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Marilyn Manson: Personal Jesus Meaning


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Reach out and touch faith

Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there

Feeling unknown
And you're all alone
Flesh and bone
By the...


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    Nov 21st, 2006 11:07pm report

    I think it's about believing in people instead of faulse gods, about believing in flesh and blood. "Flesh and bone by the telephone - lift up the reciever I'll make you a believer" could refer to talking to someone rather than preying. "Reach out and touch faith" I think is referring to the fact that faith is a belief in something their is no evidence for so if you reach out and touch faith then you are believing in whats real - people. "I will deliver you know I'm a forgiver" means that if you believe in yourself you will never be dissappointed...mybe. Either way I love the song!!!


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    Mar 24th, 2019 3:32pm report

    If those people who took down topix think they are cool, they really aren't.


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    Jan 19th, 2019 1:54pm report

    I posted a whole bunch of comments on this phenomenon on topix.com, and it was shut down not long after.. I can't believe what kinda people are exercising their "power and authority" over good things these days. I hope this is going to be over soon, and we'll be back to having a good time again.


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    Nov 26th, 2018 11:05pm report

    Believe this song which was originally meant to be about seeking ''faith'' in your ''Personal Jesus'' was sarcastically ''dark shadowed'' and used as a Far Left call tool that lacks the Christ consciousness in it. But made personally real by MARIKYN MANSON and Brian Warner themselves. For themselves, when ever the two or their three Personas needed a personal jezus for answering their prayers to touch them as a real Person that they believed lived for them once. so anytime one of their Personas or personalities that needed a prayer to be answered by their personal jezus, they would get into a spiritual MINDSET to call upon the spirit of Marilyn Monroe[r.i.p] or Charles Manson[r.i.p] or even better yet both of them at the same time as their personal jezus to answer their psychological needs. in order to engage their minds or bodies in somekind of magickal sex act on themselves.


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    Nov 24th, 2018 11:09pm report

    From the Depeche Mode video it looks like the Jesus inside Dave came out as "call girls". I wonder if his Jesus actually formed the rest of the band and enabled him to produce all the music and videos and may be even more like projecting them upon the TV screen. Also, the video "Enjoy the silence" also suggests that Dave believe(d) that he was a reincarnated English king, but because it's so difficult to prove that you are, he sarcastically asks people to "enjoy the silence" and just keep quiet about it.


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    Nov 19th, 2018 11:20pm report

    I don't know if it's just my interpretation or the actual truth, but it looks like the Jesus inside you does come out of you once in a while and then approaches you as some person. Sometimes, as a hot guy, and even gives you signs on who he is. He can even mate with you. This is my personal observation. You don't have to believe it. I'm sure it might happen to you too. Just be aware that such possibility exists.


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    Aug 30th, 2017 8:56am report

    This song was originally written by the Dixie Hummingbirds, a 1940s gospel group from South Carolina. It is about age-old faith, but it uses modern references.


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    Feb 8th, 2013 2:21pm report

    I always believed the song was about reliance on oneself, worshiping oneself and saying that worshiping something that you can't see makes no sense, when you get better results from self reliance.

    "Your own personal Jesus
    Someone to hear your prayers
    Someone who cares
    Your own personal Jesus
    Someone to hear your prayers
    Someone who's there"

    It's kinda obvious. And yes, Johnny Cash did a cover of this. It was originally written by Depeche Mode, so quit your immature arguments and use a damn search engine.


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    Jul 9th, 2012 7:21pm report

    The call-girl interpretation makes the most sense, I think. And of course, Priscilla Presleys book. Maybe inspired by the book, alluding to call-girls as well. And just to get it off my chest, so many people here are idiots. I wish I hadn't read the comments. I feel hopeless now.


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    Jun 2nd, 2011 6:09am report

    Okay we all have to admit that Depeche Mode did write this song and Johnny Cash was covering and all that, but we all know that Depeche Mode made Johnny perfected it, and made it better that depeche mode could of or anyone after, Johnyn Cash didn't write but he Made It!!!


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    Feb 24th, 2011 2:05am report

    The song personal Jesus was written by Depeche mode, Johnny Cash sung it because he thought it would be a good witness to take a song sung by unbelievers and make it a song to evangelise. Marilyn Manson did it as a protest song. When personal Jesus first came out the lead vocalist's last album had Blasphemous rumours on it and this was sort of a continuation of that. He was angry at God for killing his cousin who had just turned sixteen and had given her heart to him, three weeks later she committed suicide


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    Jan 9th, 2011 1:00am report

    I think that the song is saying that you shouldn't be wasting time on something that is not even there. It's most likely saying that if you`re going to believe in someone at least believe in someone who is actually there. Manson is saying that Jesus isn't real and if he is he's doing a shitty job at listening. So you shouldn't waste your time on something you can`t see or someone who doesn't listen.


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    Aug 1st, 2010 8:59pm report

    All this crap about the original artist aside, I've come to believe that this song is about religion as an institution.

    People by nature don't like facing or dealing with pain, so they want to self medicate any way they can. Manson is commenting on how religion exploits this (he makes the narrator sound very eager) in people by telling them that their god "listens to you personally" ("your own, personal Jesus") and is someone you can tell anything to, so long as you give the church money.
    In saying this he is of course also lumping the majority of religions together, showing how similar and silly they all are.

    This is of course a rather radical interpretation, but hey, Manson is a rather radical guy.


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    Aug 1st, 2010 8:52pm report

    Depeche Mode Wrote It


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    May 3rd, 2009 5:14pm report

    OK this ones incredibly easy to understand.its about how he's better then the supposedly existing god (or Jesus whatever). basically saying you can see him he's very real and he's the perfect god. :/

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Apr 28th, 2009 4:58pm report

    Oh this? It's about Manson's return to the faith. He'll be singing it at the next Billy Graham crusade. OH yeah, drugs and government as well.

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