"Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing)" as written by and Marilyn Manson John Lowery....
She's got here 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 got a angel in the lobby
He's waiting to put me in line
I won't ask forgiveness
For 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
Some do it better in smaller amounts
And it turns around
1, 2, 3,
And we all lay down
4, 5, 6,
Some do it fast
Some do it better in smaller amounts


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"Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing)" as written by John Lowery Brian Warner

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    My InterpretationI think this is from Adams perspective. I think after he realises all the cruelty in the world he loses faith in everything and turns to suicide. Marilyn compares him to a her, a scared little girl.

    She's got her eyes open wide
    She's got the dirt and spit of the world

    Adams eyes are wide open. He is scared. He has all the bad things in the world, the spit, the dirt, in his mind.

    Her mouth on the metal
    His mouth on the gun in his mouth, also might relate to the cover, Marilyns mouth broken off symbolising the quietness people forced him, and adam, into.

    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

    He has accepted that he will go to hell, he just doesnt care or have faith to try and change it because hes so tired.

    She's got her Christian prescriptures
    And death has crawled in her ear
    Like elevator music of songs
    That she shouldn't hear

    Christianity from the modern world has forbid suicide
    But the idea is already in his head and planned.
    He should have never even thought of such a sinful thing.

    And it spins around 1... 2... 3
    Gun turning
    And we all lay down 4... 5... 6
    This is where i think of the columbine massacre.
    The kids have decided to kill the school and shoot themselves. (like adam)
    and everyone lays down to avoid the flying bullets.

    Some do it fast

    a quick shoot to the head

    Some do it better in smaller amounts

    We are all in the shadow of death, killing ourselves slowly instead of quick.
    0au5t1non September 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI take the general theme to be suicide and the inevitability of death. It works well considering its function (the last song on the Holy Wood album), and it's extremely well done. The whole Russian Roulette thing with the ending is very well done, as well.
    Akashaon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song !
    undisturbedon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis that what the noise is? a russian roulette?

    i had no idea what it was.

    but anyway, this song is quite depressing for me, because my best friend killed herself while listening to it.
    xoxdeliriumxoxon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIts a beautiful song really, just the way he sings it is haunting. At one point I actually listened to only this song, and Coma Black. I'd go around singing it in the way he did. Its a great song.
    RottingSanityon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very beautiful song...Brian really has a beautiful voice...especially on this song and Suicide is painless....both of these songs are kind of like anthems to me. But, like Akasha said...It's about suicide...hence the title count to six and die. It's just about someone (in the song a girl) who's experienced nothing but the shitty parts of life. This song is pretty self explanatory really. I like the part where he says "some do it fast, some do it better in smaller amounts". To me this is saying some people kill themselves right away...like with a gun shot, or a hanging...or any other various way, while there are people who kill themselves slowly not only physically but emotionally that's where i fall into this song...
    RayvinFaeon August 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. and i think rayvin explained it best.
    kill.me.fasteron August 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentRayvinFae all i got to say is "ditto"
    Glorgeon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat clicking sound is the chamber of a revolver being spun, like in Russian roulette. Also, a revolver holds 6 bullets:
    "and it spins around, 1, 2, 3
    and we all lay down, 4, 5, 6"
    brianwon May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Comment..And the angel is a bullet and the little girl's mouth is the barrel... I'm in a hostile mood.. It's not meant to be beautiful it's about suicide - not the most beautiful thing. If any of you have ever seen the body of a suicide victim you'll know it's not a beautiful thing, especially if they shot themselves in the head. The purple/blue blotchy skin (not pale like a lot of ideas) and the dark brown blood, grey brain tissues over the wall.. Suicide is selfishness, though i understand it completely. And i'm in no way ignorant of the subject. My point is, Marilyn Manson want you to begin to comprehend the want and the need for some people to end their lives. The person in this song I think is Marilyn, or Brian or whatever you want to call him, not a girl, though i can see where you get that idea. He obviously thinks seriously about suicide - a lot of people do - and he wants people to choose between fearing him or understanding him. Either way he's getting what he wants. He's a lyrical genius and a very clever man, but not a role model. Just a theory
    ~T~
    Dark_Outon May 09, 2003   Link

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