Wrapped in Plastic
|"Wrapped in Plastic"|
|Song by Marilyn Manson|
|Album||Portrait of an American Family|
|Released||July 19, 1994|
|Recorded||August–December 1993 at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California, The Village Recorder and Pig|
|Producer||Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor|
"Wrapped in Plastic" is the eighth track on the 1994 release Portrait of an American Family. The earliest recording of this song dates back to the band's Refrigerator cassette tape, released in 1993. The song is an overt reference to the TV series Twin Peaks. It recycles lyrics from another Manson song, "I.V.-T.V.".
- "Wrapped in Plastic" — Appears on Refrigerator.
- "Wrapped in Plastic" — Appears on Portrait of an American Family.
At around 40 seconds into the Refrigerator version of "Wrapped in Plastic" there is a subliminal message which reads just the first two lines of the song backwards:
guilt is a snake we beat with a rake to grow in our kitchen in the pies we bake
guilt is a snake we beat with a rake to grow in our kitchen in the pies we bake feed it to us to squirm in our bellies twisting our guts make our spines to jelly stay, don't want to go now drove the children from their chores handcrafted housewives into whores fear of the beast is calling it near creating what we're hating, it's only fear that is here stay, don't want to go now come into our home, won't you stay? I know the steak is cold but its wrapped in plastic come into our home, won't you stay? I know the steak is cold but its wrapped in plastic I'm only as deep as the self that I dig I'm only as sick as the stick in the pig "thin and so white, thin and so white" daddy tells the daughter while mommy's sleeping at night to wash away sin you must take off your skin the righteous father wears the yellowest grin "don't wanna go now" stay, don't wanna go now, stay, don't wanna go now come into our home, won't you stay? I know the steak is cold but its wrapped in plastic
- The screams and garbled voices at the beginning of "Wrapped in Plastic" are sampled from the final episode of Twin Peaks.
- Manson has stated that the song is an indirect reference for the false personalities families put on when guests arrive in their homes.