The song doesnt suppose that much to me personally. Like the big majority of NIN songs it's self reflective.

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A lot of Trent's lyrics come from his diaries.

Its the first track so like all NIN albums it sets the scene.

Watching all the insects march alengthy Seem to recognize just best wright here they belong Smears a face showing in the chromeHiding in the crowd, I'm all alone

this is depression. Sitting external, watching ants and thinking "They know what to execute ((about life))"

He sees his face reflected in a bumper on a car maybe, it doesnt really matter what it is, "Hiding in the crowd im all alone" Its prefer a snapshot, hes sitting there watching the ants, and also his blurry challenge reflected earlier at him, no matter just how many others approximately him, he's alone. Depression.

No one's heard a single word I've shelp They don't sound as great external my head It looks as though the past is here to stay I've come to be a million miles aw- (ay)

So this is pretty noticeable offered the conmessage of the scene, no? No one lis10s. Since when he tries to explain, or ask for aid, it doesn't come out ideal. The words don't sound excellent exterior his head. Nothing is going to adjust.

So why does everyone love him? What has he done to deserve it? Hes a star, adored, fan mail, groupie sex/hot wife, complimentary drugs, comped every little thing. WTF?? (remember the template of WT (album) too, extremely important)

All the jagged edges disappear Colors all are brighter once you're nearThe stars are all afire in the sky Sometimes I obtain so lonely, I could (cry)

these are incredibly NIN-ey themes, jagged edges smoothing, colors gaining brighter, burning stars in the skies. Whats the theme? THings obtaining much better. Feeling empowered, feeling loved. Yet, so lonley.

why? why carry out you obtain all the love in the world?

thats the song imo. remember Trent incredibly incredibly exceptionally rarley writes about other people "the You in a lot of (i have the right to only think of 1 or probably 2 wbelow its not) is Trent talking to himself. These albums are his means of coping. Of obtaining it out. Like he discussed, many his lyrics come from his diary.

Its not an especially deep song, it simply sets the tone, and template for the album.

FOr the WT hate this sub offers the album it's still really great imo. Its simply as dark and gothy as every little thing else, with tambourine and black women.

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(from You recognize what you are)

You better take a great look cause I'm complete of shitWith every little bit of my heart I've tried to believe in itYou deserve to dress it all up, you have the right to attempt to pretfinish But you can't readjust anything You can't adjust anypoint In the end

EDIT: so I listened to WT aacquire today bereason it was on my mind. I think this song likewise acts a wrap about for the last track. The template of nature expertise it's area inherently is replayed. For someone who is depressed and also quite perhaps bi-polar or borderline, i might watch that notion being frustrating. Feeling choose an outsider/managing addiction and mental disease, while being a beloved rockstar is probly pretty fucked up. Knowing where you fit, or that your supposed to be. Sometimes i get so lonley.... via no will certainly or initiative to end up the sentence. ATLITW is is not understanding your location in fact. Feeling choose something you're not. Your thoughts don't transpose right into words well. Wishing you just had actually a place and also a function. I intend, thats a line in EDIETS, unintended on my part.

the album still folows the conventional theme of eincredibly other NIN album (not counting YZ) Im fucked up> nopoint changes> this is that I am > im fucked up. Kill me (maybe)