"Wrapped In Plastic" as written by and Scott Mitchell Putesky Brian Warner....
Guilt is a snake we beat with a rake
To grow in our kitchen in the pies we bake
Feed it to us to squirm in our bellies
Twisting our guts make our spines to jelly

Stay yeah don't want to go now
Drove the children from their chores
Handcrafted housewives into whores
Fear of the beast is calling it near

Creating what we're hating it's only fear that is here
Stay yeah don't want to go now
Come into our home, won't you stay?
I know the steak is cold but it's wrapped in plastic

Come into our home, won't you stay?
I know the steak is cold but it's wrapped in plastic
I'm only as deep as the self that I dig
I'm only as sick as the stick in the pig

Thin and so white, thin and so white
Daddy tells the daughter while mommy's sleeping at night
To wash away sin you must take off your skin
The righteous father wears the yellowest grin

"Don't want to go now"
Stay, yeah, don't want to go now


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"Wrapped in Plastic" as written by Scott Mitchell Putesky Brian Warner

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    General CommentOne of the greatest songs of old Manson, while the topic is the same: religion and hypocrisy.
    MDMasteron June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorites, dealing with, i think, how society tries to keep things oh so neat and pristine on the outside, no matter that the shiny plastic's covering hypocrisy and decay and terrible deeds.
    anemic_knifeprtyon September 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI remember this having to do with the David Lynch show "Twin Peaks'. There was even a fanzine for Twin Peaks called Wrapped In Plastic.
    KILBYon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhen i hear this i think of the mainstream media and how everything is force-fed to people and how they tell you what to believe
    mjk ninon April 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMarilyn Manson said in "Long Hard Road Out of Hell" that this song is about how families wrap thier furniture up in plastic, keeping it nice and clean on the outside, but all the dirt is trapped inside, and that this is a metaphore. So very true...
    freakishfaeon June 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah in Twin Peaks a guy find the seemingly perfect happy rich girl type or something dead and wrapped in plastic and yells "she's wrapped in plastic"
    TaintedGloveon April 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLike freakishfae mentioned, this song is about couches being wrapped in plastic with the mindset that the dirt will be kept off the couch. Metaphorically, i believe MM is conveying the message of how families behave: the parents will dress and pamper their kids to look like perfect little school children. Yet as the kids look perfect, their "perfect" family has several problems, all hidden by the "plastic" coveralls on the kids. Or something along those lines.
    touchdownjesuson July 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, i say that the lines "come into our home/wont you stay/i know the steak is cold/but it's wrapped in plastic" is kind of a hopeless feeling of being this person that is looked at a such a drag and a disgust but wanting to be accepted because they arent bad even though they are different *cold*. Not like Manson feels hopeless now, but in an interview he said that he used a lot of his childhood poems and stories as inspiration for his first songs. And kids tend to feel different and tend to want to be accepted.
    Newtothison January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAllegedly while the band was recording this song with Trent in the house where Sharon Tate lived and was killed, Reznor nicknamed the place Le Pig, the group was working with two twenty-four track machines, running in synch. And supposedly a snippet from "My Monkey" (The song that interpolates a verse from Charles Manson's "Mechanical Man") kept popping up. It was a sample of Charles saying "Why are the kids doin' what they're doin', why did the child reach out and kil his mom and dad?" The team decided to call it an evening. When they resumed work the nexy day, the tapes had returned to normal.
    marquiceriseon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I'm only as sick as the stick in the pig"
    Is probably a refrence to Lord of the Flies, which Roger kills a big by sticking a stick in the pigs ass.

    Other than that, this song is about how people force-feed religion and isolate children from reality.
    "thin and so white, thin and so white
    daddy tells the daughter"
    "guilt [religion!] is a snake we beat with a rake
    to grow in our kitchen in the pies we bake
    feed it to us to squirm in our bellies
    twisting our guts make our spines to jelly"
    Freakish Has nicely summerised what the 'wrapped in plastic' is all about

    And he talks about, making your children hate things is only going to make them rebel.
    "fear of the beast is calling it near"
    And states how religous people hate things out of fear that there religion is not right.
    "creating what we're hating, it's only fear that is here"

    "to wash away sin you must take off your skin
    the righteous father wears the yellowist grin"
    This line shows that if you REALLY wish to see who is morally right- you need to take off your 'mask'. The mask that many relgious people where that makes them look like 'good people' when deep down they are morally corrupt.

    Sorry this is so long, and points out the obvious. I love this song, so I have a need to explain every sing part of it. lmfao
    TargetAudience_on March 13, 2006   Link

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