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27th May '18 4:46:56 AM jormis29
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** Expanded on in the sequel, "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia". Features more modern Country Rock from Travis Tritt, and "narration" by the late, great Music/JohnnyCash. Instead of it being clear the devil lost, the musical duel plays out the song with no resolution.

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** Expanded on in the sequel, "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia". Features more modern Country Rock from Travis Tritt, Music/TravisTritt, and "narration" by the late, great Music/JohnnyCash. Instead of it being clear the devil lost, the musical duel plays out the song with no resolution.
12th May '18 2:22:40 AM DragonQuestZ
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'''This is not about musicians worshiping Satan, being accused of such, or mentioning Satan in their music. This requires the devil to get directly involved with the music.'''



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** Expanded on in the sequel, "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia". Features more modern Country Rock from Travis Tritt, and "narration" by the late, great Music/JohnnyCash, who was inherently hardcore. Actually fits the trope better than the original, where instead of it being clear the devil lost, the musical duel plays out the song with no resolution.

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** Expanded on in the sequel, "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia". Features more modern Country Rock from Travis Tritt, and "narration" by the late, great Music/JohnnyCash, who was inherently hardcore. Actually fits the trope better than the original, where instead Music/JohnnyCash. Instead of it being clear the devil lost, the musical duel plays out the song with no resolution.



* Legends often circulate of blues musicians having sold their souls to the Devil to gain supernatural musical talent. This usually is said to have happened at a certain [[AtTheCrossroads crossroads]] in the Mississippi Delta, between Clarksdale and Yazoo City.
** Most notably Music/RobertJohnson, as several of his songs allegedly reference the Devil, including "Me and the Devil". This infernal bargain informs the plot of the mid-80s film ''Crossroads'' with Ralph Macchio.[[OlderThanTheyThink Robert got the idea from Tommy Johnson]].
* Nineteenth century violinist Niccolo Paganini was also accused of selling his soul to the Devil for his virtuoso skill. Mindful of good PR, Paganini insisted his mother received a message instead from the angel Gabriel while he was ''in utero''.
* Much has been made of Music/LedZeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page's obsession with the works of British occultist Creator/AleisterCrowley. Crowley was not technically a Satanist, but did exploit Satanic imagery (calling himself "The Great Beast 666"), and Page was originally supposed to compose the score for the film ''Lucifer Rising'' directed by fellow Crowley devotee Kenneth Anger.
* ''Music/TenaciousD'''s song "Tribute" is a subversion, as they are able to drive away the Shining Demon by playing the best song in the world.
* Music/TheRollingStones' trope-naming "Sympathy for the Devil" from ''Music/BeggarsBanquet'':
-->" Please allow me to introduce myself, I am a ManOfWealthAndTaste, I've been around for many a long year, stole many a man's soul and faith"
** Music/MickJagger himself was bemused at this trope noting how the song prefigured the Satanic imagery in heavy metal music. He noted that the song is not really about "the Devil" or the occult at all.

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* Legends often circulate of blues musicians having sold their souls to the Devil to gain supernatural musical talent. This usually is said to have happened at a certain [[AtTheCrossroads crossroads]] in the Mississippi Delta, between Clarksdale and Yazoo City.
** Most notably Music/RobertJohnson, as several of his songs allegedly reference the Devil, including "Me and the Devil". This infernal bargain informs the plot of the mid-80s film ''Crossroads'' with Ralph Macchio.[[OlderThanTheyThink Robert got the idea from Tommy Johnson]].
* Nineteenth century violinist Niccolo Paganini was also accused of selling his soul to the Devil for his virtuoso skill. Mindful of good PR, Paganini insisted his mother received a message instead from the angel Gabriel while he was ''in utero''.
* Much has been made of Music/LedZeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page's obsession with the works of British occultist Creator/AleisterCrowley. Crowley was not technically a Satanist, but did exploit Satanic imagery (calling himself "The Great Beast 666"), and Page was originally supposed to compose the score for the film ''Lucifer Rising'' directed by fellow Crowley devotee Kenneth Anger.
* ''Music/TenaciousD'''s song "Tribute" is a subversion, as they are able to drive away the Shining Demon by playing the best song in the world.
* Music/TheRollingStones' trope-naming "Sympathy for the Devil" from ''Music/BeggarsBanquet'':
-->" Please allow me to introduce myself, I am a ManOfWealthAndTaste, I've been around for many a long year, stole many a man's soul and faith"
** Music/MickJagger himself was bemused at this trope noting how the song prefigured the Satanic imagery in heavy metal music. He noted that the song is not really about "the Devil" or the occult at all.
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* Implied in Pentagram's "Relentless". "Do you know my name, I doubt if you do / But you'd be surprised if I told it to you / My looks are deceiving, I'm not what I seem / For I've got more power than you may believe!"
* Subverted by Music/JethroTull on their album ''A Passion Play'', at one point implying that the most devout of Christians are actually favored more by Satan than God.
---> ''Show me a good man, and I'll show you the door''
---> ''The last hymn is sung, and the Devil cries "More!"''
* Music/BlackSabbath's "N.I.B." is about Satan falling in love and actually becoming good, according to Geezer Butler.
* Pagan Altar, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5E-WDqU0KA The Black Mass]]": "This is the age, the age of Satan! / Now that the twilight is done! / Now that Satan has come!" Can't get much more blatant than that.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9R3_cS6jsk Pretty much]] any Music/{{Slayer}} song.
* the power metal band Domine offers us the [[HeavyMithril Elric version]], with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXFLb9XBVIQ Arioch the chaos star]], feeding on screams, smashing your dreams, casting your souls into the deepest hell...
* "I'm Talkin' 'bout Satan" by Sean Cullen, sang in the style of gospel music.
* While a lot of death and black metal include demonic references, ''Behemoth's'' song ''Be Without Fear'' contains the following lyric:
---> Heed my call, '''LEVIATHAN!'''
---> Bless my path, '''ASMODEUS!'''
---> Lift me up, '''BELIAL!'''
---> Through Thy wrath my will manifests!

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* Implied in Pentagram's "Relentless". "Do you know my name, I doubt if you do / But you'd be surprised if I told it to you / My looks are deceiving, I'm not what I seem / For I've got more power than you may believe!"
* Subverted by Music/JethroTull on their album ''A Passion Play'', at one point implying that the most devout of Christians are actually favored more by Satan than God.
---> ''Show me a good man, and I'll show you the door''
---> ''The last hymn is sung, and the Devil cries "More!"''
* Music/BlackSabbath's "N.I.B." is about Satan falling in love and actually becoming good, according to Geezer Butler.
* Pagan Altar, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5E-WDqU0KA The Black Mass]]": "This is the age, the age of Satan! / Now that the twilight is done! / Now that Satan has come!" Can't get much more blatant than that.
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%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9R3_cS6jsk Pretty much]] any Music/{{Slayer}} song.
* %%* the power metal band Domine offers us the [[HeavyMithril Elric version]], with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXFLb9XBVIQ Arioch the chaos star]], feeding on screams, smashing your dreams, casting your souls into the deepest hell...
* "I'm Talkin' 'bout Satan" by Sean Cullen, sang in the style of gospel music.
* While a lot of death and black metal include demonic references, ''Behemoth's'' song ''Be Without Fear'' contains the following lyric:
---> Heed my call, '''LEVIATHAN!'''
---> Bless my path, '''ASMODEUS!'''
---> Lift me up, '''BELIAL!'''
---> Through Thy wrath my will manifests!
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* Music/{{Gorgoroth}} may play this trope [[UpToEleven straighter than any other band before or since]]. The guitarist and founder Infernus is a full-blown Theistic Satanist, and many of his lyrics (which have never been published and thus can only be inferred) glorify The Devil in all his dark glory.
* Music/{{Watain}}, might be, along Music/{{Dissection}}, the most prominent cases of Theistic Satanism in modern music. Just look at any of their lyrics.
* Music/TheGratefulDead's "Friend of the Devil."
* Music/{{Fireaxe}}'s 4 hour ''Music/FoodForTheGods'' has several songs featuring the devil, but ''Welcome to my Realm'' deserves special mention. It's a ReligionRantSong sung by the Big Man Downstairs himself to the new arrivals using the screams of the damned as the [[EtherealChoir choir]].
* Music/TheBand's "Daniel and the Sacred Harp" implies something along these lines.
* On the 1993 leg of Music/{{U2}}'s [=ZooTV=] Tour, Bono adapted the stage persona of [=Mr MacPhisto=] for the show's encores. He wore a gold suit, platform shoes, heavy makeup, and horns and often delivered speeches to the audience lampshading his demonic nature and made prank phone calls to celebrities and politicians, including one to the United Nations in an attempt to get God's attention.
* Music/{{KISS}}'s "Unholy":
-->"I was created by man\\
Yeah I'm the Lord of the Flies"



* Music/DeathspellOmega's lyrics are based in theistic Satanism, much like Gorgoroth above. They're also prone to SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and MindScrew, and mostly portray both God and Satan as {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. Finally, they use GodIsEvil as a consistent theme (though this does ''not'' mean that they think SatanIsGood).
* Really, this is so common with BlackMetal bands that there is a significant portion of FanDumb that argues that [[NoTrueScotsman anything not containing satanic lyrics is not actually black metal]]. There are quite a few DeathMetal bands who use the trope, too (see Music/{{Deicide}} for one obvious example).
* Inverted by:
** Music/{{Lordi}}'s "Devil Is A Loser," which includes the line "the devil is a loser, and he's my bitch" in the chorus line.
** Music/SonicYouth's "Satan is Boring."
** Music/RunDMC's "King of Rock" from ''Music/KingOfRock'' via the line "And I even made the devil sell me his soul."
** [[Music/InsaneClownPosse The Insane Clown Posse]]'s "We Like It Like That," via the line "We so deep underground, the devil came around/But got his tail chopped off by Shaggy the clown"
*** Incidentally, ICP also released the song ''Echoside'' which contained a [[SubliminalSeduction backmasked]] message telling people NOT to worship Satan.
** The cover to Music/IronMaiden's ''Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' album, which showed their mascot Eddie manipulating Satan as a marionette.
** Music/SuicidalTendencies' "I Shot the Devil"
** Music/{{GWAR}} "Anti-Antichrist" (as well as much of the ''Beyond Hell'' album)
** Witchfinder General's "Friends of Hell" is about stopping a coven of Satanic cultists bent on making a human sacrifice.
* Music/JohnZorn's album "Asmodeus: Book of Angels Volume 7" (2007) is a literal example.
* The Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate sang about Satan or the worship thereof in pretty much every other song on their first two albums, and its frontman Music/KingDiamond is openly a ([=LeVayan=]) Satanist. However, when the band split up and King formed his own eponymous band, he phased this trope out in favor of occult-themed [[ConceptAlbum Concept Albums]].
* Swedish heavy metal band Music/{{Ghost}} has this as their main lyrical focus.
* In the video for his song, "This Town", Music/ElvisCostello plays the Devil, who makes a game-show out of tempting people into sin.

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* Music/DeathspellOmega's lyrics are based in theistic Satanism, much like Gorgoroth above. They're also prone to SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and MindScrew, and mostly portray both God and Satan as {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. Finally, they use GodIsEvil as a consistent theme (though this does ''not'' mean that they think SatanIsGood).
* Really, this is so common with BlackMetal bands that there is a significant portion of FanDumb that argues that [[NoTrueScotsman anything not containing satanic lyrics is not actually black metal]]. There are quite a few DeathMetal bands who use the trope, too (see Music/{{Deicide}} for one obvious example).
* Inverted by:
** Music/{{Lordi}}'s "Devil Is A Loser," which includes the line "the devil is a loser, and he's my bitch" in the chorus line.
** Music/SonicYouth's "Satan is Boring."
** Music/RunDMC's "King of Rock" from ''Music/KingOfRock'' via the line "And I even made the devil sell me his soul."
** [[Music/InsaneClownPosse The Insane Clown Posse]]'s "We Like It Like That," via the line "We so deep underground, the devil came around/But got his tail chopped off by Shaggy the clown"
*** Incidentally, ICP also released the song ''Echoside'' which contained a [[SubliminalSeduction backmasked]] message telling people NOT to worship Satan.
** The cover to Music/IronMaiden's ''Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' album, which showed their mascot Eddie manipulating Satan as a marionette.
** Music/SuicidalTendencies' "I Shot the Devil"
** Music/{{GWAR}} "Anti-Antichrist" (as well as much of the ''Beyond Hell'' album)
** Witchfinder General's "Friends of Hell" is about stopping a coven of Satanic cultists bent on making a human sacrifice.
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%%* Music/JohnZorn's album "Asmodeus: Book of Angels Volume 7" (2007) is a literal example.
* The Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate sang about Satan or the worship thereof in pretty much every other song on their first two albums, and its frontman Music/KingDiamond is openly a ([=LeVayan=]) Satanist. However, when the band split up and King formed his own eponymous band, he phased this trope out in favor of occult-themed [[ConceptAlbum Concept Albums]].
* Swedish heavy metal band Music/{{Ghost}} has this as their main lyrical focus.
* In the video for his song, "This Town", Music/ElvisCostello plays the Devil, who makes a game-show out of tempting people into sin.
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* Murdoc Niccals from Music/{{Gorillaz}} made a DealWithTheDevil, trading his soul for musical success (and Satan's bass guitar, El Diablo.) He's a practicing [[HollywoodSatanism Satanist]], and he was born on [[NumberOfTheBeast 6/6/66]].
12th May '18 2:14:11 AM DragonQuestZ
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* The 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was one of, if not the first, example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso ''Creator/Franz Liszt'' as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. The virtuosity and showmanship he displayed during performances led people to claim that he had been under the devil's influence while playing. He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. His gaunt face helped further this image.[[https://d3d00swyhr67nd.cloudfront.net/w1200h1200/WMR/WMR_RAOM_2005_2549.jpg His hair]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick was long.]] He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.
** It is interesting to note that in those days the violin was pretty much the equivalent of the electric guitar in modern times. It was sometimes associated with the devil (as in ''Creator/Goethe's'' ''Literature/Faust'').
11th May '18 9:21:10 PM TheCuza
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' explored that concept: When Dethklok are forced to sell their souls to the Blues Devil for blues fame, they end up [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu negotiating the contract]] so that he would get only a $5 gift certificate for Hot Topic. They end up destroying his car during a performance (having summoned a tornado with their music)...

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' explored that concept: When Dethklok are forced to sell their souls to the Blues Devil for blues fame, they end up [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu negotiating the contract]] so that he would get only get a $5 gift certificate card for Hot Topic. They Topic (plus he would even have to give ''them'' part of ''his'' soul). He understandably does not take the deal. Later, they end up destroying his car during a performance (having summoned a tornado with their music)...music).
5th May '18 12:34:25 AM skzip887
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* Averted on Series/TheGoodPlace, where the demons' idea of fun Karaoke is reciting the [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] tapes.
21st Apr '18 5:58:25 PM DragonQuestZ
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* OlderThanTheyThink - the 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was, if anything, the first example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso ''Creator/Franz Liszt'' as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. The virtuosity and showmanship he displayed during performances led people to claim that he had been under the devil's influence while playing. He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. His gaunt face helped further this image.[[https://d3d00swyhr67nd.cloudfront.net/w1200h1200/WMR/WMR_RAOM_2005_2549.jpg His hair]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick was long.]] He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.

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* OlderThanTheyThink - the The 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was, was one of, if anything, not the first first, example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso ''Creator/Franz Liszt'' as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. The virtuosity and showmanship he displayed during performances led people to claim that he had been under the devil's influence while playing. He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. His gaunt face helped further this image.[[https://d3d00swyhr67nd.cloudfront.net/w1200h1200/WMR/WMR_RAOM_2005_2549.jpg His hair]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick was long.]] He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.
21st Apr '18 5:56:58 AM Santosificationable
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* OlderThanTheyThink - the 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was, if anything, the first example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso ''Creator/Franz Liszt'' as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. The virtuosity and showmanship he displayed during performances led people to claim that he had been under the devil's influence while playing. He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. [[https://d3d00swyhr67nd.cloudfront.net/w1200h1200/WMR/WMR_RAOM_2005_2549.jpg His hair]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick was long.]] He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.

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* OlderThanTheyThink - the 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was, if anything, the first example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso ''Creator/Franz Liszt'' as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. The virtuosity and showmanship he displayed during performances led people to claim that he had been under the devil's influence while playing. He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. His gaunt face helped further this image.[[https://d3d00swyhr67nd.cloudfront.net/w1200h1200/WMR/WMR_RAOM_2005_2549.jpg His hair]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick was long.]] He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.
21st Apr '18 5:52:42 AM Santosificationable
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* OlderThanTheyThink - the 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was, if anything, the first example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso ''Creator/Franz Liszt'' as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. So virtuosic was his playing that people compared him to the devil. [[https://d3d00swyhr67nd.cloudfront.net/w1200h1200/WMR/WMR_RAOM_2005_2549.jpg His hair was long.]] He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.

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* OlderThanTheyThink - the 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was, if anything, the first example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso ''Creator/Franz Liszt'' as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. So virtuosic was his playing that The virtuosity and showmanship he displayed during performances led people compared him to claim that he had been under the devil.devil's influence while playing. He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. [[https://d3d00swyhr67nd.cloudfront.net/w1200h1200/WMR/WMR_RAOM_2005_2549.jpg His hair hair]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick was long.]] He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.
21st Apr '18 5:48:35 AM Santosificationable
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* OlderThanTheyThink - the 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was, if anything, the first example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso [[Creator/Franz Liszt]] as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. So virtuosic was his playing that people compared him to the devil. His hair was long. He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.
** It is interesting to note that in those days the violin was pretty much the equivalent of the electric guitar in modern times. It was sometimes associated with the devil (as in [[Creator/Goethe's]] [[Literature/Faust]]).

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* OlderThanTheyThink - the 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was, if anything, the first example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso [[Creator/Franz Liszt]] ''Creator/Franz Liszt'' as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. So virtuosic was his playing that people compared him to the devil. [[https://d3d00swyhr67nd.cloudfront.net/w1200h1200/WMR/WMR_RAOM_2005_2549.jpg His hair was long. long.]] He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.
** It is interesting to note that in those days the violin was pretty much the equivalent of the electric guitar in modern times. It was sometimes associated with the devil (as in [[Creator/Goethe's]] [[Literature/Faust]]).''Creator/Goethe's'' ''Literature/Faust'').
21st Apr '18 5:46:51 AM Santosificationable
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* [[Older Than They Think]] - the 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was, if anything, the first example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso [[Creator/Franz Liszt]] as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. So virtuosic was his playing that people compared him to the devil. His hair was long. He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.

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* [[Older Than They Think]] OlderThanTheyThink - the 19th century Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was, if anything, the first example of this trope. Although many historians like calling piano virtuoso [[Creator/Franz Liszt]] as "the first rock star", Paganini nails this trope pretty spot-on. So virtuosic was his playing that people compared him to the devil. His hair was long. He played a mobile instrument, unlike Liszt. He even played the ''guitar'' for crying out loud.
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