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Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. You can lock them away…forever.”

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Marilyn Manson - Marilyn Manson (Brian Hugh Warner), Twiggy Ramirez, Tyler Bates & Gil Sharone @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

Opening Night of the The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour in support of The Pale Emperor Setlist:
 
Deep Six
Disposable Teens
No Reflection
Slave Only Dreams to Be King
Great Big White World
Third Day of a Seven Day Binge
mOBSCENE
This Is the New Shit
The Dope Show
Cupid Carries a Gun
The Beautiful People
Sweet Dreams (Acoustic)
The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
Killing Strangers
Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)
Warship My Wreck
Coma White

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Main titles for WGN America’s Salem, with “Cupid Carries a Gun” by Marilyn Manson & Tyler Bates.

"The Spiral, which is the oldest symbol known to be used in spiritual practices, reflects the universal pattern of growth and evolution. The spiral represents the goddess, the womb, fertility and life force energy. Reflected in the natural world, the Spiral is found in human physiology, plants, minerals, animals, energy patterns, weather, growth and death. The Spiral is a sacred symbol that reminds us of our evolving journey in life. When used as a personal talisman, the Spiral helps consciousness to accept the turnings and changes of life as it evolves. The acceptance of change is one of the greatest freedoms a human can experience, putting consciousness in the present moment where the power of creation is condensed. On a larger scale, using this symbol assures all beings are reminded of their inward and outward evolution, a balanced and centered state of mind."

Manson’s use of a spiral on his forehead…on his mind…certainly holds some interesting implications.

Doctor Manhattan: "She was pregnant, and you gunned her down."

The Comedian: "Yeah, well you know what, you watched me do it. You could have turned the gun into steam, the bullets into mercury, the bottle into goddamn snowflakes, but you didn’t, did you? You really don’t give a damn about human beings. You’re drifting out of touch, Doc. God help us all."