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"Came Back Haunted"
Album: Hesitation Marks
Length: 5:17
Tempo: 130 BPM
Versions: Came Back Haunted
Came Back Haunted (Instrumental)
Came Back Haunted (Radio Edit)
Came Back Haunted (Video Edit)
Came Back Haunted (Live 2013 EP)
Live: Live 2013 through present

"Came Back Haunted" is the third track on the 2013 release Hesitation Marks, and is the first single from that album.

Contents

Song Credits

Appearances

Halos

Seeds

Other

Versions

Came Back Haunted

This is the original album version. It begins uniquely with a lone, quiet vocal singing "hau-hau-haunted" as in the chorus. The song then opens proper with the main drum loop, soon joined by a bizarre bassline to begin the first verse. Noise and guitar layers enter for the choruses, while percussion layers augment each verse.

Came Back Haunted (Instrumental)

Available as part of a digital promo, though only a 30 second sample has surfaced so far.

Came Back Haunted (Radio Edit)

This is the radio edit. It is shortened to 3:56.

Came Back Haunted (Video Edit)

This is the edit used in the music video. It is shortened to 4:17.

Came Back Haunted (Live 2013 EP)

Recorded live at Lollapalooza Festival 2013.

Live

This song debuted live on the first night of the Nine Inch Nails Live 2013 tour.

Music Videos

Screenshot from the "Came Back Haunted" video

The "Came Back Haunted" video was directed by David Lynch and was released on June 28, 2013. It uses a shortened version of the song that is exclusive to the video.

The video has been flagged as potentially seizure-inducing for viewers with photosensitive epilepsy, due to its use of strobe effects. It features herky-jerky shots of Trent Reznor, wearing pancake makeup and lipstick, interspersed with other bizarre images. These typically Lynchian visuals include an image of a tick overlaid onto an image of a young ballerina, a seemingly disembodied and vaguely humanoid face reminiscent of something out of Lynch's Eraserhead, a trio of glowing zoomed-in images of mouths sitting atop little dancing bodies, and an expanding cloud of dark gray smoke in the corner of a dark room.

The fully-produced video was preceded by an audio video that was released by Vevo on June 6, 2013. It features a reel-to-reel tape deck playing the song, filmed from multiple angles. It was listed as "Came Back Haunted (Audio)". It was made for the purpose of providing internet video outlets with an official source of the audio.

Lyrics

   The throat is deep and the mouth is wide
   Saw some things on the other side
   Made me promise to never tell
   You know me I can't help myself, no
   Now I got something you have to see
   They put something inside of me
   Its smile is red and its eyes are black
   I don't think I'll be coming back
   
   I don't believe and I
   I had to see
   Came back haunted
   Came back haunted
   I said goodbye and I
   I had to try and I
   Came back haunted
   Came back haunted
   
   Everywhere now reminding me
   I am not who I used to be
   I'm afraid this has just begun
   Consequences for what I've done
   
   I don't believe and I
   I had to see
   Came back haunted
   Came back haunted
   I said goodbye and I
   I had to try and I
   Came back haunted
   Came back haunted
   You tried to tell me but I
   I couldn't stop myself now I
   Came back haunted
   Came back haunted
   
   Just can't stop
   Came back haunted

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