I Would For You
"I Would For You" is the eleventh track on the 2013 release Hesitation Marks.
I Would For You
This is the only known version. A beat loop characterised by quick double kicks opens this track, with deep bass and quiet vocals creating the first verse. Choruses open up with a simpler, clearer drum loop, a different bassline, and strange guitar layering that acts like a strings keyboard patch, creating a large stage for Reznor's loud and echoing vocals. The second chorus is followed by a new distorted guitar riff, which repeats as synth and percussion layers build; these eventually give way to a solitary piano melody, which quietly segues into "In Two" in a method recalling "Lights in the Sky" becoming "Corona Radiata" on The Slip.
What a pathetic string of words Just leave them lying on the floor The warning posted on the door Not over here not anymore There was a place that could have been Step over all that used to be Since you've invited yourself in Some things I'd rather you not see See I keep lying to myself Don't know what else there is to do If I could be somebody else Well, I think I would for you Didn't seem like something more? So long I can't remember when And this has happened all before And this will happen all again And I only have myself to blame And I only have myself to blame See I keep lying to myself Don't know what else there is to do If I could be somebody else Well, I think I would for you
In the final version of the song, the second to last line in the first verse is changed to:
Since you have let yourself come in