The Red Carpet Grave

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For the interview see Interview:2007/05/12 Red Carpet Grave
"The Red Carpet Grave"
The Red Carpet Grave cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Eat Me, Drink Me
Released June 5, 2007
Recorded October 31, 2006–February 26, 2007 in Beverly Hills and Hollywood, California
Genre gothic rock, post-punk, new wave
Length 4:05
Label Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Tim Skold
Producer Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold
Media

"The Red Carpet Grave" is the third track on the 2007 release Eat Me, Drink Me. Rolling Stone describes it as "classic Manson, echoing with buzz saws and primitive percussion."

Music details[edit]

Electric guitars and massive beats propel the song into a climax of punkish riffs and screaming solos.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • The Red Carpet Grave — Appears on Eat Me, Drink Me.
  • The Red Carpet Grave (Instrumental) — Appears on Bonus Track and Instrumentals from the Album "Eat Me, Drink Me".

Lyrics[edit]

    They call her
    bulldozer speech demon
    without distractions of hope.
    she makes the depression business 
    look surprisingly novel.
    And she's not just royal,
    allegedly loyal
    not unfaithful but she has no faith in me.
    Inhale the damage smoothly
    Paradise isn't lost,
    it was hiding all along.
    There's the ones that you love,
    the ones that love you,
    the ones that make you come...
    the ones that make you come unglued.
    I can't turn my back on you
    when you are walking away.
    Bottomless celebrity scar
    staged circuses for schoolgirls,
    us boys are all dressed up like a mediocre suicide omen.
    Here comes the red carpet grave
    Again and again and again,
    oh man.
    There's the ones that you love,
    the ones that love you,
    the ones that make you come,
    the ones that make you come unglued.
    I can't turn my back on you,
    when you are walking away.
    I can't turn my back on you,
    when you are walking away.
    Can't turn my back on you,
    when you are walking away,
    when you are walking away.
    There's the ones that you love,
    the ones that love you,
    the ones that make you come,
    the ones that make you come unglued.
    There's the ones that you love,
    the ones that love you,
    the ones that make you come,
    the ones that make you come unglued.
    It's easy to beat the system,
    had a hard time beating the symptoms...
    Had a hard time beating the symptoms
    I can't turn my back on you,
    can't turn my back on you,
    I can't turn my back on you,
    When you are walking away.
    Here comes the red carpet grave
    again and again and again.
    Here comes the red carpet grave
    again and again and again,
    Oh man.

Trivia[edit]

  • The leaked version of the song differed from the album version. It featured an extended intro, comprised of several more riffs of the opening guitar.
  • The lyrics: "Paradise isn't lost, it was hiding all along" is most likely a reference to the poem; "Paradise Lost" by John Milton, which Manson mentioned reading in his autobiography.