"Vessel" as written by and Trent Reznor....
I let you put it in my mouth
I let it get under my skin
I let you pump it through my veins
I let you take me from within
They tell us what we can and cannot do
Same thing we've heard a hundred times before
The way I put you inside of me
None of that matters anymore

My god, can we go any faster?
Oh my god, I don't think I can last here
My god, can we go any faster?
Oh my god, I don't think I can last here

I am you, and you are me
You will never be alone
But I have finally found my place in everything
I have finally found my home
I can leave all the best behind
I can see right through the whole facade
I am becoming something else
I am turning into god

My god, can we go any faster?
Oh my god, I don't think I can last here
My god, can we go any faster?
Oh my god, I don't think I can last here (I don't think I can)
My god, can we go any faster?
Oh my god, I don't think I can last here
My god, can we go any faster?
Oh my god, I don't think I can last here


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"Vessel" as written by Trent Reznor

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  • +2
    MemoryI've got a series of comments on Year Zero songs. I hated (HATED) my job. This album got me through the depression and aggravation of a long job search. A lot of it was daydreaming. I'd imagine myself while in staff meetings just jumping up on the table screaming...

    My god, can we go any faster?
    Oh my god, I don't think I can last here
    My god, can we go any faster?
    Oh my god, I don't think I can last here

    Obviously this is the least likely thing that Trent was referencing when writing this album - still I kind of laugh when I think about it. I mean even if you love your job, haven't you been in a fucking meeting just wishing it would be over?
    stephanie5on July 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe warning sound from the artisresistance.com is found on this song. or something very similar to it.

    This sounds like it could be a single in the future.
    Nirvana23on April 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStrange nobody's posting on this song.

    Couple lyric fixes:

    I let you pump it through my veins*
    Same thing we've heard a hundred times before*
    Well I can leave all the past behind*

    Listen carefully.
    Lodyon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe chorus is fucking ace. i love this song.

    i think it's about taking parephin/opal. you can probably figure out the rest.
    maybellineon April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe meaning seems pretty obvious if you were following the sites.
    In case you weren't or don't get it, it's refrencing Parepin, the government introduced it into the water supplies with the people knowledge.
    ninwiki.com/…
    sonicmon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe the first verse parallels sex with governmental control:

    'I let you put it in my mouth' - parepin in the water, done with the people's knowledge and consent.

    'I let it get under my skin' - nero chip, also consensual (I think).

    'I let you pump it through my veins' - Prozira, a drug made by a (fictional) pharm company for 'situational anxiety'.

    'I let you take me from within' - the people, the majority, let the powerful few take control of them, body and mind.

    Later on, I think it goes from the legal drugs to Opal, and the way it seems to open the minds of the people who take it. Just an overview of the last verse, I just wanted to bring up the way sex can be related to other kinds of control.
    MermaidGazeon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol!

    the way he sings the chorus is the greatest!
    the_great_destroyeron April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOH MY GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWD
    flavour countryon April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTurning into god, he's finally said it, twenty years in the waiting and here it comes, it truly is the beginning of the end.
    miserablefon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh mah gahwd!
    Yea no one will understand the real meaning unless they're following the ARG.
    |zero|on April 17, 2007   Link

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