Hey, Cruel World... (song)

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For the tour see Hey, Cruel World... (tour)
"Hey, Cruel World..."
Hey, Cruel World... cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Born Villain
Released April 25, 2012
Recorded 2009–January 2011 at Zane-a-Due in California
Genre Industrial metal, technical death metal
Length 3:44
Label Hell, etc., Cooking Vinyl
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Twiggy, Chris Vrenna
Producer Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna
Media
A preview of this song is currently not available


"Hey, Cruel World..." is the first song on Marilyn Manson's eighth studio album Born Villain.

Versions[edit]

  • "Hey, Cruel World..." appears on Born Villain.
  • Snippets of an early version of this song can be heard in a video clip posted on Manson's website on May 22, 2011. Leaked by Manson via Twitter, who called it an "excerpt from an undisclosed song with an unreleased title", this snippet was the first audio revealed from the new album "Born Villain", which was released two years after this preview. Dubbed by fans as I Am Among No One, this song previewed lyrics "I am among no one".

Early Preview[edit]

 


Lyrics[edit]

    Hey, cruel world…
    You don’t have what it takes
    We don’t need your faith.
    We’ve got fucking fate.


    Hey, cruel world…
    You don’t have what it takes
    We don’t need your faith.
    We’ve got fucking fate.


    Creator
    Preserver
    Destroyer
    Ask which one I am.
    There’s no drugged-out devils or
    Square-halo angels
    Walking among us.


    I am among no one
    I am among no one
    I am among no one
    No one


    Hey, cruel world…
    You don’t have what it takes
    We don’t need your faith.
    We’ve got fucking fate.
    Fate
    Fate
    Fate


    The center of the universe
    Cannot exist
    When there are no,
    No edges
    The center of the universe
    Cannot exist
    When there are no,
    No edges


    Hey, cruel world…
    You don’t have what it takes
    We don’t need your faith.
    We’ve got fucking fate.
    Fate
    Fate
    Fate


    Fate


    Fate, fate, fate
    Fate, fate, fate


    I am among no one
    I am among no one
    I am among no one
    No one


    Hey, cruel world…
    You don’t have what it takes
    We don’t need your faith.
    We’ve got fucking fate.
    Fate
    Fate
    Fate
    Fate
    Fate
    Fate


Trivia[edit]

The song's chorus, scrawled on a door in a Facebook upload.
  • A portion of the song's chorus can be seen in a 2010 Facebook photo entitled "your goddamn right."
  • "Square-halo angels" references early Christian paintings of religious scenes, in which living persons, who often-times had commissioned the actual painting, were portrayed with a square-shaped halo.[1]
  • The lyric "creator, preserver, destroyer" references three I Ching trigrams. Respectively these are quán (☰), "the creative," kūn (☷), "the receptive" and zhèn (☳), "the arousing." Born Villain conceputalizes the archetypical villain, whom has the chance to change; with this line Marilyn Manson assumes the role of the destroyer in order to make the change. Creation, preservation and destruction are also the three forms in the Hindu concept of Trimurti.[2]

References[edit]

  1. Christian Halo, Nimbus. BELIEVE Religious Information Source.
  2. Trimurti. Wikipedia.