This world rejects me
This world threw me away
This world never gave me a chance
This world gonna have to pay

Well I don't believe in your institutions
I did what you wanted me to
I'm like the cancer in your system
I've got a little surprise for you

Something inside of me
Has opened up its eyes
Why did you put it there?
Did you not realize
This thing inside of me
It screams the loudest sound
Sometimes I think I could

Burn

I look down from at where you're standing
Flock of sheep out on display
With all your lies bumped up around you
I can take it all away

Something inside of me
Has opened up its eyes
Why did you put it there?
Did you not realize
Something inside of me
It screams the loudest sound
Sometimes I think I could

I'm gonna burn this whole world down

I never was a part of you

Burn

I was a soldier
I am corruption
I am the agent
Of your destruction
I am perversion
Sick with desire
I am your future
Swallowed up in fire


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  • +2
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    I'm not a big NIN fan, but this song is really good. And their drummer is awesome.

    PTW Convergeon May 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    This song makes me want to kill people

    hiddenaliason March 02, 2006   Link
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    this song is so amazing, like lyrically, damn! i don't know how to explain what it makes me feel........

    adema69on June 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    And it was made specifically for Natrual Born Killers, the soundtrack which trent produced adn arranged

    philo187on June 19, 2002   Link
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    This song is not about religion. Maybe is about organized religion, corporations, the goverment, mainstream media and the whole society. The lyrics cant be more antisocial. I think that he's talking about a moment when you realize that everything is bullshit. The lyrics fit very well with the natural born killers story for which the song was made. Thats it.

    Santoon June 08, 2004   Link
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    Purest Feeling was actualy the first song Trent recorded as NIN.

    Vanity_Asassin21on October 02, 2005   Link
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    by far one of the strongest hard hitting songs by NIN, i put on the headphones and crank it wide open to try and give it justice, and it hurts! i grit my teeth and clutch my fist, and feel so relieved, try it!

    bluezmuzakon March 24, 2006   Link
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    Yes, their stage drummer is very good. BUT, they obviously used a drum machine for the fast parts. No human could play that. Good day.

    corgan182on June 28, 2002   Link
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    this is a kickass song, and NIN is awsome....but i think artie the strongest man in the world could play the drum parts without the machine

    Iori_YagamiKOF2002on July 12, 2002   Link
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    OMG! Did you just say Artie the strongest man in the world?! I love you. Marry me.

    andshediedon August 31, 2002   Link

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