Wight Spider

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"Wight Spider"
Wight Spider 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 metal, gothic rock
Length 5:32
Label Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Marilyn Manson, Twiggy, Chris Vrenna
Producer Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna, Twiggy, Sean Beavan
Media
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"Wight Spider" is the tenth track from the 2009 release The High End of Low. Its title was revealed on April 7, 2009, in a blog which described both it and eight other songs from the album.[1]

Music details[edit]

A blog by Metal Hammer describes "Wight Spider" as having "Massive chords replete with omonious semi-tones. This may not be groundbreaking stuff for the band, but it is what they do best. Spooky black-glam vocal delivery and taunting bullying choruses with falsetto layers that dance round you like a black mass meets the hokey-cokey. Lyrically, the themes fit, with accusations of "possession" and an aggressive recurring "you". Again there are melodic similarities to material from Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), but not so much as to be embarrassing. The pop-structures of previous tracks from the album are gone and what he learned from Trent Reznor is back – whether conscious or not: the track builds and builds without changing direction. Again the slower tempo brings the album average down, and you might find yourself wanting something a bit quicker to plug-in the aggression – the kind that has you pounding your steering wheel and you pass a born again Christian who's been blocking you since the service station on the motorway. Or something."[1]

In his review for The Quietus, John Robb explains that the song "drives along with a bass line that sounds like it was borrowed from everyone's favourite uber-Viking Peter Hook- that kind of snaking, one fingered, minor key thing."[2]

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Lyrics[edit]

    I'll build you a shiny dollhouse a church
    where you can shrink
    into a tiny wight spider
    and gorge on horrid memories
    with conceited wings
    
    smother the past in a cocoon
    or me
    and i'll help you move
    all the bodies
    oh oh
    
    i'll possess you but i don't
    need you
    to be another one
    of my possessions
    i don't need you to be my possession
    
    and i won't make you kneel
    for anyone
    but me
    i won't promise a star
    don't promise your soul
    we'll say that we don't believe
    
    i'll keep you wet
    when the world is dry
    I can see them coming
    I'll take you back inside
    if they came for answers i'll
    wrap my claws round your mouth tight
    we'll consume each other
    until there's nothing left to hide
    and they can all drown in our blood
    
    i'll possess you but i don't
    need you
    to be another one
    of my possessions
    i don't need you to be my possession
    
    and I won't make you kneel
    for anyone
    but me
    i won't promise a star
    don't promise your soul
    we'll say that we don't believe
    and I won't make you kneel
    for anyone
    but me
    i won't promise a star
    don't promise your soul
    we'll say that we don't believe
    
    we can't haunt this home
    home anymore
    no no no no nowe can't haunt this home
    home anymore
    no no no no nowe can't haunt this home
    home anymore
    no no no no nowe can't haunt this home
    home anymore
    no no no no nowe can't haunt this home
    home anymore
    no no no no nowe can't haunt this home
    home anymore
    no no no no no

Trivia[edit]

  • There is a painting with the same title.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Marilyn Manson 'High End Of Low' Album Track-By-Track. Metal Hammer. April 7, 2009.
  2. Marilyn Manson's High End Of Low Reviewed Track-By-Track. John Robb. The Quietus. May 12, 2009