The Reflecting God

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"The Reflecting God"
The Reflecting God cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Antichrist Superstar
Released October 8, 1996
Recorded 1996 at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre Industrial metal, alternative metal, thrash metal
Length 5:36
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Twiggy Ramirez, Trent Reznor
Producer Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie, Marilyn Manson
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"The Reflecting God" is the fifteenth track on the 1996 release Antichrist Superstar.

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   your world is an ashtray
   we burn and coil like cigarettes
   the more you cry your ashes turn to mud
   its the nature of the leeches, the virgin's
   feeling cheated
   you've only spent a second of you're life
   my world is unaffected, there is an exit here
   I say it is and then it's true, there is a dream inside a
   dream, I'm wide awake the more I sleep
   you'll understand when I'm dead
   I went to god just to see, and I was looking at me
   saw heaven and hell were lies
   when I'm god everyone dies
   scar/can you feel my power?
   shoot here and the world gets smaller
   scar/scar/can you feel my power
   one shot and the world gets smaller
   let's jump upon the sharp swords
   and cut away our smiles
   without the threat of death
   there's no reason to live at all
   my world is unaffected, there is an exit here
   I say it is and then it's true,
   there is a dream inside a dream,
   I'm wide awake the more I sleep
   you'll understand when I'm dead
   I went to god just to see, and I was looking at me
   saw heaven and hell were lies
   when I'm god everyone dies
   scar/can you feel my power?
   shoot here and the world gets smaller
   scar/scar/can you feel my power
   one shot and the world gets smaller
   "Each thing i show you is a piece of my death"
   shoot shoot shoot motherfucker
   no salvation, no forgiveness
   "this is beyond your experience"
   Forgiveness...

Trivia[edit]

  • An instrumental version of "The Reflecting God" was used as an outro for "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" during the Grotesk Burlesk tour in 2003 and sometimes during the Twins of Evil Tour in 2012.
  • During live performances Manson has changed the chorus: "Shoot, shoot, shoot motherfucker!" purposely altering that on how it was worded on the initial release of the album, thus simplifying it for unknown reasons.