NIN

NIN - the fragile

made the choice to go away
drink the fountain of decay
tear a hole exquisite red
fuck the rest and stab it dead

broken bruised forgotten sore
too fucked up to care anymore
poisoned to my rotten core
too fucked up to care anymore


just a reflection
just a glimpse
just a little reminder
of all the what abouts
and all the might have
could have beens


the hopes and prays
the better days
the far aways
forget it


well they've got to kill what we've found
well they've got to hate what they fear
well they've got to make it go away
well they've got to make it disappear


do you know how far this has gone?
just how damaged have I become?
when I think I can overcome
it runs even deeper


I straight
I won't crack
on my way
and I can't turn back
I'm okay
I'm on track
on my way
and I can't turn back
I stayed
on this track
gone too far
and I can't come back
I stayed
on this track
lost my way
can't come back


and just for the record
just so you know
I did not believe
that you could sink so low

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you think that you can beat them
I know that you won't
you think you have everything
but no, you don't


tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away


god damn I am so tired of pretending
of wishing I was ending
when all I'm really doing is trying to hide
and keep it inside
and fill it with lies
open my eyes?
maybe I wish I could try


will you please complete me?


there is a game I play
try to make myself okay
try so hard to make the pieces all fit
smash it apart
just for the fuck of it

NIN - the fragile

"The Big Come Down"

there is a game I play
try to make myself okay
try so hard to make the pieces all fit
smash it apart
just for the fuck of it

bye bye oooh
got to get back to the bottom
bye bye oooh
the big come down isn't that what you wanted?
bye bye oooh
find a place with the failed and forgotten
bye bye oooh
isn't that really what you wanted now?

there is no place I can go there is no way I can hide
it feels like it keeps coming from the inside

there is a hate that burns within
the most desperate place I have ever been
try to get back to where I'm from
the closer I get the worse it becomes
the closer I get the worse it becomes

there is no place I can go there is no place I can hide
it feels like it keeps coming from the inside

NIN

"The Fragile"

she shines
in a world full of ugliness
she matters when everything is meaningless

fragile
she doesn't see her beauty
she tries to get away
sometimes
it's just that nothing seems worth saving
I can't watch her slip away

I won't let you fall apart

she reads the minds of all the people as they pass her by
hoping someone can see
if I could fix myseld I'd - but it's too late for me

I wont let you fall apart

we'll find the perfect place to go where we can run and hide
I'll build a wall and we can keep them on the other side
...but they keep waiting
...and picking...

it's something I have to do
I was there, too
before everyhting else
I was like you

NIN - year zero

All we are worth is zeros and ones

We think we've come so far
On all our lies we depend
We see no consequence
This is the beginning of the end.

Don't try to act surprised
We did just what you told us
Lost our faith along the way and
found ourselves believing your lies

There's bullet-holes where my compassion used to be
And there is violence in my heart

And the sky is filled with light
Can you see it?
All the black is really white
If you believe it
As your time is running out
Let me take away your doubt
You can find a better a place
In this twilight