I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell

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"I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell"
I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album The High End of Low
Released May 20, 2009
Recorded March 2008–January 2009 in Los Angeles and Hollywood, California
Genre Glam rock, gothic rock
Length 4:11
Label Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Twiggy, Chris Vrenna
Producer Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna, Twiggy, Sean Beavan
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"I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell" is the thirteenth track from the 2009 release The High End of Low. Its title was revealed on April 16, 2009, in an update on the band's official website. As "high end of low" is a recurring lyric in the song, "I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell" is essentially the album's title track.

Music details[edit]

In his review for The Quietus, John Robb gave a surprisingly sparse analysis of "I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell", although he did declare it "Another maggot-infested ride into the trough of melancholy."[1]

In his review for Allmusic, Phil Freeman, who was unsatisfied by the album, noted that the title "I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell" reads "like Manson-by-numbers."[2]

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Lyrics[edit]

    the fruit is speechless
    before our sorceries
    the party has just begun.
    timelapse and dancing and rotting in place.
    and we have reached the high end of low
    the high end of low
    the high end of low
    
    you can take me
    the grave can take me
    the earth is waiting to eat us alive
    i love you damaged,
    i need human wreckage
    i have to look up
    just to see hell
    
    fallen fallen fallen from grace,
    now for you
    this is why you should run
    fallen fallen fallen from grace,
    now for you
    this is why you should run
    
    the core of a woman
    is where her body
    chooses to revolve like a corpse.
    centrifugal, melted under the skin,
    bacteria...
    into the napalm heart i explode,
    I explode
    I explode
    
    you can take me
    the grave can take me
    the earth is waiting to eat us alive
    i love you damaged,
    i need human wreckage
    i have to look up
    just to see hell
    
    fallen fallen fallen from grace,
    now for you
    this is why you should run
    fallen fallen fallen from grace,
    now for you
    this is why you should run
    
    the light shines in the darkness
    and the darkness will never understand it
    the light shines in the darkness
    and the darkness will never understand it
    the light shines in the darkness
    and the darkness will never understand it
    the light shines in the darkness
    and the darkness will never understand it
    
    you can take me
    the grave can take me
    the earth is waiting to eat us alive
    love you damaged I need human wreckage
    I have to look up just to see hell
    
    you can take me
    the grave can take me
    the earth is waiting to eat us alive
    love you damaged i need human wreckage
    I have to look up just to see hell

Trivia[edit]

  • The song's working title was "The High End of Low".
  • The bridge: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness will never understand it" is from the Bible verse John 1:5.
  • The chorus: the phrase "fallen from grace" likewise can be found in Galatians 5:4.

References[edit]

  1. Marilyn Manson's High End Of Low Reviewed Track-By-Track. John Robb. The Quietus. May 12, 2009
  2. The High End of Low. Phil Freeman. Allmusic. May 16, 2009.