Just a Car Crash Away

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"Just a Car Crash Away"
Just a Car Crash Away cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Eat Me, Drink Me
Released June 5, 2007
Recorded October 31, 2006–February 26, 2007 in Beverly Hills and Hollywood, California
Genre ballad rock, gothic rock, dark rock
Length 4:55
Label Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Tim Skold
Producer Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold
Media

"Just a Car Crash Away" is the fifth track on the 2007 release Eat Me, Drink Me. Rolling Stone describes it as "a bic-waving ballad, a death march punctuated by Tim Skold's searing guitar solo." The song was inspired by the death of Jennifer Syme who died in a car crash whilst returning to Manson's house party by his request after already being driven home. In an interview with Revolver magazine, Manson said, "I compare love to fire, and how it consumes everything, and scars everything, and changes everything. A couple people I have played it for have cried, but I don't think it's sad, I just think it's terribly romantic, in a Bram Stoker sort of way".

It was also the first song written for the album.

Music details[edit]

A subversive ballad with triturated guitars, Manson’s most emotional vocal performance of the album and perhaps most honest lyrics. Another Skold solo lifts the song to lighter-in-the-air territory until Manson belts out his final lines to end the track.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • Just a Car Crash Away — Appears on Eat Me, Drink Me.
  • Just a Car Crash Away (Instrumental) — Appears on Bonus Track and Instrumentals from the Album "Eat Me, Drink Me".

Lyrics[edit]

Love is a fire.
Burns down all that it sees.
Burns down everything.
Everything you think
Burns down
Everything you say.


She blew me her death-kiss
And the mouth-marks
Bled down my eye,
Like her dying
On my windshield.
I can already feel
Her worms
Eating my spine.
So how can it be this lonely?
Is this all we get
For our lives?
Is love only sweeter when
One of dies?


Then I knew that our love was
Just a car crash away.
I knew that our love was just a car crash away.
I knew that our love was
Just a car crash away.
I knew that our love was
Just a car crash away.


Love is a fire.
Burns down all that it sees.
Burns down everything.
Everything you think
Burns Down
Everything you say. [x3]


Love is a fire.
Burns down all that it sees.
Burns down everything.
Everything you think
Burns Down
Everything you say.


I knew that our love was
Just a Car Crash Away.
I knew that our love was
Just a Car Crash Away.
Love is a fire.
Burns down all that it sees.
Burns down everything.
Everything you think
Burns Down
Everything you say.


Love is a fire.
Burns down all that it sees.
Burns down everything.
Everything you think
Burns Down
Everything you say.