The Speed of Pain

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For the live bootleg see Speed of Pain
"The Speed of Pain"
The Speed of Pain 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 Alternative rock, electronic rock, art rock
Length 5:30
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Zim Zum
Producer Michael Beinhorn, Marilyn Manson
Media

"The Speed of Pain" is the sixth track on the 1998 release Mechanical Animals.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • "The Speed of Pain" — Appears on Mechanical Animals.

Lyrics[edit]

    They slit our throats
    Like we were flowers
    And our milk has been
    Devoured
    
    When you want it
    It goes away too fast
    Times you hate it
    It always seems to last
    But just remember when you think
    You're free
    The crack inside your fucking heart is me
    
    (Thought, not spoken):
    I wanna outrace the speed of pain for another day
    
    I wish I could sleep
    But I can't lay on my back
    Because there's a knife
    For everyday that I've known you
    
    When you want it
    It goes away too fast
    Times you hate it
    It always seems to last
    But just remember when you think
    You're free
    The crack inside your fucking heart is me
    
    (Thought, not spoken):
    I wanna outrace the speed of pain for another day
    
    Lie to me, cry to me, give to me
    I would
    Lie with me, die with me, give to me
    I would
    Keep all your secrets wrapped in dead hair
    I hope at least we die holding hands
    For always.

Personnel[edit]

  • Marilyn Manson – vocals and vocoder, arp synthesizer
  • Twiggy Ramirez – acoustic guitar and bass
  • Zim Zum – lead and synth guitar
  • Madonna Wayne Gacy – keyboards, shaker and mellotron
  • Ginger Fish – drums
  • John West - background vocals
  • Lynn Davis - background vocals
  • Nikki Harris - background vocals
  • Alexandra Brown - background vocals
  • Billy Corgan - background vocals
  • Michael Beinhorn - arp synthesizer

Trivia[edit]