Snake Eyes and Sissies

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"Snake Eyes and Sissies"
Snake Eyes and Sissies cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Portrait of an American Family
Released July 19, 1994
Recorded August–December 1993 at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California, The Village Recorder and Pig
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:07
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Madonna Wayne Gacy, Daisy Berkowitz, Gidget Gein
Producer Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor
Media

"Snake Eyes and Sissies" is the eleventh track on the 1994 release Portrait of an American Family. It was initially meant to be the album's lead single, but "Get Your Gunn" was released instead. It also was originally 5:09, and had extra lyrics.

Appearances[edit]

Cassettes[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Video[edit]

Portrait Sessions
The Manson Family Album Extended Version
The Manson Family Album Single Mix Edit


Versions[edit]

Lyrics[edit]

    wrench is just a household god but I carry mine with pride
    I don't work but I can work with it to split your smile
    run you down without a twitch, your car's just not as big as mine
    tear the son out of your bitch and sprinkle your remains with lime
    I ain't no workin' man, I do the best I can, I got the devil's hand
    rollin' sixes
    I am the habit man, I use up all I can, I got the slacker's hand
    my afternoon's remote control
    daydream milk and genocide
    tranquility with broken knees, silly putty enemies
    butter knife in your side
    what I got I got for free, middle finger technology
    what's yours is mine, yours is mine, told you fucker, yours is mine
    snake eyes for sissies
    I ain't no workin' man, I do the best I can, I got the devil's hand
    rollin' sixes
    I am the habit man, I use up all I can, I got the slacker's hand
    I am the pedophile's dream
    a messianic peter pan
    just a boy, just a boy, just a little fucking boy, I can never be a man
    I ain't no workin' man, I do the best I can, I got the devil's hand
    rollin' sixes
    I am the habit man, I use up all I can, I got the slacker's hand
    I ain't no workin' man, I do the best I can, I got the devil's hand
    I am the habit man, I use up all I can, I got the slacker's hand
    (oh no, oh no)

Trivia[edit]

  • The backmasked sampled quote at the beginning of the song ("Killing is killing whether done for duty, profit or fun...") is of Richard Ramirez, often referred to as The Night Stalker, during a jail-house interview.[1]
  • The songs working title was "Snakeyes and Boxcars".
  • There are lyrics missing from the booklet. Right before the "Pedophile's dream", you can hear quiet singing, with the lyrics, "I was prophesised by Shangri-Las / I am the leader of the pack." (These lyrics are actually written next to the song in the booklet: "I was prophesised by Shangri-Las I am the leader of the pack").

References[edit]

  1. A Conversation with Richard Ramirez...