"Survivalism" as written by and Trent Reznor....
I should have listened to her; so hard to keep control
We kept on eating, but our bloated belly's still not full
She gave us all she had, but we went and took some more
Can't seem to shut her legs; our mother nature is a whore

[Chorus:]
I got my propaganda
I got revisionism
I got my violence
In hi-def ultra-realism
All a part of this great nation
I got my fist
I got my plan
I got survivalism

Hypnotic sound of sirens echoing through the street
The cocking of the rifles, the marching of the feet
You see your world on fire; don't try to act surprised
We did just what you told us
Lost our faith along the way and found ourselves believing your lies

[Chorus]

All bruised and broken, bleeding, she asked to take my hand
I turned, just keep on walking
But you'd do the same thing in the circumstance; I'm sure you'll understand

[Chorus]

(You got your pacifism
I got survivalism
You got your pacifism
I got survivalism
You got your pacifism
I got survivalism
You got your pacifism
I got survivalism
You got your pacifism
I got survivalism
You got your pacifism
I got survivalism
You got your pacifism
I got survivalism
You got your pacifism
I got survivalism
You got your pacifism
I got survivalism
You got your pacifism
I got survivalism
You got your pacifism
I got survivalism)

(I got survivalism)


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"Survivalism" as written by Trent Michael Reznor Joel Zimmerman

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  • +2
    General Commentah this is about a rebel who bitched out on the other one and left her for dead.

    or it could be how cutthroat the world is that the "everyman for himself" mode kicks in, Survivalism skills.
    slevletteon February 17, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCjscott 24 is way wrong at least some what way wrong, he is to focused on the here and the now. This song is about the increasing aggression that people have toward each other and the mind set of survivalism that sets in as a result.The problem adressed in this song is bigger than Bush(though many of you out there would probably disagree with me) it is the media which (being an American and seeing this thing split up my country) I feel is all to tragically true. The media is breeding hate between two political parties that where meant to promote a sort of philisophical and political ballance to each other. In short the media is responsible for cultivating a culture of survivalism where each person either conservative or liberal is under so much attack that he/she revert to animalist instincts and try to destroy each other.
    PCS153on April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first time i listened to this i definitely agreed with you on the flow of the versus, however after hearing it a few more times i wouldn't want anything to change. Trent Reznor is a god
    Nirvana23on February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks, but I'm wondering if the lyrics have to with the conspiracy-futuristic stuff that Trent's got get set up.
    mycrofton February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlooks great.

    does anyone know if theres sort of teaser of this song or something?
    k-pakon 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 Commenti believe this site is called song MEANINGS not "heres what i think about this song! good/crap!? hmM!?" come on people.
    Alexis507on February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^

    its an open forum.
    forums rarely ever stay on subject
    slevletteon February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI should have listened to her
    So hard to keep control
    We kept on eating but
    Our bloated belly's still not full
    She gave us all she had but
    We went and took some more
    Can't seem to shut her legs
    Our mother nature is a whore

    *About human beings destroying the planet from eco destruction and wastage through gluttony and materialism.

    I got my propaganda
    I got revisionism
    I got my violence
    In hi-def ultra-realism
    All a part of this great nation
    I got my fist
    I got my plan
    I got survivalism

    *In my opinion sounds like TV and it's effects on people with the herd mentality. Yet it is culturally exceptable whilst at the same time we are being dumbed down by it.

    Hypnotic sound of sirens
    Echoing through the street
    The cocking of the rifles
    The marching of the feet
    You see your world on fire
    Don't try to act surprised
    We did just what you told us
    Lost our faith along the way and found ourselves believing your lies

    *Refers to last one a culture so brainwashed by TV and media that when the world burns around them they have to face the lies that politicians have been saying for years. Only at that time do the people reclaim there free will.

    All bruised and broken, bleeding
    She asked to take my hand
    I turned, just keep on walking
    But you'd do the same thing in the circumstance
    I'm sure you'll understand

    *Think Trent is referencing those brainwashed people that still refuse to accept what is happening at this point the individuals psyche turns to an animal like survival instinct of himself/herself at any cost and refuses to see others.
    Tarcuson February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno offense, but all of you are wrong about this song referring to what its about. the whole album has a really unique story behind it. go to the website set up explaining it. iamtryingtobelieve.com. its a genius story, btw, 2nd part of the story (another album) is due out 2008.
    SyCo.KiLlAon February 18, 2007   Link

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