Talk:Terrible Lie

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BYIT version

The BYIT section mentions that the music sounds "cleaner" than AATCHB. If you listen to the stereo track (rather than the surround tracks), the music sounds pretty much the same as AATCHB. --Wizfan, the man who erased the capital H 09:40, 1 December 2007 (PST)

It's mostly Trent's performance of the song. It's much more together and also more aggressive.--Leo3375 11:17, 1 December 2007 (PST)


Can somebody fix this glitch at the end of the lyrics? I edited this part of the article:

It should be noted that the following line was changed on the recording: Hey God, I believed your promises, your promises and lies

But, for some reason, the lyric doesn't appear like this:

    Hey God, I believed your promises, your promises and lies

Why? I didn't do anything to the space before the lyric! --Wizfan, the man who erased the capital H 06:54, 10 December 2007 (PST)

Last two lines of the lyrics

Do the last two lines of the lyrics really appear on the studio version? ("Hey God, I really don't know who I am in this world of piss.") I listened to its flac-lossless-files several times with earphones and didn't notice anything like that. I'm just wondering because normally words like "piss" are pretty well audible because of the hard "p" and the "s".

I believe they were in the initial lyrics but didn't make the final cut of the song.--leo3375 20:37, 4 April 2009 (PDT)
So why don't make an extra note like on the lyrics of The Greater Good or Demon Seed?--RickLip
Because we aren't perfect and hope people who do notice this kind of thing will put it in ;)sheepdeanis in your base killing your d00ds 11:45, 5 April 2009 (PDT)


The song is about having a belief in God while wondering about all the suffering (mostly personal/internal suffering) that one goes through in life, about wanting to believe and wanting to be hopeful but being constantly proved wrong by events in one's life. Its "everyman" subject matter and distinct melody make it one of Nine Inch Nails' better known songs and a staple of the live concerts. - GrayscaleRain 01:48, 17 February 2007

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