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Marilyn Manson: Long Hard Road Out of Hell Meaning

Song Released: 1997

Long Hard Road Out of Hell Lyrics

I want to fly into your sun
Need faith to make me numb
Live like a teenage christ
Im a saint, got a date with suicide

Oh Mary, Mary
To be this young is oh so scary
Mary, Mary
To be this young im oh so scared
I wanna live, I wanna...


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    Dec 3rd, 2018 12:54pm report

    I guess this MM song is about the Protagonist who by temptation wants to go into MARY'S SON-'SET' by way of Ancient Egypt that once was looked upon over there. But now turned into foolish worshiped beliefs of the occult's ''black sun'' Who also may be relating to the once German ''fallen'' savior that once believed. And who's mind and soul psychically fought against ''The Je[w]suit trained'' Illuminaties and the enlightened Freemason Satanists of the World War1 and 2, who infiltrated the Christian mind and perverted His once Christian knowledge and faith of his authentic Christianity. By which weakend Germany and her people. With who as the Protagonist of this song might believe that MARY'S other true 'son' was Set [as the other side of the coin, sort of speaking] By which, he the Protagonist Set himself into being on the '' Long Hard Road Out Of Hell''that wants to come out on the other side, but foolishly disregarded the true want and knowledge of ''THE INVERTED NATURE OF CHRIST'S INVITATION'' some time ago. In order for one to really get out of this World's man made Hell and learn how to love and find love in the Light of the true Son of Mary who's JESUS CHRIST.


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    Sep 2nd, 2012 9:48pm report

    "I want to fly into your sun"
    - need love, need inspiration of You
    "Need faith to make me numb"
    - faith is for stupid people, but - It gives power, it's how the human brain work's
    "Live like a teenage christ"
    - living like a young God - immortal, worshiped, Almighty, Pleasured
    "Im a saint, got a date with suicide"
    - I think it's kind of antagonism - people (family, friends etc) traited him as a good person - like a saint - now he's got a "date with suicide" - truly he was so bad (comparing to what people expected from him) that he thinks about commiting a suicide

    "Oh Mary, Mary
    To be this young is oh so scary"

    He's praying, he refer's to Mary, mother of Jesus - mother of ALL (also to his private mother) - that he is scared about things he experienced being a teenager

    "I wanna live, I wanna love
    But its a long hard road, out of hell"


    "You never said forever, could ever hurt like this x2"
    - mother told him a lot of things, but never prepared for reality

    "Live fast and die fast too
    How many times to do this for you?"
    - He's dissapointed his life... So now he makes it up... But... for mother or his beloved one?

    "Sell my soul for anything, anything but you"
    - POWER OF LOVE...

    I feel and felt like this... I think It could be right.

    It's psychology and mother and son relationships & in future - with Your love.


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    Oct 21st, 2011 10:17pm report

    I think people are forgetting that this originated from the Spawn soundtrack. The song plays out very much like the story of the main character in Spawn, Al Simmons.

    The first part of the song details his life before he became Spawn; an assassin who used faith that he assassinated his victims for America to numb himself from the reality that it was bad, which he later starts contemplating his actions, leading to the last part "I'm a saint, got a date with suicide" where he decides to end his career as an assassin just before Jason Wynn, his boss, has him killed.
    The beginning of the chorus may then detail his last moments of dying, not wanting to die when he has a wife, Wanda, which is made more evident where he says "I want to live, I want to love" and "but it's a long hard road, out of Hell" is his struggles as a Hellspawn, along with the middle of the song talking about how there's nothing left of his soul to give up and how many times he has to serve Malebolgia, a ruler of Hell, and in the ending of the song, "sell my soul for anything, anything but you" he talks about how Al Simmons sold his soul for everything else, but instead found his soul in Malebogia's possession.
    This is, however, my interpretation and find it as valid as another person's interpretation of the song.


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    Jun 24th, 2009 6:14pm report

    I think it has something to do with being afraid of your past, therefore being afraid to love because you think your past will hurt your loved one.


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    Apr 12th, 2009 4:28pm report

    Considering the time in which it was written, and the era that came next (Mechanical Animals), I'd say this is a pretty literal song. It's about getting your feelings, your emotions, back, and fixing yourself up again.


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    Jan 14th, 2008 1:21pm report

    That is quite a good interpretation.
    My interpretations usually are designed to acknowledge the personal, without making attributions or situations.. For long hard road out of hell, one need only be a martyr of depression. Mind you it is my impression that mr warner is bi-polar.. Just an assumption at best, as I'm not officially qualified to diagnose, and personally am apathetic in regard. Good song. Very thoughtful.


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    Oct 24th, 2007 10:55am report

    I know this is probably WAY out there but I don't know... This is what first came to my mind.

    I thought maybe it was about mother mary and a teenage girl. The girl is pregnant. She's looking to Mary who was pregnant kind of unexpectedly too and basically without a choice. She's comparing herself. She's young, and she wants to live and love and such. She's kind of looking to mary for advise, and wondering how and why she got through it. She's even contemplating suicide or even killing the baby. Either way, she believes she's going to hell. She's thinking about suicide because she won't be able to handle the reactions of everyone around her. (she's a really good girl, "I'm a saint")

    So this girl is basically freaking out and not knowing what to do.

    "Sell my soul for anything, anything but you" that's for the baby. I think she decided on an abortion.

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