Nice and high and far apart
Just like they said
I built this place with broken parts
Just like they said
You chip away the old version of you
You'd be surprised at what you can do
I'm safe in here, irrelevant
Just like they said

My voice just echoes off these walls

You feel me breathe, I am watching you
I see it all
The many ways you can't get to me
I see it all
I see the hell you put yourself through
Oh, the things I could do (if I wanted to)

My voice just echoes off these walls
My voice just echoes off these walls
I don't need anything at all
My voice just echoes off these walls

And I just slowly fade away
And I just slowly fade away
And I just slowly fade away

You will never, ever, ever, ever, get to me in here
You will never, ever, ever, ever, get to me in here
You will never, ever, ever, ever, get to me in here
You will never, ever, ever, ever, get to me in here


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  • +3
    General Commentit just seems like his own commentary of how he sees himself in the music industry, especially with leaving a label. how he's evolved and such. just my take. awesome track anyway.
    MP3on February 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHe is the watcher, the ghost. Everybody hears and sees him but does not actually hear him, all they hear is words that mean nothing to them. They look at him as if he's a robot, used only for working

    "I built this place with broken parts" - he tried/is trying to build a new self with his older broken self

    "just like they said" - people told him this would happen or he told himself in third-person

    "i'm safe in here\irrelevant\just like they said" - he's not responding to anything going around him; he's locking himself away in his head, where he can just watch

    "my voice just echoes off these walls" - nobody hears him, responds, answers his questions, ignores his feelings.

    "you feel me breathe\i am watching you\i see it all" - he's watching and they can feel his presence

    "the many ways you can't get to me" - he's locking himself up, nobody can contact him or make him respond to anything

    "oh the things i could do (if i wanted to) " - he knows he can do anything if anybody would at least listen

    "and i just slowly fade away\you will never ever get to me in here" - like in his 10 Miles High song, you will never get him because he is locked inside his head, where, since his "voice echoes off these walls", he feels he is dissapearing
    n_i_n13on May 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe repetition of the line: "just like they said" makes me feel like the narrator felt no control over his life, and the line: "my voice just echoes off these walls" to me means that sometimes, no matter what you do, your voice will not be heard. The end of the song seems to be a 'giving up' in a way. It seems that since his voice will not be heard, he won't even bother.
    llamapro999on May 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe this song is sang from the perspective of trent's inner alcoholic.
    PikachusNightmareon May 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere is this song from? is this part of the new songs. i downloaded it and the album art is similar to disapline's
    acs111on May 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit was released through facebook.com today. it's a part of whatever "discipline" is going to be, i assume.
    PikachusNightmareon May 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's from "The Slip". I am in complete awe of the album. So good.
    exacerbatingon May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTrent is a genius.
    It makes me think of an Alter-ego,
    someone trapped in themselves
    Consiliumon May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe repetition of the line: "just like they said" makes me feel like the narrator felt no control over his life, and the line: "my voice just echoes off these walls" to me means that sometimes, no matter what you do, your voice will not be heard. The end of the song seems to be a 'giving up' in a way. It seems that since his voice will not be heard, he won't even bother.
    llamapro999on May 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is at this point my favorite off of The Slip. The lyrics seem to state one of the recently more comon Nine Inch Nails themes of fading out without any remembrance. Losing your voice and importance within society. Again though, cool song.
    Ratethon May 13, 2008   Link

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