Talk:Something I Can Never Have

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i had a question. the last four lines in the lyrics section aren't in the song at all. any reason why they are there?

They're printed in the liner notes, so they may have been intended to be used in the song but were exised after the fact. All the lyrics on the Song pages are as they appear in their respective liner notes.--Leo3375 06:22, 25 October 2007 (PDT)
Also, if you listen to the Purest Feeling version of SICNH, you can hear all the lyrics, if I recall correctly. -heroicraptor 22:04, 25 October 2007 (PDT)
You remember it wrong, there is no SICNH on Purest Feeling -fillow 23:46, 25 October 2007 (PDT)
Thanks for answering the question. i would like to find a copy of the song with those lyrics intact if in fact there is one -Robvansc1965 23:20, 30 October 2007 (PDT)

Alan Mill's "Síncopes" and "Something I can never have"

Alan Mills is a poet from Guatemala who uses the "You make this all go away" line as one of the epigraphes for his latest book called "Síncopes", available in several editions from Guatemala, Peru, Mexico, etc. The book's theme is raping and violation at different levels: physical, spiritual, social, etc. There is also a specific poem in which he evokes the tone of another song by NIN, "Closer".


I'm kinda taking issue with the declaration that this is the "first song" where Reznor uses the expletive in question. SICNH was only added to the lineup in PHM, along with Sin, Terrible Lie and HLAH--there's still The Only Time, which was written earlier and also has it. So I'm wondering if this should probably be edited. OnslaughtSix 00:19, 11 May 2009 (PDT)

You missed the word chronological. TR uses Fuck in other songs, of course, but if youlisten to every album in order, you don't hear it until SICNH sheepdeanis in your base killing your d00ds 03:48, 11 May 2009 (PDT)

2009 Live Version

Perhaps we should add a description of the version that has been performed on the Wave Goodbye tour, with the slide guitar and such?

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