Five to One

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"Five to One"
Five to One cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Disposable Teens (single) & The Fight Song (single)
Released November 6, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000 at the Mansion in Death Valley, California
Genre Alternative metal
Length 4:22
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Jim Morrison
Composer Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore
Producer Marilyn Manson, Dave Sardy
Media
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"Five to One" is a b-side of the 2000 album Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), originally written and performed by The Doors in 1968.

Appearances[edit]

Singles[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • "Five to One" — Appears on the "Disposable Teens" Pt. 2 single and "The Fight Song" single.

Lyrics[edit]

    Five to one baby one in five
    No one here gets out alive now
    You get yours baby I'll get mine
    Gonna make it baby if we try
    Come on, yeah!
    
    The old get older and the young get stronger
    May take a week and it may take longer
    They got the guns but we got the numbers
    Gonna win yeah we're taking over
    Come on, yeah
    
    Your ballroom days are over, baby
    Night is drawing near
    Shadows of the evening crawl across the years
    You walk across the floor with flowers in your hands
    Trying to tell me no one fucking understands
    Trade in your hours for a handful of dimes
    Gonna make it baby in our prime
    
    Get together one more time...
    
    I wanna fuck you, mother
    Fuck you!
    Get together one more time...
    
    Fuck you...mother

Trivia[edit]

  • "Five to one" was the approximate ratio of whites to blacks, young to old, and non-pot smokers to pot smokers in the US in 1967. It was also the amount of Vietnamese to American soldiers in Vietnam, although Jim Morrison said the lyrics were not political.
  • Robby Krieger, The Doors guitarist, recorded this version with Marilyn Manson for the 2000 Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate.