"We're in This Together" as written by and Trent Reznor....
I've become impossible holding on to when
When everything seemed to matter more
The two of us
All used and beaten up
Watching fate as it flow down the path we
Have chose

You and me
We're in this together now
None of them can stop us now
We will make it through somehow
You and me
If the world should break in two
Until the very end of me
Until the very end of you

Awake to the sound as they peel apart the skin
They pick and they pull
Trying to get their fingers in
Well they've got to kill what we've found
Well they've got to hate what we fear
Well they've got to make it go away
Well they've got to make it disappear

The farther I fall I'm beside you
As lost as I get I will find you
The deeper the wound I'm inside you
For ever and ever I'm a part of

You and me
We're in this together now
None of them can stop us now
We will make it through somehow
You and me
If the world should break in two
Until the very end of me
Until the very end of you
All that we were is gone we have to hold on
All that we were is gone we have to hold on
When all our hope is gone we have to hold on
All that we were is gone but we can hold on

You and me
We're in this together now
None of them can stop us now
We will make it through somehow
You and me
Even after everything
You're the queen and I'm the king
Nothing else means anything


Lyrics submitted by gasmask, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Echoplexia

"We're in This Together" as written by Trent Reznor

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  • +8
    General CommentTrent Reznor has repeatedly stated that this is NOT a positive song in any way. It's actually about heroin addiction, which is why some of the comments here are so funny.

    "It's about me and my boyfriend! It describes our relationship exactly!" - Yeah, that's healthy!
    The Knaveon August 07, 2005   Link
  • +5
    General CommentTo me, this song portrays a relationship that has undergone the many hardships of jealousy and envy as well as others' faithlessness in something that was obvioulsy strong enough to transcend over these complications. The part I admire the most is:

    "awake to the sound
    as they peel apart the skin
    they pick and they pull
    trying to get their fingers in

    well they've got to kill what we found
    well they've got to hate what they fear
    well they've got to make it go away
    well they've got to make it disappear

    the farther i fall i'm beside you
    as lost as i get i will find you
    the deeper the wound i'm inside you
    for ever and ever i am a part of..."

    This is because he describes how he feel s about thir relationship without explaining it clearly. In my mind, that takes much talent.


    brzlcutieon April 24, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti always thought this song was about making yourself content. i mean the video potrayed a hundred trent reznors so i came to the conclusion that it was about making yourself happy and that in the end yourself is what you have, no matter all the inflictions you face.
    complicationon March 19, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou guys are all very close. It's a love song and a statement of commitment to his grandmother, Clara. As i stated in my comments on TDTWWA, The Frail, and The Wretched, this song is about his grandmother's illness and death. This song is about the point of strength where Trent felt that he and his grandmother could overcome her illness by faith, hope, and love. The song just oozes the power and strength that comes from love. The progression from the power of this song into the superhuman "i won't let you fall apart" in track 6, The Fragile, seems very natural. On to The Fragile...
    zambaion April 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with the whole relationship thing... but to me, it sounds like total abandonment at the end. A failed relationship... and not just love, any kind of relationship...
    eeyore1883on September 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me of a relationship. they've grown apart and need to let go but he doesnt want to, he wants to past to be teh present:
    all that we were is gone we have to hold
    all that we were is gone we have to hold
    when all our hope is gone we have to hold
    all that we were is gone but we can hold on

    it's beautiful
    Mekylon October 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKurt Loder of MTV once asked Trent if the "The Fragile" and "We're In This Together" tracks were love songs. His responce?

    "There was a tragedy involved in all of them. I just read some early
    reviews that We're In This Together was unusually positive
    and I didn't write it thinking it was very positive. So I made a
    video that is very, very ugly to make sure no one gets the wrong
    idea."
    BlackDahliaon January 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentComing out of a dark place to find love, companionship, hope. The narrator has finally found someone who shares his struggles, and at the same time is pulling them in to his own world. Feeling outnumbered, challenged from all angles, he turns to this new relationship as a way out, as the one meaningful thing in his life.
    Pray4Iceon February 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningTrent said in an interview, which I can't find right now, that it isn't a love song, it's him clinging to someone, not letting them go.
    Echoplexiaon December 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song means a lot to me. a lot.....
    SiberianKisson May 27, 2002   Link

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