Prelude (The Family Trip)
|"Prelude (The Family Trip)"|
|Song by Marilyn Manson|
|Album||Portrait of an American Family|
|Released||July 19, 1994|
|Recorded||August–December 1993 at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California, The Village Recorder and Pig|
|Genre||experimental music, dark ambient|
|Producer||Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor|
"Prelude (The Family Trip)" is the first track on the 1994 release Portrait of an American Family. The song is a parody of the "boat scene" in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The lyrics were written by children's novelist Roald Dahl.
- "Prelude (The Family Trip)" — Appears on Portrait of an American Family.
there's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going there's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing is it raining? is it snowing? is a hurricane a-blowing? not a speck of light is showing so the danger must be growing are the fires of hell a-glowing? is the grisly reaper mowing? yes! the danger must be growing (faster, faster) for the rowers keep on rowing (faster, faster) and they're certainly not showing (faster, faster) any signs that they are slowing (faster, faster) stop the boat.