The Gardener

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"The Gardener"
The Gardener cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Born Villain
Released April 30th, 2012 (worldwide), May 1st (north american )
Recorded 2009 – 2011, California
Genre Spoken word, alternative rock
Length 4:39
Label Cooking Vinyl, Hell, etc.
Writer Marilyn Manson
Media
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"The Gardener" is a song set to appear on Marilyn Manson's upcoming album, Born Villain. The title of the song was revealed in the March 2012 issue of Revolver magazine where it was described as a "perverse epic."[1] The song seems to be about how, in relationships, we create false images of people and then hold them to the standard of our illusions about them.

Versions[edit]

  • "The Gardener" appears on Born Villain.

Song[edit]

Lyrics[edit]

    I'm not man enough to be human 
    but I'm trying to fit in 
    and I'm learning to fake it
    
    Don't ever meet their friends
    It tells you too much 
    or not enough
    or worse
    exactly the wrong thing
    every nuance
    every detail
    every movement
    every smell
    sound
    phrase
    inflection
    the way she laughs
    these are all the things that you either obsessively fetishize
    or make yourself grow to love
    although you are supposed to be done growing
    she is still growing
    it's like a garden with two flowers
    one just blooming and casting a shadow 
    just like yours
    and then it becomes a struggle 
    of sunlight 
    or rain 
    or weeds
    she and every she 
    is doomed to be your idea of her
    she and every she 
    is doomed to be your idea of her
    
    I'm not man enough to be human 
    but I'm trying to fit in 
    and I'm learning to fa fa fa fake it
    
    but worse so, 
    back to the point
    you are no longer the flower 
    and the sun
    and most importantly the garden 
    or the gardener
    a muse 
    the amusement
    I am used
    it's all ruined if you meet their friends
    
    she and every she 
    is doomed to be your idea of her
    she and every she 
    is doomed to be your idea of her
    I'm not man enough to be human 
    but I'm trying to fit in 
    and I'm learning to fa fa fa fake it
    fa fa fa fa fa fake it
    fa fa fa fa fa fake it
    fa fa fa fa fa fake it
    ffffffffffffffa fa fa fake it
    
    you never wanted 
    to share 
    your concept of your creation 
    with any other gods or worshippers
    your book isn't burned 
    it was never written
    your book isn't burned 
    it was never written
    
    I'm not man enough to be human
    but I'm trying to fit in 
    and I'm learning to fa fa fa fake it
    fa fa fa fa fa fake it
    fa fa fa fa fa fake it
    fa fa fa fa fa fake it
    fa fa fa fa fa fake it
    
    ffffffffffffffa fa fa fake it

References[edit]

  1. Manson Reveals New Song Titles In Revolver, March. 2011, Revolver Magazine.