Various Methods Of Escape

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"Various Methods Of Escape"
Album: Hesitation Marks
Length: 5:01
Tempo: 84 BPM
Versions: Various Methods Of Escape
Live: Tension 2013 Tour through NIN 2014 Japan Tour
NIN 2014 Europe/UK Tour

"Various Methods Of Escape" is the ninth track on the 2013 release Hesitation Marks.

Song Credits

Appearances

Halos

  • Hesitation Marks

Other

Versions

Various Methods Of Escape

This is the only known version. It begins with its bassline and some atmosphere layering, soon joined by a beat which also refines the bassline into muted chunks. Distant and manipulated vocals sing the verses below these, while prominent guitar and louder vocals with many high notes create the choruses. They also feature backing vocal harmony layering reminiscent of "Every Day is Exactly the Same." Its second chorus suddenly gives way to a quiet bridge of bass and piano with muted percussion layers, building with distant and whispering vocals. These usher in a return to the chorus but with 'swarm' guitar layers and a more realistic-sounding, tom-led drum beat. After two repetitions of the chorus, the instrumentation ends, allowing the vocal echoes to fade away alone.

Live

This song debuted live on the second night of the Tension 2013 Tour. It featured backing vocals by Lisa Fischer and Sharlotte Gibson.

Lyrics

   Hallucinate in high fidelity
   Little pieces of a plan
   Construction of the highest quality
   Built from my own hand
   A line of lyric looping in my head
   Nobody listening
   I guess it really doesn't matter anymore
   I guess it doesn't mean a thing
   
   I've got to let it go
   I've got to get straight
   Why'd you have to make it so hard?
   Let me get away
   
   An effigy so wondrous to behold
   A statement so profound
   A place to bury every thing I did
   And burn it to the ground
   The fire illuminates our final scene
   The past repeats itself
   I can not tell the difference anymore
   I can not trust myself
   
   I've got to let it go
   I've got to get straight
   Why'd you have to make it so hard?
   Let me get away

   I think I could lose myself in here
   
   I've got to let it go
   I've got to get straight
   Why'd you have to make it so hard?
   Let me get away
   
   Got to let him go
   Find another way
   Why'd you have to make it so hard?
   Let me get away

In the final version, the line in the first verse:

   Built from my own hand

was changed to:

   The blood from my own hand

The first line of each chorus also seems to omit the word "it".

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