Posthuman

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Posthuman directs here. For the record label, see Posthuman Records.
"Posthuman"
Posthuman cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Mechanical Animals
Released September 14, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998 at the White Room, Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood, California and Conway Studios
Genre Industrial rock, Electronic rock
Length 4:17
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy
Producer Michael Beinhorn, Marilyn Manson
Media

"Posthuman" is the seventh track on the 1998 release Mechanical Animals. It makes several references to past presidents, such as John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie O, as well as Abraham Zapruder, the man who ultimately shot the most complete visual recording of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, while videotaping the presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • "Posthuman" — Appears on Mechanical Animals.

Lyrics[edit]

    She's got eyes like Zapruder
    And a mouth like heroin
    She wants me to be
    Perfect like Kennedy
    This isn't god, this isn't god
    God is just a statistic,
    God is just a statistic
    Say,
    "Show me the dead stars,
     All of them sing."
    This is a riot
    Religious and clean
    
    God is a number you cannot count to
    You are posthuman and hardwired
    
    She's pilgrim and pagan
    Softworn and so-cial
    In all of her dreams
    She's a saint like Jackie-O
    
    This isn't god, this isn't god
    God is just a statistic,
    God is just a statistic
    Say,
    "Show me the dead stars,
     All of them sing."
    This is a riot
    Religious and clean
    
    God is a number you cannot count to
    You are posthuman and hardwired


    Coma White:
    "All that glitters is cold, all that glitters is cold"

Personnel[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • "Posthuman" was made available for streaming on the band's website before "Mechanical Animals" was released, making it the first song off the album to be heard by the public.
  • The voice that says "all that glitters is cold" was said by Manson's then girlfriend, Rose McGowan.
  • After the song, a digitized voice announces to a roaring crowd "Ladies and Gentleman, Omega and the Mechanical Animals" which leads into the next song, "I Want to Disappear". A similar voice can also be heard introducing Omega and the Mechanical Animals on the live version of "Rock Is Dead" found on "The Last Tour on Earth"