Album:Closer To God
"Memorabilia" is a Soft Cell cover that appears as the fifth track on Closer To God. The original appears on the Soft Cell album Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing.
Other nods to Soft Cell's influence on NIN include the names of "Mr. Self Destruct" and its remixes, and the incomplete or simply unreleased cover of "Sex Dwarf."
- Written by David Ball and Marc Almond
- © 1981 Phonogram Ltd. (London)
- Trent Reznor, Robin Finck, Sean Beavan, Chris Vrenna, Brian Pollack, John Van Eaton, Sugar and his friend
- The Downward Spiral (Deluxe Edition)
- Closer To God
This is the only version currently available. It contains audio samples that include a prank phone sex call and other samples that seem to have come from pornographic sources. Video of the group listening to the prank call can be seen on the DVD version of Closure.
"Memorabilia" has never been played live.
Wherever I go I take a little piece of you I collect I reject Photographs I took of you The towns I passed through So many faces So many places I have got to have a memory Or I have never been there I have never had you I can't remember Give me a reminder I collect I reject Memorabilia (Now girl… only it's flavor… bow down here) Keychains and snowstorms The taste of your sweat The look in your eye I have been inside you I know what it feels like (Wet as it is… the whiter the honey) I collect I reject Memorabilia (Goodies come in here all day) Give me a reminder I can't remember I collect I reject