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The Overman
01-11-2015, 12:35 AM
You don't see Spooky Kids lyrics discussed much.

I was listening to "Forest Head" earlier, and it struck me that, in terms of its imagery, it's sort of the antithesis of "The Beautiful People". Per Manson Wiki:


This forest head of mine
Been really testing my lady
Why?

I am a climber
I climb and climb
Until my feet go dry

This forest head of mine
Been really testing my lady
Why?

I am a climber
I climb and take them
'Til my feet go dry

Inside my head
Hey
Inside my head
Hey
Inside my head
Hey

Take pieces day by day
This dream I can't retake
Take pieces day by day
This dream I can't retake
Take pieces day by day
This dream I can't retake
Take pieces day by day
This dream I can't retake

This forest head of mine
The music's won
This forest head of mine
The music's won
Won...

Now, I'm sure Manson barely remembered "Forest Head" when writing the lyrics to "The Beautiful People" five years on, but it does have a certain sort of resonance to the later song through its use of the tree imagery. It's a bit more opaque than TBP, but I would think that woods and forests mean the same things to Manson then and now.

My interpretation: if the beautiful people can't see the forest for the trees, then "Forest Head" is the obverse of that idea: Manson is trying to climb above them, but that is a folly in its own right - creating relationship problems (with Missi?) perhaps.

Or I could simply be very drunk.

Elizabeth Casto
01-11-2015, 07:55 PM
i see the spooky kids and even POAF as a primer that teaches you how to read or listen..or think. or any variation there of.
just little children's books. in song form