I was a boy who had to live his own way / I never fit into the model they had designed I chose a path less taken... / I stood with others who had often felt the same We got stares from passersby / Our dark attire seemed to frighten people away And when three young boys died / They pointed fingers and entangled us in a lie!
This also seems to be the theme of the chorus to "The Night":
There can be no better way of knowing / In a world beyond controlling Are you going to deny the savior / In front of your eyes? Stare into the night / Power beyond containing Are you going to remain a slave for / The rest of your life? Give into the night
The Standells' "Sometimes Good Guys (Don't Wear White)"
The general message of Marilyn Manson is half this, half Light Is Not Good. Even the original Theme Naming was about this. The first half of the names was taken from a female sex symbol, and the second half from a convicted murderer. As Marilyn Manson himself said, Marilyn Monroe had bad qualities about her, and Charles Manson has good ones about him (environmentalism, for example). We see only the badness in people we're told are bad, and only the good in people we're told are good. Much of the band's songs and videos highlight these subjects, ranging from the video for Dope Hat's even darker take on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's boat scene, to Coma White, a song about suicide by OD, to the entire character of Omega (pronounced oh-me-ga) from Mechanical Animals, who is completely white as paper besides for his hair and makeup (and sometimes even his hair is white), but is a dead inside rock starandrogynous space alien. The Unseen, Alpha (also called Mar1lyn Man5on due to Manson's obsession with 15), meanwhile, is a hopeless romantic, who is the other protagonist of the album and sings the emotional songs on it. Manson himself, although dressing in all black most of the time, and covered in tattoos, is an intelligent, Deadpan Snarker who often shows that, despite his shocking image, is actually extremely laid back. His closest love in the world is his pet cat, Lily White, who he considers his child.