Backward Masking - Finding the hidden messages

Page created March 8, 2006
Last updated:
May 11, 2008

There are some concerns about hidden messages in music. I recently found out about this in early March 2006 when I did a search on the internet for "playing music backwards" because a few days earlier I was listening to Coast to Coast AM and heard about how the Beetles had hidden messages in their music. I found that Led Zeppelin is a classic example of this, even another example.

As it goes from common interpretation of the reversed lyrics:
All yours, here's to my sweet satan, The one who's little path would make me sad, who's power is fake. He will give you, give you 666. There was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, sad satan.

I seriously doubt that this was simply coincidence, BECAUSE it is well known that Jimmy Page was very interested in Aleister Crowley AND Jimmy Page also did the soundtrack to Lucifer Rising, a movie that was directed by Kenneth Anger. I really doubt that with as much interest in the occult as Jimmy Page had, that these lyrics were just a coincidence.

I am wondering if hidden messages found when playing songs backwards are really just the real intentions of these people surfacing in the music. The reason for my theory about this is because when Britney Spears songs are played backwards, she says things like "sleep with me, I'm not too young". Now with the image that we see of her, how can these hidden messages simply be a coincidence? Are the hidden messages in the music made by a well known occultist like Jimmy Page, ONLY a coincidence or only a mis-intepretation of an active imagination on the listener? People please wake up!

Really, think about it, some of these lyrics actually rhyme with themselves. "The one who's little path would make me sad", is a good example of this. I don't see that this is an accident, the hidden message lyrics actually fit well with the beat of the music. Besides, it's you people that are usually talking about this Subconscious mind stuff and how it related to things.

I have actually listened to the ENTIRE Stairway to Heaven song backwards. It is wierd but interesting to listen to. Most of the lyrics sound like jibberish, BUT there are parts that DISTINCTLY MAKE SENSE. Most of them are listed below in audio clips. Now, Jimmy Page was very interested in Aleister Crowley and knowing about the "Book of the Law" that Aleister Crowley was responsible for, it is very possible that many of these "jibberish" sounding lyrics could actually be some of that Egyptian spell stuff manifesting in the lyrics of the song.

I don't feel that it is wise to underestimate the use of the occult. Stairway to Heaven, when played backwards, has much of a theatrical feeling in it's sound. It sounds very mystical and I do like to hear the sound of Jimmy Page's guitar work, specifically the leads and solos when played backwards.

Simply put, I believe that the music industry exists to create Pied Pipers who are used to manipulate and distract us. br>


Led Zeppelin (ZOSO - 1971)
Stairway to heaven - as we know it
"If there's a bustle in your hedgerow Don't be alarmed now It's just a spring clean from the May Queen. Yes, there are two paths you can go by; but in the long run, There's still time to change the road you're on."

Stairway to heaven - what THEY really meant
"All yours, here's to my sweet satan, The one who's little path would make me sad, who's power is fake. He will give you, give you 666. There was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, sad satan."

More Led Zeppelin examples
Stairway to heaven - as we know it (played a bit slower)
Stairway to heaven - "All yours, here's to my sweet satan. The one who's little path would make me sad, who's power is fake!" (played a bit slower)

Stairway to heaven - as we know it "Your stairway lies on the whi..."
Stairway to heaven - "Because I live with satan."


Britney Spears
Baby one more time - as we know it
Baby one more time - her real message "Sleep with me, I'm not too young."


Queen
These lyrics have already been interpreted by other people, but I provide more information here.

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
Another one bites the dust
forward
as we know it
"Another one bites the dust"
(most people know this song)
1.39MB
MP3
160kbps
Another one bites the dust
reversed
possible interpretation
"Hat off, heyyy, hadooosh. It's fun to smoke marijuana oooo in his penthouse, yeahh."
"It's fun to smoke marijuana, marijuana, marijuana."
"It's fun to smoke marijuana." "It's fun to smoke marijuana."
1.39MB
MP3
160kbps


Ozzy Osbourne (Blizzard of Ozz - 1981)
I am still trying to interpret these Ozzy Osbourne lyrics myself since I have not heard of anyone finding these hidden lyrics.

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
Suicide Solution
forward
as we know it
"Breaking laws, knocking doors, but there's no one at home"
"Made your bead, rest your head, but you lie there and moan"
"Where to hide, Suicide is the only way out"
262KB
MP3
160kbps
Suicide Solution
reversed
possible interpretation
"Try/why and we warn you, so we ask you, who's there who's there, Mortimer and Daniel it's just ahead it's just ahead, it's been more than I wanted, I'm so hungry, and go on he said"
262KB
MP3
160kbps

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
Mr.Crowley
forward
as we know it
"Uncovering things that were sacred manifest on this earth"
"Conceived in the eye of a secret and they scattered the afterbirth"
372KB
MP3
160kbps
Mr.Crowley
reversed
possible interpretation
"All/ah/as the pain it makes me rave... it keeps my eye in..."
372KB
MP3
160kbps


Black Sabbath (Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath - 1974)
I am still trying to interpret these lyrics myself since I have not heard of anyone finding these hidden lyrics.

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
Sabbra Cadabra
forward
as we know it
"I'm never gonna"
45KB
MP3
160kbps
Sabbra Cadabra
reversed
possible interpretation
"And why can't I die"
45KB
MP3
160kbps

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
Spiral Architect
forward
as we know it
"You know that I should"
71KB
MP3
160kbps
Spiral Architect
reversed
possible interpretation
"no shine it on me"
71KB
MP3
160kbps
Spiral Architect
forward
as we know it
"I see my memories and feel their warmth and know that they are good, you know that I should"
256KB
MP3
160kbps
Spiral Architect
reversed
possible interpretation
"No shine it on me, no I had been wanted to go were we can see Romania easier"
256KB
MP3
160kbps


Black Sabbath (Forbidden - 1995)
I am still trying to interpret these lyrics myself since I have not heard of anyone finding these hidden lyrics.

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
Forbidden
forward
as we know it
"Tell me what it is, that I'm supposed to do. I ain't here for everybody, and I ain't here for you"
271KB
MP3
160kbps
Forbidden
reversed
possible interpretation
"I'll do over here, and who's going to be silent..."
271KB
MP3
160kbps


Tom Petty (Full Moon - 1989)
I am still trying to interpret these lyrics myself since I have not heard of anyone finding these hidden lyrics.

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
Runnin' down a dream
forward
as we know it
"Like anything was possible"
80KB
MP3
160kbps
Runnin' down a dream
reversed
possible interpretation
"Well it was absolutely naked"
80KB
MP3
160kbps

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
Free fallin
forward
as we know it
"Free fallin"
(most people know this song)
799KB
MP3
160kbps
Free fallin
reversed
possible interpretation
"Get off here"
799KB
MP3
160kbps
Free fallin
forward
as we know it
"Standin' in the shadow and the good girls are home with broken (hearts)"
154KB
MP3
160kbps
Free fallin
reversed
possible interpretation
"Come get with Tim Walker ... What I should answer"
154KB
MP3
160kbps


Peter White (Confidential - 2004)
I am still trying to interpret these lyrics myself since I have not heard of anyone finding these hidden lyrics.

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
Lost without your love
forward
as we know it
"Baby I'm lost without your love"
100KB
MP3
160kbps
Lost without your love
reversed
possible interpretation
"I don't like trying to talk about Evey"
100KB
MP3
160kbps


Kristian Naugle, Tom Porter, and Andy Porter
(recorded October 21-22, 2003)

These are lyrics that I interpreted myself.
Tom Porter wrote the lyrics and provided vocals for these lyrics in October 2003.

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
PPN
forward
as we recorded it
(full recording - no lyrics listed)
2.27MB
MP3
192kbps
PPN
reversed
possible interpretation
You are free to interpret these lyrics yourselves
2.27MB
MP3
192kbps

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
PPN
forward
as we recorded it
"It's hell of a day, never once"
83KB
MP3
160kbps
PPN
reversed
possible interpretation
"I would hang you there as ... watch the air"
82KB
MP3
160kbps

Song
Description
Lyrics
File size
File type
Data rate
PPN
forward
as we recorded it
"Cause we'll be around, but I never heard you say." "Don't hold back if you don't ask, just another ordin..(ordinary day)"
196KB
MP3
160kbps
PPN
reversed
possible interpretation
"A new sedan when I used to have... this is yet of another of my..."
195KB
MP3
160kbps

My theory that I have developed while finding these hidden lyrics is that some are intentionally placed there. The other lyrics that were NOT intentionally put there, I believe that they are really there but they are the Subconscious mind placing things there. Basically thoughts of the Subconscious mind that are surfacing in the choice of the lyrics that the song writer thinks of choosing to write into a song.

Backmasking websites
Backmasking Online
Backmasking Online song list

Jeff Milner's website
Jeff Milner's backmasking page

Tools that you can use to find backmasked messages
CDex - Wikipedia article
CDex website

Audacity - Wikipedia article
Audacity website

I use CDex to rip songs from CDs and I use Audacity to reverse the audio in the file then convert it to MP3 so I can listen to it on my portable MP3 player. I do enjoy listening to music backwards, it is so I can figure out what is there. I'll listen to any music backwards if I think it will have some message. But the best results can be accomplished if you have the vocal track to the music. So you can listen to only the vocals and not have the music disrupting the process.


Page created March 8, 2006
Last updated:
May 11, 2008

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If you are angry because I have listed your music here without your permission, you need to understand that the public has a RIGHT TO KNOW what hidden information is in the music they are listening to. I elaborate my explaination by telling you this important information, that IT IS NOT MY FAULT THAT YOUR SONGS HAVE HIDDEN MESSAGES IN THEM.

It's not my fault that you couldn't keep lyrics out of your songs that you didn't want people to hear or know about. THAT MISTAKE WAS ON YOUR END of the lyrical composition. Don't get mad at me because I revealed your hidden messages, if you didn't want people to know then don't put them in there. Perhaps you will need to filter your lyrics before you release an album.

I understand that you may not want your music pirated, that is why I ONLY PROVIDED WHAT WAS NEEDED to reveal the hidden messages. If you still have a problem understanding the public's right to know what they are listening to, then I suggest that you talk to your reflection in the mirror for long periods of time and on a regular basis so you can understand yourself.

NaugleFest
Kristian Naugle 2006

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