From the Basement Tapes: April 20, 1999. Thirty minutes before the attack.
Eric: “Say it now.”
Dylan: “Hey, Mom. Gotta go. It’s about a half an hour before our little judgment day. I just wanted to apologize to you guys for any crap this might instigate as far as [inaudible] or something. Just know I’m going to a better place. I didn’t like life too much and I know I’ll be happy wherever the fuck I go. So, I’m gone. Good-bye. Reb…”
Dylan takes the camera then and begins filming Eric.
Eric: “Yeah… Everyone I love, I’m really sorry about all this. I know my mom and dad will be just like.. just fucking shocked beyond belief. I’m sorry, all right? I can’t help it.”
Dylan: “We did what we had to do.”
Eric: “Morris, Nate, if you guys live, I want you guys to have whatever you want from my room and the computer room.”
Dylan adds that they can have his things as well.
Eric: “Susan, sorry. Under different circumstances it would’ve been a lot different. I want you to have that fly CD. That’s it. Sorry. Goodbye.”