"Another Version of the Truth" as written by and Trent Reznor....

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"Another Version of the Truth" as written by Trent Reznor

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    General CommentThis song suprised me in a good way.

    There is definetly that sad undertone throughout the song, but as it progresses things seem to brighten up. This is my favorite track so far on the CD because Trent has changed things up.

    There is a strong feeling of content as the song progresses which for me associates with hope and meaning (truth).

    We really have to ask ourselves what "other" version of the truth he is refering to.
    ukynateon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah I was thinking the same thing too Necro. It has that classic Trent Piano sound. very sad, quiet, with ambient noises in the background. Trent is a master at setting the mood. And Year Zero is in my opinion a master piece album. It's rare. We haven't had an album like this in a real long time. So it's very refreshing. Is it me or does this album feel like it should be a movie as well? It has that quality to it. I love it.
    ohgrbyteon April 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo those who think that this is not as spectacular an instrumental as Trent's previous works, I recommend having another listen. This song, as well as every other song on Year Zero, is much more subtle in its magnificence than Trent Reznor's other albums. It takes a great many listens (possibly even a listen while on ecstasy) to truly appreciate it's splendor.
    theabsolutezer0on May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always listen to this when i ride the bus through my shithole town of Dorchester, MA. It gives me hope and provides some kind of sanctuary in my head. Call me crazy but i love it.
    slevletteon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with a lot of what other people have said. I think it's a follow up to the song Meet Your Master. In meet your master, i think a group of rebels or the aliens have captured a politician from America, and begin showing him the truth. at first he resists, or shrugs it off, staying in his "it's all good" mindset. this is when the static is. but, eventually he realizes all the atrocities and wrongs that humanity has committed, and the state they have put the world in, and that the end is near. this is when the sound stops, and piano completely takes over.
    this is a great instrumental. it's not a warm place, but it's still awesome.
    zach_massacreon May 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt starts out I picture a man playing piano.. a memory maybe.. then when the music comes in I think of him looking over a destroyed world..
    DJgifon April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYes!!! first to post:P lol
    In my opinion I don't think this one is as good as some of the other instrumental works. But maybe I have to listen to it more to get a better feel of it.
    joshmanon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's trying to make it sound dark at the beginning, and when it brightens up it's kind of the calm before the storm.

    It's a new realization that the people can live again, noted in In This Twilight, and Zero-Sum, but quickly shot down for most of the people it is focusing on in the latter song.

    Second only to Zero-Sum in my opinion. Even if it is a little plain, I think it's one of the best instrumentals Trent has ever done. The idea it conveys is the important part, and I've never felt such a conveyance of hope, or false hope in a track like this before. The distortion is wonderful, and the ambience building just makes the whole thing so much more dream like.

    It reminds me of music from The Road to Perdition, if anyone has ever seen that movie.
    scarecrow826on April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttotally agree scarecrow... great song
    ukynateon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love it. Reminds me of A Warm Place. Except betterer,
    flavour countryon April 09, 2007   Link

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