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Marilyn Manson's Cover of 'The End' Released

It was reported earlier this year that Marilyn Manson would have a role in Josh Boone's adaptation of The Stand for CBS All Access, as well as contribute a cover of The End, by The Doors, to the soundtrack.

Well, the cover has been released and you can take a listen to it below, or anywhere you stream.

For comparison's sake, here is the original song by The Doors:

Admittedly, I had never listened to this song prior to hearing about Manson's upcoming cover. The Doors version runs nearly twelve minutes, whereas Manson's cover is eight and a half minutes. Manson certainly puts his own dark spin on the song, while still paying homage to The Doors' signature psychedelic sound.

Listening to the song and reading the lyrics, it seems to fit perfectly with the premise of The Stand. Summer rain, the west is the best, riding the king's highway...so much more. In all honesty, I've never been a huge fan of Marilyn Manson's music. But this is definitely an interesting cover, and I think I like the song as a whole. I certainly love the ominous feeling it gives me, and I do think it will fit in wonderfully with the miniseries.

Take a look for yourself, and let me know what you think of Manson's cover!

(warning: very explicit lyrics ahead)


This is the end Beautiful friend This is the end My only friend

The end of our elaborate plans The end of everything that stands The end, no safety or surprise The end I'll never look into your eyes again

Can you picture what will be So limitless and free Desperately in need of some stranger's hand In a desperate land

Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain And all the children are insane All the children are insane Waiting for the summer rain, yeah

There's danger on the edge of town Ride the king's highway, baby Weird scenes inside the gold mine Ride the highway west, baby

Ride the snake, ride the snake To the lake The ancient lake Baby

The snake is long, seven miles Ride the snake He's old And his skin is cold

The west is the best The west is the best Get here, and we'll do the rest

The blue bus is callin' us The blue bus is callin' us Driver, where you taking us

The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on He took a face from the ancient gallery And he walked on down the hall He went into the room where his sister lived, and...then he Paid a visit to his brother, and then he He walked on down the hall, and And he came to a door...and he looked inside "Father?" "Yes, son." "I want to kill you." "Mother, I want to..."

C'mon babe

C'mon baby, take a chance with us C'mon baby, take a chance with us C'mon baby, take a chance with us And meet me at the back of the blue bus Doin' a blue rock On a blue bus Doin' a blue rock C'mon, yeah

Fuck, fuck-ah, yeah Fuck Fuck Fuck, fuck Fuck, fuck, fuck, yeah C'mon, yeah, c'mon, yeah Fuck me, baby, fuck yeah Fuck, fuck, fuck, yeah! Fuck, yeah! C'mon, baby Fuck me, baby, fuck, fuck, yeah Whoa, whoa, yeah, fuck, baby C'mon, yeah, huh, huh, huh, huh, yeah All right

Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill

This is the end Beautiful friend This is the end My only friend, the end

It hurts to set you free But you'll never follow me The end of laughter and soft lies The end of nights we tried to die

This is the end