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For the live bootleg see Cyclops Live
Cyclops cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Portrait of an American Family
Released July 19, 1994
Recorded August–December 1993 at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California, The Village Recorder and Pig
Genre Heavy metal, alternative metal
Length 3:32
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Daisy Berkowitz, Gidget Gein, Madonna Wayne Gacy
Producer Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor

"Cyclops" is the fifth track on the 1994 release Portrait of an American Family. The earliest recording of this song dates back to the band's After School Special cassette tape, released in December 1991.[1]





  • "Cyclops" — Appears on After School Special.
  • "Cyclops" — Appears on The Manson Family Album.
  • "Cyclops" — Appears on Portrait of an American Family.

After School Special
The Manson Family Album version


   cyclops woman got one eye in her head
   mascera-clotted vision she is fed
   cyclops woman can't see nothing at all
   she got a pin-prick-spiral hole
   she can't see nothing, nothing at all
   she can't see nothing, nothing at all
   cyclops woman dying in her shell
   guilt got her trapped in nailed in well
   cyclops woman is the eye of the world
   who's reflection's in the retina?
   she can't see nothing, nothing at all
   she can't see nothing, nothing at all
   dialate, dialate


  • If the song is fast-forwarded by x1, the sinister moaning from "The Hands of Small Children" can be heard.
  • The guitar riff, especially in the After School Special version, strongly resembles that of "Coma White".
  • The beginning of the song provides samples from The Exorcist 2.(Unconfirmed)