Slutgarden
Marilyn Manson Lyrics


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I'll pretend that I want you for what is on the inside
But when I get inside I'll just want to get out
I'm your first and last deposit through sickness and in hell
I'll never you promise you a garden, you'll just water me down

I can't believe that you are for real
I don't care as long as you're mine
When I said "we" you know I meant "me"
And when I said "sweet" I meant "dirty"
When I said "we" you know I meant "me"
And when I said "sweet" I meant "dirty"

I'm unsafe
I'm unsafe
I won't repent
So I memorize the words to the porno movies
It's the only thing I want to believe
I memorize the words to the porno movies
This is a new religion to me

I'm a VCR funeral, a dead memory waste
My smile's a chainlink fence that I have put up
I love the enemy, my love is the enemy
They say they don't want fame
But they get famous when we fuck

When I said "we" you know I meant "me"
And when I said "sweet" I meant "dirty"
When I said "we" you know I meant "me"
And when I said "sweet" I meant "dirty"

I'm unsafe
I'm unsafe
I won't repent
So I memorize the words to the porno movies
It's the only thing I want to believe
I memorize the words to the porno movies
This is a new religion to me

I never believed the devil was real
But God couldn't make someone filthy as you

When I said "we" you know I meant "me"
And when I said "sweet" I meant "dirty"
When I said "we" you know I meant "me"
And when I said "sweet" I meant "dirty"
When I said "we" you know I meant "me"
And when I said "sweet" I meant "dirty"
When I said "we" you know I meant "me"
And when I said "sweet" I meant "dirty"

You are the church, and I am the steeple
When we fuck, we are all God's people




You are the church, and I am the steeple
When we fuck, we are all God's people

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Marilyn Manson’s “Slutgarden” are a cynical take on relationships and sexual desires. The song puts emphasis on the idea of wanting something, but not for the reasons we usually say we want them. The phrase “I’ll pretend that I want you for what’s on the inside” suggests that the physical attraction is merely a disguise for the deeper desire to use someone for personal gratification. The singer knows they will ultimately feel unfulfilled, as they will want to escape once they have gotten their fix.


The idea of memorizing the words of porno movies as a new religion might come across as a metaphor, but it is as literal as possible in this context. The singer is not just using porno as a screen for the emptiness, they are actively trying to fill the void with it. The lines “I never believed the devil was real, but God couldn’t make someone filthy as you” suggest that the singer considers themselves unworthy of redemption, as they mock the very idea of good and evil.


The lyrics explore the darker side of sexual relationships and society's warped views on love and lust. The song also contains themes of guilt, shame, and regret while being carried by a heavy, grungy and distorted instrumental. The song’s aggressive style may be entirely atypical or challenging to some, but it is an extremely powerful and honest commentary on the complexities of the human psyche.


Line by Line Meaning

I'll pretend that I want you for what is on the inside
I will feign affection towards your inner qualities


But when I get inside I'll just want to get out
However, once I delve deeper, I won't want to be involved


I'm your first and last deposit through sickness and in hell
I'm up for being committed to you at all times, even in times of trouble or difficulties


I'll never you promise you a garden, you'll just water me down
However, despite my commitment, I will not promise you loyalty, only disappointment.


When I said "we" you know I meant "me"
Whenever I referred to 'us,' it was always about me.


And when I said "sweet" I meant "dirty"
Likewise, when I used 'sweet,' I meant it inappropriately, or with negative connotations.


I'm unsafe
I'm someone to look out for


I won't repent
I won't change my behavior


So I memorize the words to the porno movies
My actions represent an interest in vulgar films


It's the only thing I want to believe
I've decided to associate myself with these movies because they are the only thing I enjoy doing.


This is a new religion to me
It's something that's taken over my life, more significant than any other thing or idea.


My smile's a chainlink fence that I have put up
I'm putting effort into disguising any situational discomfort with a forced smile.


I love the enemy, my love is the enemy
I tend to be attracted to those who will cause me pain.


They say they don't want fame, but they get famous when we fuck
People typically say they don't care about fame, but they often seek it through controversial sex.


I never believed the devil was real
I've never been one to believe in evil, however...


But God couldn't make someone filthy as you
... as you make me start to think differently.


You are the church, and I am the steeple
You represent a place of worship or holy ground


When we fuck, we are all God's people
We indulge in sexual intercourse, and the experience unites us as one.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: John Lowery, Brian Hugh Warner

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