The Horror Honeys: February Honey Jam - "Tainted Love"

February Honey Jam - "Tainted Love"

Twisted Love Songs





Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I'll run from you
This tainted love you've given
I give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Tainted love
Tainted love

Now I know I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away
You don't really want any more from me
To make things right
You need someone to hold you tight
You think love is to pray

I'm sorry I don't pray that way

Yes, I'm aware that this song was originally recorded by Soft Cell, if you'd rather listen to that version and have nothing more to show for it than vague memories of the Conehead movie, be my guest.  Now, rack up a Marilyn Manson cover of pretty much any song from the 80's and you've got my undivided attention.  As a bit of a goth kid in high school (as goth as you could be at private school anyway) I wish all of the house parties I went to were like this - a party where the goth kids are the cool sexy people and not the smelly, floor gazing, awkward idiots that I knew?  Sign me the fuck up! The original version of Tainted Love was kind of whiney, you know it's true.  Manson's version is louder, gothier, angrier, and it can't be denied, sexier.  You might not pray that way...but I sure as hell do. #sorrynotsorry ~HH