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When Six Was Nine

Discussion in 'Steel Prophet' started by TheTrueFortress, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. TheTrueFortress

    TheTrueFortress New Metal Member

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    What does this mean?
     
  2. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Read the liner notes on the album.

    One of the things I love from SP, is those notes by Steve in all albums. Hope the new one bring them back too.
     
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    Fuck.. I just noticed that my Book of the Dead cd didn't have any liner notes. Wyvern or somebody else who have it.. would you be so kind and post them here? Perhaps few close-up pics of liner note page(s) will be easy to read.

    Thanks!:)
     
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    TheTrueFortress New Metal Member

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    Yeah, thanks. But it doesn't explain the phrase, when six was nine.

    So again, can someone explain this to me?
     
  5. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Quoting Steve The Great (ancient metal philosopher)

    My will is prophecy, my own mythology, an oracle to be
    The blood shed by my soul, the deal time controls, tears for gifts you gave
    If six was nine


    Remember that in Arabic numerals nine is drawn as an upside six. Can have then two meanings according to the liner notes hints:

    1) either the character longs for the time when it was nine and not six (meaning the time is running off)
    2) 999 instead of 666 :p

    @ihq: sadly I just got a new computer and my old scanner does not work with it, I'm in the process of getting a new one. So I promise I'll scan the booklet for you sometime in the near future.
     
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    TheTrueFortress New Metal Member

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    Thanks

    Still very ambiguous.
     
  7. stevekachinsky

    stevekachinsky Steel Prophet - Gtr

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    Here's what I meant:
    "If Six was Nine" is a Jimi Hendrix song. It's whimsical, and just refers to daydreaming about what could be, if the world was an idealistic place. My song changes that to "WHEN Six was Nine". Meaning the world really can be ideal. It then touches on how schizoprhenics believe they really do change the world with only their thoughts or simple 'secret' movements, spells, etc. The two things are unrelated, but the common ground is changing the world. Not much more to it than that. Actually there is a lot more to it, but I'm not gonna talk about it in a public forum. I hope this helps bro!
     
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    Sweet! I still like my explanation better :loco:
     
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    Thank you, Steve!

    I have pondered the meaning of this song title for SO long. :headbang:
     

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