The Speed of Pain
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This article is about the song
- for the live bootleg see Speed of Pain
|"The Speed of Pain"
|Song by Marilyn Manson
|September 14, 1998
|1997–1998 at the White Room, Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood, California and Conway Studios
|Alternative rock, space rock
|Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Zim Zum
|Michael Beinhorn, Marilyn Manson
"The Speed of Pain" is the sixth track on the 1998 release Mechanical Animals.
- "The Speed of Pain" — Appears on Mechanical Animals.
They slit our throats Like we were flowers And our milk has been Devoured When you want it It goes away too fast Times you hate it It always seems to last But just remember when you think You're free The crack inside your fucking heart is me (Thought, not spoken): I wanna outrace the speed of pain for another day I wish I could sleep But I can't lay on my back Because there's a knife For everyday that I've known you When you want it It goes away too fast Times you hate it It always seems to last But just remember when you think You're free The crack inside your fucking heart is me (Thought, not spoken): I wanna outrace the speed of pain for another day Lie to me, cry to me, give to me I would Lie with me, die with me, give to me I would Keep all your secrets wrapped in dead hair I hope at least we die holding hands For always.
- Marilyn Manson – vocals and vocoder, arp synthesizer
- Twiggy Ramirez – acoustic guitar and bass
- Zim Zum – lead and synth guitar
- Madonna Wayne Gacy – keyboards, shaker and mellotron
- Ginger Fish – drums
- John West - background vocals
- Lynn Davis - background vocals
- Nikki Harris - background vocals
- Alexandra Brown - background vocals
- Billy Corgan - background vocals
- Michael Beinhorn - arp synthesizer
- The background vocals and wailing during the chorus are sung by the same soul singers featured on "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)".
- Billy Corgan also lended background vocals.
- The song appears on the 2nd teaser for the second season of True Blood on FX.
- "The Speed of Pain" is the song Manson is the most proud of writing.
- Manson noted the poem was written while on a plane and the intro effects sound similar to a plane cabin that transition into a plane engine sound.