#MusicMonday ft. Tainted Love (Soft Cell) vs. Tainted Love (Marilyn Manson)

Hi and welcome to another Music Monday dedicated to an amazing little book I’ve read: Tainted Love (if you missed my review, it’s right here). Guess which song was playing on repeat in my head the entire time I was reading, and every day of the blog tour… And I was not the only one with this particular earworm: Mart, the Beardy Book Blogger, had it too! Or was that an earwig, I get confused, but find out here.

There are 2 versions of this song that I love, the one by Soft Cell and the deliciously dark cover by Marilyn Manson. So I’m sharing them both. Hope you enjoy!

Don’t forget: #MusicMonday is hosted by Drew a.k.a. @SarcasticEnigma over on The Tattooed Book Geek. Each week he presents a song that he really loves so be sure to check out what he has in store for you!

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
And the love we share
Seems to go nowhere
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 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
(Ooh) 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 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
(Ooh)…

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I 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
(Ooh) Tainted love

Don’t touch me please
I cannot stand the way you tease
I love you though you hurt me so
But now I’m gonna pack my things and go
Touch me baby, tainted love
Touch me baby, tainted love
Touch me baby, tainted love
Touch me baby, tainted love

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I 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
(Ooh) Tainted love
(Ooh) Tainted love
(Ooh) Tainted love

Songwriter: Edward C. Cobb

Thanks for reading & listening! Do you have a favourite? Let me know below! And please join me next week for another classic (and its furry version…)!

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