"Please" as written by and Trent Reznor....
This is how
It begins
Push it away but it all comes back again
All the flesh
All the sin
There was a time when it used to mean just about everything

Just like now

Just like now

Breathe, echoing the sound
Time starts slowing down
Sink until I drown
(Please) I don't ever want to make it stop

And it keeps repeating
Will you please complete me?

Never be enough
To fill me up

Never be enough
To fill me up

Never be enough
To fill me up

Never be enough
To fill me up

Watch the white
Turn to red
It fills up the hole but it grows somewhere else instead
All my life
Yeah yeah yeah yeah, but it just left me dead
(Well guess what?)
The world is over and I realize it was all in my head

Now everything is clear
I erase the fear
I can disappear
Please I don't ever want to make it stop

You can never leave me
Will you please complete me

Never be enough
To fill me up

Never be enough
To fill me up

Never be enough
To fill me up

Never be enough
To fill me up

Never be enough
To fill me up

Never be enough
To fill me up

Never be enough
To fill me up

Never be enough
To fill me up


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"Please" as written by Trent Reznor

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    General CommentThe Fragile is theorized as being a story similar to The Downward Spiral but with a little hope injected into the premise. 'Please' can be interpreted as the part of the story where the character realizes that his battle that he is fighting has nothing to do with other people, rather, it is a fight with himself..."the war is over and I realized it was all in my head."

    He now attempts to fit in to society...."now everything is clear, I erase the fear, I can disappear, I don't ever want to make it stop"...It is a breath of fresh air and he is enjoying his new look on life.

    However, you will realize in the later songs that he believes that conforming to society has made him become something he hates.
    SirChadofwickon March 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmm, this song has a very personal meaning to me, but a hard one to explain....more along the lines of the perfect drug/fight club explanation. In that time when everything just goes down.....you know, when it hits you that your car just crashed, or you just got dumped, usually most people start crying or feel sad. But a few of us, like me.....well I go into a state of the "other" taking over, of time slowing down and something trying to force it's way into me, asking to be a part of me, something very evil, but it feels so GOOD and it's the only thing that can save you and the only thing you can feel at all.
    Damn I'm crazy. Keep in mind that trent is crazy too though, so I have a good chance of figuring this shit out.
    anomalous3on September 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds to me like an addiction. I'm not sure what kind, though it seems to be an addiction to a relationship or another person. In the beginning you feel good because it helps release tension and it takes your mind off of your problems, but then you realize you've got to have it to keep you going, and it feels like you've got to have it to literally keep yourself alive.
    "Watch the white turn to red, it fills up the hole but it grows somewhere else instead." I think this is talking about the problems addiction can "solve", while at the same time it is creating other problems in your life.
    doombunnehon September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanomalous3 i understand what you mean by the "other" feeling. How you become almost oblivious to anything and everything, everything seems to go in slow motion, and you are just completely numb! I do love this feeling! But i don't think we are crazy for getting this feeling when something TERRIBLE happens to us. I have been called crazy tho, MANYA TIMES. But not really for this resson. I think it is because everyone deals with pain deferently. Personally i LOVE PAIN OF ALMOST EVERY KIND! Emotional and physical.
    The_Jean_Genieon June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTrent is living in a self-imposed world of pain, and he's willing to invite another subject inside to witness what it's REALLY like. After failed attempts at partnering this subject, he realizes they can never live up to his expectations and he'll forever be alone with his pain.
    LittleUrantiaGirlon July 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood explanation on that last post
    Nin172004on May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBreathe, echoing the sound is seriously a great line, I love the way he sings it.

    Lots of bass in the Fragile, listen to it on full bass next time - wow.
    FaaipDeOaidon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment" this is how
    it begins
    push it away but it all comes back again"

    I think he's sayin that people can make you wanna change or whatever, but when you lose your traits, they come back again and feel damn good, like they did in the first place. So unless you got some sort of depersonalization disorder, it's cool to stay doing things that keep you going. People try to force their denial on the strong sometimes, and they go so far, so far untill you're like, "fine, I don't like anything either! Everything is bad!"

    "all the flesh"

    like ..... procreation......... procreation is BAAAAD! Abortions and abstenance rule! Why practice relationship skills when you can just be in denial?! No one gets hurt, right?

    "all the sin"

    he's trying the denial thing out. Tryin to hate himself.

    "there was a time when it used to mean just about everything"

    now he's trying to force himself to regret when he didn't hate himself.

    "just like now"

    boom, back to reality.

    "breathe, echoing the sound"

    finally, suffocation is over!

    "time starts slowing down
    sink until I drown"

    time slows down as he really thinks about things, comes to the realization that he's alright.

    "(please) I don't ever want to make it stop"

    feels pretty good.

    "and it keeps repeating
    will you please complete me?"

    but then people keep comin back tryin to force more denial, sayin he's uncomplete and all that.
    DustinBeyetteon March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuhhhh correction 'world' not 'war'
    SirChadofwickon March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is abit about regret. i think may be about a guy and he used to be with a girl, and they really truly loved eachother..

    and then they break up because it wasn't working and maybe he thought he didn't love her anymore.

    and then a month later he realises he still loves her with all his heart. but its too late and he can't get her back.

    what do you guys think to that? =/

    xx
    duchess_21on March 12, 2005   Link

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