Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing)

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"Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing)"
Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing) cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
Released November 13, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000 at Houdini's Mansion in Death Valley, California
Genre Alternative metal
Length 3:24
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer John 5
Producer Marilyn Manson, Dave Sardy
Media

"Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing)" is the nineteenth and final track on the 2000 release Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). The sounds heard in the song's intro are that of a six-chambered revolver, which can be heard later on in the song firing off five empty rounds before the song cuts off. Manson also mentions the weapon at in several areas of the song, singing, "and it spins around," referencing the spinning of the revolver's cylindrical block, in between his counting the rounds of the revolver from one to six.

During the Guns, God and Government tour a looped version of the first approximately thirty seconds of the song were used as an intro to each performance, as can be seen and heard on the Guns, God and Government World Tour DVD

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing) — Appears on Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death).
  • Intro/Count to Six and Die (Live) — Appears on the Guns, God and Government World Tour DVD.

Lyrics[edit]

    She's got her eyes open wide
    She's got the dirt and spit of the world
    She's got her mouth on the metal
    The lips of a scared little girl
    
    I've got an angel in the lobby
    He's waiting to put me in line
    I won't ask forgiveness
    My faith has gone dry
    
    She's got her Christian prescriptures
    And death has crawled in her ear
    Like elevator music of songs that
    She shouldn't hear
    
    And it spins around- 1,2,3
    And we all lay down- 4,5,6
    Some do it fast
    And some do it better in smaller amounts

Trivia[edit]

  • This song was recorded at Houdini's Mansion.
  • The gun heard spinning in the song is a .32 caliber revolver, which belongs to none other than Manson's father, Hugh Warner.
  • The ambiguous sound of distant explosions can be heard behind the final clicks of the revolver, evoking the layered American symbol of fireworks and also the sound of collective human suicide - war.