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Marilyn Manson: Valentine's Day Meaning


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She was the color of TV
Her mouth curled under like a metal snake
Although holy wood was sad
They’d remember this as valentine’s day

Flies are waiting

In the shadow of the valley of death
In the shadow of the valley of death

Slit our...


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    Dec 28th, 2006 12:32pm report

    I really don't see where everyone is getting the idea that Marilyn Manson is singing about a lost loved one. Rose McGowan? Really, I mean when has Manson really sang a love song to anyone or wrote a love song about someone? Holy Wood is a "fictional land" in which Celebretarianism (celebrating a dead star more in death than in life) is celebrated. Valentine's Day is celebrating love through death (hence Manson recreating the Kennedy assassination). Kennedy is now celebrated more in life than in death because of how he died and the fact that he died on television. Valentine's day is about becoming bigger than life in death. "I saw a pregnant girl today she didn't know that it was dead inside even though it was alive some of us are really born to die"-those lyrics further prove that Valentine's day is celebrating love through death.


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    Oct 9th, 2006 10:36am report

    Valentines day is a song in holy wood and he was with missi way back before antichrist superstar. The song is really about the colombine shooting because it happened on valentines day. The lyrics about the pregnant girl and the baby being dead inside are about that even though you survive birth you aren't really alive unless you do something with your life.

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    Aug 14th, 2006 8:12am report

    I agree with the above post ^
    i think this song is basically about a love that though no one wanted it to end, it was destined to die. Valentines day is supposed to be about love, but I guess it wasn't for him.


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    Sep 12th, 2005 9:21am report

    A continuance of the metaphor for the relationship between Manson and Rose McGowan. Coma (the relationship) is now dead, abandoned by her for the seclusive nature under which 'Holy Wood' was developed; Manson took extra incentive in writing the emotive lyrics. Valentine's Day - not pretty in the eyes of Manson. Contradictory to the norm (as with most facets of life), Manson holds defective memories as Valentine's Day was the day his relationship with Missi turned sour. In this nature, it is a touch of irony that, "Although Holy Wood was sad, they'd remember this day as Valentine's Day" (sic)

    "She was the color of TV"

    TV encapsulates a grey, static image, with which colour intimittently fades in and out of - spots of vanishing life. The relationship is truly dead, as is adamantly described by Manson. "Flies are waiting" alludes to this fact. The fact that flies were in fact waiting draws us to the conclusion that the sour end to their relationship was duly impending. Encroaching upon them, exacerbating on Valentine's Day.

    "I saw that pregnant girl today
    she didn't know that it was dead inside
    even though it was alive
    some of us are really born to die"

    This verse expertly intertwines two precepts in a deft touch of poetic parallelism. Missi, his former girlfriend, had become pregnant, bearing a child of Manson. However, opting for an abortion, Manson laments, "I sat in the women's clinic waiting room, imagining what was going on just three rooms away as the doctors put a rod the size of a matchstick, with two tiny thread-like strands jutting from the top, up into Missi's cervix, causing it to dilate before tearing out the brain of our child with a pair of forceps." Thus a comparison is made between the foetus' destruction, and the spirit within him being crushed by the break-up.

    Furthermore, Manson could well be alluding to the conception of love between he and Missy. In true fact, the bond they shared was destined only to die. The love had blossomed, yet, served only as an illusory hope.

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