Frankenstein Adaptations


 There are so many adaptations of Frankenstein, to choose only one was nearly impossible, but ultimately, the song is “Show Me How to Live” by Audioslave , moved to the top of the list. For information about the band see Audioslave  

The song “Show Me How to Live” could be the creature’s anthem. The first stanza includes the lines “I was not received, Built with stolen parts, … Is this the cure or is this the disease” (Audioslave  2002). The chorus is “Nail in my hand, from my creator, you gave me life now show me how to live” (Ibid.).  Then in the second stanza, “On the quiet earth, Let the stains remind you, You thought you made a man, You better think again, Before my role defines you," (Ibid).  Scroll down the page to see the 1931 trailer of the film versoion of Frankenstein set to the song as well as other fun adaptations.   RC


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Audioslave official website,

Audioslave “Show Me How to Live.”


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1931 Frankenstein trailer set to "Show Me How to Live" by Audioslave .  The creature looks nothing like the one ine the book, but this song fits with the creature .  (The creature look apparently came from a Goya painting.) The song is perfect with the trailer. (For lyrics and more information click on band link above.)

1931 Frankestein trailer set to "Pain" by Three Days Grace.  For lyrics and information click on band link above.)



Frankenstein Rap, there are several on Youtube but this is the best.  The link provies the Frankenstein Rap Lyrics should you be  interested.