Anti-Christ Superstar: The Cycle Of The Worm

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    Marilyn Manson's Anti-Christ Superstar w/ comments on album lyrics, the videos, and interviews and writings of Brian Warner.



    The worm introduces himself, tell's us who/what he is.

    Irresponsible Hate Anthem
    I am so all-american, I'll sell you suicide
    I am totalitarian, I've got abortions in my eyes
    I hate the hater, I'd rape the raper
    I am the animal who will not be himself


    He is American society taken to the extreme. The all-violent, all-sexual, uninhibited monster that the decadence of American culture has unavoidably created from itself.

    Well, why is he important? How did he get important?

    Society made him important because society worships and adulates it own decadence and sinfulness. An adulation he, in character, mocks.

    The Beautiful People

    I don't want you and I don't need you
    Don't bother to resist, I'll beat you
    It's not your fault that you're always wrong
    The weak ones are there to justify the strong

    The beautiful people, the beautiful people
    It's all relative to the size of your steeple
    You can't see the forest for the trees
    You can't smell your own shit on your knees

    There's no time to discriminate,
    Hate every motherfucker
    That's in your way


    The video shows Manson as a larger than life superstar haranguing an audience of adoring fans.

    Why is society this way?

    Capitalism has made it this way,
    Old-fashioned fascism will take it away


    Materialism is the root of all evil, and an evil society is a weak society and will eventually fall to totalitarianism.

    More on capitalism, and some self-reflection...

    Dried Up, Tied And Dead To The World

    You cut off all of your fingers
    Trade them in for dollar bills
    (he has sold out to materialism)
    Cake on some more make-up to
    Cover all those lines
    Wake up and stop shaking
    Cuz you're just wasting time (though he says 'you', he is refering to himself)

    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 (he's a hypocrite)

    I'll be your lover, i'll be forever ("I'll Be Forever", a direct contradiction to lines from My Monkey, where he says "I can't be forever", why can he now be forever...?)
    I'll be tomorrow, i am anything when i'm high (....drugs)


    The next song was written about a dream he had (real life) where he made a woman out of manequin parts, his baby teeth from childhood, his fingernails, and his hair.

    It details his domineering and lascivious sexual nature.

    Tourniquet

    she's made of hair and bone and little teeth
    and things I cannot speak
    she comes on like a crippled plaything
    spine is just a string
    I wrapped our love in all this foil
    silver-tight like spider legs
    I never wanted it to ever spoil
    but flies will always lay their eggs
    Take your hatred out on me
    make your victim my head
    you never ever believed in me
    I am your tourniquet
    prosthetic synthesis with butterfly
    sealed up with virgin stitch
    if it hurts, baby please tell me
    preserve the innocence
    I never wanted it to end like this
    but flies will lay their eggs
    (flies will lay their eggs, he can not but help be what he is)




    More opinion later...
     
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    Really not much to the next song. Mostly just an annoucement (and warning) of his rise...

    Little Horn (a euphemism for his dick)

    The world spreads its legs for another star
    World shows its face for another scar



    Everyone will suffer now...

    You can't save yourself...



    Next, is one of the more cryptic songs...

    Cryptorchild

    Each time i make my mother cry an
    angel dies and falls from heaven
    when the boy is still a worm it's hard to
    learn the number seven
    but when they get to you
    it's the first thing that they do
    each time I look outside
    my mother dies, I feel my back is changing shape
    when the worm consumes the boy it's never
    considered rape
    when they get to you
    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...


    Basically, what I read from this is that the guilt imposed upon him from his mother, for every little thing he ever did, contributed greatly to creating the dysfunctional person he would become (or maybe I've just listened to Pink Floyd's The Wall too many times)
     
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    Isn't this that song that told those kids to shoot up their school?

    I've never listened to it because I'm afraid of what it might tell me to shoot up. :dance:
     
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    I think that was "Lunchbox" or something like that. Either way, yeah, it's terrible how that song puts a gun in people's hands and forces them to shoot people.

    The sad thing is so many people actually think songs, movies, etc. need to be banned because of what one or two nuts thing they are saying.

    Zhukov, are these writings yours or did you get these from another site? I know mansonusa.com used to have some really well thought-out interpretations.
     
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    Anything not italicized, or in parentheses is my commentary.

    Bolded parts of italicized lyrics are for emphasis of point and meaning.
     
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    Aww, lookie.. My favorite CD.. :D
     
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