Lamb Of God

Album: Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) (2000)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This is about how assassinated people are treated as heroes and martyrs. Here are some of the references:

    "Jack became sainted" - 'Jack' was JFK's Nickname

    "Nothing's Gonna Change The World" - This is a line in The Beatles song "Across The Universe," which John Lennon wrote.

    "There was Lennon in the Happy Gun" - Another reference to John Lennon.

    "We Were Looking for Mark David" - Mark David Chapman was John Lennon's killer. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Aamir - Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Comments: 12

  • Maria Isabel from New London, CtQuite a few songs on the HolyWood album refer to people who were assassinated as well as the killers. References to Oswald and Boothe are mentioned repeatedly.
  • Cortney from Grand Junction, CoThis was the first manson song i heard and its the reason i have a love for him that is almost unnatural!lol,the lyrics are really meaningful and i just love this and every other manson song there is...
  • Bob from Wheaton, MiI think this song is about how some peoples deaths go unnoticed and they are forgotten and how some peoples(famous) deaths are noticed and they are made a hero or martyr . For over 2,000 years Jesus Christ death is remebered because he lives and rose again. I've noticed because he noticed me.
  • Tyler from Buffalo, NyI think this song is about how some peoples deaths go unnoticed and they are forgotten and how some peoples(famous) deaths are noticed and they are made a hero or martyr
  • Paul from Sunnyvale, CaI hope marilyn manson's not saying that john lennon is taken as hero just because he was suddenly murdered.
  • Kieran from Essex, Englandin accross the world it says 'nothings gonna change MY world' but in lamb of god it says 'nothings gonna change THE world'
    MANSON ROCKS!
  • Harry from Luton, Englandmarilyn manson is in my opinion a legend as for lamb of god (the band) my god there amazing
  • Tanya from Rotterdam, Netherlands"There was Lennon and a happy gun" refers to John Lennon of course, but also to The Beatles-song "Happiness is a warm gun" (White Album)I would say.
  • Masha from Amsterdam, NetherlandsAnd if the hooooooooly lamb of goooood... Sorry.
  • Billy Ross from Hagerstown, Mdlamb of god is also the name of a death metal band from virginia. i think they're from the richmond area.
  • Ian from New York, NyIndeed
  • Brittany from Toronto, CanadaManson Is Amazing!
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Band Names

Band NamesFact or Fiction

Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?

Rick Springfield

Rick SpringfieldSongwriter Interviews

Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.

Gary LeVox

Gary LeVoxSongwriter Interviews

On "Life Is A Highway," his burgeoning solo career, and the Rascal Flatts song he most connects with.

Supertramp founder Roger Hodgson

Supertramp founder Roger HodgsonSongwriter Interviews

Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."

Tanita Tikaram

Tanita TikaramSongwriter Interviews

When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.

Why Does Everybody Hate Nu-Metal? Your Metal Questions Answered

Why Does Everybody Hate Nu-Metal? Your Metal Questions AnsweredSong Writing

10 Questions for the author of Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces