"Misery Machine" as written by and Donald/cicchetti Claps....
Man in the front got a sinister grin careen down highway 666
We want to go crush the slow as the pitchfork bends the needles grow
My arms are wheels my legs are wheels my blood is pavement
We're gonna ride to the abbey of thelema to the abbey of thelema
blood is pavement

The grill in the front is my sinister grin bugs in my teeth make me
sick sick sick
The objects may be larger than they appear in the mirror
When you ride you're ridden, when you ride you're ridden
I am fueled with the filth and fury, Do what I will, I will hurry there


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"Misery Machine" as written by Brian Warner Brad Stewart

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    General CommentThe silence at hte end of the track isn't really silence. If you turn up your volume up all the way you hear ringing. then it's answered and you hear a clip form a movie who's name i can't recall at the moment
    alfrinon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMany levels to this song. First the title..it is a play of Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Machine where the gang rode in. The Abbey of Thelema was Aleister Crowley's legendary academy of the magickal arts, where people partipated in drug orgies and debauchery. This song is another song about Social Darwinism (as is alot of Manson's songs) about how the weak get crushed by the strong. The "strong" in this song is the car and he is crushing the slow or "weak" It's about standing up for yourself and not letting any weakminded people get in your way. "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law..."
    KILBYon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if it has any relevance, but I have some rarity cd thing with a live performance of this song. Before it, a voice(presumably Marilyn's, but it doesn't really sound like him) says:

    On our way over here, we were driving in our van, and we saw a girl on the side of the road. So we pulled over, cause she was hitchhiking, and I told her, "Didn't your mom ever tell you not to hitchhike?". She said "No." Then I leaned in real close to her and I grabbed her hair, and whispered in her ear, "This won't hurt a bit"
    brain_stewon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe "Go home to your mother" rant at the end is from the film Desperate Living, directed by John Water.

    The Phone message is an actual recording from an angry parent that had called the then-in-effect Marilyn Manson Family Intervention Hotline phone number.
    marquiceriseon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. I'm such a huge fan of this album, easily one of the most uinderrated albums ever. Everyone thinks this album sucks because it's so rough, but that's what makes it so good. It's so undeniably raw, you have no choice but to ROWYCO!!!!
    D4MVPon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is necessary that you know the "go home to your mother" rant is from Desperate Living.
    InsatiableDickon January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    MemoryThe end of the song (after the 5/6 minutes of silence) remember me of once when a friend's mom called my mother because of the "pornography" I was sending to him, she sounded almost like that.
    gkharloon December 25, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe end of the song is left out. The part where some mother is yelling at a child, and then when a phone is ringing for a really long time until some mother leaves a message about how she will call authorities if they send her son any more pornography.
    Cham Zordon January 31, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwhy is there silence for about 6 minutes, pisses me off! great song tho
    Atom of Edenon January 30, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAwesome song. I'm such a huge fan of this album, easily one of the most uinderrated albums ever. Everyone thinks this album sucks because it's so rough, but that's what makes it so good. It's so undeniably raw, you have no choice but to ROWYCO!!!!
    D4MVPon March 31, 2006   Link

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