I wanna wake up in your white, white sun
and I wanna wake up in your world with no pain.
But I'll just suffer in a hope to die someday
while you are numb all of the way.

When I hate it, you know I can feel,
but when you love, you know it's not real, no.
When I hate it, you know I can feel,
but when you love, you know it's not real, no.

And I am resigned to this wicked fucking world
on its way to hell.
The living are dead and I hope to join them, too.
I know what to do and I do it well.

When I hate it, you know I can feel,
but when you love, you know it's not real, no.
When I hate it, you know I can feel,
but when you love you know it's not real.

Ohh, yeah, shoot myself to love you.
If I loved myself, I'd be shooting you.
Ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh, ohhh, yeah, shoot myself to love you.
If I loved myself, I'd be shooting you...


Lyrics submitted by King Nothing, edited by headofradio

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  • +2
    General CommentFor me the song has a lot to do with being walked on over and over again and basically killing yourself (maybe mentally) to make someone else happy, "but I'll just suffer in a hope to die someday while you are numb all of the way" and the person you care so much about doesn't even notice how much you want to be their everything, they're numb to it because they can't see past themselves. And I love the last line..."Shoot myself to love you, if I loved myself I'd be shooting you." Kind of implementing that if the person truly cared for themselves they would get rid of whats causing them these feelings of worthlessness and constant betrayal.
    minus1on October 27, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen you have apathy in this world, you can't feel much of anything, but you can feel the hate. Love is something you can hardly grasp. You want it, but it only seems like figment of you imagination. Once upon a time you could feel love, and you embraced it. Now you can't feel much of anything and it hurts. Love has been replaced by hate. Hate has become the new love.
    OnlyInDreams126on July 15, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti will die for you because i love you so much though you don't really love me.
    when i loved myself i would kill you because you hurts me so.


    shoot myself to love you.
    If I loved myself, I'd be shooting you.
    AlwaysGetHurton February 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike many of the Mechanical Animal songs, this song has hints to how the world is so dark and horrid. And people say manson is so horrible, but I guess it takes someone to slam it in their faces with a body suit, airbrushed boobs and a good guitar solo for them to realise how... bleak... the world is. This also hints to plain out suffering, directing it to someone who, doesn't have to face that burden. The "when you hate it" kind of strikes me similar to the phrase "time flies when you're having fun." You know, when you hate it, its there, like when you're in an uncomfortable position, it seems to last longer. And "when you love" it's not really love, it's like everything is one lie except for the pain.

    I love this song. It is my all-time favorite. The guitar solo is the epitome of amazing. I put this song on repeat, lie on my bed and cry for about three hours. It's truly a deep song.
    Sepic Dreamon March 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike many of the Mechanical Animal songs, this song has hints to how the world is so dark and horrid. And people say manson is so horrible, but I guess it takes someone to slam it in their faces with a body suit, airbrushed boobs and a good guitar solo for them to realise how... bleak... the world is. This also hints to plain out suffering, directing it to someone who, doesn't have to face that burden. The "when you hate it" kind of strikes me similar to the phrase "time flies when you're having fun." You know, when you hate it, its there, like when you're in an uncomfortable position, it seems to last longer. And "when you love" it's not really love, it's like everything is one lie except for the pain.

    I love this song. It is my all-time favorite. The guitar solo is the epitome of amazing. I put this song on repeat, lie on my bed and cry for about three hours. It's truly a deep song.
    Sepic Dreamon March 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTO me it's about Crystalynn Smith.
    sno182on June 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me this song is about loving someone more than anything but they were never really worth your love to begin with. A love that you would do anything for and have sacrificed for but in the end you are hurt and alone and suffering.
    3Libras_APCon July 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally great song. Gotta love that solo.
    King Nothingon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is an amazing song, though it gets monotamous after awhile. I really like the portion of the song aportioned about as section three.
    Akashaon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoa... What a greatly underrated song... What, only two votes? I guess I'll be third.
    Although it's quite monotonous, it is very beautiful and romantic in its own sense.
    Temporal_Distortionon September 10, 2002   Link

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