Adrift and at Peace song meanings
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    General CommentFrom my view, Trent tends to associate the ocean with death. Analyze the lyrics of The Great Below without listening to the song or imagining it in your head. Do the same with La Mer. Then think of the title of this song. Listen to this song after that. You should realize he's finally at peace from all the pain he endured from his addictions to drugs that he finally got clean of before With Teeth came out. Adrift and At Peace really just seems like a "release" from his pain, or I guess, life. You could compare this to the meanings of other songs on The Fragile, for example, I'm Looking Forward to Joining You, Finally. Much of this album is about betrayal, loss, and pain. In conclusion, this song really seems like alleviation of pain through death and how that finally feels.
    Amaranthianon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe most peaceful song i've ever heard, it puts me to sleep or puts my mind at ease. it gives me the picture of floating down a river on a raft in absolute comfort staring up at the starry night sky.

    I want to actually do that someday and listen to this song and be at absolute peace.
    turd_fergusonon December 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about finding peace with oneself. Literal interpretation, I know. But look at what Trent was going through during that time.
    SigSaueron June 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe first time i ever heard this i was really high, and i was sitting in a room with my two best friends and one of them decided to put this album on. when this song came on it was like the whole world just stopped and everything just felt so calm and serene it was unreal. when i hear this song i kinda relive that moment and it just makes everything alright again, at least for a little.
    notoriousfat67on August 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI <3 this song.
    LittleUrantiaGirlon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTrent Reznor is God
    ninluvon May 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhat album is this on??
    blacninluvaon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is track 2 on the bonus disc the live album "and all that could have been"
    bengt12on December 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentStill is the greatest NIN album yet.
    Johnnycrulezon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor me Adrift and at Peace is the feeling you get when you wake up in the morning and for once you don't feel like you wish you were dead and you try to hold onto the moment because everything seems so beautiful and perfect, not tainted like usual but it's kinda tragic too cuz you know it's just going to fade.
    xhumanjunkxon April 18, 2005   Link

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