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 whta 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.


Lyrics submitted by Man§oni†eMaGg0T666, edited by ZZss3

Track 99 song meanings
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    General CommentTrack 99 is creepy. The first time I heard it, I thought my CD player was possessed. Marilyn Manson is a genius.
    _Polly_on January 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is pretty much what we are now, our societies current situation "this is what we deserve. this is something we have brought upon ourselves." it's sad and true, we really have fucked things up and when he says "When you are suffering, know that I have betrayed you." i think "i" refers to people in general.
    EcKoSpAmon May 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSongs a great idea.
    I mean makes you think huh?
    I didnt even notice it at first but the one day at the way to the school i thoght god i want to die. And this song comes in. I was like fuck a sign from god on a last second damit.
    Then i noticed that the cd has a secret song. Ah the younger years of my life sucked ass...
    UnraisedMetalon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlol i first had this track playing when i was in bed and it scared the hell out of me
    smo_go1on July 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI fell asleep with the CD on and woke up to hear this. I am never listening to CDs when I am sleepy again.
    Nintendofann11on August 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is called Empty Sounds Of Hate.
    FaaipDeOaidon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first time i heard this it scared the crap out of me...I left the cd playing, and i was sitting there, and all of a sudden its starts playing hella loud...
    moraldecay7on October 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentInterestingly enough, if you put the album on loop, the distorted voice says the last phrase twice (once at the end of the album, and once at the beginning), and it's said with the same interval as the other phrases he repeated twice throughout this track, implying that the story of this album is cyclical, and at the end of the story, there's another worm somewhere that will eventually get it's wings and kill Manson to become the new Superstar.

    Anyone have any idea what the other voice is saying in the background? It sounded like it was reversed, so I flipped it backwards, but I still can't understand it. I doubt it's English.
    Valtielon October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOK, I listened to it again. It seems he's saying (in a reversed voice) "When you are suffering, know that I have betrayed you." He says this 3 times, then he says "These are the dying years." He ends with a phrase that I still can't understand, but it sounds like "Let ____ new dark age _____"
    Valtielon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment*Note about my last comment*

    The voice sounds like it was recorded, then flipped backwards, but the phrases I described are heard when it's listened to normally.
    Valtielon December 12, 2006   Link

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