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Marilyn Manson: Rock is Dead Meaning

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Song Released: 1999


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All simple monkeys with alien babies
Amphetamines for boys
Crucifixes for ladies
Sampled and soulless
Worldwide and real webbed
You sell all the living
For more safer dead

Anything to belong

[Chorus:]
Rock is deader than dead
Shock...

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    anonymous
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    Aug 29th, 2017 8:21pm report


    About when the hatred and anger that has been learned and felt to be experienced in life and expressed within the many Rock Bands now that were progressively trying to reinvent the music of Rock. But gradually only made it more nihillisticly deadly for us living in the world that has developed a ''rock is dead'' mentality with Those that don't understand why this happened. In a way it's similar to what's been happening to the Christians for years by the religious performances and rituals of the Catholic Mass. When These Jesuit-Priests that continuously offer the ''actual believed'' body and the blood of Jesus Christ. Who is continually being crucified as '' ONCE WAS'' and ''ONLY THAT ONE TIME'',WHO'S our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. Wherefore these thirsty, drenched with blood, Jesuit Priest's cabalistic cannibalism offerings, which are continuously making us Christians feel that They're not only keeping crucifying JESUS-CHRIST for us Christians to feel His pain of death, but also continuously stoneing us Christians with their drugs to keep feeling bad about ourselves, like with words of what the 1st misunderstood and hated Rock Star Nietzsche that said ''god is dead'' in a way ''rock is dead'' now that They have annihilated.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 8th, 2017 6:55pm report


    i think "Rock" is subjective in this song, for me, it means, REAL LIFE, and the song make a critism to the stereotype of society that we are, that boys are strong and emotionless, and girls so emotive and weaker, and how parents make their children being that way, and the lyrics "Your sex and your dope, is all that we fed, so Fuck all your protests, And put 'em to bed!" can means 2 things: how hollywood are selling us sex music and dope is the "control" that make them on us, or, how are parents saying that sexuality have to be regulated and dope is again, a "control", and the protest, is the rebellion to that forms



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    anonymous
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    Nov 27th, 2013 11:30pm report


    To me it's about the rise and fall of glam metal (three years of overplayed glam metal), and how people got tired of it after awhile but it's still played on today's public mainstream radio anyway.



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    meareme23
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    May 28th, 2009 5:05pm report


    I think it saying rock is over played but it still gets made and played everyday.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 12th, 2009 4:32pm report


    Rock Is Dead is a sarcastic commentary on the current style of rock; how hollow and predictable it's become. "Fuck all your protests / And put 'em to bed!" points out how rock is no longer the kickass anthem genre it used to be; it's always complaining about drugs and girlfriends now.

    It's sarcastic in the sense that rock has had everything done to it; I'll paraphrase him from an interview here and say "Rock has become a zombie." Listen to the music, you realize it's close to Aladdin Sane-era stuff, and some Iggy Pop; that comparison was drawn in the same interview.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 16th, 2008 11:55pm report


    Manson is portraying with simnplistic irony that you cannot kill something that is already no longer alive, as many people try to destroy rock or those who support conformity putting rock down.



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    GuitarRocker2008
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    Aug 20th, 2008 8:39pm report


    I think its referring to new rock or indoe as its called thst is basically pop/rock mixed together in a bad way like boy bands who want to be rock stars you know like busted etc. according to the world that's rock so in the eyes of normal people rock is better then dead to quote manson its indie but he's saying it in a sarcastic way eg. Its raining and it gets better my umbrella has holes in it



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    DisposableCartman
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    Apr 29th, 2008 4:28pm report


    This song, just taking a wild guess, is about conformity, fashion and generally the twisted world of Hollywood. But, please, do submit your candor.




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