"Closer to God" as written by and Michael Reznor....
You let me violate you
You let me desecrate you
You let me penetrate you
You let me complicate you
I broke apart my insides
I've got no soul to sell
The only thing that works for me
Help me get away
I want to fuck you
I want to taste you
I want to feel you
I want to be you
Just like an animal
You can have my isolation
You can have the hate that it brings
You can have absence of faith
You can have my everything
You tear down all my reason
You see through what I hide
You make me perfect
Help me get inside
I want to fuck you
I want to taste you
I want to feel you
I want to be you


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"Closer to God" as written by Werner Geier Rodney Hunter

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    General CommentI don't really think the song is Gay or Otherwise. I think it speaks of a Man, trying to find a way to connect on a human level with someone, anyone and cannot seem to get there. In his desperation he tears himself down, until he is just his core being, a raged animal that can only vent his frustration through sexual desires. He is screaming in rage, because he thinks if he can find one true contact in his life, that can make him feel something, that he would feel closer to God. He feels inhuman and unworthy and alone.
    badasstop2on July 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song even more than closer...it has so much feeling
    emilyc27on June 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUm Closer to God means that he wishes to escape from himself and become someone else thus getting closer to God via sex.
    Kaicille Erison July 07, 2005   Link
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    General Comment@ sweetnspicy656:

    lol!
    Jellingson December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, through my eyes, all the meaning in this song is, sin, lust and religion. Which makes it one of the best NIN classics.
    SlippyGraazon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat! better than closer and that says something.
    CharlieLeekon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIsn't this on the "Closer To God" single? And TDS limited deluxe edition? Well nevermind. I too think that this version kicks major ass, and has a lot more feeling in it :D
    Penpartneron July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song on the CD by the same name, which has six versions of Closer...basically the same words in a different order, with different beats, and him singing the words differently. Thus making it a freaking awesome CD.

    I really like this song as well because I think it has more feeling than Closer...just the way he sings it.
    .Three.Lefts.on November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCloser was dark... this is more beaty... like, you could dance to this, and not Closer. This is more asthetic, and a bit happier while Closer is a bit more of a cry for help. I don't believe he's atheist (and that IS anti - christian) OR agnostic (simple absence of faith...) Either way, Trent is amazing.
    ubertalldudeon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentubertalldude, Strippers dance to Closer.. slowly.

    I love this version, it's an angrier, more aggressive version of Closer. I like the different chorus "I wanna fuck you, I wanna taste you, etc." most of all ^_^
    Amaranthianon September 30, 2007   Link

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