"Demon Seed" is the tenth and final track from the Nine Inch Nails album The Slip. Its lyrics follow the same structure as "The Greater Good" and "The New Flesh," and the song uses the same drum loops as "38 Ghosts." Its time signature is 6/4, as Trent Reznor can be heard indicating in the song.
The image associated with this song appears to be a four part image of a square becoming more complete or "growing," much like the lyrics portray something growing inside of the narrator. It should also be noted that the red lines seen in the previous pictures are all over, as if they have exploded out of control.
This is the original album version. Very similar in structure to the preceding piece, "The Four Of Us Are Dying," it begins with drum loops, building with layers of synthesized bass and guitar. Reznor's vocals are scattered and manipulated throughout the song, which transitions suddenly into a quieter, ambient bridge. Distant echoes of vocals, riffs, and drums from the first section are manipulated in brief, eventually leading into a final section with Reznor's count-in. Climaxing with the return of the drum loops and layers of distorted synthesizers, it soon strips layers away piece by piece, ending itself and the album suddenly following the repeated whispers of "There is a seed/Inside of me."
This song has never been played live.
There was, however, a brief clip of drummer Ilan Rubin rehearsing the song posted online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8pX55FJNNQ
1. It keeps growing And I can feel it breathe I have been trying To behave myself It keeps growing And I can feel it breathe I have been trying To tolerate you 2. Well I am reaching the point Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah 3. I thought maybe I thought this would go away But it continues The only constant Every day Stronger 4. I will use my voice And I will use my fist To destroy Everything I can 5. Now I know What this is all about Now I know Exactly what I am 6. There is a seed Inside of me That makes me