You built me up with your wishing hell
I didn't have to sell you
You threw your money in the pissing well
You do just what they tell you
REPENT that's what I'm talking about
I shed the skin to feed the fake
REPENT that's what I'm talking about
Whose mistake am I anyway?
Cut the head off
Grows back hard
I am the hydra
Now you'll see your star
Prick your finger it is done
The moon has now eclipsed the sun
The angel has spread its wings
The time has come for bitter things (chorus)
The time has come it is quite clear
Our antichrist
Is almost here
It is done

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Antichrist Superstar Lyrics as written by Jeordie White Brian Hugh Warner


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  • +10
    General CommentWith a name like "Antichrist superstar" this was always gonna be a religious debate. Athiests vs Christians, and like every other debate it drags on and noone really wins in the end.

    Can everyone step back for a second and try to find the true meaning behind this song rather then try convert eachother.

    I think this song on its own is about the decay of christian values as the result of rejecting religion.
    The first few lines explain how the character sees religion, as a source of money (line 3) and a source of power (line 4) and they get this through preaching fear of a higher power and punishment (lines 1 and 5-8).
    The end of the song refers to the decay of christian values, which in the song and CD is refered to as "the rise of the anti-christ". So the anti-christ isnt a person as such, it is more of a state of mind.

    As part of the CD it is the first song in Cycle III "Disintegrator Rising", so basicly an introduction to the rest of Cycle III.

    See.. that wasnt so hard now was it
    matt_o_australiaon October 07, 2008   Link
  • +6
    General Commentsorry P Eagle but the bible does mention a few points which i believe totally ridicules the catholic faith.
    1st Id like to say I am C of E and do believe in God just not in the way many people do and I atend church and mass but am not a religious freak. MArilyn Manson is amazing :D

    1)The catholic faith teaches us to beat our children - Psalm 137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones

    2)it also teaches that drunken incest is ok - (Genesis 19:31,36) Come let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night; and the firstborn went in and lay with her father, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father, let us make him drink wine this night also, and go thou in, and lie with him. And the younger arose, and lay with him, and he percieved not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father."

    3)canabalism - (Leviticus 26:29) And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.

    4) and then theres the point of Adam and Eve had 2 sons Cain and Abel, Cain killed the Abel and so the human race could not have continued without Cain having a child with Eve which could not happened because Cain was sent away by God...

    5) Everyone is born with original sin which is passed on from their parents which comes from when Eve ate the forbidden fruit, however we are taught that when we are baptised we have all sin washed away so this should mean aslong as your both parents somewhere along the family where baptised then you wont have original sin...

    6) the last point. God is omnipotent so why did was there the holy wars where satan and 1/3 of the angels fought for his right to rule in hell rather than to serve in heaven surely God could have just banished them all without a 2nd thought rather than letting the loyal angels fight for him led by the arch angel michael. and if you are going to say because that would not allow free will which God gave us then theres the problem of God being perfect and knowing all, if he was perfect he would not have made the mistake of creating satan better than the other angels and would have know he would have made this mistake and so could have averted this course of actions

    the problem with organised religion is everyone takes things so literally in a thousand years people will find a book buried in the ruins of a house open it and imediatly start worshiping the lord frodo from freeing us from satan who just happened to apear as a large flaming eye.
    not saying God doesnt exist just that people should be free to worship how they want without the threat of burning forever

    As Marilyn Manson says in his book he believes the antichrist is something inside all of us which compells us to do evil and not an actuall figure/person I see God as something much like this
    mbloomer04on January 04, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commentumm just a thought philadelpha im a christian i what i heard hell is is a place with out god LIKE BURNING IN ETERNAL FIRE not actually sitting there burning. retard its not under the earth no one (for a line from your quote) BUT GOD and the devil and the sinister minister himself can say where exactly that is. Check your facts queer.

    Oh yah MANSON f***ing ROCKS MY PANTS OFF!!!!!
    Daniel Mansonon July 04, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Commenthaha. does anyone else think it's fun to bait silly Christians?

    Yeah, suuure Philadelphia, we're allll going to hell! And the world is 6000 years old too... or wait, was that 3000, or 12000 I'm not sure. When is it we're going to hell exactly by the way? I thought Judgement Day was 2000, it's a bit overdue isn't it? COME ON JESUS, come WREAK YOUR HOLY VENGEANCE UPON ME!

    No sex before marriage I hope Philadelphia? No masturbating, no unholy thoughts, no coveting another woman... and that's just one commandment, phew, you must spend your whole life worrying about your sins, Philadelphia.

    Haha, all I can say is if spending the rest of my life with you Christians is Heaven, I think I'll take Hell :) It oughta be hell fun, Lucifer the Lightbearer, the Morningstar. Sounds like some pretty cool names, dunno about this devil with horns business... he must be a nice ole chap.
    DeviouZon July 01, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love the beginning of the chorus. I have listened to Manson since '97, but just the other day I actually listened to this lyrically.

    "Repent - that's what I'm talking about
    I shed the skin to feed the fake."

    It makes me think of Catholics who "take the body of Christ" during communion and are repented of their sins, only to return to sin once they step outside of the church and allow the cycle to continue.
    MDMA_myantidrugon May 03, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentMy word the gene pool has become so poor. Let me clear it up once and for all.

    Religious Zealots...It's a concept album...MM is no more the antichrist than David Bowie is a Starman from Mars. Few of MM's "followers," really believe that he is anything more than an entertaining shock rocker. In fact retards like you have mad him quite wealthy since there is no such thing as bad publicity. The fact that morons like you are still raving about this shit 10+ years after the fact is a testament to his geneius. I mean he is one ugly dude and he was fucking Rose McGowan! Damn!

    Overzealous MM fans...It's a concept album...He doesn't believe his own bullshit, he doesn't walk around with makeup and dog collars on unless he is onstage. It is nothing more than entertainment. It is the equivalent of Quentin Tarantino making wickedly entertaining movies that are devoid of meaning and substance. He just wants to entertain you, let him. Anyone who actually allows this music to affect their lives needs to walk themselves into traffic, pronto!

    All that said, awesome tune, awesome album and if you ever get a chance to see MM live dont miss it! Saw him on the Mechanical Animals tour back in 99, one of the best concerts I have ever seen. He is an entertainer on par with Kiss, Frank Sinatra, and Wayne Newton.
    Phazzleon July 29, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI read a quote from Manson himself and he said he created the character Antichrist Superstar to portray not only himself, but everyone in America, cuz everyone has evil in them, even the righteus Christains and this character represents everyone's evil, and all those who fail to understand those evils, will be offended.
    Oddity62on June 16, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe start of the song has an audience chanting the antichrist. i love the use of this in the intro. it makes the song like a prayier or anthem? the fact people are chanting gives it strong importance. love the song.
    harris_101on April 14, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm a fucking gay homo piece of shit. Everything I say contradicts myself in one way or another. In fact, when I said that I don't like bands that are in it for the money, I must have forgotten that half the bands in my favorite list were indeed, in it for the money. I claim to be a devout Catholic but I know little about it. The only way I can prove anything is by linking to websites with biased opinions (these sites I have created myself, by the way). I will never be able to see anything for more than its face value (especially when it comes to music). I would like to apologize to EVERYBODY for being such a gay, buttfucking, contradictory, ignorant, childish, insecure piece of shit.
    Philidelphia_Eagleson November 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsorry forgot to add this. Being a christian doesn't mean going on to websites and trying to change single minded peoples (no offense) views, it's about makeing a difference, praying and living. Spreading God's Word to people who WANT to hear it. Go on a mission trip, go out and make a difference to people who actually need it. Don't sit at your computer and try to fight a case you can't win. I personally am going on a mission trip to help people, and i'll tell you what. I'll be listen to Marilyn Manson the entire 16 hour trip. Choice in music is a part of living (which is what GOD wants us to do) not every one is a devil worshiper just because they listen to brian's music. Take your views to somewhere that really needs it. please.
    Daniel Mansonon July 04, 2004   Link

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