"No, You Don't" as written by and Trent Reznor....
Smiling in their faces
While filling up the hole
So many dirty little places
In your filthy little worn out
Broken down see through soul

Baby's got a problem
Tries so hard to hide
Got to keep it on the surface
Because everything else is dead on the other side

Teeth in the necks of everyone you know
You can keep on sucking until the blood won't flow
When it starts to hurt it only helps it grow
Taking all you need
(but not this time)
No, you don't

And just for the record
Just so you know
I did not believe
That you could sink so low

You think that you can beat them
I know that you won't
You think you have everything
But no, you don't

No, you don't
No, you don't
No, you don't
No, you don't

Lyrics submitted by thewhitepony33

"No You Don't" as written by Trent Reznor

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    General Commentthis song mainly consist of (well to me it does) that this person in the song that thinks their soo great and they show it in ignorance.... by "teeths in the neck of everyone you know, you can keep on sucking till the blood wont flow,when it starts to hurt it only helps it grow" is a form of someone taking advantage and and hurting others... and "when it starts to hurt it only helps it grow" can probley mean that when it hurts the people of everyone you know( taking advantage and hurting them) means they will only fuel their anger towards you.... its also a song of betrayal someone "sinking soo low" means that they changed into a enemy of some sort
    MissVladTepes17on May 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat's actually a really good insight, I never looked at this song in that light. Actually, this is one of the harder NIN songs to read, I think, but it's really good listening! I can't help but think of a succubus every time I hear this song though, the way the person in the song is referred to reminds me of a succubus....just my thought
    supermegasteveon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnother song about those groupie chicks trying to get knocked up to get cash. And maybe he knew the groupie a while back and couldn't believe what she had become. Or maybe it's about vampires? gotta love those dewds.
    Nin172004on May 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think he's talking to himself.

    This is the moment in The Fragile where he breaks through his depression, sees how fucked-up he's become, and refuses to just give in to it.
    Crane42on June 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is really about self-mutilation. Baby's got a problem
    Tries so hard to hide
    Got to keep it on the surface
    Because everything else is dead on the other side,
    this verse shows that his feelings are gone and he cannot show them to anyone, by hurting himself on the outside he can show everybody that he's truly hurting.
    Dissolutionon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think Little Uratia Girl hit home.
    sinistercontrivanceon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListen to this song in a car with big ass subwoofers. There's this really loud BOOMBOOM through the chorus that you can't really hear with a normal stereo. It's pretty sick. I get looks every time i blast in down the street.
    Sorry that was off topic. Try it out!
    PhoenixXxon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI interpret this song as being about Courtney Love, because of two things.
    Firstly, "teeth in the necks of everyone you know/you can keep on sucking till the blood won't flow" I think he is referring to the fact that Courtney is basically talentless, and has always used people like Kurt Cobain to do her music for her, therefore sucking blood (talent) out of others to keep her going (like a vampire).
    Secondly when he says "you think that you can beat them
    I know that you won't
    you think you have everything
    but no, you don't"
    the 'no you don't' I think is referring to the fact that before trent, Courtney would just use people then dump them. With Trent though, he turned it around and dumped her instea, basically saying No You Don't.

    Very good song that I can relate to (not because of the Courtney Love part lol)
    Matt12on January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcourtny love, your such a fake lil slut, i cant see why her and trent didnt get along, but then again i think trent is true to his music and she isnt, read all about it in the rolling stones mag, hell i cant remember which issue
    bluezmuzakon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song i think anybody can relate to, because i think we all know somebody that thinks they are hot shit and think they are all that, but really, in reality, they are only as good as everybody else, if not worse.
    SyCo.KiLlAon August 22, 2006   Link

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