Recurring lyrics

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Many of Trent Reznor's lyrics are thematically similar across songs and albums. This is an expansion of a list compiled at ETS by user "Christ".


Afraid to see

  • Heresy: "he sewed his eyes shut because he is afraid to see"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "What if you could look right through the cracks / would you find yourself / find yourself afraid to see?"
  • Capital G: "there's a lot of me inside you, maybe you're afraid to see"

A Million Miles Away

  • Hurt: "If I could start again a million miles away, I would keep myself. I would find a way"
  • All The Love In The World: "I've become a million miles aw(ay)"
  • 1,000,000: "I feel a million miles away"

Becoming

"that hasn't yet become"
"come on there has got to be someone / hasn't yet become / so numb / and succumb"
  • The New Flesh: "yes I am becoming" and "I've become"
  • Me, I'm Not: "and it's hard to believe just what I've become"
  • All the Love In the World: "I've become a million miles aw(ay)"
  • Only: "I’m becoming less defined as days go by"
  • Vessel: "I am becoming something else / I am turning into God"
  • 10 Miles High: "I swore to God I'd never turn into you"
  • Head Down: "all your hate / what you’ve become"
  • Everything: "I've become something else"

Beginnings

Belonging

  • Starfuckers, Inc.: "now I belong / I'm one of the chosen ones"
  • All The Love In The World: "watching all the insects march along / seem to know just right where they belong"
  • You Know What You Are?: "go on get back to where you belong"
  • With Teeth: "you've finally found the place where you belong"
  • Beside You In Time: "everything is back where it belongs"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "see the safety of the life you have built / everything where it belongs"
  • Home: "I return to the only place I've ever felt that I belong"
  • God Given: "You should get where you belong / everything you know is wrong"

Beside You

Bleeding

Bleeding through

Blind

Broken

  • Broken
  • Gave Up: "still cannot fix this broken machine"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "just some flesh caught in this big broken machine"
  • Piggy: "black and blue and broken bones / you left me here I'm all alone"
  • The Becoming: "he's covered with scabs, he is broken and sore"
  • Hurt: "full of broken thoughts, I cannot repair"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "broken bruised forgotten sore / too fucked up to care anymore"
  • No, You Don't: "broken down see through soul"
  • Survivalism: "all bruised and broken, bleeding / she asked to take my hand"
  • Echoplex: "I built this place with broken parts"

Bruised

  • Head Like A Hole: "God Money let's go dancing on the backs of the bruised"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "broken bruised forgotten sore / too fucked up to care anymore"
  • Survivalism: "all bruised and broken, bleeding / she asked to take my hand"

Burning

  • Burn
  • Heresy: "burning with your god"
  • The Big Come Down: "there is a hate that burns within"
  • Non-Entity: "Burning down the world, the ashes and debris"
  • Sunspots: "peel off our skin we're gonna burn what we were to the ground"

Fire

  • Sanctified: "as the words spill out like fire from her lips"
  • Gave Up: "wake up in flames"
  • Fist Fuck: "can you flow with fire"
  • Survivalism: "you see your world on fire"
  • In This Twilight: "it is watching us, and the world we set on fire / do you wonder, if it feels the same?"
  • My Violent Heart: "Into fire you can send us / From the fire we return"
  • Sunspots: "fuck in the fire and we'll spread all the ashes around"

Calling

  • Dead Souls: "They keep calling me"
  • Even Deeper: "I hear them call I cannot stay the voice inviting me away"
  • Sunspots: "I hear it calling and I come cause I can’t disobey"

Closeness

Cracks

  • You Know What You Are?: "I tried to patch up the cracks and the holes that I have to hide"
  • Getting Smaller: "can kind of see out the cracks when I press up to the wall"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "what if you could look right through the cracks?"
  • Not So Pretty Now: "the cracks begin to show"
  • The Wretched: "the clouds will part and the sky cracks open"

Crawling

  • Down In It: "I was swimming in the haze now I crawl on the ground"
  • Getting Smaller: "I'd be happy to crawl"
  • March Of The Pigs: "Crawl right up on your knees"
  • My Violent Heart: "On hands and knees, we crawl"
  • The Beginning Of The End: "Down on your knees"
  • The Way Out Is Through: "But still we crawl"
  • In This Twilight: "as it crawls across a final time"
  • 1,000,000: "kind of hard to see when you crawl"

Decay

  • Terrible Lie: "my morals left to decay"
  • The Becoming: "the blood has stopped pumping and he's left to decay"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "drink the fountain of decay"
  • The Day The World Went Away: "but in his voice I heard decay"
  • Ripe (With Decay)

Deserving

  • Head Like A Hole: "You’re going to get what you deserve"
  • Last: "pigs we get what pigs deserve"
  • Meet Your Master: "Maybe you get what you deserve"
  • Sin: "Carry out my sentence / I get what I deserve

Disappearing; abandonment; loss; throw away

"don't take it away from me"
"I'm all alone in a world you must despise"
"my morals left to decay"
  • That's What I Get: "you took away all my self confidence"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "you make this all go away"
  • Ringfinger: "you just leave me nailed here"
  • Suck: "all that was true is left behind"
  • Gave Up: "give it to me I throw it away"
  • Wish: "I just threw it away"
  • Last: "I pissed it all away"
  • Piggy: "you left me here I'm all alone"
  • Hurt: "the feelings disappear" and "everyone I know goes away in the end"
  • Closer: "help me get away from myself"
  • The Becoming:
"even when I'm right with you I'm so far away"
"and he's left to decay"
"all pain disappears"
  • Reptile: "she leaves a trail of honey to show me where she's been"
  • Eraser: "find you" and "lose me"
  • I Do Not Want This: "if I could just reach you maybe I could leave this place"
  • Dead Souls: "someone take these dreams away"
  • Deep: "right here make it all disappear"
  • We’re In This Together:
"well they've got to make it go away / well they've got to make it disappear"
"as lost as I get I will find you"
  • The Great Below:
"washes me away makes me disappear"
"I can still feel you even so far away"
  • Please:
"I can disappear"
"push it away but it all comes back again"
"but it just left me dead"
"you can never leave me"
  • The Day The World Went Away: "all the insides left cold and gray"
  • Somewhat Damaged:
"made the choice to go away"
"in the back / off the side / far away"
"all alone / by myself / where were you?"
  • The Big Come Down: "find a place with the failed and forgotten"
  • The Fragile: "I can't watch her slip away"
  • Where Is Everybody?: "everything pushes me further away"
  • And All That Could Have Been:
"maybe I'll disappear"
"you won't find me here"
"take this and run far away"
"left with a trace of all that was"
  • Beside You In Time: "I am all alone this time around"
  • Only: "yes, I am alone / but then again I always was"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "and you really are alone"
  • All The Love In The World: "hiding in the crowd I’m all alone…sometimes I get so lonely I could –"
"all the jagged edges disappear / colors all look brighter when you’re near"
  • The Line Begins To Blur: "the more I disappear
  • My Violent Heart: "we will not go away"
  • In This Twilight: "let me take away your doubt"
  • Discipline: " feels like I’m losing touch"
  • Lights In The Sky: "I can’t disappear"
  • Came Back Haunted: "I am not who I used to be"
  • Find My Way:
"Now that you have gone away"
"Ghosts of who we used to be"
  • Disappointed:
"Just get out of here"
"Just disappear"

Disease

  • Terrible Lie: "my head is filled with disease"
  • Suck: "this disease I give to myself"
  • Reptile: "my disease my infection"
  • Ruiner: "wearing your disease"

Dragging/pulling/pushing

  • Down In It: "it was pulling me down"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I drag you down I use you up"
  • March Of The Pigs: "step right up / march / push"
  • The Perfect Drug: "pull the stars from the sky" and "dragging shaking me"
  • The Wretched: "just to push you down"
  • Please: "push it away but it all comes back again"
  • Where Is Everybody?: "everything pushes me further away"
  • We’re In This Together: "they pick and they pull"
  • The Great Below: "ocean pulls me close"

Dreams

  • Sanctified: "I still dream of lips I never should have kissed"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "my favorite dreams of you still wash ashore"
  • Terrible Lie: "seems like salvation comes only in our dreams"
  • Suck: "don't want your dreams you try to sell"
  • Gave Up: "perfect little dream"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I am the end of all your dreams"
  • Heresy: "he dreamed a god up"
  • The Becoming: "I'm stuck in this dream"
  • Eraser: "dream you"
  • Even Deeper: "in a dream I'm a different me"
  • Dead Souls: "someone take these dreams away"
  • With Teeth: "It runs deeper than you dare to dream it could be"
  • Head Down: "This is all a dream / and none of you are real"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "What if all the world you think you know / Is an elaborate dream?"
  • The Eater Of Dreams

Drowning

  • The Only Time: "and swim in it until I drown"
  • Last: "new sweat to drown me in"
  • Fist Fuck: "help I'm drowning"
  • The Becoming: "drowns out all I hear"
  • Heresy: "drowning in his own hypocrisy"
  • I Do Not Want This: "just like a waterfall I'm drowning in"
  • Please: "sink until I drown"
  • The Great Below: "the currents have their say"
  • Lights In The Sky: "watching you drown"

Echo

  • Good Soldier: "Echoes out a beat and the bass goes"
  • Echoplex: "My voice just echoes off these walls"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "Echoing your voice just like the ringing in my ears"
  • Please: "echoing the sound"
  • Non-Entity: "The echoes in my eyes / Of all they used to see"
  • Echoing the Sound (forum)
  • Copy Of A: "I am just an echo of an echo of an echo"

Eye

  • Down In It: "just then a tiny little dot caught my eye" and "but the needle's already in my eye"
  • Ringfinger: "wrap my eyes in bandages"
  • The Only Time: "the sweat in your eyes"
  • Kinda I Want To: "maybe god will cover up his eyes"
  • Last: "look through these blackened eyes"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "don't open your eyes"
  • Heresy: "he sewed his eyes shut"
  • Only: "well the tiniest little dot caught my eye"
  • The Great Below: "all the world has closed her eyes"
  • The New Flesh: "the blackest eyes"
  • Memorabilia: "the look in your eye"
  • The Beginning of the End: "I got my mark / see it in my eyes"
  • Non-Entity: "The echoes in my eyes / Of all they used to see"
  • Sunspots: "Sunspots cast a glare in my eyes"

Fading

  • Down In It: "what I used to think was me is just a fading memory"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "just a fading fucking reminder of who I used to be"
  • And All That Could Have Been: "tracks will fade in the snow" and "gone, fading, everything"
  • Non-Entity: "now I'm afraid I'm fading out of sight"
  • Only: "I'm becoming less defined, as days go by / fading away, well..."
  • Getting Smaller: "I'm afraid I am starting to fade away"
  • Beside You In Time: "I can feel me start to fade away"
  • Not So Pretty Now: But you're just fading, and fading, and fading, and fading the fuck away"
  • Echoplex: "and I just slowly fade away"

Fist

  • Wish: "fist fuck"
  • Fist Fuck
  • Survivalism: "I got my fist I got my plan I got survivalism"
  • Demon Seed: "And I will use my fist"
  • Getting Smaller: "I think I'm losing my grip, but I can still make a fist"
  • Sin: "Your Kiss / Your Fist"

Flesh

  • The New Flesh
  • Complications Of The Flesh
  • Terrible Lie: "my skin is begging you"
  • Sin: "it gets under my skin"
  • Ringfinger: "sever flesh and bone"
  • Suck: "the temple walls are made of flesh"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "just some flesh caught"
  • Vessel: "I let it get under my skin"
  • March of the Pigs: "Take the skin and peel it back"

God

  • 10 Miles High: "I swore to God I'd never turn into you"
  • Closer: "You get me closer to God"
  • Head Like A Hole: "God Money I'll do anything for you"
  • Heresy: "God is dead"
  • Home: "God knows how much I've tried to"
  • Maybe Just Once: "Oh God, what's coming to me?"
  • Right Where it Belongs: "Your devils and your gods, all the living and the dead"
  • Ringfinger: "You just leave me nailed here hanging like Jesus on this cross"
  • Suck: "There is no God up in the sky tonight"
  • Terrible Lie: "Hey God!"
  • The Wretched: "and God himself will reach his fucking arm through"
  • The Beginning of the End: "God helps the ones who can help themselves"
  • The Good Soldier: "'Cause God is on our side"
  • Vessel: "I am a turning into God" and "My God...Oh my God"
  • God Given
  • Starfuckers inc.: "My god sits in the back of the limousine / My god comes in a wrapper of cellophane / My god pouts on the cover of the magazine / My god’s a shallow little bitch trying to make the scene"
  • Capital G: "Traded in my God for this one"
  • Zero-Sum: "May God have mercy on our dirty little hearts"
  • Find My Way: "Pray the Lord my soul to take"

Greed

  • The Warning: "Your greed, self-importance and your arrogance"
  • March Of The Pigs: "Please / greed / feed / (no time to hesitate)"
  • Letting You: "Your politics of greed"
  • Not So Pretty Now: "Keep trying to fill it all up with your greed"
  • Capital G: The title of the song refers to greed.

Head

  • Head Like A Hole
  • Terrible Lie: "my head is filled with disease"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "scraping through my head"
  • Kinda I Want To: "I can't shake this feeling from my head"
  • Suck: "I bow my head to confess"
  • Last: "my head got lost along the way"
  • Big Man With A Gun: "maybe I'll put a hole in your head"
  • The Becoming: "goddamn this noise inside my head"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I am the voice inside your head"
  • The Downward Spiral: "spilling out of my head"
  • I Do Not Want This: "I have lived so many lives all in my head"
  • The Perfect Drug: "I got my head but my head is unraveling"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "then my head fell apart"
  • Into The Void: "pictures in my head of the final destination"
  • Please: "the world is over and I realize it was all in my head"
  • The New Flesh: "and in my head this is how it all begins"
  • And All That Could Have Been: "I am locked in my head"
  • Get Down, Make Love: "you blow my head"
  • All The Love In The World: "they don’t sound as good outside my head"
  • Getting Smaller: "got my head on a spring"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "what if all the world’s inside of your head"
  • The Good Soldier: "Right over my head"
  • Capital G: "now nod your head because you know that I’m right"
  • The Great Destroyer: "nod your head / listen to the shit they pump into your head"
  • Head Down

Hiding

  • Terrible Lie: "there's nothing left for me to hide"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I am the hate you try to hide"
  • The Becoming: "hiding backwards inside of me"
  • The Big Come Down: "there is no way I can hide"
  • Where Is Everybody?: "when all I'm really doing is trying to hide"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "is a place where I hide where I stay"
  • No, You Don’t: "tries so hard to hide"
  • The Fragile: "where we can run and hide"
  • All The Love In The World: "hiding in the crowd I’m all alone"
  • You Know What You Are: "I have to patch up the cracks and the holes that I have to hide"
  • Love Is Not Enough: "well, it hides in the dark"
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "well, I’ll hide it behind something"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "are you hiding in the trees?"
  • Me, I’m Not: "I define myself / by how well I hide"
  • The Good Soldier: "There's nowhere left to hide"

Holes

  • Head Like A Hole
  • Down In It: "now just this hole that's open wide"
  • Gave Up: "watching the hole it used to be mine"
  • Wish: "I'm the one with this big fucking hole"
  • The Downward Spiral: "so much blood for such a tiny little hole"
  • Hurt: "the needle tears a hole"
  • Big Man With A Gun: "maybe I'll put a hole in your head"
  • Deep: "there's a big black hole gonna eat me up someday"
  • The Wretched: "stuck in this hole with the shit and the piss"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "tear a hole exquisite red"
  • No, You Don’t: "smiling in their faces while filling up the hole"
  • Please: "it fills up the hole but it grows somewhere else instead"
  • You Know What You Are: "I have to patch up the cracks and the holes that I have to hide"
  • My Violent Heart: "there's bullet holes where my compassion used to be"
  • Not So Pretty Now: "you got a hole that you've got to feed"

How it feels

  • Suck: "how does it feel"
  • Gave Up: "forgot how it feels well almost"
  • Fist Fuck: "oh you just wish I could feel that way too"
  • I Do Not Want This: "to those who know what it really feels like"
  • Last: "still feel it all slipping away"
  • Memorabilia: "I know what it feels like"
  • The Big Come Down: "it feels like it keeps coming from the inside"
  • The Way Out Is Through: "we feel so small"
  • The Wretched: "now you know this is what it feels"
  • The Hand That Feeds: "and you feel just fine"
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "I can feel their eyes are watching"
  • Only: "and I had this funny feeling"
  • Getting Smaller: "don’t know what to feel"
  • Sunspots: "I feel it coming / I have to apologize for the way I feel"
  • Beside You In Time: "feel the little pieces bleeding through / I can feel me start to fade away"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "feel the hollowness inside of your heart"
  • Home: "and it feels / I’m getting to the end"
  • Me, I’m Not: "I feel it coming apart"
  • In This Twilight: "and it feels like, like it was a friend / do you wonder if it feels the same? / what it feels like, and I won't feel again / and the longing that you feel"
  • Discipline: "feels like I’m wearing down"

I can/can't still feel

  • Fist Fuck: "oh you just wish I could feel that way too" and "can you let your heart become central pump-house for all human feelings?"
  • Hurt: "the feelings disappear"
  • Kinda I Want To: "I can't shake this feeling from my head"
  • Light in the Sky: "I can feel it breathe"
  • 1,000,000: "I feel a million miles away"
  • Demon Seed: "And I can feel it breathe"
  • Beside You In Time: "Feel the little pieces bleeding through" and "I can feel me start to fade away"

It keeps coming

  • The Wretched: "you can try to stop it but it keeps on coming"
  • The Big Come Down: "it feels like it keeps coming from the inside"
  • Please: "and it keeps repeating"
  • Dead Souls: "they keep calling me"
  • The Hand That Feeds: "I keep holding on to what I want to believe"
  • With Teeth: "keeps holding on"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "You keep looking but you can’t find the woods"
  • Survivalism: "I turned just keep on walking"

Knees (down on or getting up off)

  • The Hand That Feeds: "will you get up off your knees" and "will you stay down on your knees"
  • The Beginning of the End: "down on your knees / you’ll be left behind"
  • My Violent Heart: "on hands and knees"
  • March Of The Pigs: "crawl right up on your knees"
  • Closer: "through every forest, above the trees, within my stomach, scraped off my knees"
  • Terrible Lie: "I'm on my hands and knees"
  • Capital G: "well I used to stand for something/now i'm on my hands and knees"
  • 1,000,000: "on your hands and your knees"
  • Zoo Station (U2 Cover): "On my hands and knees"

Loneliness

  • Terrible Lie: "I'm all alone in a world you must despise"
  • Piggy: "Black and blue and broken bones you left me here I'm all alone"
  • Reptile: "Need to contaminate to alleviate this loneliness"
  • All The Love In The World: "Hiding in the crowd I'm all alone" and "Sometimes I get so lonely I could..."
  • Beside You In Time: "I am all alone this time around"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "And you're really all alone"
  • Vessel: "We will never be alone"
  • Only: "Yes I am alone"

Machines

  • Pretty Hate Machine
  • Gave Up: "still cannot fix this broken machine"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "just some flesh caught in this big broken machine"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I am the silencing machine"
  • The Becoming: "I beat my machine"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "this machine is obsolete"

Memory

  • Down In It: "just a fading memory"
  • Hurt: "but I remember everything"
  • Memorabilia: "I have got to have a memory / I can't remember / give me your reminder"
  • I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally: "I remember sometimes"
  • You Know What You Are: "remember where you came from / remember what you are"
  • Love Is Not Enough: "I can’t remember what it is / in your eyes is a place worth remembering"
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "I can’t remember how this got started"
  • Zero-Sum:
"do you remember the time we"
"and I know you remember"

Naive

  • That's What I Get: "To think that I was so naïve"
  • Mr. Self Destruct: "I am the prayers of the naïve"
  • The Hand That Feeds: "So naïve"

Naïveté

  • I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally: "The flowers of naïveté"
  • My Violent Heart: "Standing there in all your grand naïveté"

Nothing can stop me now

  • Piggy: "Nothing can stop me now, I don't care anymore"
  • Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
  • Ruiner: "You didn't hurt me nothing can stop me now"
  • Big Man With A Gun: "Me and my fucking gun, nothing can stop me now"
  • La Mer: "Rien ne peut m'arrêter maintenant" (Translates to "nothing can stop me now". Spoken in Creole French)
  • Sunspots: "And nothing can stop me now, and there is nothing to fear"
  • We're In This Together: "None of them can stop us now"

Pigs

  • Piggy
  • March Of The Pigs
  • Last: "pigs we get what pigs deserve"
  • Heresy: "he made a virus that would kill off all the swine"
  • God Given: "we are the divine, separated from the swine"
  • During Fragility, Trent chanted "pig" before Reptile. This can be heard on the And All That Could Have Been DVD extra performance of Reptile.
  • Le Pig studio
  • Pigface

Piss

  • Last: "Worn out from giving it up my soul I pissed it all away"
  • The Warning: "Your greed, self-importance and your arrogance, you piss it all away"
  • The Wretched: "stuck in this hole with the shit and the piss"
  • Terrible Lie: "Hey God, I really don't know who I am / In this world full of piss". The lyrics are not included of the final cut of the song, but printed out as the original lyrics

Profanity

Fuck

  • Something I Can Never Have: just a fading fucking reminder of who I used to be
  • The Only Time: while the devil wants to fuck me in the back of his car
  • Wish: now there’s nothing more fucked up I could do / big time, hard line, bad luck, fist fuck / I’m the one with this big fucking hole
  • Fist Fuck
  • March of the Pigs: I want to fuck it up
  • Closer: I wanna fuck you like an animal
  • Ruiner: the only pure thing left in my fucking world is wearing your disease / and maybe that fucked me up much more than you’ll ever know
  • I Do Not Want This: I want to fuck everyone in the world
  • Big Man With A Gun: just for the fuck of it / I’m hard as fucking steel / me and my fucking gun
  • Eraser: fuck you
  • The Downward Spiral: a lifetime of fucking things up fixed in one determined flash
  • Somewhat Damaged: fuck the rest and stab it dead / too fucked up to care anymore / where the fuck were you?
  • The Wretched: and God himself will reach his fucking arm through
  • Starfuckers Inc.: I am every fucking thing and just a little more
  • The Big Come Down: smash it apart just for the fuck of it
  • You Know What You Are: don’t you fucking know what you are
  • Love Is Not Enough: I’ve gone all this fucking away
  • Only: there is no fucking you
  • Getting Smaller: I haven’t got fucking anything
  • Sunspots: fuck in the fire and we’ll spread all the ashes around
  • Not So Pretty Now: But you're just fading, and fading, and fading, and fading the fuck away"
  • Capital G: Those motherfuckers didn't last too long
  • 1,000,000: blow my fucking brains out

Shit

  • Piggy: lost my shit because of you
  • Ruiner: serving his shit to the flies
  • Hurt: I wear this crown of shit
  • The Wretched: stuck in this hole with the shit and the piss
  • Where Is Everybody: thought I really didn’t give a shit
  • Capital G: Don't give a shit about the temperature in Guatemala
  • The Great Destroyer: Turn it up, listen to the shit they pump
  • You Know What You Are: you better take a good look cause I’m full of shit

Purpose

  • Copy Of A: "Imprinted with a purpose/A purpose that's become quite clear today"
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "I think I used to have a purpose"

Putting something inside

  • Vessel: "When I put you inside of me"
  • Came Back Haunted: "They put something inside of me"

Realization

  • Sin: "am I just too stupid to realize"
  • Gave Up: "it took you to make me realize"
  • Eraser (Denial; Realization)
  • The Perfect Drug: "my soul is so afraid to realize"
  • Please: "and I realize it was all in my head"
  • Burn: "why did you put it there/did you not realize"
  • Lights in the Sky: "I’ve come to realize we all have our place"

Said and Done

  • The Great Below: "After all is said and done"
  • Sunspots: "When everything is said and done"
  • Zero-Sum: "And soon it will be all said and done"

Scab

  • Only: "Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye and it turned out to be a scab/picking at that scab"
  • Something I Can Never Have: "Still picking at this scab"
  • The Becoming: "He's covered with scabs and he is broken and sore"

The Sea

  • Ringfinger: "deeper than the sea"
  • La Mer: ("La Mer" is translated from French to literally "The Sea")
  • The Great Below: "staring at the sea" and "ocean pulls me close"
  • With Teeth (song): "the blackest sea"

Sin

  • Sin
  • Ringfinger: "I'm just dying for your sins"
  • Please: "all the flesh / all the sin"

Slipping

  • That’s What I Get: "slipping on the tears"
  • Deep: "you're slipping through"
  • 999,999: "How did I slip into (this)?"
  • The Slip

Slipping away

  • Slipping Away
  • Now I'm Nothing: "I let it slip away now I'm nothing"
  • Last: "still feel it all slipping away"
  • The Becoming: "I might just slip away"
  • Into The Void: "but myself keeps slipping away"
  • The Fragile: "I can't watch her slip away"

Skin

  • Sin: "it gets under my skin"
  • Down In It (Skin)
  • Last: "fresh blood through tired skin"
  • Suck: "itches my skin right off my back"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "just words and so much skin"
  • Underneath The Skin
  • The New Flesh
  • Complications Of The Flesh
  • March Of The Pigs: "take the skin and peel it back"
  • Reptile: "just underneath her skin"
  • I Do Not Want This: "bamboo puncturing this skin"
  • Somewhat Damaged: "shedding skin succumb defeat"
  • We're In This Together: "as they peel apart the skin"
  • Please: "all the flesh all the sin"
  • I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally: "his skin just wasn't thick enough"
  • Deep: "your skin speaks up but your lips couldn't say it"
  • My Violent Heart: "our bones, our skin"
  • Vessel: "I let it get under my skin"
  • Terrible Lie: "my skin is begging you"
  • Ringfinger: "sever flesh and bone"
  • Suck: "the temple walls are made of flesh"
  • Happiness In Slavery: "just some flesh caught"
  • Discipline: "I see you left a mark / up and down my skin"
  • Sunspots: "Peel off our skin we're gonna burn what we were to the ground"

Smash

  • March Of The Pigs: "I want to smash it up"
  • Eraser: "Smash Me"
  • Gave Up: "Smashed up my sanity, Smashed up integrity, Smashed up what I believed in, Smashed up what's left of me, Smashed up my everything, Smashed up all that was true, Gonna smash myself to pieces"
  • Now I'm Nothing: "I'm gonna smash myself to pieces"
  • The Big Come Down: "Smash it apart"
  • Love Is Not Enough: "To smash it apart"

Solipsism

  • I Do Not Want This: "I have lived so many lives all in my head"
  • Please: "the world is over and I realize it was all in my head"
  • Only: "you were never real to begin with / i just made you up..." and "there is no you / there is only me"
  • Right Where It Belongs: "what if all the world you think you know is an elaborate dream?"
  • Head Down: "this all a dream and none of you are real"

Stopping

  • We’re In This Together: "none of them can stop us now"
  • Sunspots: "but I can't stop what has begun"
  • The Line Begins To Blur: "isn’t anyone stopping me?"
  • My Violent Heart: "You cannot stop us all"
  • Me, I’m Not: "hey, can we stop?"
  • Discipline: "you know once I start I cannot stop myself"
  • Came Back Haunted: "Just can't stop / Came back ha-ha-haunted"

Tiny little dot

  • Down In It:
Just then a tiny little dot caught my eye it was just about too small to see
But I watched it way too long and that dot was pulling me down
  • Only:
Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye
And it turned out to be a scab
And I had this funny feeling
Like I just knew it's something bad

That which could have or would have been

  • The Wretched: "all the what abouts, and all the might have could have beens"
  • The Great Below: "for all we could have done, and all that could have been"
  • And All That Could Have Been
  • Every Day Is Exactly The Same: "I wish this could have been any other way"
  • La Mer: "I think I could have been someone"
  • Sunspots: "I think I could have been someone / but I can’t stop what has begun"

Throwing Away

  • Terrible Lie: "You made me throw it all away"
  • Gave Up: "I throw it away"
  • Last: "I want you to throw me away"
  • Throw This Away

Used up

  • We’re In This Together: all used and beaten up
  • Love Is Not Enough: left for dead and all used up
  • Head Down: all used up half way through

Waking up

  • Even Deeper: "I woke up today to find myself in the other place"
  • Gave Up: "wake up / wake up in flames"
  • We’re In This Together: "awake to the sound"
  • Home: "I awake to find I’m not at all where I should be"
  • 1,000,000: "I wake up on the floor"

Waving goodbye

  • Down In It: "I looked him right in the eye and said goodbye."
  • Now I'm Nothing: "Wave, wave, wave, wave goodbye"
  • With Teeth: "Wave goodbye to what you were"
  • Lights in the Sky: "The lights in the sky are waving goodbye"
  • Wave Goodbye Tour
  • Came Back Haunted: "I said goodbye"
  • Everything: "Wave goodbye, wish me well"