Heart-shaped glasses are a trademark accessory of Lolita, the title character in Vladimir Nabokov's 1955 novel. In the book, the 12-year-old Lolita enters into a sexual relationship with her middle-aged stepfather (Humbert Humbert), who is the narrator. He paints Lolita as a seductress bent on manipulating him.
In the modern lexicon, a Lolita is a young girl who uses her charms to attract older men. That's how Marilyn Manson is portraying Evan Rachel Wood in this song.According to Manson
, one day Wood wore heart-shaped glasses as a joke in reference to the stereotype. "People think that because she's younger than me, there's a bit of a Lolita
relationship there, and we thought that was very amusing," he said. "She has the same sense of humor as me, so she wore those glasses. When I saw her wearing them, I was telling her how I felt about her and I said, 'If you break my heart, I'll break your glasses.' I meant it in an almost violent way, but also in a romantic way."
"A lot of the record is very much inspired by her," he added. "I saw her as my twin, and I saw a lot of myself in her."