Revision as of 22:28, 22 January 2011 by Seasonsinthesky
This is the original album version as it appears on the CD and vinyl editions of The Fragile. Flowing directly either from the introduction (CD) or ending (vinyl) of "10 Miles High," it opens immediately with the verse drum loop, synthesized bass, and manipulated guitars for eight bars before reducing to the first verse, accompanying Reznor's vocals with only the drum loop and a bass riff. Other synthesizer and guitar layers join in to lead into the pre-chorus, with Reznor accompanying himself as a backing vocalist. The chorus is sung low, almost spoken over a decaying synthesizer note, leading into the second verse and pre-chorus. The final chorus is extended, featuring a reversed string loop. The song stops as suddenly as it began.
Found exclusively on the audio cassette version of The Fragile, this version adds an extra section to the end of the original, bridged by two seconds of silence. The appendage appears to be layers of the original, remixed with harsher electronic sounds by Charlie Clouser. It also contains extra lyrics, including "never be enough" repeated and "I'm going down [fast]." This additional section seems to have been initially titled "Please Part 2," according to a photo originally published on nin.com during The Fragile era (see image at right).
The song was performed several times during the Fragility v1.0 and With Teeth Spring Arena tours. It was also performed in soundchecks for Performance 2007.
This is how It begins Push it away and it all comes back again All the flesh All the sin There was a time when it used to mean just about everything Just like now Breathe, echoing the sound Time starts slowing down Sink until I drown (Please) I don't ever want to make it stop And it keeps repeating Will you please complete me? Never be enough To fill me up Watch the white Turn to red It fills up the hole but it grows somewhere else instead All my life Yeah yeah yeah yeah, but it just left me dead (Well guess what?) The world is over and I realized it was all in my head Now everything is clear I erase the fear I can disappear (Please) I don't ever want to make it stop You can never leave me Will you please complete me? Never be enough To fill me up
The third lyric of the first verse was changed on the actual recording:
Push it away but it all comes back again