Minute of Decay

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"Minute of Decay"
Minute of Decay cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Antichrist Superstar
Released October 8, 1996
Recorded 1996 at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre Alternative rock, Industrial rock, Industrial metal
Length 4:44
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Marilyn Manson
Producer Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie, Marilyn Manson
Media

"Minute of Decay" is the fourteenth track on the 1996 release Antichrist Superstar. The opening sample "From a dead man... greetings" was sampled from the movie adaptation of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The first thirty seconds of the song were sometimes used as an intro to "Tourniquet" during the Against All Gods tour.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • Minute of Decay — Appears on Antichrist Superstar.
  • The Minute of Decay (Demo) — Appears on Antichrist Final Songs.

Lyrics[edit]

   there's not much left to love
   too tired today to hate
   I feel the empty
   I feel the minute of decay
   I'm on my way down now, I'd like to take
   you with me
   I'm on my way down
   I'm on my way down now, I'd like to take
   you with me
   I'm on my way down
   the minute that it's born
   it begins to die
   I'd love to just give in,
   I'd love to live this lie
   I've been to black and back
   I've whited out my name
   a lack of pain, a lack of hope,
   a lack of anything to say
   there is no cure for what is killing me
   I'm on my way down
   I've looked ahead and saw a
   world that's dead
   I guess that I am too
   the minute that it's born
   it begins to die
   I'd love to just give in,
   I'd love to live this lie
   I'm on my way down now, I'd like to take
   you with me...

Demo version[edit]

 


Trivia[edit]

  • As noted in his book, Manson started to cry while recording the vocals to this song.