Real Solution #9

Album: Astrocreep 2000 (1995)
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  • Who will survive and what will be left of them?
    Apocalyptic dreams see the ordinary madness
    Who will survive and what will be left of them?
    I never lock the dogs when the wolf is in the darkness
    Come on - come on the mutherfucker's on fire
    He cut through the bone, he cut through the wire
    Come on - come on the mutherfucker's on fire
    He cut through the bone, he cut through the wire
    Yeah - yeah - yeah - yeah
    Who will survive and what will be left of them?
    Into another world number nine bring the death in
    Who will survive and what will be left of them?
    Loser take it all - getting high on the kick in
    Yeah - yeah - yeah - yeah
    Who will survive and what will be left of them?
    Got twenty four hours of psychoholic magic
    Who will survive and what will be left of them?
    Illuminate the face and the eye of the serpent
    Come on - come on the mutherfucker's on fire
    He cut through the bone, he cut through the wire
    Come on - come on the mutherfucker's on fire
    He cut through the bone, he cut through the wire
    Yeah - yeah - yeah - yeah
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 10

  • Jason Curlee from Wichita Falls TexasI like the cosmic space sound effects I never noticed them until just recently when I got some really killer ear buds. Lol I’ve had the album since 95 too.
  • Sean Thompson from MarsThe sample towards the end with a woman screaming "Yes I'm coming to see ya! Yes Lord, see ya, yes Lord, yes Lord! Hallelujah!" and then a man saying "Have a seat. Do you feel like hurting anyone? Do you feel like hurting yourself?" is from an episode of COPS. A woman was freaking out and a cop was trying to calm her down.
  • Tricky 43 from AustraliaRob from Detroit is pretty much on the money. The opening sample -"Yeah, I remember her saying, 'I'm already dead.'
    ...Well today I want you each to stand up and hold your hands in some stupid symbol... You're gonna get up and scream...You're gonna get up and burn an X in your head. (Kenwinkel, 1994)"

    This was taken directly from an interview on Turning Point the Manson Women: Inside the Murders, hosted by Diane Sawyer in 1994 whilst interviewing Patricia Krenwinkel (her voice on the sample). Krenwinkel stated that "I'm already dead" was the last words spoken by Abigail Folger before Krenwinkel stabbed her to death on the front lawn of Sharon Tate's and Roman Polanski's property. The second part of the opening sample is also taken directly from the same interview. Krenwinkel stated that these were the directions given to the three defendants (Leslie Van Houten, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel) by Charles Manson on how he wishes them to present and behave to disrupt court proceedings.

    The title of the White Zombie track (as also stated by Rob from Detroit), is indeed a play on words referring the track "Revolution #9" on the 1968 album "The Beatles" (also commonly referred to as The White Album). Charles Manson believed (other than that he (Manson) was the second coming of Christ) that The Beatles were talking to him directly through the album. The track "Revolution #9" was the instruction for Manson to interpret the writings from Book of Revelation, chapter 9 (the Christian Bible) and act upon these words (literally). This was Charles Mansons real solution (#9). If you are interested, below is the text taken from the bible that is referenced above.

    Fifth Trumpet: The First Woe (9:1–12)
    A "star" falls from the sky (9:1).
    This "star" is given "the key to the bottomless pit" (9:1).
    The "star" then opens the bottomless pit. When this happens, "smoke [rises] from [the Abyss] like smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky [are] darkened by the smoke from the Abyss" (9:2).
    From out of the smoke, locusts who are "given power like that of scorpions of the earth" (9:3), who are commanded not to harm anyone or anything except for people who were not given the "seal of God" on their foreheads (from chapter 7) (9:4).
    The "locusts" are described as having a human appearance (faces and hair) but with lion's teeth, and wearing "breastplates of iron"; the sound of their wings resembles "the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle" (9:7–9)
    Sixth Trumpet: The Second Woe (9:13–21)
    The four angels bound to the great river Euphrates are released to prepare two hundred million horsemen.
    These armies kill a third of mankind by plagues of fire, smoke, and brimstone.
  • Luke from Manchester, Uk"who will survive..." is a sample, not a lyric.
  • Stacie from Plano, TxAllegedly, "I'm already dead" were Abigail Folger's last words.
  • Pj from Someplace, MbThe spoken bit is:

    "I keep a close watch on this heart of mine / I walk the line, I walk the line", which is from Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line". Sort of a weird way of sampling, I guess.
  • Rob from Detroit , MiThis song is not about Charles Bukowski. It may mention it, but it's actually about the life and times of another Charles...mass murderer Charles Manson, leader of the psychotic Manson Family. The line "cut through the bone, cut through the wire," references the attack on the Sharon Tate/Roman Powlanski house, when three members of the Family cut the telephone wires outside the house, and broke in where they stabbed and shot Sharon Tate and four of her friends. The "I'm already dead" refrain is taken from Manson's 1970 testimony, in which he claimed that he couldn't really be punished for his crimes, because "I'm already dead." In fact the title of the song is a reference to The Beatles song, "Revolution 9", which supposedly inspired the murders. That's the reason for the audio clips at the beginning and end of the song. The song is entirely about the Manson Family...not Charles Bukowski...though he may be referenced.
  • Michael from Rohnert Park, CaInteresting fact: This osng is abot the great American poet Charles Bukowski. The line '...see the ordinary madness' is a reference to a film of the same title which portrays Bukowski as the hard-drinking, moody, poor, woman-loving and genius-level poet he was.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandNow do that without caps lock
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