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Nine Inch Nails lyrics

Album: Pretty Hate Machine [1989]

Tracks10
 01  Head like a hole
 02  Terrible lie
 03  Down it all
 04  Sanctified
 05  Something i can never have
 06  Kinda i want to
 07  Sin
 08  That's what i get
 09  The only time
 10  Ringfinger
all Nine Inch Nails lyrics



Head like a hole
god money i'll do anything for you.
god money just tell me what you want me to.
god money nail me up against the wall.
god money don't want everything he wants it all.

Bridge:
no you can't take it
no you can't take it
no you can't take that away from me
no you can't take it
no you can't take it
no you can't take that away from me

head like a hole.
black as your soul.
i'd rather die than give you control.
head like a hole.
black as your soul.
i'd rather die than give you control.

Chorus:
bow down before the one you serve.
you're going to get what you deserve.
bow down before the one you serve.
you're going to get what you deserve.

god money's not looking for the cure.
god money's not concerned with the sick amongst the pure.
god money let's go dancing on the backs of the bruised.
god money's not one to choose

Bridge

Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

you know who you are.back to top
Terrible lie
hey God, why are you doing this to me?
am i not living up to what i'm supposed to be?
why am i seething with this animosity?
hey God, i think you owe me a great big apology


Bridge: terrible lie
terrible lie
terrible lie
terrible lie

hey God, i really don't know what you mean.
seems like salvation comes only in our dreams.
i feel my hatred grow all the more extreme.
hey God, can this world really be as sad as it seems

Bridge

Chorus: don't take it away from me.
i need someone to hold on to.
don't take it away from me.
i need someone to hold on to

hey God, there's nothing left for me to hide.
i lost my ignorance, security and pride.
i'm all alone in a world you must despise.
hey God, i believed that promises, your promises and lies

Bridge

you made me throw it all away.
my morals left to decay.
how many you betray.
you've taken everything

Bridge

my head is filled with disease.
my skin is begging you please.
i'm on my hands and knees
i want so much to believe.

Chorus

i give you everything.
my sweet everything
hey God, i really don't know who i am.
in this world of pissback to top
Down it all
kinda like a cloud i was up way up in the sky and i was feeling some feelings
you wouldn't believe sometimes i don't believe them myself and i decided i was
never coming down. 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.

Chorus: i was up about it.
i was up above it.
now i'm down in it
i was up above it.
i was up above it.
now i'm down in it

well shut up so what what does it matter now. i was swimming in the haze now i
crawl on the ground. and everything i never liked about you is kind of seeping
into me. try to laugh about it now but isn't it funny how everything works
out ("I guess the jokes on me." she said)

Chorus

i used to be so big and strong.
i used to know my right from wrong.
i used to never be afraid.
i used to be somebody

i used to have something inside
now just this hole that's open wide.
i used to want it all
i used to be somebody

i'll cross my heart and hope to die but the needle's already in my eye. and
all the world's weight is on my back and i don't even know why. and what i
used to think was me is just a fading memory
i looked him right in the eye and said "goodbye."

Chorusback to top
Sanctified
it's still getting worse after everything i tried.
what if i found a way to wash it all aside.
what if she touches with those fingertips.
as the words spill out like fire from her lips.


Chorus: if she says come inside i'll come inside for her.
if she says five it all i'll give everything to her.
i am justified.
i am purified.
i am sanctified.
inside you

Heaven's just a rumor she'll dispel.
as she walks me through the nicest parts of hell.
i still dream of lips i never should have never kissed.
well she knows exactly what i can't resist

Chorus

i'm just caught up in another of her spells.
she's turning me into someone else.
everyday i hope and pray this will end.
but when i can i do it all again

Chorus

as surely as the blades course is run.
maybe my kingdom's finally comeback to top
Something i can never have
i still recall the taste of my tears.
echoing your voice just like the ringing in my ears.
my favorite dreams of you still wash ashore.
scraping through my head 'till i don't want to sleep anymore.

Chorus: come on tell me.
make this all go away.
you make this all go away.
i'm down to just to thing.
and i'm starting to scare myself.
make this all go away.
you make this all go way.

i just want something.
i just want something i can never have
you always were the one to show me how
back then i couldn't do the things that i can do now.
this is slowly take me apart.
grey would be the color if i had a heart.
i just want something i can never have.
in this place it seems like such a same.
though it all looks different now,
i know it's still the same
everywhere i look you're all i see.
just a fading fucking reminder of who i used to be.

Chorus

i just want something.
i just want something i can never have
i just want something i can never have
think i know what you meant.
that night on my bed.
still picking at this scab
i wish you were dead.
you sweet and perry ellis.
just stains on my sheets.back to top
Kinda i want to
i can't shake this feeling from my head.
there's a devil sleeping in my bed.
he's watching you from across the way.
i cannot make this feeling go away

Chorus: i know it's not the right thing.
and I know it's not the good think.
but kinda i want to

i'm not sure of what i should do.
when everything i'm think of is you.
all of my excuses turn to lies.
maybe God will cover up his eyes

Chorus

maybe just for tonight.
we can pretend it's alright.
what's the price i pay.
i don't care what they say.
i want to.
i want to (i'll take my chance tonight)back to top
Sin
you give me the reason.
you give me control.
i gave you my Purity.
my Purity you stole.
did you think i wouldn't recognize this compromise.
am i just too stupid to realize.
stale incense old sweat and lies lies lies

Chorus: it comes down to this.
your kiss.
your fist.
and your strain.
it get's under my skin.
within.
take in the extent of my sin

you give me the anger.
you give me the nerve.
carry out the sentence.
i get what i deserve.
i'm just an effigy to be defaced.
to be disgraced.
your need for me has been replaced.
and if i can't have everything well then just give me a taste.

Chorusback to top
That's what i get
just when everything was making sense.
you took away all my self-confidence.
now all that i've been hearing must be true.
i guess i'm not the only boy for you.

Chorus: but that's what i get
that's what i get
that's what i get
that's what i get

how could you turn us into this?
after you just taught me how to kiss you.
I told you i'd never say goodbye.
now i'm slipping on the tears you made me cry.

Chorus

why does it come as a surprise.
to think that i was so naive.
maybe didn't mean so much.
but it meant everything to me.

Chorusback to top
The only time
i'm drunk.
and right now i'm so in love with you.
and i don't want to think too much about what we should or shouldn't do.
lay my hands on Heaven and the sun and the moon and the stars.
while the devil wants to fuck me in the back of his car.

Chorus: nothing quite like the feel of something new.
maybe i'm all messed up.
maybe i'm all messed up.
maybe i'm all messed up in you.
maybe i'm all messed up.
maybe i'm all messed up.
maybe i'm all messed up.
maybe i'm all messed up in you.
maybe i'm all messed up.
this is the only time i really feel alive.
this is the only time i really feel alive.

i swear.
i just found everything i need.
the sweat in your eyes the blood in your veins are listening to me.
well i want to drink it up and swim in it until i drown.
my moral standing is lying down.

Chorus to endback to top
Ringfinger
well you've got me working so heard lately.
working my hands until they bleed.
if i was twice the man i could be.
i'd still be half of what you need
still you lead me and i follow
anything you ask you know i'll do.
but this one act of consecration is what i ask of you

Chorus: ringfinger.
promise carved in stone.
deeper than the sea.
ringfinger.
sever flesh and bone
and offer it to me.

you just left me nailed here.
hanging like Jesus on the cross.
i'll be dying for your sins.
and aiding to the cause.

Chorus

wrap my eyes in bandages.
confessions i see through.
i get everything i want.
when i get part of you.

Chorus

ringfinger.
promise carved in stone.
deeper than the sea.
ringfinger.
devil's flesh and bone
do something for me.back to top
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