"10 Miles High" as written by and Trent Reznor....
I'm going to get so high
You'll never get inside
I swore I'd never turn into you
I'm closer all the time

I made it ten miles high
Can't tell my truth from my lies
I swore to god I would never turn into you
I'm getting closer... all the time

Tear it all down
Tear it all down
Tear it all down
Tear it all down
Tear it all -


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"10 Miles High" as written by Trent Reznor

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    General CommentEveryone on this website is so goddamn smart. Kudos to all of you for making things make sense.
    jorahon August 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song should have been on the downward spiral between Reptile and The downward spiral
    -={ Panty Shot}=-on October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about turning into the person you hate and being partly in denial of it by saying that you are so high and away from the person you hate but for some reason your constantly falling down lower towards him/her at the bottom.

    Letting the hate you have for this person turn you into them.
    dsgfsdgson October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTotally about what Mesh Blorg said.
    Don´t you just love trent?
    Frauon December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts funny looking back at posts. For example, look at the first post at the top by egb. We all know now Trent was druggy.
    FaaipDeOaidon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMore correct lyrics below. I'm new to this, so I don't know if I can edit song lyrics themselves....


    I'm getting closer, [4x]
    All the time,
    I'm getting closer,
    All the time,
    I'm getting closer, [2x]
    All the time,
    I'm getting closer, [5x]

    I tried to get so high,
    I made it 10 miles high,
    I'm gonna get so high,

    I'm gonna get so high,
    You'll never get inside,
    I swore I'd never turn into you,
    I'm closer all the time,
    I made it 10 miles high,
    If you're not truthfull I'm not a lie,
    I swore to god I would never turn into you,
    I'm getting closer,
    All the time.

    Tear it all down. [8x]
    Tear it all -
    onethousandnailson June 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually YOUR am idiot Sinistercontrivance.....Trent ODed in London and nearly died. Let's say he tried "a few of the hard ones" more than once.

    To me this song is more about Trent realizing that he's become the druggie that he never thought he'd ever be.
    redking666on July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've made it ten miles high, it was sweet. :D.
    aaahhh-cid.
    barb;on January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about drugs... Also, Trent has mentioned many times in interviews recently, that With Teeth relates a lot to his substance abuse, and trying to overcome it. And what other song is more about addiction than closer.

    I do feel though, that the title and some of the lyrics are a nod to pink floyd's "the wall". "I made it 10 miles high" a double meaning, getting high on drugs, and building a wall 10 miles high that separates himself from the world. "Tear it all down" tearing down that wall.

    Roger Waters wrote the wall in reference to himself and how horrible he thought he had become as a musician. Creating this artificial wall that separated the artist from the audience. It all came from a previous tour, Waters spat in the face of a fan at a concert. I think Reznor is actually relating to this as well. His long time on the road touring, and being on drugs. Put him in this divided world.
    squareloveron March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha kinda funny that sinistercontrivance said :

    You are an idiot, egb. As a matter of fact Trent isn't into drugs Apparently, Trent lacks the weakness necessary to enjoy drugs.

    and he just said a few years ago that he had a big drug problem and need to rehab

    you shouldn't be talking on shit that you dont know enough about mr sinistercontrivance,and you are no one to call another an idiot

    you are the biggest one of them all
    israel51on November 22, 2007   Link

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