Tear Jerker: Marilyn Manson
That's right. Even this scary shock rock band that had Moral Guardians up in arms during The Nineties can do tearjerkers. In fact, about one-fourth of them can qualify.
- "The Speed Of Pain".
- "Coma White" ("A pill to make you numb\ A pill to make you dumb\ A pill to make you anybody else\ All the drugs in this world\ Won't save her from herself."). Or 'Putting Holes In Happiness'. YMMV at the latter.
- "Last Day on Earth"
"I know it's the Last Day on Earth
We'll be together while the planet dies
I know it's the last day on Earth
We'll never say goodbye."
- "Count to Six and Die" is even more of a tearjerker when you realize the "counting to six" and the five clicking sounds at the end really mean... a revolver with five empty chambers.
"She's got her eyes open wide
she's got the dirt and spit of the world
her mouth on the metal
the lips of a scared little girl...
"She's got her Christian prescriptures
and death has crawled in her ear
like elevator music of songs
that she shouldn't hear...
"and it spins around 1...2...3
and we all lay down 4...5...6
some do it fast
some do it better in smaller amounts..."
- "Man That You Fear" was written after Manson went to a family wedding and nobody wanted to speak to him.
- "In the Shadow of the Valley of Death" (the song, not the album) is extremely bleak and tear-inducing.
- The video for "No Reflection." Manson plays a father who is forced to kill his family after they're possessed by demons.
- "Running To The Edge Of The World"
- "Minute Of Decay." The song has a very dead and hopeless feeling to it and can bring some to tears.