Fundamentally Loathsome

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"Fundamentally Loathsome"
Fundamentally Loathsome cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Mechanical Animals
Released September 14, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998 at the White Room, Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood, California and Conway Studios
Genre Alternative rock, south rock, post-industrial sadcore
Length 4:49
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Madonna Wayne Gacy, Zim Zum
Producer Michael Beinhorn, Marilyn Manson

"Fundamentally Loathsome" is the twelfth track on the 1998 release Mechanical Animals.




  • "Fundamentally Loathsome" — Appears on Mechanical Animals.


    I want to wake up in your
    White, white sun
    I want to wake up in your world
    With no pain
    But I'll just suffer in a hope to die someday
    While you are numb all of the way
    When you hate it you know you can feel but
    When you love it you know it's not real
    And I am resigned to this wicked fucking world
    On its way to hell
    The living are dead and
    I hope to join them too
    I know what to do and I do it well...
    When you hate it you know you can feel but
    When you love it you know it's not real
    Shoot myself to love you
    If I loved myself I'd be shooting you



  • The lyrics "In a wicked world/on the way to hell/we know what to do and we do it well" was tested out as a live spoken interlude during the transition of songs on the Smells Like Children tour and Dead to the World tour. This lyrics originally comes from a song recorded for the Antichrist Superstar recording sessions called "Piss in the Wound".