Tainted Love by Soft Cell and Marilyn Manson.

Introduction

Mansons Tainted Love Cover Image

"Tainted Love" is a song composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of American group The Four Preps, which was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. It attained worldwide fame after being covered by Soft Cell in 1981 and has since been covered by numerous groups and artists.

Personaly my favourite covers are by Soft Cell (1981) and more recently Marilyn Manson (2002).

Release Details

  Original Soft Cell Marilyn Manson
Release Date May 1965 7th July 1981 November 2001
Format 7" Single 7"/12" Single Not Specified
Track Length Not Specified 2:41 minutes 3:20 minutes

Highest Chart Positions

ChartPositions
  Original Soft Cell Marilyn Manson
UK Uncharted 1 76
US Uncharted 5 30

Song Details

Song Writters

Ed Cobb, formerly of American group The Four Preps

Lyrics (Soft Cell verson)

Sometimes I feel I've got to
Run away, I've got to
Get away from the pain you drive into the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I've lost my light
For I toss and turn, I can't sleep at night

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 (oh)
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
And you think love is to pray
But I'm sorry, I don't pray that way

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 (oh)
Tainted love

Don't touch me, please
I cannot stand the way you tease
I love you though you hurt me so
Now I'm gonna pack my things and go

Tainted love (oh)
Tainted love (oh)
Tainted love (oh)
Tainted love (oh)

Touch me, baby, tainted love
Touch me, baby, tainted love
Tainted love (oh)
Tainted love (oh)

Tainted love
Tainted love

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