Copy Of A
"Copy Of A" is the second track on the 2013 release Hesitation Marks. On August 12, 2013, Amazon UK officially made the track available as a free digital single. It was also released on Amazon US the following day, although as of August 20, 2013, it is no longer free. Those who pre-ordered the album through nin.com were given access to a FLAC download of the track simultaneously. A two-track promotional CD acetate was also released. The artwork for the MP3/CD is a portion of the vinyl cover art for Hesitation Marks.
Copy Of A
This is the original album version. Opening with a wavering synth line, a simple drum loop sweeps in the first verse. Various percussion loops complicate the arrangement throughout, layering and falling away as the song structure changes parts. Prominent use of vocal looping personifies the title of the track, with the repeating words in the lyrics restarting in time with the song. The chorus is marked by a mellow organ pad.
Copy Of A (Radio Edit)
This is the radio edit. It is shortened to 4:22.
Copy Of A (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
Exclusive to the Remix 2014 EP from Beats Music.
Copy Of A (Live 2013 EP)
Recorded live at Fuji Rock Festival 2013.
I am just a copy of a copy of a copy Everything I say has come before Assembled into something into something into something I don't know for certain anymore I am just a shadow of a shadow of a shadow Always trying to catch up with myself I am just an echo of an echo of an echo Listening to someone's cry for help Look what you had to start Why all the change of heart? You need to play your part A copy of a copy of a Now look what you've gone and done Well that doesn't sound like fun See I'm not the only one Copy of a copy of a I am little pieces little pieces little pieces Pieces that we picked up on the way Imprinted with a purpose with a purpose with a purpose A purpose that's become quite clear today I am just a finger on a trigger on a finger Doing everything I'm told to do Always my intention my intention your attention Doing everything you tell me to Look what you had to start Why all the change of heart? You need to play your part A copy of a copy of a Now look what you've gone and done Well that doesn't sound like fun See I'm not the only one Copy of a copy of a