Hey God, why are you doing this to me?
Am I not living up to what I'm supposed to be?
Why am I seething with this animosity?
Hey God, I think you owe me a great big apology.

Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie

Hey God, I really don't know what you mean.
Seems like salvation comes only in my dreams.
I feel my hatred grow all the more extreme.
Hey God, can this world really be as sad as it seems?

Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie

Don't take it away from me.
I need someone to hold on to.
Don't take it away from me.
I need you to hold on to.
Don't take it away from me.
I need someone to hold on to.

Don't take it.
Don't take it.
Don't take it.

Hey God!
Hey God!
Hey God!
Hey God!

Hey God, there's nothing left for me to hide.
I lost my ignorance, my security and pride.
I'm all alone in this fucking world you must despise.
Hey God, I believed your promises. Your promises were lies.

Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie

You made me throw it all away.
My morals left to decay.
How many you betray.
You've taken everything.

My head is filled with disease.
My skin is begging you please.
I'm on my hands and knees.
I want so much to believe.

Hey God!
Hey God!
Hey God!


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    General CommentThis song of course was writen by Trent reznor (of NIN).

    This indecates the lies of religion (or the theists god), He wants to "believe" but know's its ultimitly a terriable lie.

    Terriable in that its the number one cause of war, brought hatred, sexism, disscrimnation among much other terriable things.

    A lie in that, well its just not true, their is not afterlife and perhaps it just better if society can accept death and truth.
    narrowcrosson April 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, but it isn't Marilyn Manson. Nor is it Tool, or Maynard Keenan.
    mrspillison October 20, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Terrible Lie" is often credited as performed acoustic by Marilyn Manson. The song was in fact performed by Spooks Illustrated. It is a cover, originally written and performed by Nine Inch Nails in 1989. Just for future reference
    mrspillison October 20, 2009   Link

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