Lights In The Sky (song)
"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.
- The Slip
- The Definitive NIN - Quiet Tracks - online playlist(s); not on original Seed release
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.
This song debuted live on the second night of the NIN/JA Tour, and was played infrequently throughout that tour - it has not appeared since.
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