i can't believe
that what i feel
is finally happening to me
make it hurt
and point a finger
at my insecurites
well i guess i just don't understand
about those complexities in your mind
and i guess i just don't understand
why this world seems so unkind


maybe
maybe just one
i get just what's coming
maybe
maybe just once
i get what's coming to me


so once again
the way you feel
you'll never ever stay the same
and i'm to blame
i wonder just who made
the rules up for this game
well i guess i just don't understand
about what you want and what you need
and i guess i just don't understand
about why this is how it has to be


maybe
maybe just one
i get just what's coming
maybe
maybe just once
i get what's coming to me


so go around
you say those thousand things
you think you have to say
look at me
and tell me love's not such
a hard word word anyway
well how can you can count on me
i thought you realized for sure
and how can you just believe
i thought i deserved a little more


maybe
maybe just once
i get what's coming
maybe
maybe just once
i get what's coming to me


oh god
what's coming
oh god
what's coming to me


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  • +2
    General Commentwhy is this man having such 'malchance' when it comes to love? it seems as if he's always giving his all to this women, just to have it all smacked right in the face! women abusing his love,sensitivity and trust....i don't get it...i can see a good man when i see him....so scarce....
    Chica*on March 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit is on purest feeling along with another song called...Purest Feeling. They origanally were supposed to be part of PHM but they completly don't fit in! 1989...seems like a million years ago.
    redking666on December 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI guess Trent thought the girl loved him, but she played him and he's hurt like crazy. x.x Maybe..
    starfireon January 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"maybe, just once, i'l get what's coming to me."

    Come on people.... this song was written way before he discovered Marilyn Manson and while Courtney Love was trying to graduate high school...

    "maybe, just once, i'l get what's coming to me."

    At any rate, this song can be taken one of two ways, which is up to us, the audience (which is why music/poetry are such great mediums):

    either

    1) the speaker has been hurt too many times and wants "true love" like everyone else seems to have (good karma), as seems to be the case in Verse 1 and seemingly Verse 2.

    "maybe, just once, i'l get what's coming to me."

    or

    2) the speaker realizes he has hurt too many females he's dated and, after his last encounter, realizes that eventually he will be hurt = (bad karma); Verse 2 (from a certain point of view) and Verse 3.

    "maybe, just once, i'l get what's coming to me."

    Even the ending is cryptic:
    "oh god what's coming, oh god what's coming to me"

    Is the speaker reacting to Love or to Heartbreak?

    "maybe, just once, i'l get what's coming to me."

    Throughtout the song, his tone of voice, and the lyrics in general, don't really reveal the emotion one way or the other.

    "maybe, just once, i'l get what's coming to me."

    In my opinion, this song all comes down to one thing: personal perspective.

    At least, in my opinion.

    "maybe, just once, i'l get what's coming to me."
    qtiplordon August 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis fucking song was super gay. I was like, " Whoa, Trent! Are you still in Option30? "

    But I still like it. : ]
    angstiosison March 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is, IMO, about always being the 'giver' in relationships & being sick & tired of it. I completely know how he feels too, I'm the same way. I always give of myself until there's nothing left & people always just take & take and then leave. Trent's tired of being used & abused.

    I personally love this song, even though it's a tad new wave-y. You can really tell that this was done during his transition from the Exotic Birds to NIN.
    Cenobyteon October 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the way trent describes dating as a "game" cuz thats what it really is. you can really feel the pain in his words. i love this song
    Mekylon October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song too, great lyrics (as always) .
    Ladyburston October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's great!
    xmorningstarxon January 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat album is this on?
    Kaicille Erison December 16, 2005   Link

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