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- The correct title of this article is ♠. The spade character cannot be represented due to technical restrictions.
|Song by Marilyn Manson|
|Album||The Golden Age of Grotesque|
|Released||May 5, 2003|
|Recorded||2002–2003 at the Doppelherz Studio in Hollywood, California; The Mix Room in Burbank, California|
|Producer||Marilyn Manson, Tim Skold, Ben Grosse|
"♠" ("Spade") is the tenth track on the 2003 release The Golden Age of Grotesque. The audio sampled at the beginning is from an instructional video for women in abusive relationships. The woman says, "Both of us aren't going to last. I'm not going to talk to him. I tell him to feel while I have a bad idea about doing this. He molds and twists trying to keep back the feelings welling up and up. But I realize why he did this to me. Don't listen to them when they ask for forgiveness. Don't accept their apology. Take what you need from them and let them know you have someone else. The tears you shed are the tears of millions. It all ends now." 
- "♠" — Appears on The Golden Age of Grotesque.
The beauty spot was borrowed and Now my sweet knife rusts tomorrow. I'm a confession that is waiting to be heard. Burn your empty rain down on me Whisper your deathbeat so softly We bend our knees At the altar of my ego You drained my heart And made a spade But there's still traces of me in your veins You drained my heart And made a spade But there's still traces of me in your veins All my lilies' mouths are open Like they're begging for dope And hoping Their bitter petal chant, "We can kick , you won't be back." I'm a diamond that is tired Of all the faces I've acquired We must secure the shadow Ere the substance fades You drained my heart And made a spade But there's still traces of me in your veins You drained my heart And made a spade But there's still traces of me in your veins And we said, 'til we die And we said, 'til we die
- The lyrics "You drained my heart / And made a spade" are similar to the line "I drained my heart and burn my soul" in the 1997 song "Apple of Sodom".
- ↑ Mysterious Audio in Manson's Music: Spade, BABALON.