Flowers of Evil
I get The Flowers of Evil to a point. I get the zombie metaphor and the flower metaphor. How flowers can't be evil, they're just flowers. They're just victims of circumstance, etc. So the line
The day they covered us in the dirt, like stars in the ground that will grow into dead flowers.
makes perfect sense but what about everything else?
Your body's on me like sleepless spiders. Your touch is so empty.
I've been running from the bloodless for fear of exile for all of my sorceries.
This doesn't make any sense at all to me. Could somebody please give me some sort of vague idea what that means? Thanks.
It's come to the point where I'm like ... Born Villain is not about the words themselves, but describing certain emotions. And not simple emotions, but complicated ones. Manson repeats verses, and has said time and time again he wanted people to feel something, not feel what he was feeling. How the fuck is manson suppossed to know what people are feeling? Be vague. Good choice of words to describe this album.
Don't look to much into Born Villain, feel it.
the flowers of evil could seriously be about a bunch of spiders in a cave running from the light being covered in dirt for all it matters.
I kind of took the line "Your body's on me like sleepless spiders. Your touch is so empty." to describe all of the spent relationships, sacrifices and hangers-on that's made him the man he is today. It conjures a picture of being buried underneath all of these bodies and emerging from them like the flowers of evil. Stronger and nourished by resentment. It just takes the flower imagery a step further.
I really think this is the overlooked gem on this album.
Oh, it really is. Thanks for that, everybody, it helped a lot.
Originally Posted by Celebrity Killing Spree
Can anybody help me figure out what is said at the beginning of the song? It sounds something like "The United Nations has declared war," but I have no idea. Somebody help, please.