"Into the Void" as written by and Trent Reznor....
Tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away

Talking to myself all the way to the station
Pictures in my head of the final destination all lined up
(all the one's that aren't allowed to stay)
Tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away

Tried to save a place from the cuts and the scratches
Tried to overcome the complications and the catches
Nothing ever grows and the sun doesn't shine all day
Tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away

Tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away


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"Into the Void" as written by Trent Reznor

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    General CommentOne of the best songs in the film "Final Destination" relatively unheard of in the UK, i was glad to hear a bit of meaning in a film and song. Sounds like Trenbt is contemplating a step in his life, the station being his method of travel to his final destination, however everything else he's done has fucked up or gone wrong and as this experience wears on it appears to turn out just like all the others as he slips away.

    Well led on in "things falling apart" in "slipping away"
    Closeron June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like what closer said, and here i am offering a second interpretation to it as well.

    Tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away
    --- basically i think this song is about regret...here trent is slipping away b/c he is regretting sooo many things in his life and is leading into deterioration

    Talking to myself all the way to the station
    --- he is regretting what he has done by talking to himself

    Pictures in my head of the final destination
    --- now he is wondering what will happen to him because of what he has done.

    i personally think closer is right, this is just what i saw and im just throwing it out there for any comments

    sean7711on July 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt is SOO fscking cool to watch trevor be a JACKASS when you're sober...

    ***

    i agree with sean almost completely.
    he wanted to be good, amount to something, but everything kept pulling him down, a letting him slip.

    and he is contemplating his mortality, and reflecting on his life and decisions.

    and wondering what will happen when he dies. where he will end up.
    nsts_on July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI personally think that the song's about suicide. The journey that he's taking being death, and "Pictures in my head of the final destination" is wondering what comes afterwards. "All lined up
    (All the one's that aren't allowed to stay)" Are others who aren't allowed to stay on earth and have to take the trip into death with him. "Tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away" is obvious-he tried to stop this and save who he was, but he can't. The rest of the song reiterates how he tried to overcome his problems and he failed, thus the suicide.

    Not necessarily correct, but it rings true with me.

    overfireon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think its about him going crazy and going to the deep dark world of crazyness. great song.
    NicoleInWonderlandon July 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with overfire.. i always saw "trying to save myself but my self keeps slipping away" as trying to save myself from depression/suicide but i keep slipping away before i can

    Liver_Lover666on August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTRevor is and idot, anyway
    The thing thats great about this band like is everyone can sit and debate over what the songs mean but Trent like ist very big on talking about what they mean so no one ever really Knows for sure, and with music being such a universal thing everyone can take it as they will but its a Great band and a GREAt song
    nysirkon April 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTRevor is and idot, anyway
    The thing thats great about this band like is everyone can sit and debate over what the songs mean but Trent like ist very big on talking about what they mean so no one ever really Knows for sure, and with music being such a universal thing everyone can take it as they will but its a Great band and a GREAt song
    nysirkon April 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat i think is...in the "timeline," of the story, this is after the death that I think comes at the end of disc 1 in "the great below"...

    so this could maybe be a place in the afterlife - maybe limbo, or waiting to see where he'll go. if anyone else has read dante's "inferno", the parallels are very strong - the part about "all lined up all the ones that aren't allowed to stay", about the sun not shining (it doesn't in dante's hell), and about not knowing where you'll fall in that scheme of things.
    harperdcon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMetaphorically speaking, I think "the station" would be suicide or death in general, and the "final destination" would be hell, or the afterlife.

    The character in the song is torn between ending it all and holding on.
    LittleUrantiaGirlon July 03, 2003   Link

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