The 1 after 909

In a previous post I listed various song lyrics and such, most of them discovered by William John, which could be read as prophecies of 9/11. Many of these prophecies included internal clues that it was necessary to add two to the numbers given. For example, Nostradamus refers to “l’an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois” (1999, 7th month) — but “sept mois” is ambiguous. If we add two to “sept,” we find another “Sept. mois,” September. If we apply the same add-two formula to the year, we get 2001.

In reference to this pattern, I titled the post “Move over once, move over twice,” a line from the Beatles song “One After 909”:

My baby says she’s trav’ling on the one after 909
I said move over honey I’m travelling on that line
I said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don’t be cold as ice
I said I’m trav’ling on the one after 909

At first glance this seems to fit the pattern established by Nostradamus. We have 909, we have the line “move over once, move over twice” telling us to add two, and that brings us to 911. It’s always bothered me, though, that the math doesn’t really work — because we don’t start at 909, we start at the one after 909, which presumably means 910.

That takes us to 912, the wrong number — and the song does later say, “then I find I got the number wrong.” His baby said she was traveling on the one after 909, which he assumed was 910, so when he told her to move over once, move over twice, he expected to find her on 912 — but she wasn’t there. They misunderstood each other. What was his baby thinking? She must have interpreted the numbers or the moving over in a different way.

Then it hit me: what he got wrong was the sequence itself. He assumed, naturally enough, that 909 was followed by 910 — but what’s the song called? “One After 909.” The next number in the sequence isn’t 910, it’s one. But what kind of number sequence goes . . ., 909, 1, . . .? Try this one.

If you move over twice from 909 you get 911, but if you move over twice from the 1 after 909, you get something even better: 9/11, complete with the slash between month and day. This interpretation also fits with the end of the song:

I said we’re trav’ling on the one after 9 0,
I said we’re trav’ling on the one after 9 0,
I said we’re trav’ling on the one after 909.

“Nine oh” and “nine oh nine” are two completely different numbers if we read them as integers, but they are the same if we consider them as two different ways of referring to the repeating fraction .90909090909 . . . .

What about the singer, who “got the number wrong” and ended up at 12 instead of 11? Well, this song comes from the album “Let It Be,” which has 12 tracks — and the 12th one is called “Get Back.”

While listening to “One After 909” just now, I noticed for the first time that it ends with, “Oh, Danny Boy, the old savanna calling.” A savanna is a kind of plain (as in plane), and “calling” alludes to phone calls and therefore to the emergency number 9-1-1.

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