A Place in the Dirt

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"A Place in the Dirt"
A Place in the Dirt cover
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
Length 3:37
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer John 5
Producer Marilyn Manson, Dave Sardy
Media

"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.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • A Place in the Dirt — Appears on Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death).

Lyrics[edit]

    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.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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."