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The Holy Bible

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Released Monday 6th June 1994
Album The Holy Bible
Length 3:54
Type Single
First Played Live Saturday 28th May 1994 - London Brixton Brockwell Park
Last Played Live Saturday 24th June 2023 - Glastonbury Festival
Recorded Sound Space Studios, Cardiff
Producer Alex Silva
Chart Position 16


I am an architect, they call me a butcher
I am a pioneer, they call me primitive
I am purity, they call me perverted
Holding you but I only miss these things when they leave

I am idiot drug hive, the virgin, the tattered and the torn
Life is for the cold made warm and they are just lizards
Self-disgust is self-obsession honey and I do as I please
A morality obedient, only to the cleansed repented

I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer
I spat out Plath and Pinter
I am all the things that you regret
A truth that washes that learnt how to spell

The first time you see yourself naked you cry
Soft skin now acne, foul breath, so broken
He loves me truly this mute solitude I'm draining
I know I believe in nothing but it is my nothing

Sleep can't hide the thoughts splitting through my mind
Shadows aren't clean, false mirrors too many people awake
If you stand up like a nail then you will be knocked down
I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else

I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer
I spat out Plath and Pinter
I am all the things that you regret
A truth that washes that learnt how to spell, learnt to spell

So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything
So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything
So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything
So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything


00:00 - "I hate purity, I hate goodness. I don't want virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone corrupt" - John Hurt as Winston Smith in 1984 (1984)



Track Length
  1. Faster 3:54
  2. P.C.P. 3:53
  3. Sculpture Of Man 1:53
  4. New Art Riot (Live At London Clapham Grand,
2nd March 1994


A1. Faster 3:54
A2. P.C.P. 3:53
A3. Sculpture Of Man 1:53


A1. Faster 3:54
A2. P.C.P. 3:53


  1. Faster 3:54
  2. P.C.P. 3:53

Sleeve Quotes

"They are deceived who flatter themselves that the ignorant and debased slave has no conception of the magnitude of his wrongs. They are deceived who imagine that he arises from his knees with back lacerated and bleeding, cherishing only a spirit of meekness and forgiveness. A day may come - it will, if his prayer is heard a terrible day of vengeance, when the master in his turn will cry in vain for mercy." - Solomon Northup, 1854



Generation Terrorists | Gold Against The Soul | The Holy Bible | Everything Must Go | This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours | Know Your Enemy | Lifeblood | Send Away The Tigers | Journal For Plague Lovers | Postcards From A Young Man | Rewind The Film | Futurology | Resistance Is Futile | The Ultra Vivid Lament


Forever Delayed | Lipstick Traces | National Treasures | I Live Through These Moments Again And Again | Sleep Next To Plastic


Suicide Alley | UK Channel Boredom | New Art Riot | Motown Junk | You Love Us (Heavenly) | Feminine Is Beautiful | Stay Beautiful | Love's Sweet Exile/Repeat | You Love Us | Slash 'N' Burn | Motorcycle Emptiness | Suicide Is Painless | Little Baby Nothing | From Despair To Where | La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) | Roses In The Hospital | Life Becoming A Landslide | Faster/P.C.P.| Revol | She Is Suffering | A Design For Life | Everything Must Go | Kevin Carter | Australia | If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next | The Everlasting | You Stole The Sun From My Heart | Tsunami | The Masses Against The Classes | So Why So Sad | Found That Soul | Ocean Spray | Let Robeson Sing | There By The Grace Of God | The Love Of Richard Nixon | Empty Souls | God Save The Manics | Underdogs | Your Love Alone Is Not Enough | Autumnsong | Indian Summer | Ghost Of Christmas | Umbrella | (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love | Some Kind Of Nothingness | Postcards From A Young Man | This Is The Day | Show Me The Wonder | Anthem For A Lost Cause | Walk Me To The Bridge | Europa Geht Durch Mich | Futurology | Together Stronger (C'mon Wales) | International Blue | Distant Colours | Dylan & Caitlin | Liverpool Revisited | Hold Me Like A Heaven | Orwellian | The Secret He Had Missed | Rosebud | Studies In Paralysis

James Dean Bradfield Solo

The Great Western | Even In Exile

That's No Way To Tell A Lie | An English Gentleman | The Boy From The Plantation

The Chamber

Nicky Wire Solo

I Killed The Zeitgeist | Intimism

The Shining Path | Break My Heart Slowly | Contact Sheets | Keeper Of The Flame