She's Not My Girlfriend

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"She's Not My Girlfriend"
She's Not My Girlfriend cover
Song by Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids
Album Grist-o-Line
Released December 26, 1990
Recorded August–November 1990
Genre Alternative metal
Length 4:39
Label Beat Up Your Mom
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Daisy Berkowitz
Producer Daisy Berkowitz
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"She's Not My Girlfriend" is the fourth and final track on the 1990 release Grist-o-Line. In the song Marilyn Manson describes killing a friend of his then-girlfriend, who he began sleeping with after drawing the apparent conclusion that his girlfriend was having an affair with Heather's boyfriend. Heather became psychotic and delirious in her being attached to Manson and the band, and believing herself that the band was just as much hers as it was Manson's. She was soon after replaced as a stage girl by Manson's next girlfriend Melissa Romero. Heather, and certain aspects of this song, are detailed in Manson's autobiography The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, albeit with Heather referred to as "Nancy".

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Versions[edit]

  • "She's Not My Girlfriend" — Appears on Grist-o-Line.
  • "She's Not My Girlfriend" (Remastered mix from Grist-o-Line) — Appears on Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids' second studio album.

Lyrics[edit]

     Her heart is in my hand
     It shivers like a toad
     She tries to understand the
     Tiny lump that's down
     Inside her throat it goes
     Suck suck
     Her face is inside out
     An open book report
     I read what she's about and she's
     Filled with words that hurt it goes
     Suck suck
     Her head is in my lap
     It twists and coughs and sings
     Her hair is in my grasp
     It hangs and swings like
     Swollen strings she just
     Suck suck
     Sometimes I want her in
     Sometimes I want her out
     My perception of sin
     Is filled with pain and fear
     And doubt
     She is not my girlfriend
     I'm not who you think I am
     Her clothes are on the ground
     A crumpled rainbow mass
     She's scattered all around
     And she's scattered now
     Like broken glass it goes
     Suck suck
     Sometimes I want her in
     Sometimes I want her out
     My perception of sin
     Is filled with pain and fear
     And doubt
     She is not my girlfriend
     I'm not who you think I am

Trivia[edit]

  • The song features the same riff as "1996", a song from Marilyn Manson's 1996 album Antichrist Superstar, albeit played slower.
  • Some of the lyrics carry a resemblance to the Portrait of an American Family song "Sweet Tooth".
  • On most bootlegs this track is mislabeled as "Shop-Sha".
  • The song was originally titled "Killing Heather".
  • Manson considers the song to be the worst song he has ever written.