The Last Day on Earth

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For the painting see Last Day on Earth
"The Last Day on Earth"
The Last Day on Earth 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 Electronic rock, electronica, alternative rock
Length 5:01
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Marilyn Manson, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Twiggy Ramirez
Producer Michael Beinhorn, Marilyn Manson
Media

"The Last Day on Earth" is the thirteenth track on the 1998 release Mechanical Animals. A live acoustic recording was released a year later on The Last Tour on Earth.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • "The Last Day on Earth" — Appears on Mechanical Animals.
  • "The Last Day on Earth" (Live acoustic) — Appears on The Last Tour on Earth.

Lyrics[edit]

    Yesterday was a million years ago
    In all my past lives I've played an asshole
    Now I found you, it's almost too late
    And this earth seems obliviating
    We are trembling in our crutches
    High and dead our skin is glass
    I'm so empty here without you
    I crack my xerox hands
    
    I know it's the last day on earth
    We'll be together while the planet dies
    I know it's the last day on earth
    We'll never say goodbye
    
    The dogs slaughter each other softly
    Love burns its casualties
    We are damaged provider modules
    Spill the seeds at our children's feet
    I'm so empty here without you
    I know they want me dead
    
    I know it's the last day on earth
    We'll be together while the planet dies
    I know it's the last day on earth
    We'll never say goodbye

Personnel[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In 1998, a poll was held on MarilynManson.com to gather opinions on whether the band's next music video should be for "The Last Day on Earth" or "Rock Is Dead".
  • The Last Day on Earth has only been performed live three times: the first time in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 31st, 1998, the second time in Kyiv, Ukraine on December 20th, 2012, almost 14 years later, and finally the third time in Minsk, Belarus on December 21st, 2012.