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These are INTENTIONAL messages that groups have recorded and placed in their songs. This differs from backwards masking in which bands supposedly sing a song in a special way so that when played backwards a hidden message appears.

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Entries Beginning with P

"P5hng Me A*wy," Linkin Park
40 sec into song first verse is repeated backwards it may sound like babble but its not
"Paranoid," Black Sabbath
When the lyric that goes "Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry" is played backwards, you can hear what sounds like "Is that you I saw dancing with the devil"
James D
"The Party Broke Up," Was (Not Was)
At the very beginning, David Was sang it reversibly like "needless to say that the party broke up" before the normal words.
Mickey D.
If you have listened to the track "Pepper" by the Butthole Surfers, you may notice that in one part of the song there is some gibberish. Play it backwards, and you get the chorus of the song.
"Perfect Sense (Part 1)," Roger Waters
Before the singing starts, there is a sound of heavy breathing and backwards speech. Reversed, the text is approximately: "Julia, however, in the light and visions of the issues of Stanley, we have changed our minds. We have decided to include a backward message, Stanley, for you and all the other book burners". This was a snipe at Stanley Kubrick by Roger Waters because Kubrick wouldn't allow Waters to use audio samples of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
"Piggy In The Middle," The Rutles
Right after the second verse, something that mocks the Paul is Dead rumor ("Stig is dead, honestly") can be heard. It is really Neil Innes saying "tekram ot tnew yggip elttil sihT," which is, of course, "This little piggy went to market" in reverse.
Alan the Ottoman
"Pokemon Rap," Pokemon
"Gotta catch 'em all!" backwards is "I love Satan!"
A Stranger
""Popeye" Theme," Sammy Lerner
No word of a lie here - it was discovered that when playing the "Popeye" theme backwards you could hear "Give me a f***, give me a f*** now.". Go to to listen!
A Stranger
The entire song is backwards. When played forwards, the chorus begins "Bring back Howdy Doody…" It's the B side of "Indian Giver."
"Presidential Acceptance Speech," Barack Obama
It's well known that the phrase "Yes we can" reversed is "Thank you Satan". There are some other religious messages in the speech, including "Hear my composite self for the Pharaoh Zeus" ("She stood for the buses in Montgomery"), "the Lord said the new Arab sins are with him" ("when there was despair in the Dust Bowl") and "Woman, do not add - it's God's name" ("man touched down on the moon").
A Stranger
"Prophet Song ," Queen
In the part that goes " now I know" over and over, backwards of course it says "won I won". The song has many tricks in it like that....I always wondered if there wasn't some competition going on between engineers or whomever.
Kurt Finguerra

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