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MARILYN MANSON's Favorite Song Isn't One You'd Expect

Posted by on June 12, 2018 at 11:32 am

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You'd assume the song Marilyn Manson is most proud of would be one of his major hits. You'd also be wrong. Marilyn Manson recently partook in the Music Ruined My Life segment of BBC Radio 1's Rock Show With Daniel P Carter where he tells Carter his favorite song is "The Speed Of Pain" from his 1998 album Mechanical Animals.

Manson says the lyrics to the song were a poem he wrote on a plane after reading a Time Magazine article about the speed of pain.

“‘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.

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

Listen to the full segment below.

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