I can tell you what they say in space;
that our Earth is too grey.
But when the spirit is so digital,
the body acts this way.
That world was killing me, world was killing me.
Disassociative.

The nervous system's down, the nervous system's down,
and I know...
The nervous system's down, the nervous system's down,
and I know...

I can never get out of here.
Don't wanna just float in fear.
Dead astronaut in space.
I can never get out of here.
Don't wanna just float in fear.
Dead astronaut in space.

Sometimes we walk like we were shot
through our heads, my love.
We write a song in space like we
are already dead and gone.
That world was killing me, world was killing me.
Disassociative.
That world was killing me, world was killing me.
Disassociative.

I can never get out of here.
Don't wanna just float in fear.
Dead astronaut in space.
I can never get out of here.
Don't wanna just float in fear.
Dead astronaut in space.

The nervous system's down. The nervous system's down.
The nervous system's down. The nervous system's down.

I can never get out of here.
Don't wanna just float in fear.
Dead astronaut in space.
I can never get out of here.
Don't wanna just float in fear.
Dead astronaut in space.


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    General Commenti think this song is describing the state of the world we have come to, by bieng so materialistic and less in faith of our own beliefs what ever they may be.Also lonliness kills the mind like a cancer bec. of the way some societies imbarge on a person. so in conclusion i say to anyone feelling shung out of the world to embrace this song!!!
    CREAPER969on May 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentaccording to a good friend of mine, this song is about a bad trip on that Special K stuff. apparently the entire album was, in part, influenced by it.
    keyyoooon May 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis is one of the 7 songs on the album that are about Omega's personal side. It is about his life in "space", or HOLY WOOD, and he feels like he can't leave their because of his fame and money. Yet he hates it there, and wishes he could get out of there.
    TryingToBeHumanon April 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI know what this song is about, i personally ask Marilyn the other day when i found him in the bathroom in a restaurant in L.A., he stopped to explain very nicely, I guess because I did not ask for an autograph, he prefers the talk rather than be asked for an autograph and idolize him, well he also likes that, he is a diva, but has become something more condescending with good conversationalists, well he tell me that he was talking about the serious problem which represents a polluted blogsphere and virtual discussions in the air, is a deep environ-mental problem which disociates man from the real relevance of his opinion, and all of you idolater fans, will know how is manson concerning with these questions having to do with the economic of natural resources.
    nomansnameon August 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song is about being in a coma and not wanting to wake from it. The whole Mechanical animals cd has to do with drugs and life esp. comas
    residential evilon May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really don't see where everyone gets "drugs" out of Mechanical Animals. Certainly drugs are used, but I'd always viewed them as symbolic of something else, or used to stimulate imagery.

    Anyway, I'd thought that this song was supposed to be the beginning of Omega's regression from reality, following is realization that "Rock Is Dead" and that he was nothing more than a star in corporate music's "dope show." (i.e., the previous tracks).
    Akashaon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is his best song, methinks
    daffyon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally? I'd always thought that it was the worst song on MA....

    Not that it's horrible, just worst relatively. MA is my favourite album.
    Akashaon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat's the song about? Disassociation from what? His inner feelings, his inner self? More than about drugs, and the stuff they do to his system. It's got a hidden meaning. He's disassociating himself from the world he knows, and lapsing into a state of nothingness, whereby he can feel at one with himself.
    Bobo192on June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI...always get really depressed over this song.
    i_feel_sickon June 29, 2002   Link

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