Dig it dig it
Love cannot attach itself to binding ugliness
Rot in silence to advise life the point at hand
Indifference resolving of each others needs
Dress it up in false kindness create empathy
Hungry lie beside name your game
Feelings feeling sorry that I ever came
Dissolve taste sweet nothing corporate nothing
Illogical of own accord with choice of politics
Open your eyes to verify the life experience
Practitioner of medicine belong until the end
Bringing hope scars the point extend eternity
Dig it dig it
Execute economic slave
Dig it dig it
Feel it unearthly remains
Dig it dig it
Freedom as an offering
Dig it dig it
Ask again
Flesh and bone attach itself to ancient monuments
Unsurpassed except for us unheard violence
Deparutre from the fragrant ledge fallen magistrate
Give it back a claim to right value ecstasy
Hungry live decide name your game
Feelings feeling sorry that I ever came
Sugar and water dissolves the taste sweet nothing
Dig it dig it
Execute economic slave
Dig it dig it
Feel it unearthly remains
Dig it dig it
Freedom as an offering
Dig it dig it
Ask again
Boils bitten haggard pick vomit kicking out
Razor slide black eye shroud brain bespattered jaw
Retaliate begrudgingly precise as what it seems
Fear of claim upon the cyst pent up carnal grin
Live decide name your game
Feelings feeling sorry that I ever came
??? too far away game game ??? grave
Dig it dig it
Execute economic slave
Dig it dig it
Feel it unearthly remains
Dig it dig it
Freedom as an offering
Dig it dig it
Ask again
Ask again
Ask again




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  • +3
    General CommentDig it, from what I gather, is a condemnation of the medical community. In the early days, medical students would hire grave robbers to find cadavers to study. In some instances the students would rob the graves themselves. In its yearning for understanding of anatomy, physiology, and the like, the medical community has often left morality on the wayside. Science is what is important, not ethics. The medical community is the same today with animal experimentation, vivisection, and pharmacology with side effects worse than the symptoms the drug alleviates. Kill to Cure. Cures That Kill.
    insideoutcaston November 20, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentpharmageek: NIN are not Canadian and were never on Nettwerk.
    muttonon August 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGoing to work every day in an office = economic slave.
    diokanon June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome kid said this song sounds like NIN's down in it..but i think its sounds more like terrible lie, idk
    dredon June 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, to me it sounds like both and it comes to no surprise to me as Trent said "dig it" was the inspiration for "Down in it"
    Soldier1288on August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNine inch nails was with Wax Trax when Skinny Puppy was in nettwerk. NIN's "pretty hate machine" is essentially a skinny puppy tribute album, and Reznor admitted that down in it is based on dig it. Although they were indeed on Nettwerk, Severed Heads is from Australia.
    autoerraticaon September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not certain about the song's meaning, it's enigmatic and obscure like many of Puppy's songs. What I am sure of is that Autoerratica is correct: Trent Reznor cited 'Dig It' as his influence for writing "Down In It" on PHM.
    Correction!on November 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentkinda funny that dred mentioned something about NIN and everyone bagan to comment about NIN and not about SKINNY PUPPY...stupid NIN fans
    israel51on December 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentword salad
    massivetidalwaveon June 26, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYou're both on the right track--NIN and Skinny Puppy were 2 of Canada's finest industrial bands back in the mid-to-late '80s signed to Vancouver BC's indie label, Nettwerk Productions--another labelmate being Canuck cult industrial veterans, Severed Heads. So you can definitely see the connection between these 3 acts as far as feeding off each other's sound, at least on NIN's earlier material in the late '80s.
    Skinny Puppy tends to rock harder, are more lyrically political and macabre-sounding in their music; the band were very much political activists as well as fervent vegans, anti-vivisectionists who were also highly active in the animal-rights org. PETA.
    I first heard of Skinny Puppy back in 1986 from seeing the video for "Dig It" on MuchMusic which got me following other Canadian indie acts also signed to Nettwerk. Before then, I never guessed Canada for being a hotbed for indie and alternative talent...or even having a video music channel that far excelled MTV in the variety of music videos played around the clock, i.e., REM, the Replacements, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, & Kate Bush. Amazing what you can learn by clocking hrs. upon hrs. in satellite TV viewing back in the days when we couldn't get cable out in the boonies of New Hampshire, just two channels when we used the master antenna! Eeek, the horrors!! LOL
    pharmageekon August 04, 2007   Link

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