Sick City

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"Sick City"
Sick City cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Released 2000
Recorded 1999–2000 at the Mansion in Death Valley, California
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:03
Writer Charles Manson
Composer Charles Manson
Producer Marilyn Manson, Dave Sardy

"Sick City" was recorded acoustic by Marilyn Manson during the Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) sessions, but remains officially unreleased as yet. The song was released on February 14, 2000, as a high-quality recording in a podcast via It was broadcast along with a low-quality one-minute recording of a cover of Wes Montgomery's "Little Child", and low-quality recordings of another rare, yet unreleased set of songs titled "Jack Eats Dinner" and "Compass and the Ruler". The song was originally performed by Charles Manson in 1970. "Sick City" was also performed once on November 20, 2017 in Vienna, Austria during the Heaven Upside Down Tour a day after the death of Charles Manson.


  • "Sick City"


    Sick city, yeah, restless people
    Sick city burn their houses down
    To make the sky look pretty
    What can I do?
    I'm just a person
    This is a lie we always seem to hear
    You just sit and things get worse
    Watch TV and drink your beer
    Walking all alone
    Not going anywhere
    Walking all alone
    Nobody seems to care
    Restless as wind
    This town is killing me
    Gotta put an end to this
    Restless misery
    And I'm just one of those restless people
    That can never seem to be satisfied with living
    In this sick ol' sick ol' sick sick sick city
    Might be too late for me to say goodbye
    Might be too late to watch this sick ol' city die
    Go on the road,
    Yeah I'm gonna try to say
    Sick city so long farewell
    Goodbye and die