After all these years, Marilyn Manson is still saying shit that sounds like it came directly from the MySpace journal of an angsty 14-year-old Emo kid. Marilyn’s words of creepiness used to make my soul weep like Michelle Duggar’s uterus, but now I just shrug and say, “That’s Mari!” Which leads us to an interview Marilyn did with Spin Magazine. Marilyn talks about how his break-up with Evan Rachel Wood left him so sad-like that he cut himself up and still dreams about hitting her in the head with a Peter Gabriel song.
Marilyn said, “I sing about it on ‘Into the Fire.’ I say, ‘If you want to hit bottom, don’t bother trying to take me with you.’ My lowest point was Christmas Day 2008, because I didn’t speak to my family. My walls were covered in scrawlings of the lyrics and cocaine bags nailed to the wall. And I did have an experience where I was struggling to deal with being alone and being forsaken and being betrayed by putting your trust in one person, and making the mistake of that being the wrong person. And that’s a mistake that everyone can relate to. I made the mistake of trying to, desperately, grasp on and save that and own it. And every time I called her that day — I called 158 times — I took a razorblade and I cut myself on my face or on my hands.”
“I look back and it was a really stupid thing to do. This was intentional, this was a scarification, and this was like a tattoo. I wanted to show her the pain she put me through. It was like, ‘I want you to physically see what you’ve done.’ It sounds made up but it’s completely true and I don’t give a shit if people believe it or not. I’ve got the scars to prove it. I didn’t want people to ask me every time I did an interview, ‘Oh, is this record about your relationship with your ex-girlfriend?’ But that damage is part of it, and the song ‘I Want to Kill You Like They Do in The Movies’ is about my fantasies. I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.”
Doesn’t that just sound like something you’d find on the t-shirt in a clearance bin at Hot Topic?
At least Marilyn isn’t cutting up his beautiful face anymore. That’s not good. By the looks of him today (see above if you haven’t already been blinded), it looks like the only thing he’s been cutting up lately is pie. And really, that’s a good thing. Don’t cut your face, cut up a pie instead!