Hi, this is my second topic about my reflections on which of Manson's lyrics caught my attention the most as I tend not to do a whole song analysis if I'm not sure that I know it's entire meaning, or if I didn't get the bigger picture.However, this line in the song Breaking The Same Old Ground caught my attention as I feel that I grasped the meaning behind it:
"I'm owned by death." Here Manson talks about his appreciation for his own death in a way that is not less than his appreciation for life.I am owned by death and I'm in love with oblivion
Manson mentions in his memoir:The Long Road Out Of Hell about death: "I've seen my own death in dreams like this and it's helped me appreciate life more.I've also seen my own life in dreams and it's helped me appreciate death more". When I first heard the song this line along with the story in the next chapter about his own death jumped into my mind.Here is an expert of it: "this man is deceased.A male voice was speaking somewhere above my body.His words were the first sounds I had heard for hours, maybe days.I didn't know how long I'd been lying there.I didn't even know where I was, or if I was alive.I struggled to move,but I couldn't.my left arm tingled.Everything else was numb and impotent,like wooden limbs hanging from the severed strings of a discarded marionette.I tired to open my eyes, to command them to raise, but they wouldn't respond.I needed to wake up, to tell them I wasn't dead.I was still alive.It wasn't my time ti die.I had too much left to accomplish.My eyelids fluttered open, leaving behind a greasy, blurry film obstructing my vision.All I could make out was a blinding white light shining on me , penetrating my being, or what was left of it.It wasn't my time ti die.I knew it".
When I checked the lyrics for Breaking The Same Old Ground this idea of Manson loving death as much as he loves life and he is not afraid of it came into my mind. The second part of the phrase:Made me think of his new found love for solitude and loneliness and darkness and being alone,away from people, in sometimes a hermetic fashion like an Italian monk while before,he couldn't stand the idea of being alone.Just check these couple of interviews Manson just given :and I'm in love with oblivionfuse interview, April,2012.Now, for the first time ever, Manson is living totally alone and reclaiming his life, art and, it appears, composure. He seems as happy as a dude who lives in total darkness (more on this in a minute) can be. Really. “I went from living with my parents, going on tour and then [I lived] with [Manson guitarist] Twiggy [Ramirez]. And then I had three different long-term relationships, ending with the last one with the child actress girl [laughs]. Basically I had to realize that I don’t need to be around other people.”
When I reflected on the lyrics I found the ideas of Manson's appreciation for death and his love of being alone relevant.I have an another interpretation but I feel it's a bit far-fetched,but I will mention it anyway.I feel that when Manson said" I'm in love with the oblivion " that he wishes some day to disappear completely from other people's eyes and clear out of sight completely,a la Sid Barrett fashion, living alone in an isolated place to be happy with his loneliness and solitude,with his cat of course, and I'm not sure weather he will have a girl with him on this point or not and he will die after most of his audience forget about him because he disappeared. Any thoughts about this matter??????
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