"The Death Song" as written by and Marilyn Manson John Lowery....
We're on a bullet and were headed straight into god
Even he'd like to end it too
We take a pill, get a face, buy our ticket
And we hope heaven is true
I saw a cop beat a priest on the T. V.
And I know they killed our heroes too

We sing the death song kids
Because we got no future
And we wanna be just like you
We wanna be just like you
We wanna be just like you
We sing the death song kids

We light a candle on an earth we made into hell
And we pretend that we're in heaven
Each time we do we get the blind man's ticket
And we know that nothing is true
I saw a priest kill a cop on the tv
And I know they're our heroes too

We sing the death song kids
Because we got no future
And we wanna be just like you
We wanna be just like you
We wanna be just like you
We sing the death song kids
We sing the death song kids

We sing the death song kids
We sing the death song kids
We write our prayers on a little bomb
Kiss it on the face and send it to god

We sing the death song kids
Because we got no future
And we wanna be just like you
We wanna be just like you
We wanna be just like you
We were the world, but we got no future
We wanna be just like you
We wanna be just like you
We wanna be just like you
We were the world, but we got no future
We wanna be just like you
We wanna be just like you
We wanna be just like you

We sing the death song kids

With Jesus our king


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"The Death Song" as written by Marilyn Manson John Lowery

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    General Commenti think its just talking about how the world is ending soon as it literally sez and how we all have no future because we're all destroying civilisation.
    mansonjunkieon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song!
    Xzecon March 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFUCK YEAH!!! this song kicks ass!!!
    dsgfsdgson November 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think it also about suicide.

    "we take a pill, get a face
    buy our ticket
    and we hope that heaven's true"

    these lines seem to back up that theory.
    Overlordon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm agree with Overlord.
    all the song fits.
    It also kinda critisism to the religion, which considerin' all of us to only a people... and eventually, we all end the same.
    ~BlAcKeNeD~on February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about the world and life in general. About how the world is just a complete mess right now and that it's only getting worse. It's gotten so bad that "Even God wants to end it too." This symbolizes a sense of hopelessness, and maybe goes with the armagedon theory of the Christians. Anyways We're singing the death song b/c there's no hope for us. We have no future in a world of dependence and conformity. And what kind of future is that when you end up like everyone else anyways? Thats right, it's not one.
    OnlyInDreams126on June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere's something great about hearing the chorus "no future", ala Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen.
    Eatcarpeton June 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS IS A FUCKIN AWESOME SONG... i mean all mansons songs KICK ASS... but this one i can't stop listening to it
    Sick My Duckon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my new fav. song nxt 2 target audience, i cant stop listenin to this song either. this song is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and whats this about beating priests??? what ever it is i'm all for it! FUCK YEAH!
    sAINT_frm_hellywoodon June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the whole thing was about religeon.
    "we take a pill, get a face
    buy our ticket
    and we hope that heaven's true"
    seems to me like the idea of devoting one's self to a religeon and hopeing with blind faith that it's all true.

    Also
    "we light a candle on an earth
    we made into hell
    and pretend that we're in heaven"

    A coment on how relgeon has cocked up the world yet tries to appear riteous... meh my interpretation... too tired to go into any great detail.
    Mary Bobon January 25, 2006   Link

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