The Love Song

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"The Love Song"
The Love Song 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 metal
Length 3:16
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Twiggy Ramirez, John 5
Producer Marilyn Manson, Dave Sardy
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"The Love Song" is the second track on the 2000 release Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). The song was inspired by society's common obsession with fire arms, the harmful values of conservative Middle America, and what Manson believes are its 3 core preoccupations: Guns, God and the Government, metaphors the father as the arm, the mother as the gun, and the children as the bullet.

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   The bullet:
   "I've got a crush on a pretty pistol
   should I tell her that I feel this way?
   Father told us to be faithful
   I've got a crush on a pretty pistol
   should I tell her that I feel this way
   I've got love songs in my head
   that are killing us away"
   
   The Father:"do you love your guns?"
   (yeah)
   "god?"
   (yeah)
   "the government?"
   
   "do you love your guns?"
   (yeah)
   "god?"
   (yeah)
   "the government?"
   (fuck yeah)
   
   The bullet:
   "She tells me I'm a pretty bullet
   I'm gonna be a star someday
   Mother says that we should look away
   She tells me I'm a pretty bullet
   an Imitation Christ
   I've got love songs in my head
   that are killing us away"
   The Father:
   "do you love your guns?"
   (yeah)
   "god?"
   (yeah)
   "the government?"
   (fuck yeah)