Overneath the Path of Misery

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"Overneath the Path of Misery"
Overneath the Path of Misery cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Born Villain
Released April 25, 2012
Recorded 2009–January 2011 at Zane-a-Due in California
Genre Gothic rock, alternative metal
Length 5:18
Label Hell, etc., Cooking Vinyl
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Twiggy, Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna
Producer Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna
Media
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"Overneath the Path of Misery" is the fourth song on Marilyn Manson's eighth studio album Born Villain. The song first appeared in the Born Villain trailer released on September 1, 2011. The title of the song was initially thought to be "No Reason" due to the amount of times the phrase is repeated throughout the song, though Marilyn Manson confirmed later in 2011 at The Path of Misery art exhibition that the song's title was in fact, "Overneath the Path of Misery."[1]

Versions[edit]

  • "Overneath the Path of Misery" appears on Born Villain.
  • An early mix of the song was used for the Born Villain trailer score.
  • Manson performed a spoken poetry version for The Words.[2]

Lyrics[edit]

    "And all our yesterdays have lighted fools 
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage 
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale 
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, 
    Signifying nothing."
    - William Shakespeare


    Stare into my Kodak Rome
    Jack-hammer ice eyes
    I never thought you'd see 
    The asphalt crack, crack, crack 
    Like black eggshell


    Don't ever say I never warned 
    You from the start
    Don't ever say I never warned 
    You from the start
    You're not a shovel 
    And I'm not your dirt


    Is there any way to unswallow 
    My pride
    Can I fuck myself down?
    Why die, 
    when you can kill the father?
    Dad is missing an 'e'


    No Macbeth 
    Confessed Oedipus, 
    No longer present tense
    No Macbeth 
    Confessed Oedipus 
    No longer present tense


    No no no no no reason
    No no no no no reason
    No no no no no reason


    High and overneath
    High and overneath


    I won’t regret 
    Letting you live 
    Even if you forgot 
    What you never 
    Saved me from.
    So I say 'whatever' 
    Or fornever


    For for for for for fornever
    For for for for for fornever
    Or for for for for fornever
    'Whatever'


    The Rape of Persephone 
    Was choreographed by all the wrong Greeks
    The Rape of Persephone 
    Was a marketing scheme
    Rape rape rape per so phony
    Rape rape rape per so phony
    Rape rape rape per so phony
    Rape rape rape per so phony


    High and overneath
    High and overneath


    Overneath 
    Overneath 
    Overblown 
    Unbeloved
    Cannot be low
    Overneath 
    Overneath 
    Overblown 
    Unbeloved
    Cannot be low


    From the top of my lungs 
    to the bottom of my heart 
    I scream
    At the chasm in between 
    And the path of misery
    From the top of my lungs 
    to the bottom of my heart 
    I scream
    At the chasm in between 
    And the path of misery


    High and overneath
    High and overneath


    No no no no no reason
    No no no no no reason
    No no no no no reason


==Trivia== * The recurring phrase "no reason" may have derived from its use in the 2010 film Rubber, which Manson has called his favorite film of the year.

  • Manson got a tattoo of the words "No Reason" shortly after the release of Born Villain, directly above his Spiral Heart tattoo on his left wrist.
  • The beginning of the song which is spoken word is written by William Shakespeare in “Macbeth”. The main character, Macbeth describes his outlook on life after he finds out his wife, Lady Macbeth, killed herself. 

References[edit]

  1. Manson Confirms Song Title At Art Show, 2nd Nov. 2011, provider module.com.
  2. Marilyn Manson - Overneath the Path Of Misery. AmpRockTv presents 'The Words' - Marilyn Manson.