- Posthuman directs here. For the record label, see Posthuman Records.
|Song by Marilyn Manson
|September 14, 1998
|1997–1998 at the White Room, Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood, California and Conway Studios
|Industrial rock, Electronic rock, alternative rock
|Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy
|Michael Beinhorn, Marilyn Manson
"Posthuman" is the seventh track on the 1998 release Mechanical Animals. It makes several references to past presidents, such as John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie O, as well as Abraham Zapruder, the man who ultimately shot the most complete visual recording of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, while videotaping the presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.
- "Posthuman" — Appears on Mechanical Animals.
She's got eyes like Zapruder And a mouth like heroin She wants me to be Perfect like Kennedy This isn't god, this isn't god God is just a statistic, God is just a statistic Say, "Show me the dead stars, All of them sing." This is a riot Religious and clean God is a number you cannot count to You are posthuman and hardwired She's pilgrim and pagan Softworn and so-cial In all of her dreams She's a saint like Jackie-O This isn't god, this isn't god God is just a statistic, God is just a statistic Say, "Show me the dead stars, All of them sing." This is a riot Religious and clean God is a number you cannot count to You are posthuman and hardwired
Coma White: "All that glitters is cold, all that glitters is cold"
- Marilyn Manson – vocals
- Twiggy Ramirez – rhythm guitar and bass
- Madonna Wayne Gacy – keyboards and electric percussion
- Ginger Fish – drums
- Zim Zum – additional lead guitar
- Rose McGowan – vocals
- "Posthuman" was made available for streaming on the band's website before "Mechanical Animals" was released, making it the first song off the album to be heard by the public.
- The voice that says "all that glitters is cold" was said by Manson's then girlfriend, Rose McGowan.
- After the song, a digitized voice announces to a roaring crowd "Ladies and Gentleman, Omega and the Mechanical Animals" which leads into the next song, "I Want to Disappear". A similar voice can also be heard introducing Omega and the Mechanical Animals on the live version of "Rock Is Dead" found on "The Last Tour on Earth"