Heart-Shaped Glasses (When The Heart Guides The Hand) Lyrics - Marilyn Manson

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She reminds me of,
The one in school
When I was cutting,
She was dressed in white
And I couldn't take my eyes off her
But that's the one I took off that night

And she'll never cover up,
What we did with her dress
No
She said
"Kiss me, it'll heal,
But it won't forget.
Kiss me, it'll heal,
But it won't forget."

And I don't mind you
Keeping me on pins and needles
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If I could stick to you
And you stick me too

Don't break, don't break my heart
And I won't break your
Heart-shaped glasses
Little girl, little girl
You should close your eyes,
That blue is getting me high (x2)
Making me low
That blue is getting me high,
Making me low

She reminds of,
The one I knew
That cut up the negatives,
Of my life
I couldn't take my hands off her
She wouldn't let me be
Anywhere but inside

And I don't mind you keeping me,
On pins and needles
If I could stick to you
And you stick me too

Just,
Don't break, don't break my heart
And I won't break your,
Heart-shaped glasses
Little girl, little girl,
You should close your eyes
That blue is getting me high,
Making me low

She will never cover up
What we did with the dress
No
She said,
"Kiss me it'll heal,
But it wont forget."
Kiss me it'll heal,
But it wont forget."
And I don't mind you keeping me
On pins and needles
If I could stick to you
The you could stick me too

Don't break, don't break my heart
And I won't break your
Heart-shaped glasses
Little girl, little girl,
You should close your eyes
That blue is getting me high (x2)
Making me low



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Love this song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/16/14

He's in love with a girl wearing heart-shaped glasses (btw: Lolita reference?), who's keeping him "on pins and needles" i.e. not giving it to him... This girl is reminding him of two highly charged memories - girls he had sex with. The first one is the most prominent (the "kiss me and it'll heal but it won't forget" line keeps coming back): a girl from high school who symbolically let him 'take her purity' (the white dress that cannot be cleaned again, probably due to the blood, but symbolically, because 'the deed has been done', it is SHE who won't be able to get clean again). It is not said if she enjoyed this.
The most enigmatic line is "Kiss me and it will heal/but it won't forget". He probably hurt her (virginity can do that to you) and so it will 'heal' but the act has been done and the pain cannot be forgotten: these lines link sex and pain, as well as sex and defilement (specifically: men 'defiling' women) very strongly. We're obviously talking about a profoundly anchored cultural structure of perception here. On the other hand, he's reminded of another woman, who could not get enough of it and of him: "she wouldn't let me be anywhere but inside'. A fallen virgin/whore thing is going on here. Also familiar...
When he's speaking to the girl with the heart-shaped glasses (cf. pins and needles verse), he basically says: I don't mind you blue-balling me for now if I get to be in love with you for real and you fuck me 'too' (like the others). He then goes on warning her he could hurt her back if she hurts him ("don't break my heart and I won't break your heart-shaped glasses").
I didn't think about it like that at first (it just seemed to me a really clever play on words), but the choice of the 'heart-shaped glasses' specifically as the thing he would 'break' would point to him doing basically the same thing he did to the high-school girl. We can assume they are both maybe naive and/or have apprehensions when it comes to sex (cf. "little girl"): in both cases he would shatter their illusions about sex being the same thing as love - their "heart-shaped glasses".
Maybe he says this because he has learned to perceive HIMSELF as being something 'hurtful' or 'bad' happening to women (again, cf. the high school experience. When you listen to the music and to his singing, it's as if he's warning her, regretting something, and afraid of what is happening or might happen again. This is what I get from the vibes anyway.
'Cut up' and 'stick it' are both slang for fucking...
It's both about desire for a specific girl and at the same time the getting caught up in the sensation- the sensation which you can have with many girls, and this being a confusing thing, a bad thing. The association of ideas (thinking of past experiences with women) could certainly point in that direction. Who is she? We don't know. He himself is wearing glasses, so to speak: he sees her and sees at the same time the defiled virgin and the nymphomaniac. His perception is shaped by past experiences (let's get real: these don't need to have been actual personal experiences for men to look at women in certain stereotypical perspectives). "It's getting me high, getting me low": he's talking about drugs here I think, but also love... The sensation is there, but what does it mean? Is it hurtful more than it is good? Does it actually connect people? Is someone going to break my heart and am I going to lash out again?
Why did I write all this? Fuck. It's the song's fault. It was more complex than it looked at first,so I got caught up. I think there's actually more to say about it, but I'll stop. All this got me in the mood to listen to some more Manson. I think he's brilliant btw...

Purity Is Lost | Reviewer: Narcotic Evil | 8/31/09

Well from the first verse, you can tell he is talking about this girl representing an angel "She was dressed in white", in which he slept with "But that's the one I took off that night", and that he felt he took her purity (As Manson was brought up under Christian Faith, he would know that white means pure) from her (As Told in the Bridge/Pre-Chorus). (Chorus) So he is warning future girlfriends that he will take their innocence/purity. (Verse Two) He talks about two different females as well, this girl also made him forget his bad past, "That cut up the negatives, Of my life".

Cant decode the pins and needles bit, all i know is that pins and needles are caused from pressure on a blood flow, thus stopping it.

Really . . | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/19/08

Kinda sounds like he wants to punch her in the face. That's where the glasses are, right? Anyway, it also seems like he's warning his new gf not to break his heart either.

If you guys haven't heard the acoustic version of this song, search for it on youtube. It's even better.

broken hearts | Reviewer: sara holden | 1/28/08

i kinda can relate alot to this song. it saids that the relationship iis toxic be he likes it as long as "she" doesnt break his heart. but if she does he will break the "heart shaped glasses" that she sees the world thru. i love this song, it is awesome look at the broken heart of a genius, Marilyn Manson.

new | Reviewer: brenda | 8/2/07

well what can i say songs from a broken heart but still manson avails with success hes just the greated motherfucker alive in the USA that makes the best fucking entertainment -music -art -books etz out there this cd is somehow kind of like golden age but than again every cd created by him is different i like this album

I'll Break Ur Heart-Shaped Glasses if U don't Type a Review!!! | Reviewer: ummm..... HI BUDDY!!!! | 5/29/07

Wow... I love this song. At first I didn't, but, now I that I've listended to it all the way through, I LOVE it!!!!! Great job Marilyn!!!!!!!!!XD



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