"Gunshots by Computer" as written by and Trent Reznor....
Anything we should know about your change?
Are you looking for the truth or another fight?
If you're wanna give me what I want, then give it up tonight.
Freedom, and looking for the,
And looking for the fight.
If you're wanna give me what I want, then give it up tonight.

The world that circles around me could benefit from silence.
This song is my enemy, watch how I become it.
Cradled by mystery and make believe,
I am fully(?) in the other night.
Children wish upon me,
This man and his army,
Praying that fortresses make you guns of steeples,
Insurgents of people,
Messiahs and immigrants detained at the border.
Severed from his trinity, his wife and his daughter.

America the beautiful, now beheaded hoedown.
Lynched birds throw down,
It seems our favorite pastime has become our most fair future.
Technology has failed us,
Gunshots by computer.

Gunshots by computer.
Gunshots by computer.
Gunshots by computer.
Gunshots by computer.

Are you looking for the truth or another fight?
If you're wanna give me what I want, then give it up tonight.
Freedom, and looking for the, and looking for the fight.
If you're gonna give me what I want, then give it up tonight.
Are you looking for the truth or another fight?
If you're wanna give me what I want, then give it up tonight.
Freedom, and looking for the, and looking for the fight.
If you're wanna give me what I want, then give it up tonight.

Gunshots by computer.
Gunshots by computer.
Gunshots by computer.
Gunshots by computer.
Gunshots by computer.
Gunshots by computer.
Gunshots by computer.
Gunshots by computer.


Lyrics submitted by Carados, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Gunshots by Computer" as written by Trent Reznor

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  • +3
    General CommentThe song was released on a Nine Inch Nails album, and therefore has every right to be here.
    The Numptyon September 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat's funny, I thought this site was for us to interpret songs and try to figure out what they mean, or just to tell what they mean to us.
    This site isn't even for us to say if we like the song or not, hence the words above the comment box "What does this song mean to you?"
    And now I'll excuse myself while you go fuck yourself

    I apologize for leaving a comment not relating to the meaning of the song, but this bullshit has to end
    Civilian_Protocolon August 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its floating instead of fully but I'm not sure, I love this song and most of the remix album but seriously 14 minutes on me i'm not, come on
    Nirvana23on November 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think the lyrics on the chorus are quite right... this is what I heard.

    Are you looking for the truth or for another fight?
    If you want to give me what I want
    Then give it up tonight.
    Freedom!
    Ain't looking for no fight.
    If you want to give me what I want
    Then give it up tonight.

    And yes, I think it is "floating in the other night."
    Nimeonon November 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWoo, you go Saul!
    The Honest Liaron January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo PikachusNightmare:

    Sual Williams and Trant Reznor have collaborated on many peices before. Saul was included on the tracks "Me, I'm not" and "Survivalism" on the
    Year Zero Cd. Trent helped to write many of the songs on Saul's latest album "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust" and he is included on two of the tracks on it as well. He also helped toproduce and then make Saul's new album direct release download off of the site.

    So before you bash it for not being Trent's original work, it can be assumed that he collaborated with not only Saul and his remix, but also with the other artists of Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D.
    stedingtonon March 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell your opinion is wrong PikachusNightmare, so you don't have the right to express it here.
    necrophageon April 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh touché, necrophage. You really got me. Oh, but wait, let me get the definition of "opinion" for you:
    the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

    Wow, it's crazy that my opinion can even BE wrong. Pfft, well damn, I was out of line. Thanks for correcting me.
    PikachusNightmareon April 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomeone had the opinion that this was worth including in the NIN section of this site. the NIN section is not the only victim of this kind of ignorance, so don't go acting like a baby. if you don't like it, don't comment it - but, fair enough, if you want to say it's not an NIN song, you've said it. :) cool.

    if no-one agrees with you, and, even if they do, i doubt these lyrics will be removed from the site.
    minutemanon June 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPeople are so fucking stupid.

    The song goes:

    "AIN'T lookin for no fight." the words on this page contradict the meaning of the song...

    and how do you listen to 'Lynchburg' and hear 'lynched birds' it makes no fucking sense.

    and it's 'NAPPY HEADED HOE DOWN'

    and 'THE MESSIAH IS AN IMMIGRANT DETAINED AT THE BORDER'

    How can you be so confused about so many lyrics, and still submit them to a site such as this?
    MrHegemonyon August 10, 2009   Link

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