Backmasking in Marilyn Manson songs

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Marilyn Manson has used backmasking techniques on several of their songs. This page will attempt to catalog each usage.


"Cake and Sodomy" backmasks:

  • A man coughing.

"My Monkey" backmasks:

  • Charles Manson laughing.

Portrait of an American Family[edit]

"Organ Grinder" backmasks:

  • The Child Catcher from the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang saying, "If there are children here, my friend, you will die, hahahaha!" in the first ten seconds of the song.

"Dope Hat" backmasks:

  • Manson whispering, "I'm gonna kill you, I'm gonna kill you, kill yourself, kill yourself."

"Get Your Gunn" backmasks:

  • "False Christians see the world by killing themselves, now!"
  • "Oh Lord," repeated.

"Cyclops" backmasks:

  • "God is in his holy temple." if sped up.

"Wrapped in Plastic" backmasks:

  • "Guilt is a snake we beat with a rake / Grow in our kitchens in the pies we bake / Feed it to us, squirm in our bellies. Twisting our guts, melting spine to jelly."
  • Manson repeating, "Hallelujah."
  • A woman being violated while a man can be heard grunting. She says, "Stop, you're hurting me, don't you're... Hurting me... Mmmmmm... You're hurting me."
  • Manson's unrecognizable mumbling.
  • "Thy own name."
  • Manson saying, "Thin and so white."
  • Manson laughing.
  • Manson repeating, "I make you happy" and "Come into our home."
  • "Don't come back."

"Dogma" backmasks:

  • "Please play with me," in the first five seconds of the song.

"Snake Eyes and Sissies" backmasks:

  • "Killing is killing whether done for duty, profit or fun," said by Richard Ramirez during a court appearance, looped and extremely distorted.
  • "I am the..."

"My Monkey" backmasks:

  • Before backmasking, Manson whispers "It's better that you don't tell your mom and dad that we did this okay," and then in reverse he groans, "or it's an ass-kiss."
  • "Then I'm gonna kill her."

"Misery Machine" backmasks:

  • "Stop," repeatedly.

"Get Your Gunn"[edit]

"Revelation #9" backmasks:

  • "There ain't no goin' back once you been here, brothers and sisters, no dang no goin' back."
  • "Don't tell you momma you's was here. Because you're on the other side now, you on the other side now... And there ain't no going back now boy... Don't tell your momma, you hear."
  • "Call 407-997-9437."
  • "Take the gun in his hand."
  • "Acid is groovy, kill the pigs... Hit him again."
  • "Dumb-shit... Fuckin'... Dumb-shit... Fuckin'."
  • "If anyone's playing this backwards. How you doing, how you doing. Your mother fucks the sausage. Your mother fucks the sausage, hahahahaha!"
  • "Don't do it to me, don't do it to me... Hallelujah motherfucker!"
  • "If you call 407-997-9437. Call 407- 997-9437... I gotta let you all really know that God's gonna take us back."
  • "Don't tell your," looped.
  • "I am a solution."
  • "I finally cut through, I found it coming out of you."
  • "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red, black, or white they are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world. Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red black or white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world."
  • "Onward Christian soldiers marching as to, with the cross of Jesus, marching."
  • Resonating synth sound.


"Down in the Park" backmasks:

  • "You're not gonna like me in Junior High School when your Dyke put me on your fucking back (laughs), you're not so soft anymore, (laughs). You're not so soft anymore."

Smells Like Children[edit]

"Sympathy for the Parents" backmasks:

  • "What Christians would call, uh, the apocalypse," looped.

"Everlasting Cocksucker" (Original Version) backmasks:

  • "I am the, I am the, I am the," looped.
  • "Fuck," looped.

"Fuck Frankie" backmasks:

  • Manson moaning.
  • "Fuck Frankie... Fuck Frankie."

"Scabs, Guns and Peanut Butter" backmasks:

Untitled backmasks:

  • "Yeah, yeah / I put a spell on you / Lord, lord / Because you're mine, yeah / I can't stand the things that you do when you're fooling around / I don't care if you don't want me / 'Cause I'm yours, yours, yours anyhow."
  • "'Cause I'm yours, yours, yours anyhow. / Yeah, I'm yours, yours, yours. / I love you. I love you. / I love you. I love you. / I love you. I love you. / I love you. I love you."
  • A slightly altered and very quiet version of "I Put a Spell on You".

Antichrist Superstar[edit]

"Tourniquet" backmasks:

  • Manson saying, "This is my lowest point of vulnerability" in the first nine seconds of the song. This point was alluded to in Manson's autobiography The Long Hard Road Out of Hell.
  • Manson saying, "Perhaps I weakened her body, I wanna control her." or "I wanna control her, because I am weakened by her" (3:10).
  • Manson saying, "I need control... I want control."

"Deformography" backmasks:

  • Manson saying, "I'm gonna tear you down."

"Wormboy" backmasks:

  • "Notice the worms," in the first eight seconds of the song.
  • "Promise the worms that I'm a solution."

"Angel with the Scabbed Wings" backmasks:

  • "I can't help everybody through."

"Kinderfeld" backmasks:

  • "And all the children sing to the worm."
  • "The children who love the worm, the children of the world."

"Minute of Decay" backmasks:

  • "This is is the year, I'll fade away," in the first five seconds of the song.

"Man That You Fear" backmasks:

  • "Love," in the first four seconds of the song.

"Track 99" backmasks:

  • "I'll mock your wealth."

The Last Tour on Earth[edit]

"Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes" backmasks:

  • "And to die with dignity, sing to the", a sample from the film "1984" based on the book by George Orwell.


"Paranoiac" backmasks:

  • A distorted sample of Manson saying "I don't need a reason," in the first eight seconds of the song.

See also[edit]