"BBB" as written by Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor and Mariqueen Arrabaca Maandig....
Get down
On the ground
Don't move
Make a sound
No more
Thought control
You do
What you're told

Stand up
Sit back down
Your lies
Comes back around
Today
Patronize
Time's up
Close your eyes

Listen to the sound of my big black boots


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"BBB" as written by Mariqueen Arrabaca Maandig Atticus Ross

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    General Commentits seems really short without the music
    yzarkon June 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti swear this song is about the Winter Soldier
    ComradeJocastaon April 10, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is fucking awesome ... It paints a very distinct image in my mind. ;D
    exacerbatingon June 16, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this track was suppposed to be on Year Zero, and for whatever reason, Trent pulled it out of the archives for this project. To my ears, "BBB" is full of Big Brother taking over. Just like the Y_Z ARG.
    ladyemissditaon June 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse seems like it could be some dominatrix S/M type of meaning.

    For the second verse however, I agree with Lady in that it sounds like Big Brother or some other agency assuming total control.
    magnuswarrioron July 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThere's no point deluding ourselves into believing this song has any lyrical meaning other than it's saddening ability to symbolise the downfall of Trent's music quality. This is a brilliant example as to why Mariqueen should stay the hell out of his career as she's slowly decreasing any credibility he holds.
    eldeniroon July 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGet down
    On the ground
    Don't move
    Make a sound
    No more
    Dont control
    You do
    What you're told

    Stand up
    Sit back down
    Relax
    Comes back around
    Today
    Patronize
    Time's up
    Close your eyes

    Listen to the sound of my big black boots

    I thinks about being in control of someone in a violent way which in her voice is HOT. In the beginning it says "get down on the ground" which takes alot of control. "Dont move / make a sound" saying im in control and you are gonna listen. "No more / dont control" sayin you have nothin. "You do what your told" which means what it means.

    Second half of the song starts with "stand up / sit back down" giving the person one sec of faults hope and then taking it away again. "Relax / comes back around" sayin relax you know im not done yet and you know whats comin again. "Today / patronize / times up / close your eyes" meaning today times up close im done with you. Its a way to destroy angels or people. This is my thought on it. Feel free to comments. Id like to unnderstand this song as much as possible.



    finally "listen to the sound of my BBB" thats all they can hear. There on ther ground, Eyes closed and i think they really dont know whats gonna happen after that. All they hear is foot steps of someone with BBB's on.
    xnowimdowninitxon June 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJust to make this song sexier it should be "Listen to the sound of my Big Black Boobs." Lol.
    But seriously yeah this songs about military control.
    Androgyneon May 22, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAnd that should say "its saddening ability2, not "it's", my bad.
    eldeniroon July 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNot related and I know that in this song "BBB" stands for Big Black Boots. But, because I work for an online company when I see "BBB" I think of Better Business Bureau. Amusing to me because it could almost work with these lyrics. :p
    DeLaMeron August 13, 2010   Link

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