This song tells the story of the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16, 2007, where 32 people were killed. The slaughter was the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in US history and this song recounts the tragedy through the eyes of the perpetrator Seung-Hui Cho. Exodus stopped playing the tune live after the Sandy Hook shooting.
Other songs inspired by the Virginia Tech massacre include:
On August 24, 2014 James Evans, a 31-year-old Exodus fan posted lyrics to the song on Facebook
Student bodies lying dead in the halls A blood splattered treatise of hate Class dismissed is my hypothesis, gun fire ends in debate
Multiple agencies received calls concerned about the post, resulting in Evans' arrest as, "he threatened to kill students and or staff at school." Evans was placed in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center before being released eight days later.
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.
Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia.