Minute of Decay
|"Minute of Decay"|
|Song by Marilyn Manson|
|Released||October 8, 1996|
|Recorded||1996 at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Genre||Alternative rock, gothic rock|
|Producer||Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie, Marilyn Manson|
"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.
- Minute of Decay — Appears on Antichrist Superstar.
- The Minute of Decay (Demo) — Appears on Antichrist Final Songs.
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...
- As noted in his book, Manson started to cry while recording the vocals to this song.