A Place in the Dirt
|"A Place in the Dirt"|
|Song by Marilyn Manson|
|Album||Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)|
|Released||November 13, 2000|
|Recorded||1999–2000 at the Mansion in Death Valley, California|
|Genre||Alternative rock, art rock, industrial rock, experimental rock|
|Producer||Marilyn Manson, Dave Sardy|
"A Place in the Dirt" is the ninth track on the 2000 release Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). The song consists of only four verses and two refrains. While the instrumentation in the verses consists of only a synthesizer and percussion, the choruses are much louder and feature live drums and distorted guitars.
- A Place in the Dirt — Appears on Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death).
We are damned and we are dead all god's children to be sent to our perfect place in the sun and in the dirt There's a windshield in my heart we are bugs so smeared and scarred and could you stop the meat from thinking before I swallow all of it, could you please? Put me in the motorcade put me in the death parade dress me up and make me dress me up and make me your dying god angel with needles poked through our eyes and let the ugly light of the world in and we were no longer blind and we were no longer blind Put me in the motorcade put me in the death parade dress me up and make me dress me up and make me your dying god Now we hold the "ugly head" the Mary-whore is at the bed They've cast the shadow of our perfect death in the sun and in the dirt.
- The lyric "to our perfect place in the sun," is a reference to the 1951 film "A Place in the Sun," starring Mongomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, which is based on the novel "An American Tragedy."
- The intro and verse styling is somewhat similar to the intro to the song "Empty Spaces" by Pink Floyd.