Marilyn Manson - Slave Only Dreams To Be King

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Slave Only Dreams To Be King

[Intro: Excerpt from "Will" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox]
The human wheel, that force unseen
The offspring of a deathless soul
Can hew away to any goal
The walls of granite intervene
Be not in patient delay, but
Wait as one who understands
When spirit rises and demands
The Gods are ready to obey
 
Take my money like an ugly bee
Covered in my honey, too dumb to see
My Fibonacci blinded by your jealousy
I'm happy to pull my veins out and braid a rope
I don't need hope to know that you'd die slow
I'm happy to pull my veins out and braid a rope
I don't need hope to know that you'd die slow
 
You are what you beat, yeah
You are what you beat, yeah
 
[Chorus]
Then we met our brand-new parents
They didn’t know it yet
So we chanted "Wed, wed, wed!"
But they didn’t know they were dead
They didn't know they were dead
 
Then the witch tied her fruit to a stick
When our coin was looking too thin
It's like a winter in Hades
We drooled for the ladies
As if the apple was owned by God
 
(Chorus)
 
Slave never dreams to be free
Slave only dreams to be king
Slave never dreams to be free
Slave only dreams to be king
 
You are what you beat, yeah
You are what you beat, yeah
 
Submitted by Edggy-shadow99 on Thu, 19/03/2015 - 20:32
Last edited by magicmulder on Thu, 08/03/2018 - 19:36
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magicmulder    Thu, 08/03/2018 - 14:43

"the witch tied her fruit to a stick" => anybody have an idea what this refers to? I vaguely remember something Shakespearean here but can't put my finger on it...

petit élève    Thu, 08/03/2018 - 14:52

Maybe just a candy apple like the poisoned one offered to Snow White?

magicmulder    Thu, 08/03/2018 - 14:54

But then what's the connection to "when our coin was looking too thin" (which I understand as "when we had too little money")?

petit élève    Thu, 08/03/2018 - 15:03

The interpretations on LyricsGenius range from far-fetched to plain delirious (the fruit being a vagina and the stick a penis, really?). Frankly I have no idea what he means by that. I only thought of the candy apple because of the last line.

magicmulder    Thu, 08/03/2018 - 15:45

Hmmm... I faintly remember seeing a similar line in another song and finding something on Google about it, now I can't seem to find it anymore...