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    General CommentThe flies buzzing is reminiscent of the sound of eraser from tds.

    Anyone else hear crickets about 4:30 to 5 into the song?

    Has to be the oddest NIN song, and the eeriest song I've ever heard. I do enjoy listening to it while sleeping. It's probably what dying and rotting in the ground would sound like, you know, if you were conscious for that.

    Unfortunate that NIN shyed away from instrumentals in With Teeth, seeing as how arranging and not writing lyrics, is Reznor's strong point.
    ebhiroon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI added this song so people can discuss it. It's a weird way to end The Fragile, but it's sort of calming. Listen to it at night in bed with your eyes shut and you get the weirdest pictures in your mind...
    Cherub Rockon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit may just be me, but i absolutely love their instrumental music. it's gorgeous.
    i think the melodies really have just as much feeling in them as they ever could with lyrics.
    irate hippi chicon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNine Inch Nails know how to make an absolute killer instrumental.
    IdiotequeDanceon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyes, this is my absolute favorite instrumental. It's almost haunting to imagine what the lyrics would portray if they exsisted.
    LittleUrantiaGirlon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this is the best instrumental. But all you people saying NiN makes killer instrumental. You want Killer Instrumental, just take the lyrics out of almost any song. All of Trent's music is killer!
    I wish they'd put lyrics to this. =( It would.. Be freaky. Yet.. Great and Intriguing.
    MindlessInsanityon July 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI listened to this song with my eyes closed at night, swear i thought i was going to go insane...
    Nin172004on May 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt always puts me to sleep when I lay in bed at night with my eyes closed.
    sinistercontrivanceon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIs that an insult sinister? Joking.

    It does end the Fragile kinda permaturely. The song kinda ends just like that with no real climax, which sucks, what for those of us that listen to the Fragile from Left to Right,

    Now this CD, much like Aenima from Tool, is an experience.
    FaaipDeOaidon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentprematurely, my god, if i could go back sometimes, I tell ya.... wtf is permaturely? does that word exist?
    FaaipDeOaidon December 28, 2004   Link

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