you cut off all of your fingers
trade them in for dollar bills
cake on some more make-up to
cover up all those lines
wake up and stop shaking
don't you want some of this?
don't you need some of this?
you take but cannot be given
you ride but cannot be ridden
pinch this tiny heart of mine
wrap it up in soiled twine
you never read what you've written
I'll be your lover, I'll be forever
I'll be tomorrow, I am anything when i'm high
don't you want some of this?
don't you need some of this?
you shove your hair down my throat
I feel your fingers in me
tear this bitter fruit to mess
and wrap it in your soiled dress
now you must spit out the seeds
all dried up and tied up forever
all fucked up and dead to the world...

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    Song MeaningThis is a song about the worm's experience in the world living around the beautiful people. It goes along with the theme of The Dope Show

    "There's lots of pretty, pretty ones that want to get you high. But all the pretty, pretty ones will leave you low, and blow your mind."

    Pretty, pretty ones = the beautiful people

    The song is taken from the worm's point of view.


    "You cut off all of your fingers and trade them in for dollar bills.
    Cake on some more make-up to cover up all those lines.
    Wake up and stop shaking because you're just wasting time."

    This is about the lifestyle he lives, as he had grown up knowing only this lifestyle. He only knew self-satisfaction and drugs because he was raised to believe he needed them.

    "Don't you want some of this? Don't you need some of this?"

    Basically, its the beautiful people selling people drugs to keep them "sedated" from the reality of how tyrannical they are.

    "You take but cannot be given.
    You ride but cannot be ridden.
    Pinch this tiny heart of mine, and wrap it up in soiled twine.
    You never read what you've written."

    The worm begins to realise what it is the beautiful people are doing to the masses, and that he'd been living a lie.

    "I'll be your lover, I'll be forever, I'll be tomorrow, I am anything when I'm high."

    How the drugs he's sold makes him feel. Another line about him realising the lies he'd been living.

    "You shove your hair down my throat.
    I feel your fingers in me.
    Tear this bitter fruit to mess, and wrap it in your soiled dress.
    Now you must spit out the seeds."

    More about the worm realising what had been happening.

    He slowly begins to realise the way he'd been living, and others as well.
    TryingToBeHumanon April 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a kick ass song
    ryanwest05on March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYes! This song does kick ass dammit, someone post what you think it's about.

    Awesome song!
    Muzzyon April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAllright here's my interpretation when manson says "You cut off all of your fingers/trade them in for dollar bills" That's probably about finding someway to support your habbit. "Cake on some more makeup to cover all those lines/wake up and stop shaking/'cause you're just wasting time" quite possibly about relapsing. "Don't you want some of this?/Don't you need some of this?" Maybe about withdrawl or physically needing something.
    That's all i have right now
    mjk ninon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMost of this album appears to have Mazza in full on strop at "The Beautiful People", or as I prefer to label them "conformist scum". I think this is about it - and how he's been used by one of them. Hence all the imagery about his heart and wrapping things up in soiled dress.
    Maybe he's got over it with drugs.
    It's a very angry song tho which is why it rocks so mightily.
    xdvron February 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think there is a line missing. After "Wake up and stop shaking" I think it should say "because your just wasting time" Maybe I'm wrong though...I usually am
    Sweaty-Gothon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song really kick ass, one of my fav manson song! Antichrist Superstar is the best of all of his album!
    fab666on June 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOkay. Enough of this bullshit telling the small percentage of viewers how kick ass this song (and any other song for that matter) is. I do not care if you think this song kicks ass because if I took the time to click on the name of this song and read all of its dumbass comments (of which I had hopes that one or two of them would contain some meaningful interpretation of the song), then I have obviously heard this song before and would care to find out the meaning behind the lyrics. Your opinion does not matter to me. I agreed with the first part of what Muzzy so kindly posted, but the second part puzzled me very much. You are a fucknut. I do not like you. Why would you get angry at someone else for sharing his (unnecessary) opinion of the song and not posting the meaning, when shortly thereafter you exclaim, "Awesome song!" Again, I do not like you. I wish more people could be smart like me. You suck.
    blueowl92on March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou know by ranting like that, it's just another meaningless comment, you did the exact thing you were bitching at people for.

    This song is about hiding your secrets and acting perfect when ou (like everyone else) are quite flawed.
    D4MVPon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have read a Long Hard Road Out of Hell and i am quite sure that this song is what MM views as the best on the album.
    It is his interpretation of how his life was heading, a brutal realisation of his state of mind, doing coke, referring to the dollar bills which he snorted through.
    I'll be your lover/I'll be forever/I am tomorrow/I am anything when I'm high reflects the drug culture that he found, people delirious to the real world.
    kevin_kyleon May 02, 2006   Link

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