The first sample in SDV is from the Merchant/Ivory film "A Room With A View". The complete passage says:
"...he's the sort who can't know anyone intimately, least of all a woman. He doesn't know what a woman is. He wants you for a possession, something to look at, like a painting or an ivory box. Something to own and to display. He doesn't want you to be real, or to think, or to live. He doesn't love you. But I love you. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when I hold you in my arms...it's our last chance."
These lines are spoken by actor Julian Sands' character, George Emerson. In this pivotal scene, he's trying to convince the woman he loves, Lucy Honeychurch (played by Helena Bonham-Carter), who is engaged to be married to someone else, that she's making a horrible mistake and that she truly belongs with him instead.
Another interesting connection between SDV and A Room With A View is that Kevin based most of the song around a chord progression that's actually from the background music in movie! It only appears a couple of times in very short sections, but it's definitely the same chord progression that Kevin used in SDV.
This sample was taken from TV commentator Jim Hill of KCBS in Los Angeles during the O.J. Simpson police chase:
"Some people gave advice before about facing the facts, about facing reality. And this is, this without a doubt, is his biggest challenge ever. He's going to have to face it. You're gonna have to try, he's gonna have to try and, uh, and, and, and get some help here. I mean, you know, now no one can say they know how he feels..."
The following is from an episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien
"That's what they say that, like that in Houston, or something. They say 'yeah, it's 180 degrees, but it's a dry heat.'"
"In Houston they say that?"
"Oh, maybe not, I'm all mixed up."
"Dry until they hit the swimming pool."
These samples have been identified as being taken from the documentary "The Trouble With Evan," from a Canadian series called "The Fifth Estate":
Evan's stepfather: (unintelligible talking)"...I'll get up with the sun...she doesn't, she doesn't want you to sleep in...I don't care what you do, I don't care what you say, you're grounded... that door gets locked, that door gets locked at night by 9 o'clock. If you're not in this house by 9 o'clock, then you'd better find someplace to sleep...you think you can go to your mom's house and sucker her into it?..."(unintelligible talking)
Evan: "I can move out on my own, uhm, get a job, get my own place... I'll go to the mall whenever I like... they tell me I'm much too young..."
Irene Raceu explains that the documentary is about child abuse. As Irene explains, "The show was filmed by some researchers because the parents supposedly complained that Evan was a problem child, had all sorts of behavior problems, etc. So they set up cameras in the house for many months and filmed what went on". Sander Moes (firstname.lastname@example.org) also helped to compile this information.