"Four Rusted Horses" as written by and Chris Vrenna Brian Warner....
Who'll ride this dying carousel?
Four rusting horses strangled by their own rope
What children love a singing wheel
Now that their tight hearts it broke
That their tight hearts it broke

Everyone will come, everyone will come to my funeral
To make sure that I stay dead
Everyone will come, everyone will come to my funeral
To make sure that I stay dead

I can see the coffin shining through my tinted window
Must've missed the sign that said it was a fire sale
I can see the coffin shining through my tinted window
Must've missed the sign that said it was a fire sale

Everyone will come, everyone will come to my funeral
To make sure that I stay dead
Everyone will come, everyone will come to my funeral
To make sure that I stay dead

You can't take this from me
(forbidden in Heaven and useless in Hell)
You can't take this from me
(forbidden in Heaven and useless in Hell)
Useless in Hell

I can see the coffin shining through my tinted window
Must've missed the sign that said it was a fire sale
I can see the coffin shining through my tinted window
Must've missed the sign that said it was a fire sale

Everyone will come, everyone will come to my funeral
To make sure that I stay dead
Everyone will come, everyone will come to my funeral
To make sure that I stay dead

You can't take this from me
(forbidden in Heaven and useless in Hell)
You can't take this from me
(forbidden in Heaven and useless in Hell)
You can't take this from me
(forbidden in Heaven and useless in Hell)
You can't take this from me
(forbidden in Heaven and useless in Hell)
Useless in Hell

Who'll ride this dying carousel?
Four rusted horses strangled by their own rope
What children love a singing wheel
Now that their tight hearts it broke
That their tight hearts it broke


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"Four Rusted Horses" as written by Chris Vrenna Whitey Kirst

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  • +1
    General Commenti JUST typed these up haha.
    good job.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on March 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, it goes:

    "We'll ride this dying carousel
    Four rusting horses strangled by their own rope
    What children love are singing
    "We all know that their tied hearts had broke
    That their tied hearts had broke"

    Fix it.
    BipolarRoyaltyon June 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen i see the lyrics to this song, i feel like he's saying the Antichrist is, in a way, dying, and all the people who hated him will "make sure that i stay dead". and then he says "you can't take this from me (forbidden in heaven and useless in hell)" which could mean that no one can take the Antichrist figure out of him, and no one really needs an Antichrist in hell, and it's not allowed in heaven. i wonder if this is a way of wondering what will happen once the Antichrist is gone, and if anyone will continue shocking people like he did.

    thats just my two cents. even if i'm way off, i still think this is a great song
    goaliegirl42on June 01, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that in this (great) song, Marilyn Manson is starting to think that whatever he does, the world will stay the same and continue being stupid. The parts of the song that made me think of it is when he says "forbidden in Heaven and useless in Hell", like if he said that he failed in his "mission" to change the world, but he still tried, so he can't go to heaven, and since he failed, he is useless in hell. There is also the part with the carousel, where he says the world will keep turning and stay the same, and that he hopes that in the next generation, there will be someone to take his place. He referts himself as the antichrist (as he says once in his book), and he thinks that the victorious religions and medias will come to his funerals to contemplate their "good" work and make sure he won't reborn.
    MarilynMansonWontDieon June 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI read an interview where he said this song was about his band, which could make sense seeing as there are 4 'core' members now
    mism10on December 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm thinking maybe the part goes like this:

    " what children love is singing.
    we'll *now* that their die-hards have broke.
    that the tied hearts have broke. "

    i'm not sure.
    something doesn't seem right.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on March 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I fixed it right this time, it's more consistent with other lyrics I've seen.
    Eternalpaynon April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan anyone send this song to me? I've been looking for it everywhere.
    gr0tezqueon April 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems to me this song is aimed at those critics who hate him because they think he is Satanic.
    "Everyone will come to my funeral to make sure that i stay dead"
    Seems to me that that part of the song is basically saying that he wouldnt be surprised if those Bible-thumping Jesus-freaks come to his funeral to make sure that he really is gone and wont bother them again.
    Jonny2on May 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks, updated.
    Eternalpaynon May 22, 2009   Link

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