"Tainted Love (Soft Cell cover)" as written by and E. Cobb....
Sometimes I feel I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away from the pain you drive in the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I've lost my light
For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I run from you
This tainted love you've given
I'll give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Tainted love, oh
Tainted love

Now I know I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away
You don't really want any more from me
To make things right
Need someone to hold you tight
And you'll think love is to pray
But I'm sorry I don't pray that way

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I run from you
This tainted love you've given
I'll give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Tainted love, oh
Tainted love

Don't touch me please
I cannot stand the way you tease
I love you though you hurt me so
Now I'm going to pack my things and go

Touch me baby, tainted love
Touch me baby, tainted love
Touch me baby, tainted love
Touch me baby, tainted love

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I run from you
This tainted love you've given
I'll give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Tainted love, oh
Tainted love, oh
Tainted love, oh
Tainted love, oh


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"Tainted Love" as written by E. Cobb

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    General CommentThis is a cover. I've heard the Soft Cell version, but I've heard that Soft Cell's version was also a cover.
    OmegaCMon December 08, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe way marilyn manson sings this song is awsome !! The ghetto goth theme is cool !
    disturbed_childon January 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Living End also has done a cover of this song which I found better than Both the Marilyn Manson cover and the Soft Cell cover.
    Bilmanon February 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is soooo kool! i cant get it outta my head.
    fizhvamp15on February 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is about a boy he used to be in love with this girl an he couldnt get enough of her but she treated him horrably an her love was 'tainted' an although he still cares about her an is upset she doesnt want him anymore he's ready to get over her because he doesn't want to be a part of a bad relationship anymore an kep getting hurt
    LoSt_AnD_kOnFuZeDon March 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHARRIS CAN GO FUCK, FIRST HE SAYS THAT HE LIKES BEATIFUL PEOPLE THEN HE ASKS SOME ONE TO NAME A GOOD SONG BY MARILYN MANSON, THICK FUCK, SECOND, NO HE DOSNT GO OUT WITH ROSE MCGOWAN HE BROKE UP WITH HER HE NOW DATES GLAMOUR FETISH MODEL, TESSA VAN TEESE OR SUMTHING LIKE THAT,
    I THINK THE SONG IS A BOUT A PROSTITUE, "THE LOVE WE SHARE SEEMS TO GO NO WHERE" YEAH BECAUSE IT ENDS WHEN SHE GETS OUT OF HIS CAR, TAINTED, MEANS SPOILT, AS IN THE LOVE IS SPOILT COS IT GOES NO FURTHER THAN A FUCK, THE BLOKE IN THE SONG HAS BECOME ATTACHED TO THE PROSTITUE BUT SHE SEES HIM AS ANOTHER PUNTER, AND NOW HES PISSED OF AND IS BREAKING FREE

    theorgymasteron April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy Ruin have covered this too... its such a great song!
    Gothic_Whoreon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song was originally done to Depeche Mode, if anyone's interested, in the early 80's. Part of the reason that the song is so technoish and synthesized is a tongue and cheek laugh at the original 80's style of music (or something like that...he commented that he enjoyed doing Tainted Love because it showed his fans his "sense of humour" rarely shown...but then that could refer to the video, which is GREAT [the WASP'y cheerleaders ^_^ ] )
    Akashaon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best version of this song is the clash's version, but me first and the gimme gimmes' is good too
    alixon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOK Who else thinks Marilyn Manson should make a cover out of Rock the Cashbah that would be an amazing song if he redid it.
    fleshandboneon May 11, 2002   Link

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