I am the face of piss and shit and sugar
I do a crooked little dance with my funny little monkey
What I want what I want is just your children
I hate what I have become to escape what I hated being
Calliopenis envy from your daddy
You're not gonna hear what he don't want to hear
What I say disgusts him
He wants to be me and that scares him
"Let's do a funny little dance with my funny little monkey"
The black keys
Here is my real head, here is my real real head
I wear this fucking mask because you cannot handle me
Here is my real head
They try to blink me not to think me
Don't want to bring me out
I am the rotten teeth, my fists are lined with suckers
My prison skin's an eyesore-mirror-sketch-pad
I am your son
Your dad
Your fag
I am your fad

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  • +5
    General CommentAlthough I don't know Mr. Manson's exact meaning of this song, he changed my life with this song and here's why. I was raised in a strict Christian home and sent to Christian school. My parents would raid my cd collection and attempt to make me get rid of albums they deemed offensive. I was raised a Christian and was Christian until I became older and began to question it and eventually turned against it. I was then an Atheist living in a Christian home. I was living a lie. I went to church with my parents every Sunday and went through the motions. I felt trapped. I was pretending to be something I wasn't. Eventually I got to the point where I could no longer take it and had to "come out" to my parents and tell them I was an Atheist and I did not believe in god or heaven or hell. It was this song that single handedly influenced me to do just that. The line "I wear this fucking mask because you cannot handle me. Here is my real head." told me what I had to do. I had to take off the mask that I was wearing and show them who I really was even though they couldn't handle it, wouldn't like it, and it would be ugly to them. Marilyn Manson taught me to be myself and changed my life forever.
    armagoddamnmotherfuckingeddonon September 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about how people percive manson and make up lies to fuel their hatred of him. He appears to sing these lyrics sarcastically " I am the face of piss and shit and sugar" I think when he sings "I do a funny little dance with a crooked little monkey" he is talking about how they'd prefer it if he dumbed down and mindlessley amused them instead of challenging their views like he does!
    Atom of Edenon January 30, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGODDAMN this is a creepy ass song. I'm surprised no one has commented on how creepy and sick-sounding this song is. I mean, listen to the organ in the song, all high and shit. It's like "doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo," like a Halloween song. This sounds like random halloween music and rock combined, and a bit disco, with a satanic twist. This is the creepiest fucking song ever. POAF was the darkest, most overblown album ever released.
    Love is suicide...on January 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPretty self explanitory if you ask me. Parent's find Manson disgusting and think that he is a bad influence without really taking the time to understand what he is all about.
    Disposable Teenon September 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe antithesis from the first line shows the general idea of how Manson is perceived - a combination of good and bad. The song itself gravitates around this - He's expected to ''dance with a funny little monkey'', because of society's terms, but, underneath the mask - which represents a false image of him - there is his real self (real head), who ''can't be handled'' and that scares people - they try to not think so much about him, so he won't ''bring him out''. At the end, he still manages to scare them, by saying that people like him are everywhere.
    Saturnalia38on March 28, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best off of POAF, About him corrupting children. and being the embodiment of what people fear. At least that's what I think.
    heartkill3on November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe says backwards at the begining 'crazy as I think'
    smp2099on July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Atom of Eden,
    I'm just commenting to say that this is an amazing song- I can't get enough of it. It's a shame how some people wont listen to his music because of "The Dope Show"s music video.
    TargetAudience_on July 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsmp2099, I had the same thought. Even though Jackson had faced some allegations before Portrait was released, I still doubt we're right, but you never know. You could also say that the references to someone's "daddy" are about Jackson's issues with his father and how he tried to achieve his own wishes for success through the young Michael.
    urban_idyllon November 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know what "my prison skin's an eyesore-mirror-sketch-pad" means? i love it but i have know idea what it's saying....
    Seanathanon February 05, 2009   Link

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