Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson Reveals Which Song Of His He’s Most Proud Of Writing


Marilyn Manson took part in the ‘Music Ruined My Life’ segment for the BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Rock Show With Daniel P Carter‘ this past December and that segment finally aired yesterday, June 10th. It finds Manson examining the impact of music in his life, from the first album he got to his first show and more. During the segment he was asked which track he wrote that he was most proud of, to which he revealed it to be “The Speed Of Pain” from 1998’s “Mechanical Animals“. He had the following to say of that choice:

“‘The Speed Of Pain‘. It was a poem I wrote. I was on an airplane, I was reading in Time magazine about the amount of time it takes for your brain to acknowledge pain from your body. And it inspired me to write about something else… For whatever reason I have some obsession that I can not explain, if you asked me, if you tortured me I couldn’t explain it; About flowers, Valentine’s Day—maybe I didn’t get enough Valentine’s when I was a kid, I’m not really sure what the obsession is, but it comes up a lot.

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Because I’m not someone who particularly likes flowers…”

Given the above, that would explain why at one point Manson planned to release his latest album on Valentine’s Day back when it was known as “Say10“.

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