Tainted Love

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This article is about the song. For the single, see Tainted Love (single), and for the bootleg, see Tainted Love (bootleg).
"Tainted Love"
Tainted Love cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Music from the Motion Picture Not Another Teen Movie
Released December 4, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Industrial metal
Length 3:21
Label Maverick
Writer Ed Cobb
Composer Ed Cobb
Producer Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold, Ben Grosse
Media

"Tainted Love" is a track originally featured on the Not Another Teen Movie soundtrack in December 2001, originally written by Edd Cobb and performed by Gloria Jones.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

  • Not Another Teen Movie

Versions[edit]

Music Video[edit]

TaintedLoveScreenshot.jpg

The video, shot during the weekend of April 21, 2001,[1] begins with Manson pulling up in a 1969 Lincoln,[2] with a skull and cross design on the front and license plate reading "goth thng", to a large house where a party is taking place that fits with "Not Another Teen Movie", in which the song was first featured. As Manson enters the party he brings a "goth" crowd into it and even the party itself takes a "goth" like turn, as girls in black begin to dance with Manson and the party begins to become increasingly Manson-like rather than the sterotypical jocks and cheerleaders seen partying at the beginning of the video. The video was directed by Philip G. Atwell, who is better known for his work on videos with Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.

Manson has said of the video's content that "I hope everyone was able to enjoy the seething sarcasm in the video and notice that it was just plain entertaining to those of us who made it. As I am between records, I really felt the music world needed something a little less serious right now. If you don't get it or like it, that's your call."[3]

Lyrics[edit]

    Sometimes I feel I've got to
    Run away I've got to
    Get away
    From the pain you drive in the heart of me
    The love we share
    Seems to go nowhere
    And I've lost my light
    For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night
    
    Once I ran to you (I ran)
    Now I run from you
    This tainted love you've given
    I'll give you all a boy could give you
    Take my tears and that's not nearly all
    Tainted love... oh
    Tainted love
    
    Now I know I've got to
    Run away I've got to
    Get away
    You don't really want any more from me
    To make things right
    Need someone to hold you tight
    And you'll think love is to pray
    But I'm sorry I don't pray that way
    
    Once I ran to you (I ran)
    Now I run from you
    This tainted love you've given
    I'll give you all a boy could give you
    Take my tears and that's not nearly all
    Tainted love... oh
    Tainted love
    
    Don't touch me please
    I cannot stand the way you tease
    I love you though you hurt me so
    Now I'm going to pack my things and go
    
    Touch me baby, tainted love
    Touch me baby, tainted love
    Touch me baby, tainted love
    Touch me baby, tainted love
    
    Once I ran to you (I ran)
    Now I run from you
    This tainted love you've given
    I'll give you all a boy could give you
    Take my tears and that's not nearly all
    Tainted love... oh
    Tainted love
    
    Tainted love

Trivia[edit]

  • Joey Jordison from Slipknot/Murderdolls/Scar The Martyr made a cameo appearance in the music video.
  • A remix of the song appears in the debut trailer for the game, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit.


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