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Album: The Fragile (Right)
Length: 3:30
Tempo: 120 BPM
Versions: Please
Please (Instrumental)
Please (+Appendage)
Live: Fragility v1.0
With Teeth Spring Arena Tour

"Please" is the fifth track on the Right disc of The Fragile.





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 Trent 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.

Please (Instrumental)

Released exclusively through Apple Music, then later on The Fragile: Deviations 1.

Please (+Appendage)

Exclusive to the cassette version, this version combines "Please" with "+Appendage".


"Please" made its live debut on November 20, 1999. The song was performed several times during Fragility v1.0 and the With Teeth Spring Arena Tour. It was also performed in soundchecks for Performance 2007.


    This is how
    It begins
    Push it away but 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 realize 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 sixth line of the second verse only appears in the album booklet for The Fragile.

Previous track - "'CD: The Mark Has Been Made, Vinyl: 10 Miles High" Track CD:17, Vinyl: 18 from The Fragile Right (CD), Side E (Vinyl) Next track - "Starfuckers, Inc."
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