"Self Destruction, Final" as written by and Trent Reznor....
I am the voice inide your head [and I control you]
I am the lover in your bed [and I control you]
I am the sex that you provide [and I control you]
I am the hate you try to hide [and I control you]
I take you where you want to go
I give you all you need to know
I drag you down I use you up
Mr. Self Destruct
I speak religion's message clear [and I control you]
I am denial, guilt, and fear [and I control you]
I am the prayers of the naive [and I control you]
I am the lie that you believe [and I control you]
I take you where you want to go
I give you all you need to know
I drag you down I use you up
Mr. Self Destruct
You let me do this to you
You let me do this to you
You let me do this to you
You let me do this to you
You let me do this to you
[I am an exit]
You let me do this to you
[I am an exit]
You let me do this to you
[I am an exit]
You let me do this to you
[I am an exit]
I am the needle in your vein [and I control you]
I am the high you can't sustain [and I control you]
I am the pusher i'm a whore [and I control you]
I am the need you have for more
"Falls wanking to the floor"
I am the bullet in the gun [and I control you]
I am the truth from which you run [and I control you]
I am the silencing machine [and I control you]
I am the end of all your dreams [and I control you]
I take you where you want to go
I give you all you need to know
I drag you down I use you up
Mr. Self Destruct
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
I take you where you want to go
I give you all you need to know
I drag you down I use you up
Mr. Self Destruct
I speak religion's message clear [and I control you]
I am denial, guilt, and fear [and I control you]
I am the prayers of the naive [and I control you]
I am the lie that you believe [and I control you]
I take you where you want to go
I give you all you need to know
I drag you down I use you up
Mr. Self Destruct
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
"Wanking"
I am the bullet in the gun [and I control you]
I am the truth from which you run [and I control you]
I am the silencing machine [and I control you]
I am the end of all your dreams [and I control you]
I take you where you want to go
I give you all you need to know
I drag you down I use you up
Mr. Self Destruct
I take you where you want to go
I give you all you need to know
I drag you down I use you up
Mr. Self Destruct


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Self Destruction, Final song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThe "wanking" part is actually reverse singing. if you reverse the song, he is saying "i need help"
    New001on February 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw Self Destruction, Part Two on here, so I figured I'd add in "Final" as well.

    It's basically "The Art of Self Destruction, Part One" combined with "Self Destruction, Part Two" into a longer, final version, which is over 9 minutes long.

    As for the "Falls wanking to the floor" and "Wanking" parts... well it's just some random line from a David Bowie song that's thrown in there.
    Amaranthianon February 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust for the record, "I am an insect" is not a line in this song. It's "I am an exit." No use in saying otherwise, just look at the booklet. Would Trent lie to you?
    The Honest Liaron March 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEXIT!!!! IT'S FUCKING EXIT!!!! NOT INSECT.

    Insect makes no sense whatsoever. Exit makes a lot of sense.
    MrHahnKittyon March 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had halo eight DE and halo eight DVD-A (that's the deluxe edition and the DVD/CD of The Downward Spiral) and neither of those booklets have the lyrics "I am an exit" nor "I am an insect," but the further would make more sense, and after listening to all versions of this song that I have, it sounds most like "I am an exit." My bad.

    P.S. MrHahnKitty, calm the fuck down.
    Amaranthianon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSOMEONE please tell me why the version i have has the "Prick your finger it is done, the moon has now eclipsed the sun" lyrics on it which is for sure on Antichrist Superstar, Crytporchi(l)d by Marilyn Manson. EMAIL ME ASAP! djfeas001@yahoo.com
    butonechildofHimon October 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobviously not one to ever speak religions message clear, Trent appears to have made a few grammatical errors along the way.
    Mr. Self; destruct. is obviously an order to Mr Self.

    Inversion on the self, I you yada yada.

    I believe that this was last listen to on an iTunes shortly followed by not allowing some other thing that was a bit similar on iTunes for.... reasons apparently.
    olivertheredon April 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso other errors in translation.
    needle should read need all... to match the lines shortly afterwards.

    I am the need you have for more
    olivertheredon April 29, 2011   Link

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