"Arrival" as written by and Kim Bendix Petersen....
"That must be it"

Through the summer rain of 1845
The coach had finally arrived
To the valley where the crossroads meet below
And where all darkness seems to grow
People blame it on the Hill
The hill where no one dares to go
The Mansion

The coach had stopped and from the window you could see
Seven horsemen in the night
Miriam Natias and Jonathan LaFey
Saw the magic in their eyes
They were in for a surprise
The darkness would soon be complete
A horseman came forth from the dark

"We know you've come to inherit what's your's, the mansion
Take our advise and go back on this night
If you refuse eighteen will become nine, oh no"
Oh eighteen is nine

Jonathan laughed and said "get out of my way"
"I don't believe a word You say"
The seven horsemen disappeared into the night
And said "someday you'll need our help my friend"

I think poor Jonathan was scared

Eighteen is actually nine, it stuck in his mind

Lyrics submitted by Rider_of_the_Sun

"Arrival" as written by Kim Bendix Petersen

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    General CommentKing Diamond fails at math. 18 = / = 9.

    lolz. Good song.
    Anilandon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song with great lyrics... can anyone explain to me what the 18 is 9 part means?
    Snakebite11on May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs far as I understand, it means that Miriam (18 years old) is possessed by Abigail (9 months).
    RiNSpyon September 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom the CovenWorldWide.org

    This one is quite simple. Miriam LaFey is 18 years old. She gets pregnant which is 9 months. So 18 = 9 means the 18 year old girl becomes 9 months pregnant. (Jonathan = 27)

    Nine is a satanic or magical number. if you take the table of 9, the results (whenever counted together) always give 9.
    1 x 9 = 9
    2 x 9 = 18 (1+8=9)
    3 x 9 = 27 (2+7=9)
    and so on. See the picture?

    King uses this number alot in his lyrics. Whenever there are dates, ages or any kind of numbers mentioned, they always equal 9 or a multiplicity of that number.
    Tuwinon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. i think 1845 also has that trippy 9 thing.
    1 +8 = 9. 4+5 = 9.
    YourNameHere117on August 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBest opening to Abigail
    The Red Pyramidon July 11, 2009   Link

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