"In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death" as written by and Brian/white Warner....
We have no future
Heaven wasn't made for me
We burn ourselves to hell
As fast as it can be
And I wish that I could be the king
Then I'd know that I am not alone

Maggots put on shirts
Sell each other shit
Sometimes I feel so worthless
Sometimes I feel discarded
I wish that I was good enough
Then I'd know that I am not alone

Death is policeman
Death is the priest
Death is the stereo
Death is a TV
Death is the Tarot
Death is an angel and
Death is our God, killing us all

She put the seeds in me
Plat this dying tree
She's a burning string
And I'm just the ashes
She put the seeds in me
Plat this dying tree
She's a burning string
And I'm just the ashes
She put the seeds in me
Plant this dying tree


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"In the Shadow of the Valley of Death" as written by John Lowery Jeordie White

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    General CommentI love this! Manson is so about everything that sums up life..."heaven wasn't made for me" this is talking about living up to other people's expectations and how you're never going to be good enough in other people's eyes. "I wish that I was good enough"-death is absolutely everything, death is what we make it is the message this song gives out to me. just like life. We shouldn't have to change ourselves just to live up to other people's ideals. If we don't think we need help, then we don't need help. No-one should ever be forced towards change. Let us burn in hell if that's the future.
    electricveilon April 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman......this song is awesome ! its clear and obvious this is about insignificance ! as the term goes I WISH THAT I COULD BE THE KING ! this means that he good be a good man.......a man accepted by the world........a man loved by the world.and many times when theres crap going on in my life cuz of my own mistakes! i listen to this song and it really cools me down,u know.......marilyn rox
    undisturbedon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song.. its clear Manson is trying to highlight the life of an ordinary human being. being a Goth by nature myself, i know wat manson is trying to convey. the last 2 verses of the song are probably related to a girl Manson wanted, but could not have because of wat he is.
    metal4evaon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is coming from a person who thinks they will never become anything in life, and theres only one person who tries to help this person, but he still can't amount to that person - "She put the seeds in me, plant this dying tree, she's a burning string, and I'm just the ashes".

    Oddity62on August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how when everything in your life is fucked up, a relationship can never last, "dying tree" is the relationship, which is dooned from the first moment. the part about "Death is..." is about how he see's no good in anything in the world except her.
    quiffpornon April 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere's a baby crying in the beginning, can anyone else hear it?
    margeraon January 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful. The way manson puts so much emotion into it is amazing. The song is just about feeling worthless and stuff.
    _Polly_on January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks man! this song is about me..my life.. i always listen to this song to cool me down. its about people are always doing there best in everything but still,they're not worth it to people's eyes.. tha last lines of the song is about a boy who likes this girl but the girl refused his feelings..his love for her because of what he is... a useless individual to the world...
    Industrialized666on February 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentManson fans....
    Death is policeman
    Death is the priest
    Death is the stereo
    Death is a TV-completely understandable, but...
    Death is the Tarot
    Death is an angel and
    Death is our God....what does it mean?????
    ( i remind you is the only capital G on the record... The only god manson beleives is in te certainty of we are all going to die someday???
    Agustinon June 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about not being accepted, not being good enough, not popular, nothing

    "heaven wasn't made for me"

    He doesn't feel like he belongs with anyone else, there all popular and have loads of friends and shit like that while he's nothing

    "sometimes I feel so worthless"
    Anti-Punkon January 14, 2006   Link

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