The Big Come Down
The Big Come Down
This is the original album version. A unique track in the NIN canon, it features a loud and bombastic drum loop with odd percussion sounds, synthesized bass, and an oddly-tuned acoustic guitar riff. Trent Reznor's vocals in the verses are abrasively yelled, contrasting with the melodic singing in the pre-choruses and choruses, a pattern that would be used again in "The Line Begins To Blur" and "Head Down". The chorus is backed by organ chords, while the bridge descends into ambient synthesizers and loops before exploding back into the song with a new synthesized melody. The song ends suddenly, segueing immediately into "Underneath It All".
The Big Come Down (Instrumental)
Released exclusively through Apple Music, then later on The Fragile: Deviations 1, the entire song runs at its original tempo of 83 BPM. All vocals are removed, and the synth melody/solo after the bridge features additional guitar parts layered with roaring crowd sounds.
The Big Come Down (Beside You In Time)
Reznor is highly energetic in this particular performance. As well, the acoustic guitar in the original album version is replaced with a moderately distorted guitar.
There is a game I play Try to make myself okay Try so hard to make the pieces all fit Smash it apart Just for the fuck of it Bye bye oooh Got to get back to the bottom Bye bye oooh The big come down isn't that what you wanted? Bye bye oooh Find a place with the failed and forgotten Bye bye oooh Isn't that really what you wanted now? There is no place I can go there is no way I can hide It feels like it keeps coming from the inside There is a hate that burns within The most desperate place I have ever been Try to get back to where I'm from The closer I get the worse it becomes The closer I get the worse it becomes There is no place I can go there is no place I can hide It feels like it keeps coming from the inside