[Verse 1]
Focus?
We didn't even notice
We awake in a place
We can barely recognize, yeah
Hypnosis

[Refrain 1]
And you can justify it all
Your back was up against the wall again

[Verse 2]
Shut up, silence
Add a little violence
And offend and pretend
And defend and demand my compliance

[Refrain 2]
And you can always justify
The missile trails across the sky again

[Chorus]
So what are you waiting for?
You got what you asked for
Did it fix what was wrong with you?
Are you less than?
Go and look what you gone done
Welcome oblivion
Did it fix what was wrong with you?
Are you less than?

[Verse 3]
Needful
Too many fucking people
You'll have to take care of yourselves
You know I've got my hands full

[Refrain 2]
And you can always justify
The missile trails across the sky again

[Chorus]
Oh, what are you waiting for?
You got what you asked for
Did it fix what was wrong with you?
Are you less than?
And look what you gone done
Come on welcome oblivion
Did it fix what was wrong inside?
Are you less than?

[Instrumental Bridge]

[Chorus]
So what are you waiting for?
You got what you asked for
Did it fix what was wrong with you?
Are you less than? (Are you less than? Less than?)
And look what you gone done
Well, welcome oblivion
Did it fix what was wrong inside?
Are you less than?


Lyrics submitted by CheVD, edited by sokorny

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  • +2
    General CommentI am always in full support of anything Trent Reznor has to say. :-)
    C1TZNXon July 26, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionClearly, this song is a message to Trump supporters... lol! :-)
    C1TZNXon July 21, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a comic tragidy how the "anti-Trump" people claim the song is about Trump supporters, when in fact it is about them just as much as it would be about Trump supporters. Ironicly, they don't get it.

    The songs is about people who are so set in their own worlds, where they try to justify their malicious views. Be it Democrat or Republican, both sides try to "justify the missle trails across the sky." Or literally, the last 4 presidents enjoyed bombing nations regaurdless of the impact on civilians. (Democrat and Republican)

    "And you can justify it all
    Your back was up against the wall again"

    Those who supported Clinton or Trump, two grotesque figures, felt like they had no other choice. Oh but they did. This would work had Clinton won as well.

    "Shut up, silence
    Add a little violence
    And offend and pretend
    And defend and demand my compliance"

    A nod to the Leftwing Political Correctness antics. Violent protests, bringing violence into their opposition's rallys, silencing language that is deemed not fit, pretend it is offensive and demand things their way.

    Also

    A nod to the Rightwing who would yell OUT OUT OUT and fight with protestors who went into the Trump rallys. Trump, a authoritative figure, demanding his way.

    "We didn't even notice
    We awake in a place
    We can barely recognize, yeah
    Hypnosis"

    America has become so devided, a person such as Trump was actually able to take power. We were "Hypnotized" by the media that surley Clinton would win......Surely.....

    The Bubble of self delusion.

    "So what are you waiting for?
    You got what you asked for
    Did it fix what was wrong with you?"

    To say this is only about Trump supporters is premature. Since they voted for him, it is then what they asked for. Seems that these verses are instead aimed at the general masses, both left and right, who through their continuous bickering, allowed two unfavorable candidates to grow and grow.

    Had Clinton won, one could say, you git what you asked for. If we are being genuine, that is.

    Of course those who HATE Trump and his supporters will gladly look at this song as their own anthem. But in reality, these are people who think everything is simple and black & white. Ignoring the nuances of a brilliant song by Trent, who yes, despises Trump, but is again, understanding of the bigger picture. (Hint hint, he hates Clinton as well).






    Jackmerkevon August 12, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHaha definitely about the real "snowflakes" in America.
    bulletproofbrainon August 01, 2017   Link

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