She was the color of TV
her mouth curled under like a metal snake
although Holy Wood was sad
they'd remember this as Valentine's day


flies are waiting


In the Shadow of the Valley of Death
In the Shadow of the Valley of Death


slit our wrists and send us to heaven
the first flower after the flood


I saw that pregnant girl today
she didn't know that it was dead inside
even though it was alive
some of us are really born to die


flies are waiting


In the Shadow of the Valley of Death
In the Shadow of the Valley of Death


slit our wrists and send us to heaven
the first flower after the flood


In the Shadow of the Valley of Death
In the Shadow of the Valley of Death


Lyrics submitted by Ice


Valentine's Day song meanings
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure Valentine from Holy Wood was a guy, not a girl. The "pregnant girl" most likely refers to Coma White, the book's female protagonist.

    He needs to get that damned book published already so we can finally understand the whole album; he's only released one chapter so far.
    tuviaon August 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"She was the color of tv"

    "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel"
    -Neuromancer by William Gibson

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    laurelinwyntreon August 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song by a great band
    Man§oni†eMaGg0T666on June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome
    MuRdErDoLLz_PuNkon September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMartyrism?
    mjk ninon April 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo idea. But cool song.
    Karlon June 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm sure there was some sort of massacre on valentines day once (I'm probably wrong) maybe its about that
    Sweaty-Gothon March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat, the valentines day massacre? lol... if u mean that, that was with al capone and the mafia... could be but i doubt it
    Sick My Duckon July 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song, Marilyn Manson would be god if there was a god! New fav song!.... this cant be about the valentines day massacre.. he says "although HOLYWOOD was sad" not ChicAGO
    sAINT_frm_hellywoodon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe woman subject of the song is quite directly the Virgin Mary, and the main idea of the song is that is was fate for her son to be a martyr.

    The verse, "although Holy Wood was sad
    they'd remember this as Valentine's day"

    This could mean two things, at the time, those who followed Christ grieved about his death but still saw his death as a gift and a blessing, to be reflected much later by religion who both put his death on the guilt of people while still celebrating it. Manson tunes are always filled with very direct self-contradictions.

    The second thing it could mean is the commercialization of Christ's martyrdom. Valentine's Day is widely known as a "commercial holiday", and this flows with the rest of the album making references to "crucifiction sales" and whatnot.
    JofaGuhton October 20, 2005   Link

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