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Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)

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  • The subtitle of Holy Wood (In The Shadow of the Valley Death) is an inversion of the famous line from Psalm 23 verse 4.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

    thy rod and thy staff they comfort me

    Manson went so far as to act of the allegory of this verse and its following, Psalm 23:5, onstage during the Guns, God & Goverment tour.

    For more see
    Marilyn Manson: The Third & Final Beast



  • The song "President Dead" is exactly 3 minutes and 13 seconds song, the precise frame number of Kennedy's fatal gunshot from the Zapruder film.

    For more see
    Kennedy: King Kill 33°




    The words which are spoken at the beginning of Coma Black, are: "A loved one laid his head in her lap. Red roses fell to the floor, and the world stood still." A reference to Jackie O holding Kennedy's head after his assasination.




    In the music video for 'Disposable Teens', there are several shots of Manson dressed in Papal attire, in front of a mural depicting the Archangel Michael casting down Lucifer; one of the key events to occur during the end times, as prophesized in the Book of Revelation.

Manson on the Antichrist Svperstar 'Dead to the World' tour. The stage for the tour was set as the interior of a cathedral with Manson performing directly in front of a mock stained glass mosaic of Christ in the baphometic pose. As can be seen here, one of the backdrops was that of St. Michael the Archangel slaying Satan.



  • One particular line within the lyrics of 'The Fight Song', "The death of one is a tragedy. The death of a million is just a statistic" references a quote Joseph Stalin once uttered to Churchill at Potsdam, in 1945, "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic."