Terrible Lie

Album: Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
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  • (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

    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?

    Terrible lie
    Terrible lie
    Terrible lie
    Terrible lie

    Don't take it away from me, I need you to hold on to
    Don't take it away from me, I need you to hold on to
    Don't take it away from me, I need you to hold on to
    Don't take it away from me, I need someone to hold on to
    Don't tear it away from me, I need you to hold on to
    Don't tear it away from me, I need you to someone on to
    Don't tear it away from me, I need you to hold on to
    Don't tear it, don't tear it, don't tear it, don't tear it, don't

    (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 the promises, your promises and lies

    Terrible lie
    Terrible lie
    Terrible lie
    Terrible lie
    Terrible lie

    You made me throw it all away, my morals left to decay (terrible lie)
    How many you betray you've taken everything (terrible lie)
    My head is filled with disease, my skin is begging you please (terrible lie)
    I'm on my hands and knees, I want so much to believe

    I give you everything my sweet everything
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to)
    You everything my sweet everything (I need someone to hold on to) Writer/s: Trent Reznor
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
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Comments: 4

  • Connor from Albany, NyYea seriously, trent wrote this song due to emotions of feeling betrayed by everything he loved, imagine the hate rushing through his veins. Trent was a drug addict, but that doesnt mean that he writes every song about drug abuse.
  • William from Rochester, NySee again I read these comments and I can?t help but to think how hopeless the human race is. You really think that it is all about drugs and all this other stuff when it is more a matter of life and death. He is trying to describe the feeling of being ?mentally fried? (as I like to put it) by a person who is so pissed off at everyone and everything including god himself that he found braking peoples minds is his mission in life. It is comparable to having gotten AIDS and being in a severe depression and coming to the conclusion that you need to give AIDS to everyone. And about the being raped mentally, ill let you use you imagination.
  • Jeff from Atlanta, GaTrent's Hatred expressed vividly to God!
    i mean thats what i get, if it is drug related, it still makes a good point. What i like about it is that you can use as a release to damn near anything!
  • Marius from LüneburgIn their Lollapalooza concert in '91 Trent Reznor added an intro called "Now I'm Nothing" which surely expresses the deepest feeling Reznor had while his cocain addiction this time. It goes like "I smashed myself to pieces, I am gonna f***myself up, I'm sifting through the ashes, Oh what I have become, I gave myself away - now I'm nothing..."
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