Marilyn Manson: Target Audience (Narcissus Narcosis) Meaning
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Target Audience (Narcissus Narcosis) Lyrics
Am I sorry your sky went black,
put your knives in babies backs?
Am I sorry you killed the Kennedy's and Huxley too?
But I'm sorry Shakespeare
was your scapegoat
and your apples sticking into my throat
Sorry your Sunday smiles are rusty...
anonymous Aug 14th, 2017 8:09pm report
After the controversial artist and entertainer Marylyn Manson[who's a revelation inside our men made narcisstic culture] was accused by the far left liberal media with the support of the catholic church beliefs about him being a satanic antichrist influence on young minds. By this song M M was trying to defend himself that he is no more guilty, if anything he seems apathetically innocent not wanting to feel the pain of death in others, compare to the head of the catholic church that has a bunch of phonie individuals that makes up bad Jesuit-Zionist governments that's really behind it all, ifyou wanna make somebody your scapegoat. which they[the far left Bolshevik democrat-commubist types] wanted us to believe was him[Marylyn manson] to take the blame for influencing young minds to murder others that they actually see themselves doing within and by their failing so called educational institutions that have been hiding the truth with their own guilt and shame without taking responsibility for the actual crimes of murder committed, then only blameing somebody else like Shakespeare,tyndale,luther,wagner,etc,. or like a Marylyn manson himself that reminds and convicts them in the revelation of their own sins and evildoings that have been targeting the culture and society of our young minds to become chaotic and away from the truth of God.
scurvychef Jan 4th, 2012 1:57pm report
In order to truly evaluate this song you would have to acknowledge the controversy around his previous album: Antichrist Superstar. The media coverage and portrayal of Manson was that he had endorsed the violent crimes of Columbine and ultimately the root of societies corruption. Manson however turns the finger:
He questions the faith of the prosecutors: "Sorry your Sunday smiles are rusty nails
and your crucifixion commercials failed"
Mentions abortion and other issues with mankind that are grim yet he has no attribution to: "Am I sorry your sky went black,
put your knives in babies backs?
Am I sorry you killed the Kennedy's and Huxley too?"
The assumption that Manson was a blight to the impressionable minds of our nation is clarified: "
And I see all the young believers
Your target audience
I see all the old deceivers
we all just sing their song"
Manson's thesis for why we are plagued by our indecent actions is not "shakespeare's" fault, his own or any other scapegoat for that matter. Simply put: "the valley of death we are free
your father's your prison you see" - as long as we are alive the sins of the father shall veil us. Abortion, racism, hatred, and faith are attributed to the path our fathers choose for us. "Father" could also be a Catholic term, not paternal.
anonymous Dec 10th, 2011 12:42am report
I slightly disagree with the interpretations on here. I understand how columbine might have also played a part in this song but I think its mostly about religion. When u listen to it not all the things mentioned have to do with guns. Manson went to a christian school (as did I) and this song has alot to do with christanity. for example... Huxley was a darwin supporter in the late 18th century who openly question reiligon. "sorry your sunday smiles are rusty nails and your crucifxion commericals failed but im just a pitiful anonymous i see all the young belivers your target audience and i see all the old deceivers we all just sing there songs" this part HAS to about how alot of reiligous leader force beliefs on kids. "and my halo was a needle hole" directly refers to finding god in drugs. "sorry i saw a priest being beaten" all reiligous references.
anonymous Apr 12th, 2009 4:36pm report
Wordplay; America's obsession with guns leads to targets, and the obsession with television leads to a "target audience." Put them together, perhaps in the footage covering the Columbine massacre, you get a cutesy little gun pun.
Beyond that, I think it's about abuse of power, and influence. "I see all the young believers / Your target audience / I see all the old deceivers / Who all just sing this song" Children are just used as blank paper, to write the same stories and morals on, such as the attempts to turn them away from Manson.
DisposableCartman May 12th, 2008 5:46pm report
Okay, well, this song has a lot to do with Columbine, and, of course, the Holy Wood storyline. You see, Manson is an artist who was ridiculously blamed for the shootings at Columbine, which is where "Am I sorry Shakespeare was your scapegoat", and on Wikipedia it says this song is about the media leaching off the event.
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