Breeze still carries the sound
Maybe I'll disappear
Tracks will fade in the snow
You won't find me here

Ice is starting to form
Ending what had begun
I am locked in my head
With what I've done

I know you tried to rescue me
Didn't let anyone get in
Left with a trace of all that was
And all that could have been

Please, take this
And run far away, far away from me
I am tainted
The two of us were never meant to be
All these pieces and promises and left behinds
If only I could see
In my nothing
You meant everything, everything to me

Gone
Fading
Everything

And
All that
Could have been
Could have been

Please, take this
And run far away, far as you can see
I am tainted
And happiness and peace of mind
Were never meant for me
All these pieces and promises and left behinds
If only I could see
In my nothing
You meant everything, everything to me


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And All That Could Have Been Lyrics as written by Trent Reznor Daniel Lohner

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    General Commentwell, the reason why trent is a great poet is because, his lyrics throughout entire songs, such as this one, in the form of an introspective expression technique. I believe that Trent uses music and creates it with lyrics written in third person, to express himself and deal with problems and life and try to find his purpose and/or learn something new that is positive for himself.. By third person, take what makes a single human being (yin/yang)(dark/light) etc. intangible metaphors. That, if used in third person, would make up trent's meaning for QUOTE-- "I did that." ~ Trent Reznor... The I would be the combination of Black and White..You and Me..intangible... by that I feel it's poetry almost everyone can relate to, since every human agrees with perfection in a black or white / yin or yang or near grey interpretation, especially the black and white that fight as they disagree their agreements, but still have a connection to the same poetry in a different perception, that has no definition, because to one or the other, one feels like it's a guilty pleasure because of the distance between the two is so far apart in opossing directions, giving guilt because the same intentions the two have are so ignorant to perceive that the quiet silence one or the other acts from the guilt, is the only solution that could end violence, and that silence would be the hope of the opposing perception may change...

    but, thats just my thought... Who knows the true meaning, only trent does, and the rest of society can only go so far before they are judged as insane by their sanity..

    If someone doesn't understand my comment, or
    doesn't agree by not understanding me... the logic of language that displays in infinite ways, negative or positive. Then please don't respond with an explanation that disagrees with me, because some how, if looked in different viewpoints, we agree, so it's futile..

    If you agree, then "Let it be"

    But... If anyone takes this in and has a different explanation that agrees with my statement, then defintly post it, because that continuation links towards an increase of peace...

    one love
    Neebleon October 16, 2006   Link

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