Unkillable Monster

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"Unkillable Monster"
Unkillable Monster cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album The High End of Low
Released May 20, 2009
Recorded March 2008–January 2009 in Los Angeles and Hollywood, California
Genre Alternative rock, gothic rock
Length 3:43
Label Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Twiggy, Chris Vrenna
Producer Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna, Twiggy, Sean Beavan
Media
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"Unkillable Monster" is the eleventh track from the 2009 release The High End of Low. Its title was revealed on April 16, 2009, in an update on the band's official website.

Music details[edit]

The Quietus' John Robb highlighted the song's "genteel arpeggio," citing that "There's lots of personal pain going on throughout this tainted love song. It sounds like the tattooed one has got a bit of a broken heart."[1]

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • "Unkillable Monster" — Appears on The High End of Low

Lyrics[edit]

    how the fuck are we supposed to know
    when I'm a monster, with the way
    you refuse to die?
    how the fuck are we supposed to know
    if we're in love
    or if we're pain
    
    I'm a tightrope walker
    can't find my circus
    and I'm damaged beyond repair.
    Now you're just a coffin
    of a girl I knew
    and I'm buried in you
    
    You never said,
    "I'll end up like this."
    or "no"
    you never said I'd end up like this,
    no...
    
    Sometimes I dream I'm an
    exterminating angel
    a traveling executioner from heaven
    sent to give you the prettiest
    death I know.
    call the grave and make our reservations.
    
    You never said,
    "I'll end up like this."
    you never said I'd end up like this,
    no...
    You never said,
    "I'll end up like this."
    you never said I'd end up like this,
    no...
    You never said,
    "I'll end up like this."
    you never said I'd end up like this,
    no...
    
    are we in love or are we in pain?
    are we in love or are we in pain?
    are we in love or are we in pain?
    are we in love or are we in pain?
    
    how the fuck are we supposed to know
    when I'm a monster, with the way
    you refuse to die?
    how the fuck are we supposed to know
    if we're in love
    or if we're pain
    Why is my wound a front door to you?
    am I my own shadow?
    Why is my wound a front door to you?
    am I my own shadow?

Trivia[edit]

  • The lyric "Sometimes I dream I'm an exterminating angel" may be a reference to the 1981 Salvador Dalí painting The Exterminating Angels, Dalí being Manson's favorite artist.
  • is also a reference to the 1962 film "El angel Exterminador" (The Exterminating Angel) by Luis Buñuel, an influence for Manson.

References[edit]

  1. Marilyn Manson's High End Of Low Reviewed Track-By-Track. John Robb. The Quietus. May 12, 2009