Lights In The Sky (song)

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"Lights In The Sky"
Album: The Slip
Length: 3:30
Tempo: 55 BPM
Versions: Lights In The Sky
Live: Wave Goodbye Tour
Artwork accompanying the MP3 file

"Lights In The Sky" is the seventh track on the Nine Inch Nails album The Slip. Its somewhat devotional lyrics are reminiscent of those of both "We're In This Together" and "The Fragile."

The song's accompanying art is vague, but may represent a light in the sky, a whirlpool (As in "Watching you drown; I'll follow you down") or possibly even a halo (in the sense of the literal meaning or the NIN catalogue system). It is also one of the three pictures in The Slip that have no red lines.

Curiously, the track overlaps into "Corona Radiata" and shares its tempo (55 BPM), but whether the tracks are otherwise related is possible but unknown.

Multitracks for this song (and all others from The Slip) were released in raw WAV format via remix.nin.com.

Appearances

Halos

  • The Slip

Other

Versions

Lights In The Sky

This is the original album version. It consists of Trent Reznor singing quietly in his lower vocal range, accompanied by piano. It is joined toward its ending by very quiet ambience and flute. The structure resembles the first half of the stripped-down version of "The Fragile." The incoming ambient pads of "Corona Radiata" fade in over the song's ending.

Live

This song debuted live on the second night of the Wave Goodbye Tour.

Lyrics

   She's mostly gone
   Some other place
   I'm getting by 
   In other ways
   Everything they whispered in our ear
   Is coming true
   Try to justify the things
   I used to do
   Believe in you 
   
   Watching you drown
   I'll follow you down
   I am here right beside you
   The lights in the sky
   Have finally arrived
   I am staying right beside you
   
   I tried to stay away
   Just in case
   I've come to realize
   We all have our place
   Time has a way you know 
   To make it clear
   I have my role in this
   I can't disappear
   Or leave you here
   
   Watching you drown
   I'll follow you down
   I am here right beside you
   The lights in the sky
   Are waving goodbye
   I am staying right beside you

External Links


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