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


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


"The Fragile"

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

she doesn't see her beauty
she tries to get away
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

The Shins

Building nothing, laying bricks.

A life before doubt.

The trick is just making yourself.

"what kind of life you dream of? you're allergic to love."

Hope it's right when you die

I'm looking in on the good life i might be doomed never to find.
Without a trust or flaming fields am i too dumb to refine?

You felt abandoned by me,
I recall the sunshine as you were melting
And though the comedy softens the fall
They still hear us with their ears to the wall.

I'm through with riddles, i know we're little
Just help me feel warm inside.

They just talk and make plans in the dark
Or make haste with ideas that can't help
But creep good people out
As you talk to me too much you're assuming
We don't always want what's right.

As someone sets light to the first fire of autumn
We settle down to cut ourselves apart.

You're not obliged to swallow anything you despise,

Born to multiply, born to gaze into night skies,

You'd be damned to be one of us girl
Dare to be one of us, girl,

Ah, I felt like I could just fly
But nothing'll happen every time I try.

You try and make this up this is so much fun,
But we know it to be quite contrary.

You don't know how long I've been,
Watching the lantern dim,
Starved of oxygen,
So give me your hand,
And let's jump out the window.

I invest in a single lie.

There's no cry, no use to searching for
What mutts remain.

Throw all consequence aside

You can fake it for a while,
Bite your tongue and smile

You're old enough, boy,
Too many summers you've enjoyed,
So spin the wheel,
We'll set you up with some odd convictions,
Because you're finally golden, boy

Let the good times end tonight

Just a moment or two from now,
Not a mind will retain even a trace,
Of the thoughts that I struggled to tell
And how our stack of cards just fell,

Never worked so long and hard,
To cement a failure,

Every post you can hitch your faith on,
Is a pie in the sky,
Chock full of lies,
A tool we devise,
To make sinking stones fly,

And still to come,
The worst part and you know it,
There is a numbness,
In your heart and it's growing.

Over the ramparts you tossed
The scent of your skin and some foreign flowers
Tied to a brick
Sweet as a song
The years have been short but the days go slowly by
Two loose kites falling from the sky
Drawn to the ground and an end to flight.

You love a sinking stone
That'll never elope
So get used to the lonesome
Girl, you must atone some
Don't leave me no phone number there

I find a fatal flaw
In the logic of love

You want to jump and dance
But you sat on your hands
And lost your only chance

But I learned fast how to keep my head up 'cause I
Know there is this side of me that
Wants to grab the yoke from the pilot and just
Fly the whole mess into the sea.

Get Set Go

There is nothing that I can say
That would in almost anyway
Express the fustration in my head
I don't want to get out of bed today
I don't want to face another day
Everything is better let unsaid

Something in me thinks
I've had one to many drinks
I spend to much time getting high

What do you do when your done with living
But you are still alive
I don't want to kill myself
But I just can't survive

I just want to disappear
I'm to lazy to even fall asleep
Lying here not counting any sheep
Listening to the passing of the years

She cuts herself beneath her clothes
A secret room that no one knows.
She likes the way she hurts herself.
It makes her feel like nothing else.
She never talks to anyone.
She hides away, abhors the sun.
She keeps her heart within a box,
Protected with one hundred locks.
She walks nude throughout her room.
She bares the scars of countless wounds.
They multiply upon her flesh.
Some are old and others fresh.
She loves the night,
The stars, the sun, the moonless night,
When all of the lights are gone
And only darkness shines.

Another drink to numb the pain
But the day remained

I've been thinking bout drinking draino
A nice big glass to make all my pain go
Somewhere else, Somewhere I can't find it
And I've been thinking about eatting bullets
A sweet sweet feel of the trigger as I pull it
Bury a bullet somewhere deep inside
I've been contemplating hanging
A kick of the chair and my feet are dangling
All of my worries disappear tonight
And I've been stumped on the thought of jumping
How high must you climb for a fatal dumping off
All of my worries and woes over the side
There's no more reason to cry

Oh it's so sad and it's breaking my heart
But my heart is nothing to worry about
Cause the rest of me's falling apart

I've been cruel, I've played the fool
And I've made a mess of everything
I've betrayed a promise I've made
And I hurt her through and through
Now its done she's finally gone
And I don't know what to do

I think I might set my house on fire
Hang myself from the telephone wire

And I'm getting used today
But I'm getting used to getting used so it's okay

What did I do? I don't remember much,
Do you? What did I do?
I've been thinkin that I've been drinkin
A little more than I should
But sometimes I need a drink to simply help myself to think and
I can think much better when my lips are a little wetter
Don't you?

I知 gonna break your heart
I知 gonna let you down
I知 gonna walk away
I知 gonna fool around
I知 gonna tell you lies
I知 gonna be untrue
I知 gonna make you cry
I知 gonna come unglued
so what you gonna do?

Nothing ever seems to work out anymore.
she wonders if she痴 ever been loved before.
She doesn稚 understand.
She doesn稚 wanna try.
She doesn稚 give a fuck.
She wants to be alone tonight.

Wait, wait for the dawn my dear
Wait till the sun gets here
And you will wait too long
he will be gone
Wait, wait till the signs are right
Wait till the perfect time
And you will wait too long
he will be gone, he will be gone


When you're feeling
Blue on a black weekend
Come and see me when you need a friend
Blue on a black weekend

But when I wake
I can never recall a thing
And the reason being
Gives reason to everything
To this charmed life that we lead
Something is crying out
Through voices in my tears
Hear the voice crying out
In the strangest memories
Never mind

Sorry to disappoint you
I never said that I could tell right from wrong
So don't put your faith on me now
I'll leave you in suspension
Till you fall
And the reason being
Gives reason to everything
To this short life that we lead
And the reason being
Gives reason to everything

I'm so hard to handle
I'm selfish, I'm sad
And I've gone and lost the best baby that I ever had
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

My only
thought is that they could be right. Oh look
there goes another year. About as distant as
a satellite and I feel safe so safe. And I feel
safe, so safe. And I feel safe, so safe. So safe.
The world's a small child in the dark, and
my mind's the same place as it's always
been. The monsters seem to fade so fast.
Upon the waking of another dream and
I feel safe, so safe. And I feel safe, so safe.
And I feel safe, I feel so brave, I'm not afraid
of anything they've got to say. And you're
ok because you're tucked away.

She's so cruel
And she knew what just what to do

They played their silly games
And now they'll take the blame

What she'd done
And she didn't know quite what she did
And they told her that she better had
So now she starts to cry
Without a reason why

She's so poor
And only now she's looking back
Sees her story on a paperback
What will become of her
There's not much left for her

Take a pill
Don't tell me how to feel

Home and away
Life goes on the same, bury the pain
And hold on to love
Heal the song, sing along
But what does it change

Oh this life is so confusing
Feels like I'm always losing

It's so sad to be alone
No one cares for no one's home
So if you're there
Pick up the phone
Cos I'm standing on my own

Well how long can you run?
How far and what for?
How far will you run
To get whatever you're after
Year after year after year

Well I've been looking
But I still can't see
How we get from a to b to c
And feel like we should be

The fear is coming clear My dear

It's the last laugh of the laughter
Sur la dernier page du chapitre
On the last day of the year
Ma vie
When the spotlight fades away
When the blue skies turn to grey

I can't sleep tonight
Everybody saying everything's alright
Still I can't close my eyes
I'm seeing a tunnel at the end of all these lights

Sunny days
Where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong

Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shining
I can't avoid the lightning

Oh, where did the blue skies go?
And why is it raining so?
It's so cold

It`s good to know that you all know I`m hurting
It`s good to know I`m feeling not so well
Because my inside is outside
My right side`s on the left side
`Cause I`m writing to reach you now but
I might never reach you