Long Hard Road Out of Hell

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This article is about the 1997 Marilyn Manson single. For his autobiography, see The Long Hard Road Out of Hell.
"Long Hard Road Out of Hell"
Single by Marilyn Manson and Sneaker Pimps
from the album Spawn Soundtrack
Released November 11, 1997
Format CD single
Recorded California, 1997
Genre Industrial metal
Length 4:21
Label Nothing Records/Interscope
Writer(s) Twiggy Ramirez, Marilyn Manson
Producer(s) Marilyn Manson, Sean Beavan, Sneaker Pimps
Marilyn Manson singles chronology
"Apple of Sodom"
"Long Hard Road Out of Hell"
"The Dope Show"
Music sample

"Long Hard Road Out of Hell" is a song written and performed by American singer-songwriter Marilyn Manson from the Spawn soundtrack album.

It also appears on Manson's compilation album Lest We Forget: The Best Of. The song has been used in the theatrical trailers for Bless the Child, From Hell, and Season of the Witch.

The music video, directed by Matthew Rolston, is an Easter Egg on the Spawn Director's Cut DVD[1] and is also played in VHS versions before the film itself starts.

The song features vocals by former Sneaker Pimps' vocalist Kelli Ali.

The title of the song is a reference to lines 432-433 of Book Two of John Milton's Paradise Lost. These lines are: "Seized us, though undismayed: long is the way/ And hard, that out of Hell leads up to light." [2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Long Hard Road Out of Hell"   Marilyn Manson, Twiggy Ramirez 4:21
2. "Long Hard Road Out of Hell (Critter Remix)"   Manson, Ramirez 4:16
3. "Long Hard Road Out of Hell (Instrumental)"   Manson, Ramirez 4:48
4. "Kick the P.A." (by Korn & The Dust Brothers, Manson not featured) Korn, Dust Brothers 3:18

Music video[edit]

Manson can be seen naked, or alternatively dressed very feminine and posing like statues of saints and imitating the Virgin Mary. He also has an erotic encounter with an androgynous woman who in the climax of the video abruptly becomes an Aleister Crowley look-alike.

Live versions[edit]

During the tours Rock Is Dead and Guns, Gods, and Government, the ending of "Long hard road out of Hell" was attached to the end of the band's cover of Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). The combination of the two songs can be heard on the band's live album, "The Last Tour on Earth" and on the "Guns, God and Government" DVD, and has officially been titled "Sweet Dreams / Hell Outro".

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Marilyn Manson Video". Easter Egg Archive. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  2. ^ Milton, John (2000). Paradise Lost. 80 Strand, London WC2R ORL, England: Penguin Group. p. 35.