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    I'm sure I mentioned this before. I'll also admit that it proves that the word let still makes it far more menacing, intimidating and flat-out scathing.

    It's also far better emphasis on the overall vulnerability, failure and hopelessness unleashed by Mr Self Destruct when let is compared to the word made in this case.

    Mr Self Destruct

    Actual: "You let me do this to you."

    What I keep hearing: "You made me do this to you."

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    Was just listening to "The Wretched" tonight and it occurred to me that to the unseasoned listener it could sound like he's saying, "the clouds will fart and the sky cracks open..."

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    Ahead Of Ourselves

    “Knuckles dragging in the mall.”

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    Last

    Actual: "This isn't meant to last."

    What I keep hearing: "This isn't built to last."

    Every Day Is Exactly The Same

    Actual: "Sometimes I think I'm happy here."

    What I keep hearing: "Sometimes I think I'm happier."

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    It DOESN'T say "I want your rough ass, baby"?

    I quit.

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    "dress up this Mike Dukakis just to make him look alive."

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    I keep hearing "we keep picking while the skin turns black" as "we keep necking while the skin turns black" in She's Gone Away, which is somehow MORE disturbing to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    I keep hearing "we keep picking while the skin turns black" as "we keep necking while the skin turns black" in She's Gone Away, which is somehow MORE disturbing to me.
    You've got a mishearing inside of a mishearing here. It's actually "We keep licking while the skin turns black."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    I keep hearing "we keep picking while the skin turns black" as "we keep necking while the skin turns black" in She's Gone Away, which is somehow MORE disturbing to me.
    Better than me. I always heard that as "We can't recogni[ze] the skin turns black"

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    The Becoming

    Actual: "I don't want to listen but it's all too clear."

    What I keep hearing: "I don't want to die but it's all too clear."

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    It DOESN'T say "I want your rough ass, baby"?

    I quit.
    Wait...what? *looks at lyrics on NinWiki*
    Well this changes everything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    It DOESN'T say "I want your rough ass, baby"?
    I want this right in your hair.

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    Why are people posting lyrics of songs NIN has covered? I legitimately thought this thread was for songs Trent wrote.
    Last edited by Triggermine; 05-27-2019 at 07:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermine View Post
    Why are people posting lyrics of songs NIN has covered? I legitimately thought this thread was for songs Trent wrote.
    This is a fun thread, not a serious thread.

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    There IS alot of Alternative version of songs SERIOUSLY.

    Live performances usually have changes especially when with someone else.

    I still remember watching the BDO (Big Day Out) in Australia live Performance.

    "I'm okay, I'm on Crack"

    "I want it all, just to stay on track"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat Mom View Post
    This is a fun thread, not a serious thread.
    I get that, but it’s Misheard NIN Lyrics. Bringing in covers just seems like a deviation from the topic to me. I’m not trying to spoil the fun, I’m just confused. I can understand bringing in “Suck” (despite it being a cover) because Trent wrote the lyrics for it, but I saw “I’m Afraid of Americans” earlier and was like, “Uhhh...” Maybe I’m just taking the title too literally. Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermine View Post
    I get that, but it’s Misheard NIN Lyrics.
    How about: Misheard lyrics in a song performed by NIN?

    It’s not about the actual lyrics or who wrote them; it’s about the listener of a performance of a song and said listener’s misconception about what they heard.

    If this was a Literary thread interpreting lyrics, I’d be right with ya. But this ain’t about that.

    When people create a thread about misheard lyrics of any song, the WRITER of those lyrics is never relevant; because the listener just RE-WROTE the lyrics by mishearing them.

    Slight drift: Performances of songs often deviate from the original lyrics, too; so the cover isn’t reliable and the listener isn’t sure WHAT the fuck they heard.

    Exhibit A:



    Drift = Off
    Last edited by Cat Mom; 05-28-2019 at 10:03 PM.

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