"The Greater Good" as written by and Trent Reznor....
Breathe us in
Slowly, slowly
Breathe us in
Slowly

Everything you do
Everywhere you go
Anything we want
Anything
Everything you do
Everywhere you go
Anything we want
Anything

Breathe (everything you do, everywhere you go) us in (anything we want, anything)
Slowly (everything you do, everywhere you go), slowly (anything we want)
Breathe

Breathe us in
Slowly, slowly
Breathe us in
Slowly, slowly

Persuasion
Coercion
Submission
Passive ovation

Persuasion (breathe)
Coercion (us in)
Submission (slowly)
Passive ovation (slowly)
Persuasion (breathe)
Coercion (us in)
Submission (slowly)
Passive Ovation (slowly)

Breathe (persuasion) us in (coercion)
Slowly (submission), slowly (passive ovation)
Breathe (persuasion) us in (coercion)
Slowly (submission), slowly (passive ovation)

Breathe us in
Slowly, slowly
Breathe us in
Slowly, slowly
Breathe us in
Slowly, slowly
Breathe us in
Slowly, slowly
Breathe us in
Slowly


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"The Greater Good" as written by Trent Reznor

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    General CommentWhat i get from this is that it could be showing a representation of western civilization and its tendancy to force its way into other cultures to the point where they become dependant on western ways almost like its people are dependant on the air they breathe. Represented by the first 4 lines.

    The following 4 lines show the hold taking over the other cultures "Anything we want, anything" we get.

    The next 4 lines

    Persuasion (slowly)
    Coercion (slowly)
    Selection (breathe)
    Assimilation (us in)

    Show the means by which it all takes place, and lastly the final effect in the last 3 lines of them breathing western culture in
    Touweon April 07, 2007   Link

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