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 Pretty Hate Machine

01. Head Like A Hole

02. Terrible Lie

03. Down In It

04. Sanctified

05. Something I Can Never Have

06. Kinda I Want To

07. Sin

08. That's What I Get

09. The Only Time

10. Ringfinger

 

 

 

 

Head Like A Hole                                                                        oben

God money I'll do anything for you

God money just tell me what you want me to

God money nail me up against the wall

God money don't want everything he wants it all

No you can't take it

No you can't take it

No you can't take that away from me

No you can't take it

No you can't take it

No you can't take that away from me

 

Head like a hole

Black as your soul

I'd rather die than give you control

Head like a hole

Black as your soul

I'd rather die than give you control

 

Bow down before the one you serve

You're going to get what you deserve

Bow down before the one you serve

You're going to get what you deserve

 

God money's not looking for the cure

God money's not concerned with the sick amongst the pure

God money let's go dancing on the backs of the bruised

God money's not one to choose

 

You know who you are

 

 

 

Terrible Lie                                                                                    oben

 

Hey God, why are you doing this to me?

Am I not living up to what I'm supposed to be?

Why am I seething with this animosity?

Hey God, I think you owe me a great big apology

 

Terrible lie

 

Hey God, I really don't know what you mean

Seems like salvation comes only in our dreams

I feel my hatred grow all the more extreme

Hey God, can this world really be as sad as it seems

 

Terrible Lie

 

Don't take it away from me

I need someone to hold on to

Don't take it away from me

I need someone to hold on to

 

Hey God, there's nothing left for me to hide

I lost my ignorance, security and pride

I'm all alone in a world you must despise

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

 

Terrible Lie

 

You made me throw it all away

My morals left to decay

How many you betray

You've taken everything

 

Terrible Lie

 

My head is filled with disease

My skin is begging you please

I'm on my hands and knees

I want so much to believe

 

I need someone to hold on to

I need someone to hold on to

I need someone

I need someone to hold on to

 

I give you everything

My sweet everything

Hey God, I really don't know who I am

In this world of piss

 

 

Down In It                                                                                    oben

 

Kinda like a cloud I was up way up in the sky and I was feeling some feelings you wouldn't believe sometimes I don't believe them myself and I decided I was never coming down

Just then a tiny little dot caught my eye it was just about too small to see

But I watched it way too long and that dot was pulling me down

 

I was up above it

I was up above it

Now I'm down in it

I was up above it

I was up above it

Now I'm down in it

 

Well shut up so what what does it matter now

I was swimming in the haze now I crawl on the ground

And everything I never liked about you is kind of seeping into me

Try to laugh about it now but isn't it funny how everything works out ("I guess the jokes on me" she said)

 

I was up above it

I was up above it

Now I'm down in it

I was up above it

I was up above it

Now I'm down in it

 

I used to be so big and strong

I used to know my right from wrong

I used to never be afraid

I used to be somebody

 

I used to have something inside

Now just this hole that's open wide

I used to want it all

I used to be somebody

 

I'll cross my heart and hope to die but the needle's already in my eye

And all the world's weight is on my back and I don't even know why

And what I used to think was me is just a fading memory

I looked him right in the eye and said "goodbye"

 

I was up above it

I was up above it

Now I'm down in it

I was up above it

I was up above it

Now I'm down in it

 

 

Sanctified                                                                                     oben

 

It's still getting worse after everything I tried

What if I found a way to wash it all aside

What if she touches with those fingertips

As the words spill out like fire from her lips

 

If she says come inside I'll come inside for her

If she says give it all I'll give everything to her

I am justified

I am purified

I am sanctified

Inside you

 

Heaven's just a rumor she'll dispel

As she walks me through the nicest parts of hell

I still dream of lips I never should have never kissed

Well she knows exactly what I can't resist

 

If she says come inside I'll come inside for her

If she says give it all I'll give everything to her

I am justified

I am purified

I am sanctified

Inside you

 

Dear mom and dad, this is the hardest letter I've ever had to write

I'd hoped somehow to get out of this quickly so that you'd never have to know about it, but that just isn't possible now

I don't know what's going to happen, but what can I say to you? Will I'm sorry make a difference? Will it ease the pain?

The shame you must be feeling forgive me please

 

I'm just caught up in another of her spells

She's turning me into someone else

Everyday I hope and pray this will end

But when I can I do it all again

 

If she says come inside I'll come inside for her

If she says give it all I'll give everything to her

I am justified

I am purified

I am sanctified

Inside you

 

As surely as the blades course is run

Maybe my kingdom's finally come

 

 

Something I Can Never Have                                                    oben

 

I still recall the taste of your tears

Echoing your voice just like the ringing in my ears

My favorite dreams of you still wash ashore

Scraping through my head 'till I don't want to sleep anymore

 

Come on tell me

Make this all go away

You make this all go away

I'm down to just one thing

And I'm starting to scare myself

Make this all go away

You make this all go way

I just want something

I just want something I can never have

 

You always were the one to show me how

Back then I couldn't do the things that I can do now

This is slowly taking me apart

Grey would be the color if I had a heart

 

I just want something I can never have

 

In this place it seems like such a shame

Though it all looks different now, I know it's still the same

Everywhere I look you're all I see

Just a fading fucking reminder of who I used to be

 

Come on tell me

Make this all go away

You make this all go away

I'm down to just one thing

And I'm starting to scare myself

Make this all go away

You make this all go way

 

I just want something

I just want something I can never have

I just want something I can never have

 

Think I know what you meant

That night on my bed

Still picking at this scab

I wish you were dead

You sweet and Perry Ellis

Just stains on my sheets

 

 

Kinda I Want To                                                                          oben

 

I can't shake this feeling from my head

There's a devil sleeping in my bed

He's watching you from across the way

I cannot make this feeling go away

 

I know it's not the right thing

And I know it's not the good thing

But kinda I want to

 

I'm not sure of what I should do

When everything I'm thinking of is you

All of my excuses turn to lies

Maybe God will cover up his eyes

 

I know it's not the right thing

And I know it's not the good thing

But kinda I want to

Kinda I want to

 

Maybe just for tonight

We can pretend it's alright

What's the price I pay

I don't care what they say

I want to

I want to (I'll take my chance tonight)

 

 

 

Sin                                                                                                 oben

 

You give me the reason

You give me control

I gave you my purity

My purity you stole

Did you think I wouldn't recognize this compromise

Am I just too stupid to realize

Stale incense old sweat and lies lies lies

 

It comes down to this

Your kiss

Your fist

And your strain

It gets under my skin

Within

Take in the extent of my sin

 

You give me the anger

You give me the nerve

Carry out the sentence

I get what I deserve

I'm just an effigy to be defaced

To be disgraced

Your need for me has been replaced

And if I can't have everything well then just give me a taste

 

It comes down to this

Your kiss

Your fist

And your strain

It gets under my skin

Within

Take in the extent of my sin

 

 

That's What I Get                                                                        oben

 

Just when everything was making sense

You took away all my self-confidence

Now all that I've been hearing must be true

I guess I'm not the only boy for you

 

But that's what I get

That's what I get

That's what I get

That's what I get

 

How could you turn us into this?

After you just taught me how to kiss you

I told you I'd never say goodbye

Now I'm slipping on the tears you made me cry

 

But that's what I get

That's what I get

That's what I get

That's what I get

 

Why does it come as a surprise

To think that I was so naive

Maybe didn't mean so much

But it meant everything to me

 

But that's what I get

That's what I get

That's what I get

That's what I get

 

 

 

The Only Time                                                                             oben

 

I'm drunk

And right now I'm so in love with you

And I don't want to think too much about what we should or shouldn't do

Lay my hands on heaven and the sun and the moon and the stars

While the devil wants to fuck me in the back of his car

 

Nothing quite like the feel of something new

Maybe I'm all messed up

Maybe I'm all messed up

Maybe I'm all messed up in you

Maybe I'm all messed up

Maybe I'm all messed up

Maybe I'm all messed up

Maybe I'm all messed up in you

Maybe I'm all messed up

This is the only time I really feel alive

This is the only time I really feel alive

 

I swear

I just found everything I need

The sweat in your eyes the blood in your veins are listening to me

Well I want to drink it up and swim in it until I drown

My moral standing is lying down

 

Nothing quite like the feel of something new

Maybe I'm all messed up

Maybe I'm all messed up

Maybe I'm all messed up in you

Maybe I'm all messed up

Maybe I'm all messed up

Maybe I'm all messed up

Maybe I'm all messed up in you

Maybe I'm all messed up

This is the only time I really feel alive

This is the only time I really feel alive

 

 

Ringfinger                                                                                     oben

 

Well you've got me working so heard lately

Working my hands until they bleed

If i was twice the man I could be

I'd still be half of what you need

Still you lead me and I follow

Anything you ask you know I'll do

But this one act of consecration is what I ask of you

 

Ringfinger

Promise carved in stone

Deeper than the sea

Ringfinger

Sever flesh and bone

And offer it to me

 

You just left me nailed here

Hanging like Jesus on the cross

I'll be dying for your sins

And aiding to the cause

 

Ringfinger

Promise carved in stone

Deeper than the sea

Ringfinger

Sever flesh and bone

And offer it to me

 

Wrap my eyes in bandages

Confessions I see through

I get everything I want

When I get part of you

 

Ringfinger

Promise carved in stone

Deeper than the sea

Ringfinger

Sever flesh and bone

And offer it to me

 

Ringfinger

Promise carved in stone

Deeper than the sea

Ringfinger

Devil's flesh and bone

Do something for me