"Burn" as written by and Trent Reznor....
This world rejects me
This world threw me away
This world never gave me a chance
This world gonna have to pay

Well I don't believe in your institutions
I did what you wanted me to
I'm like the cancer in your system
I've got a little surprise for you

Something inside of me
Has opened up its eyes
Why did you put it there?
Did you not realize
This thing inside of me
It screams the loudest sound
Sometimes I think I could

Burn

I look down from at where you're standing
Flock of sheep out on display
With all your lies bumped up around you
I can take it all away

Something inside of me
Has opened up its eyes
Why did you put it there?
Did you not realize
Something inside of me
It screams the loudest sound
Sometimes I think I could

I'm gonna burn this whole world down

I never was a part of you

Burn

I was a soldier
I am corruption
I am the agent
Of your destruction
I am perversion
Sick with desire
I am your future
Swallowed up in fire


Lyrics submitted by me109cito, edited by Sean19a7x, TheBronze

"Burn" as written by Mark Denis Lizotte

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, O/B/O APRA AMCOS, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentI'm not a big NIN fan, but this song is really good. And their drummer is awesome.
    PTW Convergeon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song makes me want to kill people
    hiddenaliason March 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so amazing, like lyrically, damn! i don't know how to explain what it makes me feel........
    adema69on June 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd it was made specifically for Natrual Born Killers, the soundtrack which trent produced adn arranged
    philo187on June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, their stage drummer is very good. BUT, they obviously used a drum machine for the fast parts. No human could play that. Good day.
    corgan182on June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a kickass song, and NIN is awsome....but i think artie the strongest man in the world could play the drum parts without the machine
    Iori_YagamiKOF2002on July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG! Did you just say Artie the strongest man in the world?! I love you. Marry me.
    andshediedon August 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuckin awesome
    Sysyson June 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI might be wrong, but I believe this song is the first song Trent ever recorded as NIN.
    egbon June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video is just bizarre...
    darkspoton June 28, 2003   Link

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