I believe I can see the future
'Cause I repeat the same routine
I think I used to have a purpose
But then again, that might have been a dream

I think I used to have a voice
Now I never make a sound
I just do what I've been told
I really don't want them to come around, oh no

Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
Every day is exactly the same

I can feel their eyes are watching
In case I lose myself again
Sometimes I think I'm happy here
(Sometimes)
Sometimes, yet I still pretend

I can't remember how this got started
Oh, but I can tell you exactly how it will end

Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
Every day is exactly the same

I'll write it on a little piece of paper
I'm hoping, someday, you might find
Well I'll hide it behind something
They won't look behind

I am still inside her
A little bit comes bleeding through
I wish this could've been any other way
But I just don't know, I don't know what else I can do

Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
Every day is exactly the same

Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
Every day is exactly the same
(Every day is the same!)



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"Every Day Is Exactly the Same" as written by Trent Reznor

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  • +3
    General Comment:Okay don't everybody freak out at me but this song reminds me of the end of "1984", you know that great book by George Orwell, where finally O'Brien has broken Winston Smith, the main character, and he has renounced everything he used to believe . . . I'm not saying that the song is based on the book, I'm just saying that it reminds me of the book. Especially the part that goes, "I think I used to have a purpose . . ." and "Sometimes I feel their eyes watching, in case I lose myself again . . ." (Remember, Big Brother is WATCHING you!)
    thatredhotsongon May 26, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:i agree... but do you think you said it enough times?
    Phookyon April 17, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:it's actualy also to do with anti depressants, he says how he has to follow this routine of anti depressants to stop the pain from coming around "i really dont want them to come around" and that how dull and boring life is with anti depressants
    MattSilvazon May 16, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I believe the song is about someone depressed and fucking board. I mean come on look at most of us, the average joe just going about life as everyday.

    Wake up
    Eat
    Work
    (get pissed of at your boss)
    Long drive home
    Eat
    Sleep

    Its a boring lifestyle routine is efficient and helpful but boring and repitive.
    EliteSquibyon July 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Guys dont be fool, the title speaks for itself. Its not about psycotic, or rehab, or whatever BS you might think other than he is talking about plain ol' life. The routine a normal person would have.
    when he says
    "I believe I can see the future,
    Cause I repeat the same routine"
    Is that he knows that 2morrow (which is already the future) will be the same as the day he is living through. You wake up, brush your teeth, have breakfast, turn your car on, (some cases, take children to school), go to your daily shift work for 8 hrs. 12hrs etc. during the day you have brunch,lunch,punchout,punch in,finish work, head home, have dinner,watch some tv, go to sleep. next day, guess what???????? same shit different daY. AGAIN You wake up, brush your teeth, have breakfast, turn your car on, (some cases, take children to school), go to your daily shift work for 8 hrs. 12hrs etc. during the day you have brunch,lunch,punchout,punch in,finish work, head home, have dinner,watch some tv, go to sleep. next day, guess what???????? REALLY?????? You wake up, brush your teeth, have breakfast, turn your car on, (some cases, take children to school), go to your daily shift work for 8 hrs. 12hrs etc. during the day you have brunch,lunch,punchout,punch in,finish work, head home, have dinner,watch some tv, go to sleep. next day, guess what????????
    "I think I used to have a purpose
    Then again, that might have been a dream"
    THIS MEANS HE HAD GOALS AND WISHED FOR SOMETHING BETTER BUT HE DOESNT HAVE OR NEVER ACCOMPLISHED.

    "I think I used to have a voice
    And now I never make a sound"
    This means he use to have an opinion and spoke it. People or socity would hear his voice, he had a meaning and now he's shut up because he's depressed because he realizes the routine.
    "I just do what I've been told"
    this could mean his job. hes no supervisor or CEO of a company, just a regular employee.
    "I really don't want them to come around", oh no
    He preffers to avoid his bosses.

    Every day is exactly the same
    Every day is exactly the same
    "There is no love here, and there is no pain"
    he has no relationship to look foward to so he has no love that comes with pain.
    Every day is exactly the same

    "I can feel their eyes are watching"
    Society or someone who cares for him is watching over him.
    "In case I lose myself again"
    This could mean, Drugs, Bad habits, Drop out, bum, laizyness.
    "Sometimes I think I'm happy here"
    He's happy, cause he is in his comfort zone. He thinks he is happy.
    "Sometimes, yeah, I still pretend"
    He is not happy at all refering to the previous verse. He s tired of the routine but has to cope with it so he is pretending when hes outside in the real world in society.

    "I can't remember how this got started"
    He doesnt know how, or when this routine started.
    "Oh, but I can tell you exactly how it will end"
    He has an idea how he can finish the routine. could be a judgement call, suicide, or since he can see the future daily routine. it may refer to the end of the day.

    "I'm writing on a little piece of paper
    I'm hoping someday you will find
    Well, I'll hide it behind something
    They won't look behind"
    It speaks for itself a metaphor of his emotions hidding it in his heart.

    "I am still inside here"
    His soul, himself, he feels trapped in the routine. has not change.
    "A little bit comes bleeding through"
    When you bleed it hurts so he's refering to pain, again he mentions no pain in he's life but.......
    still it says a little not a whole lot so he does have emotions. Human being with emotions.
    "I wish this could have any other way"
    He wishes his life woul've been different.
    "Oh, but I just don't know, I don't know what else I can do"
    he's blocked, he doesnt know what actions to take to change he's routine in life.

    This song is about routinary life. Of course not every day is excactly the same. But the little things whe do without putting our minds to it is a routine life. Again..... whats the story of your life???
    " You wake up, brush your teeth, have breakfast, turn your car on, (some cases, take children to school), go to your daily shift work for 8 hrs. 12hrs etc. during the day you have brunch,lunch,punchout,punch in,finish work, head home, have dinner,watch some tv, go to sleep. next day, guess what???????? same shit different daY. AGAIN You wake up, brush your teeth, have breakfast, turn your car on, (some cases, take children to school), go to your daily shift work for 8 hrs. 12hrs etc. during the day you have brunch,lunch,punchout,punch in,finish work, head home, have dinner,watch some tv, go to sleep. next day, guess what???????? REALLY?????? You wake up, brush your teeth, have breakfast, turn your car on, (some cases, take children to school), go to your daily shift work for 8 hrs. 12hrs etc. during the day you have brunch,lunch,punchout,punch in,finish work, head home, have dinner,watch some tv, go to sleep. next day, guess what????????
    johanrsxon November 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:An improvement over THTF indeed. This song fits nicely with the album theme, unlike THTF. I also love the dark sounds in this song, they may very well be used in a soundtrack over the next few years. This is probably my 3rd favorite on the album, behind Right Where It Belongs and All the Love in the World.

    And Phooky, Fluid probably didn\'t mean to post that many times. It\'s kind of a glitch. It has happened to me before.
    Ubiqon April 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:You go for it KickerOfElves! Abolish work!
    Ad_Nauseamon May 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I had a meaning all set up, then I read the comment about anti-depressents and it fits much better. Since pills dull who the person really is and makes them monotonous zombies.
    TalkShowOnMuteon July 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Actually, I've heard this song was written about being in drug rehab. If you think about it, and look over the lyrics, it'll make sense.

    As far as with_teeth goes, my opinion is it's rather blah-ish. Comparing it to old NIN, it's trash. BUT, on the other hand, it's far better than most modern music, and deserves credit for songs like this. There are high points and low points on the album.
    TheSOADGirlon July 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Actually this song also bears a resemblance to the book Fareiheit 451 (Sorry I can't spell for shit.) There's alot of monotony floating around in that world and alot of suicide, and no one knows how it got started. Oh and if they ever catch you with a book they burn your house down. yeah kudos to Ray Bradbury and Trent Reznor for being awesome artists.
    Kaicille Erison August 02, 2005   Link

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