I remembered some of the words of this song and listened to it. I think that since this night (that I also made a cover of the song), I've known what the song was about.

    Alright, here's my explanation of what I think it means sentance by sentance...

    "when you wish upon a star
    don't let yourself fall, fall in too hard"

    This is him acknowledging how people take religious hopes and hates too far until they are in this whole other world.



    "I fell into you and I'm on my back"

    He tried to get his mind to think this way, but he realizes at this point that it did nothing for him other than waste his time and energy when he could have been doing something productive for someone else or himself.



    "an insect decaying in your little trap"

    He feels like religous people look down on honest people, like as if they were expendable "insects". The religious types tend to trap the "insects" into an "I'm better than you, you are going to hell" dellusion.



    "I squirm into you, now I'm in your gut"

    At this point, he's realizing that people might be actually listening.



    "I fell into you, now I'm in a rut"

    Exposure feels awesome, he is very excited, the people that can't get enough of him make him feel more confident, and the people that hate him hear:



    "I lift you up like the sweetest angel,"

    He can be nice to them, or...



    "...I'll tear you down like a whore."

    He can be destructive to them.



    "I will bury your god in my warm spit,
    you'll be deformed in your porn"

    If they wanna preach hate, let them preach hate, he doesn't have to respect it. Let people see them for what they are.



    "rock star, yeah (you're such a dirty, dirty)
    rock star, yeah (dirty, dirty, dirty)"

    "Jesus was the first celebrity. He kind of inspired the whole rock star ethic."
    —Marilyn Manson (from St. Petersburg Times)



    "you eat up my heart and all the little parts"

    it really hits his heart hard that people are this mean to eachother. And yeah, it also hurts the rest of the parts on his body, which don't seem to matter as much to him.



    "your star is so sharp
    it leaves me jagged holes"

    The religious folks try to glorify this terrible message that they are convinced that god has so much that it has hurt people who are like, "what the hell is going on here?"



    "I make myself sick just to poison you
    if I can't have you then no one will"

    I think he's speaking in 3rd mocking what a religous person is programmed to do.



    "you are the one I want and what I want is so unreal"

    He knows his mission is to try to take care of this growing hate that is inspired greatly by this reality that just isn't real to him.



    "i'm such a dirty Rock star yeah..."

    This is his message to parents, saying "this is how you feel..."



    "(I am the one you want and the one you want is so unreal)"

    he's saying, again, to parents, "I will now be your target of hate, because you think what I say is not about something that is real"
    DustinBeyetteon February 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentisn't it supopsed to be "you are the one I want and what I want is so unreal"...at least thats what I hear
    v2kvon December 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis is a song about the worm wishing to be something that could get back at the beautiful people. And it almost seems mythical that when he wished it upon a star it began to come true, and destroyed all of his dreams.

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    "When you wish upon a star, don't let yourself fall in too hard."

    This opening line pretty much prophetic to the rest of the album. The worm wished upon a star, and it seemed to be coming true as the album progresses.
    ---

    "I fell into you and I'm on my back, an insect decaying in your little trap.
    I squirm into you, now I'm in your gut.
    I fell into you, now I'm in a rut."

    This is about what had happened leading up to the present. He had fallen into their schemes and lived life sedated from reality.
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    " 'I lift you up like the sweetest angel.
    I'll tear you down like a whore.
    I will bury your god in my warm spit.
    You'll be deformed in your porn.' "

    This is the worm's plans toward the society of the beautiful people. Its not really spoken to them, but its what he would say to them at that time. Its like a promising threat. His wish to change their world and bring them down.
    ---

    "You eat up my heart and all the little parts.
    Your star is so sharp, it leaves me jagged holes.
    I make myself sick just to poison you.
    If I can't have you then no one will."

    This is also his thoughts about their society. He cannot fit into their world, so he wishes to destroy it.
    ---

    "You are the one I want and what I want is so unreal."

    He realises they are all dead inside, and that there is nothing to gain from fitting into their world.
    TryingToBeHumanon April 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is my translation of what I believe the meaning of the song is, like most songs, it probably could be interpreted many ways. That is often the intention most artists have, an individual who hears or listens to the words applies it to their own personal experience.

    when you wish upon a star
    in the album Antichrist Superstar, the star is most likely Jesus Christ. If we were to view Jesus Christ as someone speaking something other than the truth, we would realize how many Christian denominations or sects place strict rules on something that is not factual. This in turn makes corruption inevitable because the interpretations become countless. One interpretation a person(s) may have is that what Christ taught is meant to be applied to us individually, if he is the one and only son of God, yet we are all children of God, living his way would technically make us a Christ. Most Americans choose to accept Jesus Christ as their savior, in this context, star.

    don't let yourself fall, fall in too hard
    everyone enjoys doing things that make them feel good and produce good results. Getting involved in a religion gives us a sense of belonging, we are no longer alone but included in a loving society that generally helps others. When other people are helped and we play a role in it, we may continue to pursue the basis on how this has occurred. Some people that have obsessive type personalities may turn their involvement in Christianity into a full-time avocation. Being obsessed we may also become a bit more close minded and our entire perspective in life becomes one-tracked.
    I fell into you and I'm on my back
    Becoming involved in such a society turns us into a small drop in a big ocean. We realize our position, our significance, we have given our all and now question what we have given it for and to whom. What we saw as all powerful has made us realize if we were to take part in this society we would still be powerless. Obsessed with views that we question that has become a way of life really becomes discouraging and it becomes easy for us to place blame on something or someone when we feel discomfort and agitation.
    an insect decaying in your little trap
    Again with the last paragraph, we feel as this way of life has become so consuming by this religion we have no room to make adjustments without condemning ourselves or going against the laws of the church or “God” as some would see it. Our insignificance can give us the equivalence of an insect…Mr. Manson uses the worm throughout this an insect is a small creature with six legs but a worm can be loosely classified as an insect for referential purposes and would still be accurate due to slang terminology and the evolution of the English dictionary…regardless no grammar rules apply in art. I have broken many myself and I am by no means a walking dictionary.
    I squirm into you, now I'm in your gut
    We may recognize what this religion is doing to us, or possibly to others. How they have altered their perception and alienated their peers in the pursuit of heaven. This statement can be viewed as parasitic. The worm is actually the metaphorical tapeworm, his involvement in the act of Christianity will sabotage it as a whole.
    I fell into you, now I'm in a rut
    A rut is a situation that boring and difficult to change, a mark made by a wheel or the time of year when some male animals are sexually active. I would go with the first definition. As a worm, the being in a situation of this type, he can do what he does best. Continue to survive off the host, compromising the hosts health.
    "I lift you up like the sweetest angel,
    He may continue to be a member of the congregation praising God with the ulterior motives mentioned below.
    I'll tear you down like a whore.
    Time for action has come, after infiltrating the host for so long and bringing down others in the congregation he will explain his point of view and encourage others to follow.
    I will bury your god in my warm spit,
    The host, or the church, has become so weakened and fragile he has now found a place in leadership guiding the lost sheep and reclaiming a position for worship.
    you'll be deformed in your porn"
    Jesus Christ being the star, a partial dressed man on a cross now is portrayed as a man that misled so many people throughout history.
    rock star, yeah (you're such a dirty, dirty)
    rock star, yeah (dirty, dirty, dirty)
    Christ is the rock star and the number one offender for his former followers’ confusion. He was never clean because of the results that occurred with those that accepted and worshiped him.
    you eat up my heart and all the little parts
    An explanation for his actions. The church causes him to react the way he did, Christ’s church.
    your star is so sharp
    Christ being sharp could mean a couple different things. I would assume witty and intelligent with the ability to harm those it comes in contact with.
    it leaves me jagged holes
    He has become harmed because he has had contact with Christ and the others that think they have too.
    I make myself sick just to poison you
    He has become the new star now, the new God/object of worship and the only way he can show his love and strength is to alter the perception of those who worship him. Becoming sick would be along the lines of being crucified, for the cause, he become the martyr, solidifying his place as God.
    if I can't have you then no one will
    If he is not accepted as their God, then they will not be accepted by God. In Christianity, you must accept Christ as the truth, the same thing applies here.
    (chorus)
    you are the one I want and what I want is so unreal
    He wants to be Christ/God, the reality of it (in his eyes) is that it was false the entire time. Therefore, nothing would really change if he were to take that position.
    i'm such a dirty Rock star yeah...
    Again, he is God aka rock star. This entire song could also refer to how people place rock stars in a position of worship just like Christians do in Christ. The truth is that rock stars and Christ were just human beings, not meant to be worshiped like gods.
    (I am the one you want and the one you want is so unreal)
    With that previous statement, we gave Christ that power as God. The same role that Manson plays with the delusional followers. There is not much of a difference except the number of people to verify with other numbers that what they believe in is reality. This is song is meant for us to really examine the evidence in what we so strongly value.
    Thank you- this is simply my interpretation but I believe it was so skillfully presented that others may not have taken it as a use for growth by spiritual means.
    brianh2413on August 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the song is basically about how we are all whores in some way shape or form.
    kill.me.fasteron August 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about when the worm enters the boy, turning him into a man. And changing the way he thinks, he now wants to be a rock star.

    If you listen to the album in its entirety you will see what I mean.
    Muzzyon April 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am the one you want and the one you want is so unreal

    Isn't it "somethin' real" and not "so unreal"? That's how I hear it anyway. To me, this song seems to be mostly about an actual relationship, but also something approaching what Muzzy was talking about...
    freakishfaeon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmm...Maybe he looks at Deformagrophy instead of pornography in his spare time, since a lot of his videos have deformed people in it. He must like it.
    Metal_Screamon January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout being attached/addicted to someone while knowing that they aren't worth it. it relates to deformography in that one person is both obsessed with and repulsed by the other's imperfections. nothing to do with [religion].
    trexauron March 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song i think is just when the Antichrist Superstar Character realises the power he has and it changer how he is.
    jgb0893on August 21, 2007   Link

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