Holy Wood by Marilyn Manson

I’m in another one of those listen to songs repeatedly phases. This time with select songs from Marilyn Manson’s Holy Wood. I always like Suck’s analysis of Manson’s branding acumen. Maybe I have no taste… but I do like these few snatches of lyrics:

and I’m not a slave to a god that doesn’t exist
and I’m not a slave to a world that doesn’t give a shit

or

You’ll never grow up to be a big rock star
Celebrated victim of your fame
We’ll just cut our wrists like cheap coupons
and say that death is on sale today

or

and I’m a black rainbow
and I’m an ape of god
I got a face that’s made for doing violence upon (though I liked this better when I thought he was saying ‘violence and porn’)
I’m a teen distortion
survived abortion
a rebel from the waist down

or

we’re on a bullet
and we’re headed straight into god
even he’d like to end it too
we take a pill, get a face
buy our ticket
and we hope that heaven’s true
I saw a cop beat a priest on the TV
and they know they killed our heroes too

then

I saw priest kill a cop on the TV
and I know now they´re our heroes

and

we write our prayers on a little bomb
kiss it on the face and send it to god

I still find this music strangely fun – gleefully nihilistic and self-indulgent.

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5 thoughts on “Holy Wood by Marilyn Manson

  1. Amber

    Yes, suck hits the nail on the head. Thanks for the link. I am an old fan of MM.. I put it down though.. some great stuff though!

  2. Quinn Murdock (My Idol is Marilyn Manson)

    How can you say that! Damn that pisses me off!
    He is the best, most coolest, kick ass Man on the face of this earth he’s my fucking IDOL!!!

  3. samir

    ROFL well Quinn please dont slip laxatives into ur wifes sweetie jar anytime soon rofl cos i think she might go ape shit on ur ass! lol that song is canny catchy but the lyrics are full of shit apart from the “’m not a slave to a world that doesn’t give a shit” kudos to him i think he understands world politics well enough!

  4. Sully

    Marylin Manson wrote about an event that i took part in and he realizes his view but i was also there and want to coment to him about the people behind at disney world waiting in the haunted mansions ride a few years back.

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