"My Violent Heart" as written by and Trent Reznor....
You and I - we may look the same
But we are very far apart
There's bullet-holes where my compassion used to be
And there is violence in my heart

Into fire you can send us
From the fire we return
You can label us a consequence
Of how much you have to learn

You can try, but you'll never understand
This is something you will never understand
Can you hear it now?
Hear it coming now?
Can you hear it now?

On hands and knees
We crawl
You cannot stop us all
Our bones, our skin
We will not let you in

You have set something in motion
Much greater than you've ever known
Standing there in all your grand naivety
About to reap what you have sown

Time will feed upon your weaknesses
And soon you'll lose the will to care
When you return to the place that you call home
We will be there, we will be there

On hands and knees
We crawl
You cannot stop us all
Our blood will stay
We will not go away

On hands and knees
We crawl
You can not stop us all
Our blood, our ways
Will never leave this place

We crawl
We crawl
We crawl
We crawl


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"My Violent Heart" as written by Trent Reznor

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    General CommentI don't know why, But I keep picturing an army of dead/mutilated soldiers (Maybe psychologically damaged)

    "into fire you can send us,
    from the fire we return.
    you can label us a consequence
    of how much you have to learn. "
    RagePrimeon January 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs idiotic as it may sound, I've never heard a more aggressive, violent NIN. I believe Year Zero is going to be one tough cookie to digest. As fort he meaning, I've got nothing to say. Trent's lyrics have never been obscure- it's all there out in the open. A shame for humanity, another bullseye for mr. reznor
    inconstantion February 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is the greatest Revolution or Rebellion song i have ever heard
    blackrockeron September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery impressive song. I can see what Spin meant when they said the new stuff was minimalistic.

    Very, very open about the whole political agenda of the Year Zero thingie. Me likes.
    Artemisianon February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, the song itself is infectious.
    teamcanuckon February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is amazing. I can't wait for the new album. By the way all this year zero shit is pretty freaky. Don't Drink The Water
    Nirvana23on February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNothing like I expected, but then again what NIN cd does sound the same? This song is awesome, the chorus makes you just want to keep chanting it over and over.
    12Monkeyson February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmyspace.com/…

    2 songs up from new album to listen. sounds great!
    Tarcuson February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHAT DOES IT MEAN
    not
    what do you think

    no one cares if you like it or not.
    Alexis507on February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^^

    someone hasnt been on this site for long

    its pretty damn obvious what its about. But whats more interesting is the way trent updated the
    PHM sound
    slevletteon February 17, 2007   Link

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