Reviews for Rock 'n' Roll Nigger LyricsPerformed by Marilyn Manson
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Why so fucking sensitive? | Reviewer: Rational Person | 1/20/12
Okay, I know I'm white, but I can comprehend the black perspective. This point of view is presumptuous and an excellent example of human psychology, and how we naturally seek negativity. The word 'nigger' is quite blatantly used in a way that targets not a select group of people, but Manson himself. The word was invented in order to oppress and dehumanise; in this song, Manson merely insinuates that his unorthodox human behaviour and reluctance to conform has made society make him a subhuman outcast. This is as racist as an "equal rights for all human beings" convention. People's sensitivity can be utterly ridiculous.
stupid | Reviewer: Kasha | 1/3/12
So to the people that are ignorant enough to dislike Manson because of this song, it is a cover. Patti Smith wrote it and sang it. She meant for it to be a song about people who are put down constantly. If you look up the word it says nothing about racism. She is a very intelligent and esteemed woman. If you read both of their books or had any musical knowledge you would know that.
Review | Reviewer: Tyberis | 12/8/11
Um the word nigger is in reference to the being put down of rebels. Rock n roll has always been thought of as rebellious. Jimi Hendrix in his time was a rebel, Jesus Christ as you all may know was thought to be a rebel in rome. Grandma, Manson's reference was too his own grandma who is documented to be hip and cool not like ur ideal grandmother, Manson then refers to himself Brian Warner also as a rock n roll nigger because obviously he is put down and kept from being accepted by the masses much as African Americans were in the early years of this country.
Eh | Reviewer: T.A.C | 8/31/10
Yes I believe in artists using metaphors but this is taking it far. As much as you guys want to bitch about how nigger is just a word. It doesn't mean it doesn't carry derogatory connotations. And before you idiots say "well we get called names too." Realize that first it doesn't mean its right and second, are you as a race constantly called that or just occasionally if ever. That word and the things associated with that word have caused my race to stay in a slump and the idea that it is just a word has caused us to belittle each other. So no, the use of this word should not be taken lightly.
What? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/14/10
I really hate when people see the word "nigger" and assume that it's some white individual being racist. Maybe that's a part of our fucked up American Culture. People like those that are shouting "racist" makes me wonder why the fuck I'm in the Middle East defending America when it's so full of fucking morons. Good job, you asinine fucks.
Please lets think before haling..... | Reviewer: Stupid Hater CH | 3/4/10
Sometimes to point out smth is bad, one need to use it excessively as a shock therapy... Every poem, being the base for a song, has a deep meaning, only uncovered if literary analysis is performed. I come from Switzerland and English is my 4th language, and it pisses me off rather badly when stupid yanks or brits jump to conclusions with out engaging their brain cells for a moment. P.S. Patti Smith used to be so damn hot in her own twisted way. All in favour say AI!
WOW | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/17/09
If you guys pay attention to the lyrics, you'll realize he's not using the word nigger in a racist term. People are so naive that the moment they hear the word nigger, they assume it's in reference to a black person. First part that gave away he wasn't using it racially was maybe that fact that he called himself a nigger.. Look up the word. It does have other meanings. Btw, I'm part black just so that we can clear that up and no one can tell me I'm saying that "because I'm white."
Bled Z Vile | Reviewer: Bled ZVile | 9/1/09
ummm for all critics ? you know he called himself a nigger and this song isn t about racism he using it as a metaphor a true artist knows that and this songs isnt even written by him you idiots its by Patti Smith this just an amazing cover
Use to love Manson | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/8/09
I have always thought Manson was a very intelligent artist. Until this song. Even though he did not write the lyrics, he still uses them. And to make matters worse he doesn't just sing "jimi Hendrix was a n*****" live. He screams it to make sure he is understood. I would rather see him wipe his ass with a bible than hear these words. And yes, if u wanna know I'm white!!
Response to Rock n Roll Nigger | Reviewer: ginia | 5/5/09
I used to like Marilyn Manson's music. I even respected him as an artist, but since I heard "Rock and Roll Nigger", I'm questioning whether this is a metaphor or a justifictaion to use this nefarious and derogatory word. As an African-Amercian female, I find this word and the song itself highly offensive. I will never support Marilyn Mansnon as an artist again!!!!.
Friggin Awesomee! | Reviewer: I Fuckin Luv Manson | 4/19/09
This song is fuckin awesome and it aint racist at all the word nigger isnt racist its just a word people call people who are black i mean they call us fuckin white trash and get away with it so manson can write whatever he wants & nigger shudnt be racist its a fuckin word fer christs sakes ilu manson 4eva!!!! x
lul | Reviewer: zak | 2/7/09
lol look at the titles for the two 'hater' comments. There's 'jeezus' and 'THE TRUTH'. Just from that, any smart, open minded person could tell that they were left by close minded people who couldn't accept anyone elses opinion, and who would cry out if someone was supporting soemthing they don't aggree with, but hey to each his own...
THE TRUTH | Reviewer: MM HATER | 1/9/09
This song is horrible, ''marlyin manson is a poet'' blah blah blah are you fucking kidding me, hes just using metaphors as a excuse to shout out racist words, and patti smith, i hope that fucking bitch dies for writing a shitty song like this, the racist words in this song are used in a inappropriate way, theres plenty of other words he could use as a metaphor....racist remarks shouldnt be used in any song....anyways i hope they both rot in hell :D btw im white
Marilyn Manson-The Poet | Reviewer: MichiTheVampire | 12/22/08
This song is AMAZING, as of all Marilyn's songs, I luv how he uses the word as a metaphor(even though I would never use that word) about being different, no matter what any1 says, Marilyn Manson is a poet! He gets way too much shit, its not unfair. He's really brillant and brave to be different! Any1 who has a problem with that, fuck off man. =P
Etymology | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/24/07
This song is a cover. It was written originally by Patti Smith. It was released originally in 1978 as a form of protest against mainstream society (racism, vietnam, et al). In the spirit of Lenny Bruce, the social commentary that the song provides is biting and visceral. If anything, this song is a protest against racism and intolerance as a whole. The confusion over the songs meaning is unfortunate as it speaks against the kind of hate that created 'that word' in the first place.
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