Marilyn Manson – High end of Low Album

[ It is rare to find this kind of rawness in music these days, this kind of absolute truth, something that punches you in the gut and makes you sit up and take notice. Manson may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but these songs – the entire album – is undeniably great. As a friend said: The simplest and most honest way of describing it is that it is beautiful… I am breaking the mould and adding four songs in a single post, but then… I had to stop myself from posting the entire album! ]

I’ll swallow up all of you
Like a big bottle of big, big pills
You’re the one that I should never take
But I can’t sleep until I devour you
I can’t sleep until I devour you
You’re a flower that’s withering
I can’t feel your thorns in my head

This is no impressionability
You’re not crying, this is blood all over me
You’re not crying, this is blood all over me
You’re not crying, this is blood all over me
And I’ll love you, if you let me
And I’ll love you, if you won’t make me starve

I used to hold your heart to neck
I know I’ll miss you if I close my eyes
But this is loaded with an open film
I’ll see you and I’ll blow your heart to pieces
I will blow your heart to pieces
I will blow your heart to pieces
I will blow your heart to pieces
And I’ll love you, if you let me
And I’ll love you, if you won’t make me starve

My pain’s not ashamed to repeat itself
Pain’s not ashamed to repeat itself
Pain’s not ashamed to repeat itself
Pain’s not ashamed to repeat itself
I can’t sleep until I devour you
I can’t sleep until I devour you
I can’t sleep until I devour you
I can’t sleep until I devour you
I can’t sleep until I devour you
And I’ll love you, if you let me
And I’ll love you, if you won’t make me starve

It’s not like I made myself a list,
Of new and different ways to murder your heart.
I’m just painting that’s still wet,
If you touch me, I’ll be smeared
You’ll be stained,
Stained for the rest of your life

So turn around, walk away,
Before you confuse the way we abuse each other.
If you’re not afraid of getting hurt,
Then I’m not afraid of how much I hurt you.

I’m well aware I’m a danger to myself,
Are you aware I’m a danger to others?
There’s a crack in my soul,
You thought it was a smile.

Whatever doesn’t kill you,
Is gonna leave a scar
Whatever doesn’t kill you,
Is gonna leave a scar.

I’m more like a silver bullet,
And I’m like a gun, not easy to hold.
I’m moving fast and if I stay inside your heart,
I’m certain that this will be,
The end of your life.

So turn around, walk away,
Before you confuse the way we abuse each other.
If you’re not afraid of getting hurt,
Then I’m not afraid of how much I hurt you.

I’m well aware I’m a danger to myself,
Are you aware I’m a danger to others?
There’s a crack in my soul,
You thought it was a smile.

Whatever doesn’t kill you,
Is gonna leave a scar.
Whatever doesn’t kill you,
Is gonna leave a scar,
Leave a scar,
Leave a scar.
Whatever doesn’t kill you, is gonna leave a scar.

She warned you that she may fuck me,
But chances are I’m gonna fuck you over.

Whatever doesn’t kill you,
Is gonna leave a scar.
Whatever doesn’t kill you,
Is gonna leave a scar
Leave a scar,
Leave a scar.
Whatever doesn’t kill you,
Is gonna leave a scar.

Remember when I took you
Up to the top of the hill?
We had our knives drawn.
They were as sharp
As we were in love.
If God crossed us
We’d take all his drugs,
Burn his money
And his house down,
And wait for the fire to spread.

Sometimes hate is not enough
To turn this all to ashes.
Together as one
Against all others
Break all of our wings to
Make sure it crashes

We’re running to the
Edge of the world
Running, running away
We’re running to the edge of the world
I don’t know if the world will end today

I had no choice,
I erased the debt of our family,
Let you say goodbye
With lips like dynamite.
And everyone
Turned their backs
Because they knew
When we held on tight
To each other,
We were something fatal,
That fell into the wrong hands.

Sometimes hate is not enough
To turn this all to ashes.
Together as one
Against all others
Break all of our wings to
Make sure it crashes

We’re running to the
Edge of the world
Running, running away
We’re running to the edge of the world
I don’t know if the world will end today

We don’t seek death, we seek destruction

See a new beginning rise behind the sun
We can’t never catch up to them as fast as we run

I had a dream
This one I feel the need to mention
I was happy for awhile
And I stopped being scared and ashamed
To say what’s on my mind
But you thought I’d change after a while
And said “you’d better treat me different or else”
“Or else” seems like a stupid fucking thing to say to someone like me
Someone like me

Wow, wow, wow
Wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow…

Don’t be surprised I can look you in the eye
It’s hard to take you serious when you take me inside
Don’t be surprised I can look you in the eye
It’s hard to take you serious when you take me inside

I’m worse
Than what you think you’d catch from me
Complicated’s understated
Did you stop and take a look at who you fell in love with?
At who you fell in love with

It doesn’t matter
How many times I say it
It never gets old
That’s why I have to say
Wow, wow, wow
Wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow…

Don’t be surprised I can look you in the eye
It’s hard to take you serious when you take me inside
Don’t be surprised I can look you in the eye
It’s hard to take you serious when you take me inside

It doesn’t matter if you’re going to come or just going
I never wanted you to come here anyway
There’s a word that’s like you
Because it can be a noun, a verb, a exclamation, or the thing I say

When something is unbelievable
When I’m not able to believe how unbelievably unbelievable
That you believe you could not be leave-able
That’s when I have to say
Wow, wow, wow
Wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow-wow…

Don’t be surprised I can look you in the eye
It’s hard to take you serious when you take me inside
Don’t be surprised I can look you in the eye
It’s hard to take you serious when you take me inside

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