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Many of Trent Reznor's lyrics are thematically similar across songs and albums. This is an expansion of a list compiled at ETS by user "Christ".

Contents

Abandonment/rejection

Afraid to see

  • Heresy: "he sewed his eyes shut because he is afraid to see"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "would you find yourself, find yourself afraid to see?"
  • Capital G: "there's a lot of me inside you, maybe you're afraid to see"

A million miles away

  • Hurt: "If I could start again, a million miles away"
  • All The Love In The World: "I've become a million miles aw(ay)"
  • 1,000,000: "I feel a million miles away"

Becoming

  • Now I'm Nothing: "oh, what I have become!"
  • Gave Up: "after everything I've done, I hate myself for what I've become"
  • Fist Fuck: "can you let your heart become central pump-house for all human feelings?"
  • Closer: "help me become somebody else"
  • The Becoming
  • Hurt: "what have I become, my sweetest friend?"
  • We're In This Together: "I've become impossible"
  • Even Deeper: "just how damaged have I become?"
  • The Great Below: "the destiny I've chose, all becoming clear"
  • Where Is Everybody?:"come on there has got to be someone, hasn't yet become so numb and succumb"
  • The New Flesh: "yes I am becoming" / "I've become"
  • Me, I'm Not: "and it's hard to believe just what I've become"
  • All the Love In the World: "I've become a million miles aw(ay)"
  • Only: "I’m becoming less defined as days go by"
  • Vessel: "I am becoming something else, I am turning into God"
  • 10 Miles High: "I swore to God I'd never turn into you"
  • Head Down: "all your hate, what you’ve become"
  • Everything: "I've become something else"

Beginnings

  • The New Flesh: "and this is how it all begins"
  • The Wretched: "back at the beginning"
  • Please: "this is how it begins"
  • And All That Could Have Been: "ending what had begun"
  • The Beginning Of The End
  • Came Back Haunted: "I'm afraid this has just begun"
  • All Time Low: "see this is where the fun begins"
  • Me, I'm Not: "I can't shut it off, this thing I've begun"

Belonging

  • Starfuckers, Inc.: "now I belong, I'm one of the chosen ones"
  • All The Love In The World: "watching all the insects march along, seem to know just right where they belong"
  • You Know What You Are?: "go on get back to where you belong"
  • With Teeth: "you've finally found the place where you belong"
  • Beside You In Time: "everything is back where it belongs"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "see the safety of the life you have built, everything where it belongs"
  • Home: "I return to the only place I've ever felt that I belong"
  • God Given: "You should get where you belong"

Beside you

  • We're In This Together: "the farther I fall I'm beside you"
  • Beside You In Time
  • Lights In The Sky: "I am staying right beside you"

Blind

  • Heresy (Blind)
  • Happiness In Slavery: "the blind have been blessed with security"
  • Suck: "once I could see now I am blind"
  • Ruiner: "those that you keep blind will suddenly realize"
  • Ringfinger: "wrap my eyes in bandages"
  • Running: "as good as blind"

Blood/bleeding

  • March Of The Pigs: "stains like the blood on your teeth"
  • Ringfinger: "working my hands until they bleed"
  • I Do Not Want This: "and nothing comes bleeding out of me just like a waterfall I'm drowning in"
  • Reptile: "angels bleed from the tainted touch of my caress" / "she has the blood of reptile just underneath her skin"
  • The Downward Spiral: "so much blood for such a tiny little hole"
  • The Perfect Drug: "my blood wants to say hello to you"
  • Where Is Everybody?: "pleading and needing and bleeding and breeding"
  • The Hand That Feeds: "will you chew until it bleeds?" / "for the blood on which we dine"
  • Survivalism: "all bruised and broken, bleeding"
  • My Violent Heart: "our blood will stay" / "our blood, our grace"
  • Letting You: "the dying left to bleed"
  • In Two: "Bleed, have to purge, what you were"
  • The Becoming: "the blood has stopped pumping"
  • The Only Time: "the sweat in your eyes, the blood in your veins"
  • Various Methods Of Escape: "bled from my own hand"

Bleeding through

  • Bleedthrough was the working title for With Teeth
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "a little bit comes bleeding through"
  • Beside You In Time: "feel the little pieces bleeding through"
  • Everything: "And his seed that bleeds right through to me"

Broken

  • Broken
  • Gave Up: "still cannot fix this broken machine"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "just some flesh caught in this big broken machine"
  • Piggy: "black and blue and broken bones"
  • The Becoming: "he's covered with scabs, he is broken and sore"
  • Hurt: "full of broken thoughts, I cannot repair"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "broken bruised forgotten sore"
  • No, You Don't: "broken down see through soul"
  • Survivalism: "all bruised and broken, bleeding"
  • Echoplex: "I built this place with broken parts"

Bruised

  • Head Like A Hole: "God Money let's go dancing on the backs of the bruised"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "broken bruised forgotten sore"
  • Survivalism: "all bruised and broken, bleeding"

Burning

  • Burn
  • Heresy: "burning with your god in humility"
  • The Big Come Down: "there is a hate that burns within"
  • Non-Entity: "Burning down the world, the ashes and debris"
  • Sunspots: "peel off our skin we're gonna burn what we were to the ground"
  • Various Methods Of Escape: "a place to bury every thing I did and burn it to the ground"

Fire

  • Sanctified: "as the words spill out like fire from her lips"
  • Gave Up: "wake up in flames"
  • Fist Fuck: "can you flow with fire"
  • Survivalism: "you see your world on fire"
  • In This Twilight: "it is watching us, and the world we set on fire"
  • My Violent Heart: "Into fire you can send us, from the fire we return"
  • Sunspots: "fuck in the fire and we'll spread all the ashes around"
  • Various Methods Of Escape: "the fire illuminates our final scene"

Calling

  • Dead Souls: "They keep calling me"
  • Even Deeper: "I hear them call I cannot stay"
  • Sunspots: "I hear it calling and I come cause I can’t disobey"

Closeness

Cracks

  • You Know What You Are?: "I tried to patch up the cracks and the holes that I have to hide"
  • Getting Smaller: "can kind of see out the cracks when I press up to the wall"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "what if you could look right through the cracks?"
  • Not So Pretty Now: "the cracks begin to show"
  • The Wretched: "the clouds will part and the sky cracks open"

Decay

  • Terrible Lie: "my morals left to decay"
  • The Becoming: "the blood has stopped pumping and he's left to decay"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "drink the fountain of decay"
  • The Day The World Went Away: "but in his voice I heard decay"
  • Ripe (With Decay)

Deserving

  • Head Like A Hole: "You’re going to get what you deserve"
  • Last: "pigs we get what pigs deserve"
  • Meet Your Master: "Maybe you get what you deserve"
  • Sin: "Carry out my sentence, I get what I deserve"
  • In Two: "What you want, what you deserve"

Disappearing

  • The Becoming: "all pain disappears"
  • Deep: "right here make it all disappear"
  • We’re In This Together: "well they've got to make it disappear"
  • The Great Below: "washes me away, makes me disappear"
  • Please: "I can disappear"
  • And All That Could Have Been: "maybe I'll disappear"
  • The Line Begins To Blur: "the more I disappear
  • Disappointed: "just get out of here, disappointed, disappear"
  • All The Love In The World: "all the jagged edges disappear"
  • Lights In The Sky: "I can’t disappear"
  • Running: "Just slip away and disappear"

Disease

  • Terrible Lie: "my head is filled with disease"
  • Suck: "this disease I give to myself"
  • Reptile: "my disease, my infection"
  • Ruiner: "wearing your disease"
  • In Two: "just become, your disease"

Dragging/pulling/pushing

  • Down In It: "it was pulling me down"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I drag you down I use you up"
  • March Of The Pigs: "step right up, march, push"
  • The Perfect Drug: "pull the stars from the sky" / "wrenching, dragging, shaking me"
  • The Wretched: "just to push you down"
  • Please: "push it away but it all comes back again"
  • Where Is Everybody?: "everything pushes me further away"
  • We’re In This Together: "they pick and they pull"
  • The Great Below: "ocean pulls me close"

Dreams

  • Sanctified: "I still dream of lips I never should have kissed"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "my favorite dreams of you still wash ashore"
  • Terrible Lie: "seems like salvation comes only in our dreams"
  • Suck: "don't want the dreams you try to sell"
  • Gave Up: "perfect little dream"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I am the end of all your dreams"
  • Heresy: "he dreamed a god up"
  • The Becoming: "I'm stuck in this dream"
  • Eraser: "dream you"
  • Even Deeper: "in a dream I'm a different me"
  • Dead Souls: "someone take these dreams away"
  • With Teeth: "It runs deeper than you dare to dream it could be"
  • Head Down: "This is all a dream, and none of you are real"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "What if all the world you think you know is an elaborate dream?"
  • The Eater Of Dreams

Drowning

  • The Only Time: "and swim in it until I drown"
  • Last: "new sweat to drown me in"
  • Fist Fuck: "help I'm drowning"
  • The Becoming: "drowns out all I hear"
  • Heresy: "drowning in his own hypocrisy"
  • I Do Not Want This: "just like a waterfall I'm drowning in"
  • Please: "sink until I drown"
  • The Great Below: "the currents have their say"
  • Lights In The Sky: "watching you drown"

Echo

  • Good Soldier: "gunfire in the street echoes out a beat"
  • Echoplex: "My voice just echoes off these walls"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "Echoing your voice just like the ringing in my ears"
  • Please: "echoing the sound"
  • Non-Entity: "The echoes in my eyes, of all they used to see"
  • Copy Of A: "I am just an echo of an echo of an echo"

Eyes

  • Down In It: "just then a tiny little dot caught my eye" / "but the needle's already in my eye"
  • Ringfinger: "wrap my eyes in bandages"
  • The Only Time: "the sweat in your eyes"
  • Kinda I Want To: "maybe god will cover up his eyes"
  • Last: "look through these blackened eyes"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "don't open your eyes"
  • Heresy: "he sewed his eyes shut"
  • Only: "well the tiniest little dot caught my eye"
  • The Great Below: "all the world has closed her eyes"
  • The New Flesh: "the blackest eyes"
  • Memorabilia: "the look in your eye"
  • The Beginning of the End: "I got my mark, see it in my eyes"
  • Non-Entity: "The echoes in my eyes, of all they used to see"
  • Sunspots: "Sunspots cast a glare in my eyes"
  • Came Back Haunted: "its smile is red and its eyes are black"

Fading

  • Down In It: "what I used to think was me is just a fading memory"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "just a fading fucking reminder of who I used to be"
  • And All That Could Have Been: "tracks will fade in the snow" / "gone, fading, everything"
  • Non-Entity: "now I'm afraid I'm fading out of sight"
  • Only: "I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away..."
  • Getting Smaller: "I'm afraid I am starting to fade away"
  • Beside You In Time: "I can feel me start to fade away"
  • Not So Pretty Now: "But you're just fading, and fading, and fading, and fading the fuck away"
  • Echoplex: "and I just slowly fade away"

Feel

  • Suck: "how does it feel"
  • Gave Up: "forgot how it feels, well almost"
  • Fist Fuck: "oh you just wish I could feel that way too"
  • I Do Not Want This: "to those who know what it really feels like" / "don't you tell me how I feel, you don't know just how I feel"
  • Last: "still feel it all slipping away"
  • Memorabilia: "I know what it feels like"
  • The Big Come Down: "it feels like it keeps coming from the inside"
  • The Way Out Is Through: "we feel so small"
  • The Wretched / The Great Collapse: "now you know this is what it feels like"
  • The Hand That Feeds: "and you feel just fine"
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "I can feel their eyes are watching"
  • Only: "and I had this funny feeling"
  • Getting Smaller: "don’t know what to feel"
  • Sunspots: "I feel it coming" / "I have to apologize for the way I feel"
  • Beside You In Time: "feel the little pieces bleeding through" / "I can feel me start to fade away"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "feel the hollowness inside of your heart"
  • Home: "and it feels I’m getting to the end"
  • Me, I’m Not: "I feel it coming apart"
  • In This Twilight: "and it feels like, like it was a friend" / "do you wonder if it feels the same?" / "what it feels like, and I won't feel again" / "and the longing that you feel"
  • Discipline: "feels like I’m wearing down"
  • Hurt: "the feelings disappear"
  • Kinda I Want To: "I can't shake this feeling from my head"
  • 1,000,000: "I feel a million miles away"
  • Demon Seed: "And I can feel it breathe"
  • Echoplex: "you feel me breathe, I am watching you"
  • The Great Below: "I can still feel you, even so far away"
  • My Violent Heart: "feel it coming now"
  • Underneath It All: "I can still feel you"

Fist

  • Wish: "fist fuck"
  • Fist Fuck
  • Survivalism: "I got my fist I got my plan I got survivalism"
  • Demon Seed: "And I will use my fist"
  • Getting Smaller: "I think I'm losing my grip, but I can still make a fist"
  • Sin: "your kiss, your fist"

God

  • 10 Miles High: "I swore to God I'd never turn into you"
  • Closer: "You get me closer to God"
  • Head Like A Hole: "God Money I'll do anything for you"
  • Heresy: "God is dead"
  • Home: "God knows how much I've tried to"
  • Maybe Just Once: "Oh God, what's coming to me?"
  • Right Where it Belongs: "Your devils and your gods, all the living and the dead"
  • Ringfinger: "You just leave me nailed here hanging like Jesus on this cross"
  • Suck: "There is no God up in the sky tonight"
  • Terrible Lie: "Hey God!"
  • The Wretched: "and God himself will reach his fucking arm through"
  • The Beginning of the End: "God helps the ones who can help themselves"
  • The Good Soldier: "'Cause God is on our side"
  • Vessel: "I am a turning into God" / "My God...Oh my God"
  • God Given
  • Starfuckers, Inc.: "My god sits in the back of the limousine, my god comes in a wrapper of cellophane, my god pouts on the cover of the magazine, my god’s a shallow little bitch trying to make the scene"
  • Capital G: "Traded in my God for this one"
  • Zero-Sum: "May God have mercy on our dirty little hearts"
  • Find My Way: "Lord my path has gone astray" / "Pray the Lord my soul to take" / "Oh dear Lord hear my prayer"
  • While I'm Still Here: "God forgive me if I cry"

Greed

  • The Warning: "Your greed, self-importance and your arrogance"
  • March Of The Pigs: "Please, greed, feed (no time to hesitate)"
  • Letting You: "Your politics of greed"
  • Not So Pretty Now: "Keep trying to fill it all up with your greed"
  • Capital G: The title of the song refers to greed.

Head

  • Head Like A Hole
  • Terrible Lie: "my head is filled with disease"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "scraping through my head"
  • Kinda I Want To: "I can't shake this feeling from my head"
  • Suck: "I bow my head to confess"
  • Last: "my head got lost along the way"
  • Big Man With A Gun: "maybe I'll put a hole in your head"
  • The Becoming: "goddamn this noise inside my head"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I am the voice inside your head"
  • The Downward Spiral: "spilling out of my head"
  • I Do Not Want This: "I have lived so many lives all in my head"
  • The Perfect Drug: "I got my head but my head is unraveling"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "then my head fell apart"
  • Into The Void: "pictures in my head of the final destination"
  • Please: "the world is over and I realize it was all in my head"
  • The New Flesh: "and in my head this is how it all begins"
  • And All That Could Have Been: "I am locked in my head"
  • Get Down, Make Love: "you blow my head"
  • All The Love In The World: "they don’t sound as good outside my head"
  • Getting Smaller: "got my head on a spring"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "what if all the world’s inside of your head"
  • The Good Soldier: "Right over my head"
  • Capital G: "now nod your head because you know that I’m right"
  • The Great Destroyer: "nod your head" / "listen to the shit they pump into your head"
  • Head Down
  • Satellite: "I'm inside your head"
  • Various Methods Of Escape: "A line of lyric looping in my head"

Hiding

  • Terrible Lie: "there's nothing left for me to hide"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I am the hate you try to hide"
  • The Becoming: "hiding backwards inside of me"
  • The Big Come Down: "there is no way I can hide"
  • Where Is Everybody?: "when all I'm really doing is trying to hide"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "is a place where I hide, where I stay"
  • No, You Don’t: "tries so hard to hide"
  • The Fragile: "where we can run and hide"
  • All The Love In The World: "hiding in the crowd I’m all alone"
  • You Know What You Are?: "I have to patch up the cracks and the holes that I have to hide"
  • Love Is Not Enough: "well, it hides in the dark"
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "well, I’ll hide it behind something"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "are you hiding in the trees?"
  • Me, I’m Not: "I define myself by how well I hide"
  • The Good Soldier: "There's nowhere left to hide"
  • Running: "I'm running out of places I can hide from this, I'm running out of ways to keep on hiding this"

Holes

  • Head Like A Hole
  • Down In It: "now just this hole that's open wide"
  • Gave Up: "watching the hole, it used to be mine"
  • Wish: "I'm the one with this big fucking hole"
  • The Downward Spiral: "so much blood for such a tiny little hole"
  • Hurt: "the needle tears a hole"
  • Big Man With A Gun: "maybe I'll put a hole in your head"
  • Deep: "there's a big black hole gonna eat me up someday"
  • The Wretched: "stuck in this hole with the shit and the piss"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "tear a hole exquisite red"
  • No, You Don’t: "smiling in their faces while filling up the hole"
  • Please: "it fills up the hole but it grows somewhere else instead"
  • You Know What You Are?: "I have to patch up the cracks and the holes that I have to hide"
  • My Violent Heart: "there's bullet holes where my compassion used to be"
  • Not So Pretty Now: "you got a hole that you've got to feed"

Inside of me

  • Vessel: "When I put you inside of me"
  • Came Back Haunted: "They put something inside of me"
  • The Becoming: "hiding backwards inside of me" / "it's a part of me, it's inside of me"
  • Burn: "this thing inside of me" / "something inside of me"
  • Heresy: "he tries to tell me what I put inside of me"
  • Everything: "But this thing that lives inside of me"

Keeps (coming, calling, etc.)

  • The Wretched: "you can try to stop it but it keeps on coming"
  • The Big Come Down: "it feels like it keeps coming from the inside"
  • Please: "and it keeps repeating"
  • Dead Souls: "they keep calling me"
  • The Hand That Feeds: "I keep holding on to what I want to believe"
  • With Teeth: "keeps holding on"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "You keep looking but you can’t find the woods"
  • Survivalism: "I turned just keep on walking"
  • Into The Void: "but myself keeps slipping away"

Knees (down on or getting up off)

  • The Hand That Feeds: "will you get up off your knees" / "will you stay down on your knees"
  • The Beginning of the End: "down on your knees, you’ll be left behind"
  • My Violent Heart: "on hands and knees we crawl"
  • March Of The Pigs: "crawl right up on your knees"
  • Closer: "through every forest, above the trees, within my stomach, scraped off my knees"
  • Terrible Lie: "I'm on my hands and knees"
  • Capital G: "well I used to stand for something, now i'm on my hands and knees"
  • 1,000,000: "on your hands and your knees"
  • Zoo Station: "I'll be crawling around on my hands and knees"
  • The Good Soldier: "I keep telling myself"

Crawling

  • Down In It: "I was swimming in the haze now I crawl on the ground"
  • Getting Smaller: "I'd be happy to crawl"
  • March Of The Pigs: "Crawl right up on your knees"
  • My Violent Heart: "On hands and knees, we crawl"
  • The Way Out Is Through: "But still we crawl"
  • In This Twilight: "as it crawls across a final time"
  • 1,000,000: "kind of hard to see when you crawl"
  • Zoo Station: "I'll be crawling around on my hands and knees"

Loneliness

  • Terrible Lie: "I'm all alone in a world you must despise"
  • Piggy: " you left me here I'm all alone"
  • Reptile: "Need to contaminate to alleviate this loneliness"
  • All The Love In The World: "Hiding in the crowd I'm all alone" / "Sometimes I get so lonely I could..."
  • Beside You In Time: "I am all alone this time around"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "And you're really all alone"
  • Vessel: "We will never be alone"
  • Only: "Yes I am alone"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "all alone, by myself, where were you?"

Loss

  • Eraser: "lose me"
  • In This Twilight: "let me take away your doubt"
  • Discipline: " feels like I’m losing touch"
  • Head Like A Hole: "no you can't take that away from me"
  • Terrible Lie: "don't take it away from me"
  • Last: "I pissed it all away" / "my head got lost along the way"
  • Dead Souls: "someone take these dreams away"
  • That's What I Get: "you took away all my self confidence"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "you make this all go away"
  • I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally: "thought he lost everything, then he lost a whole lot more" / "where did everything get lost"
  • Various Methods Of Escape: "I think I could lose myself in here"
  • The Persistence Of Loss
  • March Of The Pigs: "I think he's losing it"
  • All Time Low: "we lost too much along the way"
  • Piggy: "I lost my shit because of you"
  • Only: "you might say I'm losing focus"
  • Me, I'm Not: "and I'm losing control"
  • My Violent Heart: "and soon you'll lose the will to care"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "lost my faith in everything"

Machines

  • Pretty Hate Machine
  • Gave Up: "still cannot fix this broken machine"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "just some flesh caught in this big broken machine"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I am the silencing machine"
  • The Becoming: "I beat my machine"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "this machine is obsolete"

Memory

  • Down In It: "just a fading memory"
  • Hurt: "but I remember everything"
  • Memorabilia: "I have got to have a memory" / "I can't remember, give me a reminder"
  • I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally: "I remember sometimes"
  • You Know What You Are?: "remember where you came from, remember what you are"
  • Love Is Not Enough: "I can’t remember what it is" / "in your eyes is a place worth remembering"
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "I can’t remember how this got started"
  • Zero-Sum: "do you remember the time we" / "and I know you remember"
  • While I'm Still Here: "While we can, remember when"
  • In Two: "I don't believe you can even remember which one you are"
  • I Would For You: "So long I can't remember when"
  • Purest Feeling: "I wish I could remember everything she said"

Naive/naïveté

  • That's What I Get: "To think that I was so naïve"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I am the prayers of the naïve"
  • The Hand That Feeds: "So naïve"
  • I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally: "The flowers of naïveté"
  • My Violent Heart: "Standing there in all your grand naïveté"

Nothing can stop me now

  • Piggy: "Nothing can stop me now, I don't care anymore"
  • Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
  • Ruiner: "You didn't hurt me, nothing can stop me now"
  • Big Man With A Gun: "Me and my fucking gun, nothing can stop me now"
  • La Mer: "Rien ne peut m'arrêter maintenant" (Translates to "nothing can stop me now". Spoken in Creole French)
  • Sunspots: "And nothing can stop me now, and there is nothing to fear"
  • We're In This Together: "None of them can stop us now"

Pieces

  • Beside You In Time: "feel the little pieces bleeding through"
  • And All That Could Have Been: "all these pieces and promises and left behinds"
  • The Perfect Drug: "it's not as much fun to pick up the pieces"
  • Copy Of A: "I am little pieces, pieces that we picked up on the way"
  • The Big Come Down: "try so hard to make the pieces all fit"
  • Various Methods Of Escape: "Little pieces of a plan"
  • Where Is Everybody?: "all the pieces don't fit"
  • Gave Up: "gonna smash myself to pieces"
  • Now I'm Nothing: "I smashed myself to pieces"

Pigs

  • Piggy
  • March Of The Pigs
  • Last: "pigs we get what pigs deserve"
  • Heresy: "he made a virus that would kill off all the swine"
  • God Given: "we are the divine, separated from the swine"
  • Le Pig studio

Piss

  • Last: "Worn out from giving it up, my soul I pissed it all away"
  • The Warning: "Your greed, self-importance and your arrogance, you piss it all away"
  • The Wretched: "stuck in this hole with the shit and the piss"
  • Terrible Lie: "Hey God, I really don't know who I am in this world full of piss". The lyrics are not included of the final cut of the song, but printed out as the original lyrics

Profanity

Fuck

  • Something I Can Never Have: "just a fading fucking reminder of who I used to be"
  • The Only Time: "while the devil wants to fuck me in the back of his car"
  • Wish: "now there’s nothing more fucked up I could do" / "big time, hard line, bad luck, fist fuck" / "I’m the one with this big fucking hole"
  • Fist Fuck
  • March of the Pigs: "I want to fuck it up"
  • Closer: "I want to fuck you like an animal"
  • Ruiner: "the only pure thing left in my fucking world is wearing your disease" / "and maybe that fucked me up much more than you’ll ever know"
  • I Do Not Want This: "I want to fuck everyone in the world"
  • Big Man With A Gun: "just for the fuck of it" / "I’m hard as fucking steel" / "me and my fucking gun"
  • Eraser: "fuck you"
  • The Downward Spiral: "a lifetime of fucking things up fixed in one determined flash"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "fuck the rest and stab it dead" / "too fucked up to care anymore" / "where the fuck were you?"
  • The Wretched: "and God himself will reach his fucking arm through"
  • Starfuckers, Inc.: "I am every fucking thing and just a little more"
  • The Big Come Down: "smash it apart just for the fuck of it"
  • You Know What You Are?: "don’t you fucking know what you are"
  • Love Is Not Enough: "I’ve gone all this fucking away"
  • Only: "there is no fucking you"
  • Getting Smaller: "I haven’t got fucking anything"
  • Sunspots: "fuck in the fire and we’ll spread all the ashes around"
  • Not So Pretty Now: "But you're just fading, and fading, and fading, and fading the fuck away"
  • Capital G: "those motherfuckers didn't last too long"
  • 1,000,000: "blow my fucking brains out"
  • All Time Low: "your voice in fucking echo stereo" / "just how'd we fucking end up here?"
  • Now I'm Nothing: "I'm gonna fuck myself up" / "I fucked it all away"

Shit

  • Piggy: "lost my shit because of you"
  • Ruiner: "serving his shit to his flies"
  • Hurt: "I wear this crown of shit"
  • The Wretched: "stuck in this hole with the shit and the piss"
  • Where Is Everybody?: "thought I really didn’t give a shit"
  • Capital G: "Don't give a shit about the temperature in Guatemala"
  • The Great Destroyer: "listen to the shit they pump into your head"
  • You Know What You Are?: "you better take a good look cause I’m full of shit"

Purpose

  • Copy Of A: "Imprinted with a purpose, a purpose that's become quite clear today"
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "I think I used to have a purpose"

Realization

  • Sin: "am I just too stupid to realize"
  • Gave Up: "it took you to make me realize"
  • Eraser (Denial; Realization)
  • The Perfect Drug: "my soul is so afraid to realize"
  • Please: "and I realize it was all in my head"
  • Burn: "why did you put it there, did you not realize"
  • Lights in the Sky: "I’ve come to realize we all have our place"
  • Love Is Not Enough: "the sooner we realize"
  • Ruiner: "those that you keep blind will suddenly realize"

Said and done

  • The Great Below: "After all is said and done"
  • Sunspots: "When everything is said and done"
  • Zero-Sum: "And soon it will be all said and done"

Scab

  • Only: "Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye and it turned out to be a scab" / "picking at that scab"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "Still picking at this scab"
  • The Becoming: "He's covered with scabs and he is broken and sore"

Sea

  • Ringfinger: "deeper than the sea"
  • La Mer: ("La Mer" is translated from French to literally "The Sea")
  • The Great Below: "staring at the sea" / "ocean pulls me close"
  • With Teeth (song): "the blackest sea"

Sin

  • Sin
  • Ringfinger: "I'm just dying for your sins"
  • Please: "all the flesh, all the sin"

Skin

  • Sin: "it gets under my skin"
  • Down In It (Skin)
  • Last: "fresh blood through tired skin"
  • Suck: "itches my skin right off my back"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "just words and so much skin"
  • Underneath The Skin
  • March Of The Pigs: "take the skin and peel it back"
  • Reptile: "just underneath her skin"
  • I Do Not Want This: "bamboo puncturing this skin"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "shedding skin succumb defeat"
  • We're In This Together: "as they peel apart the skin"
  • I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally: "his skin just wasn't thick enough"
  • Deep: "your skin speaks up but your lips couldn't say it"
  • My Violent Heart: "our bones, our skin"
  • Vessel: "I let it get under my skin"
  • Terrible Lie: "my skin is begging you"
  • Discipline: "I see you left a mark, up and down my skin"
  • Sunspots: "Peel off our skin we're gonna burn what we were to the ground"
  • All Time Low: "you barely even pierced the skin"
  • In Two: "shed, your precious skin"

Flesh

  • The New Flesh
  • Complications Of The Flesh
  • Ringfinger: "sever flesh and bone"
  • Suck: "the temple walls are made of flesh"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "just some flesh caught in this big broken machine"
  • Please: "all the flesh, all the sin"

Sky

  • All Time Low: "and we will live forever, baby, and stretch across the sky"
  • Lights In The Sky
  • Zero-Sum: "they're starting to open up the sky"
  • Non-Entity: "the sky is not the same shade of blue"
  • The Wretched: "the clouds will part and the sky cracks open"
  • The Perfect Drug: "turn off the sun, pull the stars from the sky"
  • Suck: "there is no God up in the sky tonight"
  • Down In It: "kinda like a cloud i was up, way up in the sky"

Slipping/slipping away

  • That’s What I Get: "slipping on the tears"
  • Deep: "you're slipping through"
  • 999,999: "How did I slip into (this)?"
  • The Slip
  • Slipping Away
  • Now I'm Nothing: "I let it slip away, now I'm nothing"
  • Last: "still feel it all slipping away"
  • The Becoming: "I might just slip away"
  • Into The Void: "but myself keeps slipping away"
  • The Fragile: "I can't watch her slip away"
  • While I'm Still Here: "Falls apart, slips away"
  • Running: "Just slip away and disappear"

Smash

  • March Of The Pigs: "I want to smash it up"
  • Eraser: "smash me"
  • Gave Up: "Smashed up my sanity, smashed up integrity, smashed up what I believed in, smashed up what's left of me, smashed up my everything, smashed up all that was true, gonna smash myself to pieces"
  • Now I'm Nothing: "I'm gonna smash myself to pieces"
  • The Big Come Down: "Smash it apart just for the fuck of it"
  • Love Is Not Enough: "for you to go and take this and smash it apart"

Solipsism

  • I Do Not Want This: "I have lived so many lives all in my head"
  • Please: "the world is over and I realize it was all in my head"
  • Only: "you were never really real to begin with, I just made you up to hurt myself" / "there is no you, there is only me"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "what if all the world you think you know is an elaborate dream?"
  • Head Down: "this is all a dream and none of you are real"

Stopping

see also: Nothing can stop me now

  • We’re In This Together: "none of them can stop us now"
  • Sunspots: "but I can't stop what has begun"
  • The Line Begins To Blur: "isn’t anyone stopping me?"
  • My Violent Heart: "You cannot stop us all"
  • Me, I’m Not: "hey, can we stop?"
  • Discipline: "you know once I start I cannot stop myself"
  • Came Back Haunted: "Just can't stop, came back ha-ha-haunted"

Tiny little dot

  • Down In It: "Just then a tiny little dot caught my eye it was just about too small to see, but I watched it way too long and that dot was pulling me down"
  • Only: "Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye"

That which could have or would have been

  • The Wretched: "all the what abouts, and all the might have could have beens"
  • The Great Below: "for all we could have done, and all that could have been"
  • And All That Could Have Been
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "I wish this could have been any other way"
  • La Mer: "I think I could have been someone"
  • Sunspots: "I think I could have been someone"
  • I Would For You: "There was a place that could have been"
  • While I'm Still Here: "Oh all the things that might have been"

Throwing away

  • Terrible Lie: "You made me throw it all away"
  • Gave Up: "give it to me, I throw it away"
  • Last: "I want you to throw me away"
  • Throw This Away

Used up

  • We’re In This Together: "all used and beaten up"
  • Love Is Not Enough (rehearsal version): "left for dead and all used up"
  • Head Down: "all used up half way through"

Waking up

  • Even Deeper: "I woke up today to find myself in the other place"
  • Gave Up: "wake up, wake up in flames"
  • We’re In This Together: "awake to the sound"
  • Home: "I awake to find I’m not at all where I should be"
  • 1,000,000: "I wake up on the floor"
  • Everything: "But this thing that lives inside of me will surely rise and wake"

Waving goodbye

  • Down In It: "I looked him right in the eye and said goodbye."
  • Now I'm Nothing: "Wave, wave, wave, wave goodbye"
  • With Teeth: "Wave goodbye to what you were"
  • Lights in the Sky: "The lights in the sky are waving goodbye"
  • Wave Goodbye Tour
  • Came Back Haunted: "I said goodbye"
  • Everything: "Wave goodbye, wish me well"
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