I survived everything
I have tried everything
Everything, everything, and anything

All the walls begin dissolve away
Do your hands begin to shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
And just who you think you used to be
All begins to bend then break, break, break, break

Wave goodbye, Wish me well
I've become something else
Something else, something else, it's just this world

But this thing that lives inside of me
Will surely rise and wake, wake, wake, awake, break
And if he depletes what's owed to me
And it comes to grab and take and take and take and take

I am home
I believe
I am whole
I am free
I am whole
I can see
Always here
I am home
I believe
I am whole
I am free

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  • +2
    General CommentYes, me, too. It makes me happy.

    And proud, which sounds weird, maybe. I think it took a lot of courage for Trent Reznor to release a joyful and ernest song like this. I'm sure he knows some fans will call it a Hallmark card.

    Well, screw 'em. I love it.

    I think "Everything" about the pure joy that comes from being released from the demon of addiction. And about remaining vigilant, because it always waits inside you.

    I remember once many years ago I heard NIN playing in a mall. I felt this wash of alienation, like, "What the hell? Aren't you people listening? This is agonizing self-loathing and rage, here! You can't just absent-mindedly hum along!" His songs were painful for me to hear.

    Now, this. When I heard "Everything", I literally cried tears of relief that someone who had suffered so much had found joy.

    Recovery is beautiful.
    PertNearon November 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me happy.
    Davininon September 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know all of the demons he has struggled with, we have been struggling with the exact same intensity of pain. One of my biggest sources, is someone I dedicated my entire life to, only to discover after 14 years he was only faking it, to set me up for enjoying my destruction. Trent's voice has been the only painkiller I have, for this level of suffering. I am going through intense court battles now, just to save my children who my husband is withholding from me, to tear me to pieces. Trent will likely never know. he saves my life each and every day. He is an unlikely angel, but one of the greatest!!

    It is good to hear his pain reach a place of joy, finally. I am hoping mine will too one day. Only someone who has seen the most extreme forms of suffering, could produce and write music this intense. I don't think there has, nor ever will be, a more brilliant and honest musician than himself.

    etawright007on August 11, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't know if these lyrics are completely right....
    I love this song...it does sound uplifting despite the harsh distorted guitars.
    CyCobbon March 18, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood track. Not typical NIN. That is what defines GREAT though. The ability to step outside your element and still succeed. A song about overcoming diversity, and being one with yourself imo.

    Check out the some of these live performances from this album NiN Vevo.. after you stop by adblockplus.org
    Austerityon April 15, 2014   Link

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