Diary of a Dope Fiend

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"Diary of a Dope Fiend"
Diary of a Dope Fiend cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Smells Like Children
Released October 25, 1995
Recorded 1994–1995 at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre Alternative rock
Length 5:55
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Producer Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor
Media

"Diary of a Dope Fiend" is a remix of "Dope Hat", a song featured on the 1994 release Portrait of an American Family. The song's remixer is not credited in the sleeve, as it is actually a re-recording featuring a slower, more melodic beat than the original.


 


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Lyrics[edit]

   ...pitiful fuck
   Are you still in love with me, Missi?
   I am so pretty and withdrawn
   i peek into the hole,
   i struggle for control
   the children love the show, but they fail to see the anguish in my eyes
   fail to see the anguish in my eyes
   i scratch around the brim, i let my mind give in
   the crowd begins to grin, but they seem to scream when darkness fills my eyes
   seem to scream when darkness fills my eyes, it's no surprise
   and i'm never coming down
   fail to see the tragic, turn it into magic
   my big top tricks will always make you happy, but we all know the hat is wearing me
   my bag is in the hat, it's filled with this and that
   my vision's getting fat, the rabbit's just a chicken in disguise
   stars and pills and eightballs dance before our eyes
   they will bite the hand if it is slower than the quickness of their scrutinizing eyes
   fail to see the tragic, turn it into magic
   my big top tricks will always make you happy, but we all know the hat is wearing me
   chicanery will always make you happy, but we all know the hat is wearing me

Trivia[edit]

  • The songs title is a reference to "Diary of a Drug Fiend", a novel by Aleister Crowley.
  • The beginning features a subliminal message that speaks to his former girlfriend Melissa Romero:
   ...pitiful fuck
   Are you still in love with me, Missi?
   I am so pretty and withdrawn