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[[Image:Coa.jpg|thumb|175px|MP3 and promo CD artwork]]
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'''"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"''' is the second track on the 2013 release ''[[Hesitation Marks]]''.
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===Song Credits===
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*Lindsey Buckingham: Guitar
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*[[Pino Palladino]]: Bass
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*[[Trent Reznor]]: Vocals, Electronics, Percussion, Guitar
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*[[Ilan Rubin]]: Toms
  
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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===Halos===
 
*''Hesitation Marks''
 
*''Hesitation Marks''
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===Seeds===
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*''[[Live 2013 EP]]''
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*''[[Remix 2014 EP]]''
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===Other===
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*''[[The Definitive NIN - The Singles]]'' - online playlist(s); not on original Seed release
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==Versions==
 
==Versions==
 
===Copy Of A===
 
===Copy Of A===
This is the only known version.
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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.
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===Copy Of A (Radio Edit)===
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'''''Running Time: 4:22'''''
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Coming soon.
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===Copy Of A (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)===
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'''''Running Time: 8:22'''''
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Exclusive to the ''Remix 2014 EP'' from Beats Music.
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===Copy Of A (''Live 2013 EP'')===
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Recorded live at [[2013/07/26 Naeba, Japan|Fuji Rock Festival 2013]].
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==Live==
 
==Live==
This song debuted live on the first night of the [[Nine Inch Nails Live 2013]] tour.
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This song debuted live on the [[2013/07/26 Naeba, Japan|first night]] of the [[NIN 2013 Festival Tour]]. During the [[Tension 2013 Tour]], this song featured backing vocals by [[Lisa Fischer]] and [[Sharlotte Gibson]].
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==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
 
     I am just a copy of a copy of a copy
 
     I am just a copy of a copy of a copy
 
     Everything I say has come before
 
     Everything I say has come before
 
     Assembled into something into something into something
 
     Assembled into something into something into something
     I am never certain anymore
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     I don't know for certain anymore
   
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     I am just a shadow of a shadow of a shadow
 
     I am just a shadow of a shadow of a shadow
     Always trying to catch up with my self
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     Always trying to catch up with myself
 
     I am just an echo of an echo of an echo
 
     I am just an echo of an echo of an echo
 
     Listening to someone's cry for help
 
     Listening to someone's cry for help
 
      
 
      
 
     Look what you had to start
 
     Look what you had to start
     Why all the change of heart
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     Why all the change of heart?
     Well you need to play your part
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     You need to play your part
 
     A copy of a copy of a
 
     A copy of a copy of a
     Look what you gone and done
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     Now look what you've gone and done
 
     Well that doesn't sound like fun
 
     Well that doesn't sound like fun
     So I'm not the only one
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     See I'm not the only one
     A copy of a copy of
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     Copy of a copy of a
 
      
 
      
     I am little pieces
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     I am little pieces little pieces little pieces
     Pieces that were picked up on the way
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     Pieces that we picked up on the way
     Bended with a purpose
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     Imprinted with a purpose with a purpose with a purpose
 
     A purpose that's become quite clear today
 
     A purpose that's become quite clear today
 
      
 
      
    Look what you had to start
 
    Why all the change of heart
 
    Well you need to play your part
 
    A copy of a copy of a
 
    Look what you gone and done
 
    Well that doesn't sound like fun
 
    So I'm not the only one
 
    A copy of a copy of a
 
 
 
     I am just a finger on a trigger on a finger
 
     I am just a finger on a trigger on a finger
 
     Doing everything I'm told to do
 
     Doing everything I'm told to do
     Always my intention my intention my intention
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     Always my intention my intention your attention
     Just doing everything you tell me to
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     Doing everything you tell me to
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     Look what you had to start
 
     Look what you had to start
     Why all the change of heart
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     Why all the change of heart?
     Well you need to play your part
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     You need to play your part
 
     A copy of a copy of a
 
     A copy of a copy of a
     Now look what you gone and done
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     Now look what you've gone and done
 
     Well that doesn't sound like fun
 
     Well that doesn't sound like fun
     So I'm not the only one
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     See I'm not the only one
     A copy of a copy of a
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     Copy of a copy of a
 
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Latest revision as of 02:28, 1 October 2017

"Copy Of A"
Album: Hesitation Marks
Length: 5:23
Tempo: 138 BPM
Versions: Copy Of A
Copy Of A (Radio Edit)
Copy Of A (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
Copy Of A (Live 2013 EP)
Live: NIN 2013 Festival Tour through present
MP3 and promo CD artwork

"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.

Song Credits

Appearances

Halos

  • Hesitation Marks

Seeds

Other

Versions

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)

Running Time: 4:22

Coming soon.

Copy Of A (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)

Running Time: 8:22

Exclusive to the Remix 2014 EP from Beats Music.

Copy Of A (Live 2013 EP)

Recorded live at Fuji Rock Festival 2013.

Live

This song debuted live on the first night of the NIN 2013 Festival Tour. During the Tension 2013 Tour, this song featured backing vocals by Lisa Fischer and Sharlotte Gibson.

Lyrics

   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
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