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iPod song of the week – NIN

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
On April 8, 2007
At 4:30 pm
Comments : 6

And now back to our regular iPod song of the week schedule.

Hey, let’s all get ready for the new Nine Inch Nails CD! It’s been leaked all over the Internets and so far I’m really digging it. But getting pysched up for the new CD always makes me start re-listening to the old stuff by said artist. I think this was one of the singles from the last album but I’m not sure. Who cares, it’s genius.

The song could really be titled “How the fuck could I be so stupid and how did I let this happen to myself?” Or maybe, “It’s not you, it’s me, because I’m an idiot.” But I guess “Only” was catchier. I don’t think anyone’s manner of singing ever went with lyrics the way Trent Reznor’s blasè, bored yet bitterly sarcastic tone works with this song’s. And of course once we get to the chorus you get the full-on angry blast o’Trent. I’ve included the lyrics (I transcribed them nearly from memory!) but you can’t get what they really mean unless you actually hear him voice them. Plus there’s the fun of hearing him echo a line from “Down In It” in the second verse.

If you are someone who knows me in the unpixelated form and wonder if it’s purely a coinkidink that this post is twinned with the one above, why, I have no idea what you mean. *cough*



Nine Inch Nails – Only

Streaming audio available on the iPod Song of the Week page.

Lyrics

 

6 Comments for this post

 
KP says

How freaky!

I am awaiting the Downward Spiral CD as we speak, which I finally bought after you yelled at me in your apartment about buying only two of the songs on iTunes!

I love Trent. He may be the only person more tortured than I am. I should probably buy him a parfait.

 
Becca says

I really need to yell at people more often.

 
KP says

I think you should too.

I yell at people all the time. It’s one of the reasons they love me…I think.

 
Lydia says

I heard the new CD all last week (my carpool bud is a NIN superfan) and it rocks hard. Trent is pretty damn sexy, too, which is always a plus.

 
KP says

Yay for the new NIN! I am having a listening party with Studly on Tuesday when it’s offically released.

 
Becca says

Apropos of nothing, this reminds me that I have to call someone at Interscope.