With the arrival of new X-Files episodes imminent, my wife and I have started watching the original series again from the beginning. When we got to episode 8, Ice, she was a bit confused as I knew the first few lines, which are:

"We're not who we are... We're not who we are. It goes no further than this. This stops right here, right now."

I knew these lines because they were sampled in a song - most likely an industrial band in the mid-90s. I've scoured all of the sample lists and sites I could think of to try and find it, but now it's driving me to distraction trying to figure out what song uses this sample.

So I'm hoping someone here recognizes and remembers the source.

  • I would if I could, but it's a copyrighted show, and none of the clips of this episode that I can find include that audio. The best I can get is that it's streaming on Hulu and probably elsewhere. Jan 5 '17 at 14:27
  • @JamesAlday Such an industrial song makes me think of FatBoy Slim's Right Here Right Now but the lyrics, albeit similar, differ: "Waking up to find your love's not real; Right here, right now". Are you positive this is a sample of X-Files dialogs?
    – xhienne
    Jan 7 '17 at 20:17
  • The quote above is the line of dialogue as transcribed from the episode. I knew the line as it was being said while watching the show, it was a bit uncanny. I recognized the line as being a part of a song I once knew, but one I obviously haven't been able to track down now. Jan 9 '17 at 22:11

Jumping in - Black metal band Utarm playing together with Sadness of Saturn sample it at the beginning of "The Cumridden Plague". Kinda weird and scary.

  • That's definitely part of the quote! I've definitely never heard this song though. :( Jan 12 '17 at 14:23
  • TBH, until I found a review of the band and the song, neither had I - black metal is not really my thing. I guess it's the kind of quote that more than one band might think of sampling for a track
    – Angst
    Jan 12 '17 at 20:38

I found it!

Track: Spoiler Artist: Rosetta Stone Album: The Tyranny of Inaction.Revised Edition 1.1 Label: Cleopatra Year: 1995




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