Stained Glass

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"Stained Glass" from The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
"Stained Glass" from The Long Hard Road Out of Hell cover
Written by Marilyn Manson
Released: February 14, 1998
Illustrator: P. R. Brown
Publisher: ReganBooks
Narrator:
Media type: Print (Paperback)
Length: 288 pages
ISBN: 0060392584

"Stained Glass" is a poem Brian Warner wrote to Night Terrors magazine in 1988. The letters along with the poem can be found in The Long Hard Road Out of Hell.

Poem[edit]

In the wooden silence
genuflecting fornicators
seek penance and false-toothed
idealists throw grub steaks on the offering plate

light a candle for the sinners
light a fire

self-pronounced prophet, parable seeking Protestant
preaches his diatomic dogma,
disembowelling indiscreetly.

Supplicate
congregate
the world looks better through stained glass

light a candle for the sinners
set the world on fire

Falsities
Falsities
Falsified, Factuality’s
All sitting like eager sponges,
soaking up the tertiary realities of life.


Trivia[edit]

  • The poem can be found on page 58 in The Long Hard Road Out of Hell.
  • The line "light a candle for the sinners, set the world on fire" was to be used 8 years later in the song "1996".
  • The line "Falsities, falsities, falsified factuality's" was used in "All Fall Down", their first live-in-rehearsal track with former bassist Olivia Newton Bundy.