God Break Down The Door

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"God Break Down The Door"
Album: Bad Witch
Length: 4:15
Tempo: 152 BPM
Versions: God Break Down The Door
Live: Las Vegas Warm-Up through present

"God Break Down The Door" is the fourth track on the 2018 LP Bad Witch. It was first leaked through the official Nine Inch Nails YouTube channel on May 16, 2018 and officially released via all digital outlets and nin.com store on May 17th, 2018. The vocal and musical composition of this song seem to be influenced by David Bowie.

Promo CD

Song Credits

  • N/A

About

In an interview with Zane Lowe [1], Trent Reznor explained the song's unusual style:

"We find if we don’t watch ourselves we tend to try to get somewhere comfortable, because it feels better. And from the sound of the drums to the kind of frantic drumbeat to looking around the studio and seeing the untouched baritone, tenor and alto sax that are sitting there. They’re there because they remind me that I can’t play them as well as I used to be able to. For 20 years, I’ve been saying I’m going to really get my technique back because it would be fun to do. And there they sit taunting me in the corner. We pulled them out and we just started fucking around really, led with Atticus [Ross] arranging. I was just kind of going, an hour performance kind of turned into this thing that felt like we hadn’t been there before and that started to reveal a whole different character. The space changed and then we felt motivated. When it came time to sing I was really just trying things out, just to see. I never had the courage to sing like that, I didn’t know I could sing like that."

Appearances

  • Bad Witch

Versions

This is the only known version.

Live

"God Break Down The Door" debuted live on June 13, 2018 at The Joint in Las Vegas.

Music Video

Frame from the music video

A low-concept music video, much like the one for "Burning Bright (Field On Fire)", was posted to the official NIN YouTube account on May 17, 2018. It features the "solar flare"[2] from the Bad Witch album cover, which slowly expands as the song progresses.

Lyrics

 God break down the door
 God break down the door
 You won't find the answers here
 Not the ones you came looking for
 
 God break down the door
 Everything all at once*
 There aren't any answers here
 No, no, not anymore
 
 God break down the door
 God break down the door
 You won't find the answers here
 Not the ones you came looking for
 
 God break down the door
 Everything all at once
 There aren't any answers here
 No, no
 
 Remove the pain and push it back in
 Remove the pain and push it back in
 Remove the pain and push it back in (Remove the pain and push it back in)
 Remove the pain and push it back in (Remove the pain and push it back in)
 
 Remove the pain and push it back in (Remove the pain and push it back in)
 Remove the pain and push it back in (Remove the pain and push it back in)
 Remove the pain and push it back in (Pull it out, push it back, pull it out, push it back)
 Remove the pain and push it back in (Pull it out, push it back, pull it out, push it back)  
 
 Remove the pain and push it back in

*Initial lyrics provided with the digital single had the line written as "Everything I want," though the official album release has it as "Everything all at once".


Additional lyrics found in the digital distribution:

We are a treacherous people 
As night falls down again 
In this house of dust 
The shades are drawn in 
All of the thousands of rooms 
  
We sleep hypnotized from the center 
Yes in this new place we call home 
Is there anybody but you sitting in the dark 
Wondering if you'll remove my skin 
Not so different after all 
 
Remove the pain or push it back in 
Maybe not so different after all 
That kind of thing just doesn’t happen here 
I didn’t think that could happen around here 
I didn’t think that could happen to me 
Can you see what is happening 
Pull it out, and push it back see, 
I’m not from this world not anymore 
Not me and I’ve come to believe that’s OK 
I know who I am yes,
I believe I am sleeping after all

External Links


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