The song doesnt suppose that a lot to me personally. Like the huge majority of NIN songs it's self reflective.

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A lot of Trent's lyrics come from his diaries.

Its the first track so favor all NIN albums it sets the scene.

Watching all the insects march along Seem to know simply best where they belong Smears a challenge reflecting in the chromeHiding in the crowd, I'm all alone

this is depression. Sitting exterior, watching ants and also reasoning "They recognize what to carry out ((around life))"

He sees his confront reflected in a bumper on a car probably, it doesnt really matter what it is, "Hiding in the crowd im all alone" Its prefer a snapshot, hes sitting there watching the ants, and also his blurry challenge reflected back at him, no issue how many kind of others around him, he's alone. Depression.

No one's heard a solitary word I've said They don't sound as great external my head It looks as though the past is below to remain I've become a million miles aw- (ay)

So this is pretty apparent provided the conmessage of the scene, no? No one lis10s. Since when he tries to describe, or ask for help, it doesn't come out ideal. The words don't sound good exterior his head. Nothing is going to readjust.

So why does everyone love him? What has he done to deserve it? Hes a star, adored, fan mail, groupie sex/hot wife, complimentary drugs, comped whatever. WTF?? (remember the theme of WT (album) also, extremely important)

All the jagged edges disshow up Colors all are brighter when you're nearThe stars are all afire in the sky Sometimes I acquire so lonely, I can (cry)

these are extremely NIN-ey themes, jagged edges smoopoint, colors obtaining brighter, burning stars in the sky. Whats the theme? THings obtaining much better. Feeling empowered, feeling loved. Yet, so lonley.

why? why execute you obtain all the love in the world?

thats the song imo. remember Trent very incredibly extremely rarley writes about various other world "the You in the majority of (i deserve to just think of 1 or possibly 2 wbelow its not) is Trent talking to himself. These albums are his way of coping. Of obtaining it out. Like he discussed, most his lyrics come from his diary.

Its not a specifically deep song, it just sets the tone, and template for the album.

FOr the WT hate this sub gives the album it's still really excellent imo. Its just as dark and also gothy as everything else, with tambourine and babsence women.

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(from You recognize what you are)

You better take a good look reason I'm full of shitWith eexceptionally bit of my heart I've tried to believe in itYou can dress it all up, you deserve to attempt to pretend But you can't readjust anything You can't change anypoint In the end

EDIT: so I listened to WT aget this day because it was on my mind. I think this song likewise acts a wrap roughly for the last track. The layout of nature expertise it's place naturally is replayed. For someone who is depressed and quite probably bi-polar or borderline, i might view that idea being frustrating. Feeling favor an outsider/taking care of addiction and psychological disease, while being a beloved rockstar is probly pretty fucked up. Knowing wbelow you fit, or who your meant to be. Sometimes i acquire so lonley.... through no will or initiative to end up the sentence. ATLITW is is not expertise your place in reality. Feeling prefer something you're not. Your thoughts don't transpose right into words well. Wishing you simply had actually a area and also a function. I suppose, thats a line in EDIETS, unintended on my component.

the album still folows the traditional design template of eexceptionally various other NIN album (not counting YZ) Im fucked up> nopoint changes> this is that I am > im fucked up. Kill me (maybe)