Smells Like Children (song)

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For the EP see Smells Like Children (album)
For the tour see Smells Like Children (tour)
"Smells Like Children"
Smells Like Children cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album N/A
Released Unreleased
Performed 1995
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:29
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Daisy Berkowitz, Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy
Media
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"Smells Like Children" is an unreleased song that was initially recorded sometime during the Smells Like Children recording sessions and is considered to be a precursor to the song "Kinderfeld". While "Smells Like Children" is a hard industrial rock song in the vein of Portrait of an American Family and "Kinderfeld" is slow and atmospheric, they share the same basic structure played at different tempos. Also, several lines from "Smells Like Children" would eventually be reused in "Kinderfeld".
Although it shares its name with the Smells Like Children EP, "Smells Like Children" was not released on that album. It was, however, regularly performed live on the supporting tour.
Though live recordings of the song had been widely bootlegged for decades, a studio recording was not released until 2011, when Scott Putesky released it via the music website, SoundCloud.

Audio[edit]

"Smells Like Children (Demo)"
"Smells Like Children (Live)"


Versions[edit]

Lyrics[edit]

    He lives inside my head, tells me what to say
    When he turns the trains on, and he makes it go away
    The hands are cracked and filthy, and the nails are beetle wings
    When he turns the trains on, he unties all of the strings
    Show me something beautiful, show me something free
    Show me something beautiful, and I wish that I could be
    Someone, someone
    Someone, someone
    I wish that I could be
    Someone, someone
    Someone, someone
    I wish tomorrow would never ever come, come
    Smells like children
    Smells like children
    He lives inside my head, and tells me what to say
    The toys all smell like children, and the scab-knees will obey
    I'll have to kneel on broomsticks, just to make it go away
    If he turns the trains on, there is nothing I can say
    Tell me something beautiful, tell me something free
    Tell me something beautiful, I wish that I could be
    Someone, someone
    Someone, someone
    I wish that I could be
    Someone, someone
    Someone, someone
    I wish tomorrow would never ever come, come
    Smells like children
    Smells like children
    Sometimes I'm feeling all those things
    The things I shouldn't say
    Sometimes I'm feeling all those things
    I wish that I'd never, never...
    Someone, someone
    Someone, someone
    I wish that I could be
    Someone, someone
    Someone, someone
    I wish tomorrow would never ever...
    Someone, someone
    Someone, someone
    I wish that I could be
    Someone, someone
    Someone, someone
    I wish tomorrow would never ever...
    Smells like children

Trivia[edit]

  • On most bootlegs this track is mislabeled as "Tell Me" and "Inside My Head".