"Head Like a Hole" as written by and Michael Reznor....
God money I'll do anything for you.
God money just tell me what you want me to
God money nail me up against the wall.
God money don't want everything he wants it all.
No you can't take it
No you can't take it
No you can't take that away from me
No you can't take it
No you can't take it
No you can't take that away from me
Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control.
Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control.
Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve.
Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve.

God money's not looking for the cure.
God money's not concerned with the sick among the pure.
God money let's go dancing on the backs of the bruised.
God money's not one to choose
No you can't take it
No you can't take it
No you can't take that away from me
No you can't take it
No you can't take it
No you can't take that away from me
Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control.
Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control.
Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve.
Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve.
Bow down before the one you serve
You're going to get what you deserve.
Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve.
Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control.
Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control.
Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control.
Head like a hole.
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control.

Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve.
Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve.
Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve.
Bow down before the one you serve.
You're going to get what you deserve.


Lyrics submitted by implode, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Head Like a Hole" as written by Michael Reznor

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  • +5
    General Commentwell obviously he referring to people who worship their money and how they don't care about anything else
    psyberchoticon March 31, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI would be the chick who likes to have sex to this song. I would always beg my ex to play this song when we were getting ready to bust a move. The beat just made me want to rip his clothes off and run my nails down his back...MEOW! :-)
    Bubbley69on March 15, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThat sounds about right to me. All I can add is this song makes me hot as fuck.
    crick23on May 25, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can relate to crick23, it is my pick up song. I need to dance like a fucking maniac every time i hear it, sweet.
    Closeron June 03, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentohk ohk calm down everyone sex is all well and good! nice nice yeah ohk and back to analising music.... its straight hatred of religion and materialists. and support of the people who arent part of either.

    "id rather die, than give you control"

    we aint going to heaven if its gonna cost us the freedom of an entire lifetime, and in the end, there may not even be a heaven! going to hell and proud i am. if there is one
    One Crayzee Fullaon June 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a different take on this song. I think it expresses anger towards the fact that we are all slaves to money. Nobody works because they like doing it, they do it for the money; they serve the "god of money". The god of money cannot be destroyed or avoided, and will never relent, and, because of that, this person has no choice but to do exactly what the god of money wants him to. At the same time, he hates it so much, and he doesn't want his life and his time taken away. That is, of course, just the way I relate to this song.
    invalidon March 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk First off the song is typed wrong its GOT the whole way through the song, not GOD
    number 2 its about the dying people in africa that have diseases and the rest of the world shits on them, with their money and their riches. If you listen to the song in the beginning, it kinda sounds like crickets kinda like a summer hot night. Then you hear chants of what it seems as african chants, meaning the african chants are like kinda calling for help. Do you know what those chants are. Trent might of found out a tribal saying for help me and added it to the beat.
    myspacecomfearofyourson March 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI work for an awful, just god awful company named Gamestop and it's been about two years...quitting shortly, this song makes me feel better about it heh, fucking money just runs over everything these days, apparently good customer service doesn't mean shit anymore

    love NIN
    Aparanoidandroion June 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's obvious this song is about HEROIN. Heroin the drug.
    e6f6e616on December 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt seems he is talking about Wall Street Banks back in the day. It would make sence if that is what he is talking about.
    Music4Realon July 24, 2012   Link

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