"A Place In The Dirt" as written by Brian Warner and John Lowery....
We are damned and we are dead
All God's children to be sent
To our perfect place in the sun
And in the dirt

There's a windshield in my heart
We are bugs so smeared and scarred
And could you stop the meat from thinking
Before I swallow all of it
Could you please?

Put me in the motorcade
Put me in the death parade
Dress me up and take me
Dress me up and make me your dying god

Angels with needles poke through our eyes
And let the ugly light of the world in
We were no longer blind
We were no longer blind

Put me in the motorcade
Put me in the death parade
Dress me up and take me
Dress me up and make me your dying God

Now we hold the "ugly head"
The Mary-whore is at the bed
They've cast the shadow of our perfect death
In the sun and in the dirt

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"A Place in the Dirt" as written by Brian Hugh Warner John Lowery

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    General Commenthmmm...i think this song is about jfk's death...and the line " a place in the sun and the dirt" means that we go to "heaven" (sun) and we're buried...i really like the line " angels with needles...poked through our eyes...let the ugly light of the world in..." i think it means some sort of "benevolent" creature/or whatever let us see what the world is and letting us see our own mortality...maybe the "angel" is acid...*lol*
    rockstar001on May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe dirt line is saying that there is no real afterlife in heaven, I think. Life ends with death.

    The needle's could either refer to drug use or just a very small halo (i.e., Target Audience, "and my halo was a needle hole) signifying a small amount of morality, or a cruel angel.
    Akashaon May 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentExistentialism smells good at Five in the Morning
    happylittledemigodon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song tells us where we stand, one day, we are dirt, the next day we are pretty, then forever dirt, and noone will ever realised you exist until you die
    Omegaon March 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is written for us to know that when we die, we are burried in a perfect place in the sun. all the darkness of life is then no more. in the end people forget about the dead, so the shadow of memories remains over our grave in the sun in the dirt.
    fadingon May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think its about how we arent perfect or good and how fucked death and life really is.
    nofxrulzon May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno satan in blue!dont do that...this gal is a liar!
    undisturbedon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure if I really put much faith in this interpretation, but I should at least put it forth, ne? ^^ On the Mary-whore lyric...there was another Mary in the Bible that was quite close to Jesus: Mary Magdalen, a prostitute. It could possibly refer to that Mary instead of Madonna Virgin Mary. *shrugs*
    Frau_Evaon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the death of JFK.
    Liberateon March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Put me in the motorcade
    put me in the death parade
    dress me up and take me
    dress me up and make me
    your dying god"

    Reminds me of the Coma White video... I don't know much about the death of JFK, or politics in general, but it seems like the American people made him into some kind of martyr when he was asassinated. This seems to be a theme in "Holy Wood".
    freakishfaeon September 26, 2004   Link

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