|Song by Marilyn Manson|
|Released||October 8, 1996|
|Recorded||1996 at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Genre||Industrial Rock, Experimental|
|Producer||Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie, Marilyn Manson|
"Track 99" (also known as "Better Messiah", "Dying Years", "Minister", "Empty Sounds of Hate" and "Untitled" despite there already being a song by this name) is the ninety-ninth track on the 1996 release Antichrist Superstar. It is separated from the final song on the album, "Man That You Fear", by eighty-two silent tracks about four seconds long in duration. When the album is placed on loop, the pacing to "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" matches that of the additional distorted recitation found in "Track 99", causing the album to display a perfect loop.
- Track 99 — Appears on Antichrist Superstar.
go ahead and build a better messiah, we can dig another grave this is your calling if you are hearing this, there is nothing I can do something has grown in my chest and I have seen it it is hard and cold it's been dormant for many years I have tried to save you, but I cannot come to save you but this is what you deserve this is what we deserve this is something that we have brought upon ourselves we are not a victim, you are not a victim we are not a victim, you are not a victim god will grovel before me god will crawl at my feet these are the dying years these are the dying years when you are suffering, know that I have betrayed you
- If the track is sped up to around 300% the outro to "Mister Superstar" can be heard with the lyrics "superstar, superfuck baby..." being repeated. Doing the inverse and slowing down the outro of "Mister Superstar" reveals "Track 99".
- The words "When you are suffering know that I have betrayed you" are repeated throughout the song. They seem to have been made in reverse and slowed down, which explains the strange way they are spoken.
- The line "When you are suffering know that I have betrayed you" references the line "then when you are sad know that I have forsaken you" by Aleister Crowley (the Book of the Law, chapter 2).