Track 99

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For the untitled track on Smells Like Children see Track 16
For hidden track on Mechanical Animals see Untitled
"Track 99"
Track 99 cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Antichrist Superstar
Released October 8, 1996
Recorded 1996 at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre Industrial Rock, Experimental
Length 1:39
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Producer Trent Reznor, Dave Ogilvie, Marilyn Manson
Media

"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.

Appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Versions[edit]

  • Track 99 — Appears on Antichrist Superstar.

Lyrics[edit]

   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

Trivia[edit]

  • 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).