I turn on the TV, and what do I see?
Murder, and violence, and pornography.
I turn on the radio, and it brings me to tears.
All of the lies fed to the ears.
A Hollywood puppet you are.
If you can be sleazy you'll be a star.
You're the devil's puppet hanging on a string.
Dear Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
You say God is dead and we're all going to Hell.
Well I got something to say. He's alive today,
And he loves you so, and he wants you to know
You're killing the kids. They're following you.
You're feeding them lies. Cuz that's what you do.
You're the devil's puppet hanging on a string.
Go to L.A. Go to New York City.
Hearts have grown cold, oh what a pity.
Sex without love and self-respect gone.
Drink yourself to death and party till dawn.
You say I'm fanatical 'cause I try to live right.
Pleasing to God, Holy in His sight.
Well I know someone that you don't know.
His name is Jesus and He loves you so.
And He wants you to know.
People today are looking for something
To chase away that empty nothing.
They don't want God, they push Him away.
They say they'll find him some other day.
So they look to drugs, they look to a psychic,
Looking for something, but they'll never find it.
You're the devil's puppet hanging on a string.

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    Trent reznor is a lyrical genius period!
    IronHaloon July 10, 2002   Link
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    The world isn't exactly in great shape, I'll give them that, but that is hardly Reznor's fault now is it? Lay off the man, will you? This song is nothing more than some band that can't stand differing opinions taking a shot at a very talented artist. Reznor's religious beliefs- or lackthereof- reflect in some of his music, yes, but not in all of it, and if you choose to ignore that talent simply because he has views different from your own, you're being foolish. Music is music, and that is good music you're ignoring all because you can't play well with others. Didn't your mother raise you better than that? He's not recruiting people for the devil or anything, he's just expressing his own experiences. He's being honest- how many of you believers have never doubted God, even for a second? I thought so. If you can't stand something that differs from your own belief without raising a funk, then yes, you are in fact a fanatic. To be quite honest, I'd actually rather be in Hell with Trent Reznor than stuck in Heaven with people like this. Now, that said- there are sheep on every side of the fence. Despite how it may sound here, I don't have a problem with religious people...until they start poking their noses into business that doesn't belong to them and riding around on high horses. You know? I don't approve of people that are fanatical anything, really, be it christian, pagan, satanist, athiest, what have you. If your beliefs hinder or hurt others, I think you've got a seat behind a flatulent demon reserved just for you in that Hell you all are so afraid of. I don't care for people trying to make others conform, but I have no problem with religion if it gives people a reason to be a better person...however, if you think thumping a bible and telling people they're doomed to burn for all eternity makes you a better person, boy do we ever disagree. Get your head checked. Anyway, now I'm done with this rant.
    ChoicesMadeon May 29, 2008   Link
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    Trent Reznor is sending you to Hell!! did you even read all that?
    aric979on July 20, 2002   Link
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    first of all, i think you hardcore calibretto fans are mindless conformist sheep. when joe sings, you follow. and ironhalo, trent reznor is a lyrical AND musical genius. yeah, so it's sucks that he's not into the God scene, but hey to each his own. that doesn't take away from his artistic talents.
    shadows_fallon June 06, 2003   Link
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    yeah, i really hope you guys that are dissing this trent character at least have heard/read his lyrics. i haven't, so i can't say anything about him. but yeah, don't just believe everything people tell you like that...question it...seek truth. otherwise you are no better than those "sheep" that calibretto likes to refer to in those lyrics i'm sure you sing a long to.
    punkrockchick217on November 29, 2004   Link
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    Trent Reznor is a loser if he thinks there is no God and he can't send anyone to hell if there isn't a God. And second he can't send ppl to hell because he isn't God. No Trent isn't a lyrical "genius". He's a godless loser. Go Calibretto for speaking against everyone else!!!
    punkie_jiveson May 06, 2003   Link

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