King Kill 33°
- for the bootleg see King Kill 33° (bootleg)
|"King Kill 33°"
|Song by Marilyn Manson
|Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
|November 13, 2000
|1999–2000 at the Mansion in Death Valley, California
|Marilyn Manson, Dave Sardy
"King Kill 33°" is the eighteenth track on the 2000 release Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). The song opens with a sound reminiscent of the buzzing of an insect's wings, followed by a blowing sound backed by Manson whispering "blame me," referring to the Columbine massacre.
- King Kill 33° — Appears on Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death).
- King Kill 33° (Demo) — Appears on the King Kill 33° bootleg.
Is this what you wanted? This is what you get. Turned all your lives into this shit. You never accepted or treated me fair Blame me for what I believe and I wear. You fucked yourselves and you Raised these sheep The blue and the withered seeds you will reap. You never gave me a chance to be me Or even a fucking chance just to be. But I have to show you that you played a role And I will destroy you with one simple hole. The world that hates me has taken its toll But now I have finally taken control. You wanted so bad to make me this thing And I want you now to just kill the king... And I am not sorry, and I am not sorry This is what you deserve And I am not sorry, and I am not sorry This is what you deserve I am not sorry, and I am not sorry This is what you deserve King Kill 33 King Kill 33 King Kill 33 King Kill 33
- A March 15, 2003 post made by Marilyn Manson on The Oracle section of MarilynManson.com ended with a line similar to the closing lyrics of "King Kill 33°", "And I am not sorry and I am not sorry... But I am disappointed."
- In the book Art That Kills by George Petros a handwritten note with the Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) track listing on "King Kill 33°" was listed as "Gun Factory". Apparently, this was the song's working title.
- "And I am not sorry, and I am not sorry This is what you deserve" This quote was used by Charles Manson in his essay.
- This song is the most obvious reference to Freemasonry. The grade 33 is the highest degree that exists in this organization.
- It is one of the few songs to be written in and recorded using the Eb Standard guitar tuning.
- At the start of the Twins of Evil tour with Rob Zombie, this song began to be used live as a intro for "Antichrist Superstar", with both Manson and Twiggy performing vocals.
- The song sounds similar to a Ministry song "Lava" released 4 years earlier on album Filth Pig.
- A band from Atlanta, active in the early 90s has the same title as their band name. They released two EPs, both in 1992 before breaking up.