kind of hard
hard to see
when you crawl
on your hands and your knees
with your face
in the trough
wait your turn
while they finish you off
don’t know when it started
don’t know how
should have found out
should have happened by now
got these lines
on my face
after all this time
and i still haven’t found my place

i jump from every rooftop
so high so far to fall
i feel a million miles away
i don’t feel any thing at all

i wake up
on the floor
start it up again
like it matters anymore
i don’t know
if it does
is this really all
that there ever was?
put the gun
in my mouth
close your eyes
blow my fucking brains out
pretty patterns
on the floor
that’s enough for you
but i still need more

i jump from every rooftop
so high so far to fall
i feel a million miles away
i don’t feel any thing at all

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  • +6
    General CommentI love how you have ppl that r like, man i wish Trent would do drugs again so he could come up with stuff like the downward spiral. You greedy pricks. Trent pulls his life together and all u can say is i hope he ruins it again so he can write me good music. YOU, are not true fans. I'm not saying the Downward Spiral is a bad album, in fact its probly my favorite album of all time. But NIN is different unlike other bands and doesnt sound the same on every single fucking album. So naturally some ppl arent going to like it. I, respect the talent he has to make all his albums sound different, yet can see the genius he is as a musician. What it comes down to, if ur a true NIN fan, or just a NIN fan, you would respect mr. reznor for how he pulled his life together as in stopped using drugs and alcohol, not just anybody can do that. I say, good for him.
    SyCo.KiLlAon July 03, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn Hurt he was thinking "wow, maybe it wouldnt suck if i was somewhere else entirely," and now he is saying "well here i am, and it still sucks."
    Flicon August 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is just fucking brilliant

    somewhat like Stinkfist, imho
    coldFlameon May 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General really couldn't find ONE good song on either The Fragile, With Teeth, or Year Zero? I, for one, think that The Downward Spiral is overrated (yet still brilliant). The Fragile is probably their best album as a whole, and Year Zero is great when digesting it song by song.

    But, yeah, The Slip is a very strong ten track album, although I could have done without the instrumentals. After all, Ghosts was nothing but instrumentals. This song is great, though. It's definitely the catchiest and most rock-oriented song on the album. What is it about? I don't know, the lyrics seem like typical Trent, but he's all about the delivery. Seems to be just about exactly what scarecrow826 stated. The protagonist will not cooperate. I don't know if the album is post-Year Zero in its lyrics as they don't seem to be centered around a specific central idea like Year Zero was, but it's a cool idea nonetheless.

    That chorus is perhaps the catchiest thing the band has ever done.
    tcaporaleon May 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude, Tool is the one who hasn't released an album in almost 3 years, has no issue with ripping off their fans on ticket sales, and Maynard is one of the biggest assholes in all of rock, and a pretty irrelevant one at that.

    Trent Reznor on the other hand? He's pioneering for the future of the record industry, and is still making good music at that.
    scarecrow826on May 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"million miles" reference found in:

    all the love in the world
    AshTheSuccubuson July 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy so much hate on NIN and The Slip? I think it ends up sounding the most like The Fragile. Definitely nothing like With Teeth, Year Zero and Ghosts I-IV..
    Chicken008on October 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song fucking owns Stinkfist. Not to say the comparison isn't valid.

    From just analyzing the song itself and not really the deeper meaning, it really sounds like an all-star combination of all his major recurring themes. When I saw this and realized what all the blocks were in the singles, I just was blown away by this song. The music is exactly what it sounds like:Badass.

    Trent absolutely outdid himself with this song.

    For the real meaning, if this is the sequel to Year Zero(not saying it is or isn't) then I imagine Earth is very fucked after the presence caused havoc, and everyone is living in a Mad Max-esque environment.

    I've really noticed this album is about submitting to whatever is controlling you, and not fighting it anymore. Trent touched on this a lot in With Teeth but it's so prevalent in The Slip...
    scarecrow826on May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSpeaking about The Downward Spiral, remember his promise from "Hurt":

    if I could start again
    a million miles away
    I would keep myself
    I would find a way

    It makes me wonder if this is him keeping good on staying 1,000,000 miles away.

    i feel a million miles away
    i don’t feel any thing at all

    Thats a pretty big change since Hurt, and The Downward Spiral. I wonder what else had changed in Trent's message.
    mycrofton May 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey don't talk about my band like that.
    He is still amazing. The Fragile was my favorite CD of his, but i think this one is equally good.
    BETCHon May 09, 2008   Link

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