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Album

Year Zero

(2007)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresIndustrial Rock, Electronic, Electro-Industrial
Album rating :  95 / 100
Votes :  1
Lyrics > N > Nine Inch Nails Lyrics (103) > Year Zero Lyrics (14)
Submitted by level 21 록스타 (2018-02-08)
1. Hyperpower! (1:42)
2. The Beginning of the End (2:47)
Down on your knees
You'll be left behind
This is the beginning
Watch what you think
They can read your mind
This is the beginning
I got my mark, see it in my eyes
This is the beginning
Well my reflection I don't recognize
This is the beginning

We think we've climbed so high
Up all the backs we've condemned
We face no consequence
This is the beginning of the end

You wait your turn
You'll be last in line
This is the beginning
Get out the way
Cause I'm getting mine
This is the beginning
There are some ones that can help themselves
This is the beginning
May be too late as far as I can tell
This is the beginning

We think we've come so far
On all our lies we depend
We see no consequence
This is the beginning of the end
3. Survivalism (4:24)
I should have listened to her
So hard to keep control
We kept on eating but
Our bloated belly's still not full
She gave us all she had but
We went and took some more
Can't seem to shut her legs
Our mother nature is a whore

I got my propaganda
I got revisionism
I got my violence
In hi-def ultra-realism
All a part of this great nation
I got my fist
I got my plan
I got survivalism

Hypnotic sound of sirens
Echoing through the street
The cocking of the rifles
The marching of the feet
You see your world on fire
Don't try to act surprised
We did just what you told us
Lost our faith along the way and found ourselves believing your lies

I got my propaganda
I got revisionism
I got my violence
In hi-def ultra-realism
All a part of this great nation
I got my fist
I got my plan
I got survivalism

All bruised and broken, bleeding
She asked to take my hand
I turned, just keep on walking
But you'd do the same thing in the circumstance
I'm sure you'll understand

I got my propaganda
I got revisionism
I got my violence
In hi-def ultra-realism
All a part of this great nation
I got my fist
I got my plan
I got survivalism
4. The Good Soldier (3:23)
Gunfire in the street
Where we used to meet
Echoes that are beat
When the bass goes bomb
Right over my head
Step over the dead
Remember what you said

You know a part about life
Is just a waking dream
Well I know what you mean
But that ain't how it seems right here, right now

How can this be real
I can barely feel
Anymore

I am trying to see
I am trying to believe
This is not where I should be
I am trying to believe

Blood hardens in the sand
Cold metal in my hand
Hope you understand the way that things are gonna be
There's nowhere left to hide
'Cause God is on our side
I keep telling myself

I am trying to see
I am trying to believe
This is not where I should be
I am trying to believe
5. Vessel (4:53)
I let you put it in my mouth
I let it get under my skin
I let you put it in my veins
I let you take me from within

They tell us what we can and cannot do
Same thing we've heard 100 times before
Well, I put you inside of me
But none of that matters anymore

Oh my God, can it go any faster?
Oh my God, I don't think I can last here

I am you and you are me
We will never be alone
I have finally found my place in everything
I have finally found my home

We can leave all the past behind
I can see right through the whole façade
I'm becoming something else
I am turning into God

Oh my God, can it go any faster
Oh my God, I don't think I can last here
6. Me, I'm Not (4:52)
Well it's happening
Never planned on this
You've got something I need
Kind of dangerous
And I'm losing control
I'm not used to this
What you want from me
I'm not used to this

I can't shut it off
This thing I've begun
And it's hard to tell
Just where it's coming from
And it's hard to see
What I'm capable of
And it's hard to believe
Just, what I've become

Hey, can we stop
Me, I'm not
Hey, can we stop
Me, I'm not
Hey, can we stop
Me, I'm not
Hey, can we stop
Me, I'm not

I can swallow it down
Keep it all inside
I define myself
By how well I hide
I feel it coming apart
Well, at least I tried
7. Capital G (3:50)
I pushed the button and elected him to office
He pushed the button and he dropped the bomb
You pushed the button and could watch in on the television
Those motherfuckers didn't last too long

I'm sick of hearing about the have and have not's
Have some personal accountability
The biggest problem with the way that we are doing things is
The more we let you have the less that I'll be keeping for me

Well I use to stand for something
Now I'm on my hands and knees
Turning in the god of this war
And he signs his name with a capital G

Don't give a shit about the temperature in Guatemala
Don't really see what all the fuss is about
Ain't gonna worry about no future generations
And I'm sure somebody's gonna figure it out

Don't try to tell me that some power can corrupt a person
You hadn't had enough to know what its like
Your only angry cause you wish you were in my position
Now nod your head cause you know that I'm right..alright!

Well I use to stand for something
But forgot what that could be
Theres a lot of me inside you
Maybe your afraid to see

Well I use to stand for something
Well I'm on my hands and knees
Turning in the god of this war
And he signs his name with a capital G
8. My Violent Heart (4:14)
You and I, we may look the same
But we are very far apart
There's bullet-holes where my compassion used to be
And there is violence in my heart

Into fire you can send us
From the fire we return
You can label us a consequence
Of how much you have to learn

You can try but you'll never understand
This is something you will never understand
Can you hear it now
Hear it coming now
Can you hear it now

On hands and knees
We crawl
You cannot stop us all
you wear our bones
our skin
We will not let you in

You have set something in motion
Much greater than you've ever known
Standing there in all your grand naivety
About to reap what you have sown

Time will feed upon your weaknesses
And soon you'll lose the will to care
When you return to the place that you call home
We will be there, we will be there

On hands and knees
We crawl
You cannot stop us all
Our blood will stay
We will not go away

On hands and knees
We crawl
You can not stop us all
Our blood, our grace
Will never leave this place

We crawl
We crawl
We crawl
We crawl
9. The Warning (3:39)
Some say it was a warning
Some say it was a sign
I was standing right there
When it came down from the sky
The way it spoke to us
You felt it from inside
Said it was up to us
Up to us to decide

You've become a virus
That's eaten up its host
We've been watching you with all our eyes
And what you seem to value most
So much potential or so we used to say
Your greed, self-importance and your arrogance
You piss it all away

We heard a cry
We've come to intervene
You will change your ways and you will like this
And we will wipe this place clean

Your time is tick-tick-ticking away
10. God Given (3:51)
Hey man, please don't make a sound
Take a look around, can't you see what's right in front of you
Have a little taste, no more time to waste
You don't wanna get left behind cause it's all coming down right now

How hard is it to see
Put your faith in me
'Cause you wouldn't want to be nailed
To the wrong piece of wood
You should get where you belong
Everything you know is wrong
Come on, sing along, everybody now

God given

And it gives us sight
And we see the light
And it burned so bright
Now we know we're right

And Thy will be done
We've just begun
We're the chosen ones

Wait, step into the light
How can this be right?
I'm afraid we're going to ask you to leave
This you cannot win
With the color of your skin
You won't be getting into the Promised Land
It's just another case
You people still don't know your place
Step aside, out the way, wipe that look of your face
Defiance
Raining from the sky

Come on, sing along, everybody now
God given

And it gives us sight
And we see the light
And it burned so bright
Now we know we're right

And Thy will be done
We've just begun
We're the chosen ones
11. Meet Your Master (4:09)
Bow down in position
Against the polished steel
This is something different
You'll like the way this feels
No time for asking questions
No time for wondering
We've had enough of you now
You've heard everything

You want to play a new game
You put on this blindfold
You do what we tell you
You do as you're told
Used to be the leader
Now comes the time to serve
Maybe we'll show some mercy
Maybe you'll get what you deserve

Countdown to the end, but make it go faster
This is your disaster
Countdown to the end, but make it go faster
Come on down, my friend
It's time to meet your master

You've left quite a mess here under your stewardship
You thought you figured it out but you'll find your place in this
You think its so convincing, you think you see the truth
Give us so many things, now who's got time for you

Countdown to the end, but make it go faster
This is your disaster
Countdown to the end, but make it go faster
Come on down, my friend
It's time to meet your master

Come on down
12. The Greater Good (4:52)
Breathe... us in
Breathe... slowly
Breathe... us in
Slowly...

Everything you do,
Everywhere you go,
Anything we want
Anything

Persuasion (slowly)
Coercion (slowly)
Selection (breathe)
Assimilation (us in)

Breathe... us in
Slowly...
Slowly...
13. The Great Destroyer (3:17)
Say your name
Try to speak as clearly as you can
You know everything gets written down
Nod your head
Just in case they could be watching
With their shiny satellite

I hope they cannot see
The limitless potential
Living inside of me
To murder everything
I hope they cannot see
I am the great destroyer

Turn it up
Listen to the shit they pump into your head
Filling you with apathy
Hold your breath
Wait until you know the time is right on time
The end is near

I hope they cannot see
The limitless potential
Living inside of me
To murder everything
I hope they cannot see
I am the great destroyer
14. Another Version of the Truth (4:09)
15. In This Twilight (3:34)
Watch the sun
As it crawls across a final time
And it feels like
Like it was a friend
It is watching us
And the world we set on fire
Do you wonder
If it feels the same

And the sky is filled with light
Can you see it
All the black is really white
If you believe it
As your time is running out
Let me take away your doubt
You can find a better a place
In this twilight

Dust to dust
Ashes in your hair remind me
What it feels like
And I won't feel again
Night descends
Could I have been a better person
If I could only do it all again

And the sky is filled with light
Can you see it
All the black is really white
If you believe it
And the longing that you feel
You know none of this is real
You will find a better a place
In this twilight
16. Zero-Sum (6:15)
God have mercy on our souls
God have mercy on our dirty little hearts
We just wanted to know what it was like
All we are worth is zeros and ones
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