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Nine Inch Nails Every Day Is Exactly The Same Lyrics

Last updated: 07/22/2012 11:00:00 AM

I believe I can see the future
Because I repeat the same routine
I think I used to have a purpose
Then again, that might have been a dream

I think I used to have a voice
Now I never make a sound
I just do what I've been told
I really don't want them to come around
Oh, no

Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
Every day is exactly the same

I can feel their eyes are watching
In case I lose myself again
Sometimes I think I'm happy here
Sometimes, yet I still pretend
I can't remember how this got started
But I can tell you exactly how it will end

Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
Every day is exactly the same

I'm writing on a little piece of paper
I'm hoping someday you might find
Well, I'll hide it behind something
They won't look behind

I am still inside here
A little bit comes bleeding through
I wish this could have been any other way
But I just don't know, I don't know,
What else I can do…

Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
(Every day) *repeat 4 times as Chorus is playing*
(There is no love) *repeat 2 times*

Every day is the same!

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awesome! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/22/12

i started really getting into NIN like last week and i already learned most of the song off "With Teeth" on guitar and memorized the vocals. Trent Reznor can write some fucking lyrics, man. i'm surprised he hasn't written a fiction story. i'd buy that shit in a heart beat haha XD

antidepressants | Reviewer: Hutch | 5/9/12

I just recently was told i should look at taking antidepressants. Started taking them a few days ago. Starting to feel the effects. For the most part it is a numbness. Feeling no love feeling no pain. Sort of just......meh. Cant wait for the full effect.

Possible 1984 reference? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/21/11

Before I wrote this, I saw someone relate it to an insane asylum which is actually very plausible and makes sense. But anyway, here's what I got out of it which also makes sense in its way. Trent has always been about uprising. He has a lot of anarchistic views towards the government and you can see it in his lyrics. So what I'm thinking is its sort of a reference to George Orwell's 1984. Its a good read if you haven't picked it up or read it during school at some point. But maybe he's singing about someone(could be anyone) whose spirit has been crushed by the controlling party. Maybe once before he voiced out against the controlling force(possible distopia-like government) and so they tortured him and broke him down inside. So now he plays it safe because he knows that they're watching. In the book 1984, the main character kept a diary, which was strictly illegal in the story because free thought was not allowed. So what he did was he hid it behind a loose brick in the wall of his apartment. I'm drawing a connection to the piece of paper in the song, and the diary from the book. So now maybe the character portrayed in the song is just doing as he is told, and he's trying as hard as possible to accept it as happiness and stay sane, while in the meantime he's writing his true thoughts on this paper. He doesn't have a voice anymore, nor a purpose, but he still has true thoughts and he's not letting them take that away as well. Sorry for the long post. Just my opinion.

Deep meaning > Shallow meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/21/11

When people say that we're struggling too hard to find a deeper meaning to the song, I highly disagree. I've grown up with Nine Inch Nails and I'm a huge fan of Trent Reznor, he's a musical genius and he has always followed his heart. I know his music well enough to know that their is always a deeper meaning. There always will be in all of his songs. He just masks it so well. He's writing his true meaning of the song in between the lines of what is actually being said. Instead of reading it line for line, you should look at it as a whole. Then again, I'm sure he did this on purpose and allowed some to see that it is just what the song says. Too many factors lead to it having a deep meaning. For example, the mention of the people watching him, and them making him nervous and afraid. That's how I took it.

Insane Asylum | Reviewer: Matt | 3/17/11

This song is about a person who is locked up in an institution. He is given meds (no love, no pain), and has the same routine every day. He realizes he will never get out, and will eventually die. He leaves a note hoping that someone will know he was alive....

That's my take...

hmm.. | Reviewer: justing | 8/10/10

I personally think this song is either about having a normal job like an office job like many think. I also think it sounds a lot like he's locked up. In a jail or some other institution. Just my thoughts though...

meaning is in the title.... | Reviewer: BB Slick | 5/28/10

I agree with Bre on this, the meaning of this song is as simple as the title.....give it meaning to your own life however you wish.....I have been listening to NIN since 1989 and I was like 5 yrs old....their music has been a big part of my life for 20 years.....Trent just nails the feeling and paints a perfect mental picture in every song.

love this song | Reviewer: zeni | 5/11/10

I love love love this song. I first heard it on octan and I've never heard it again until I saw the movie 'Wanted' (not all that good, but kind of funny). I believe that this song was about my old life. It help me get though w/ the day thats full of bull shit. Forgive me for the BS

e.d.i.e.t.s. | Reviewer: suck4 | 4/30/10

this is such a powerful song that describes how you veg out and become an empty emotionless shell and sadly, the only option you see is suicide...
btw everyone who knew about this song through this piecec of crap movie 'wanted' should be shot on sight.

trying to find the name of the song | Reviewer: wantedFan | 7/14/09

i first heard this song watching the movie Wanted (which was amazing by the way) in i said to myself "omg ive got 2 get this on even my ipod" even though it took me half the day to find it. its 1 of the best songs ive heard in awhile.

song | Reviewer: Bre | 5/15/09

I think people are digging a little too deep for a meaning to this song. The meaning of this song is in the title. It's about doing what society wants(ex: an office job), and never doing anything special with your life. You can't look different, you can't act different; society will shut you out if you do. We are taught to get an education, get a job, marry the opposite sex, and start a family. No one ever tells us to start a band, become an actor, or travel the world. We use the term "dream job" and push it aside. Sometimes we think we are happy with our simple lives, but in the end we want more and can't help but come to the realization that the names on our tombstones aren't significant. We have to do what we are told, every single day. It's all the same.

Snowy The Arctic Foxy | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/17/09

When I first heard this song, I was blown away. I then looked up the lyrics and damn they're almost like my life currently is. This song truely is a masterpiece and Trent is a real genius. NIN forever.

My life | Reviewer: beyboy | 5/11/09

I first heard this song while watching the movie WANTED.Im a Black guy that really dont get down with rock music but this song made me feel something.So i looked it up so i can hear the entire song and it blew my mind.This is my life and its was if i wrote it word for word.That same day i went out and brought the CD which was my first rock CD.NIN was the group singing this song.I then went on youtube to see the video and i knew this was the song for my life.

this is magnificent | Reviewer: mykie | 4/3/09

The first time i heard this song, it was on my radio when i was driving myself to therapy. im a rape victim, and a subsequent addict to marijuana, alcohol and cocaine as well as a self-mutilator. this song did something for me that i cant really put into words. all i know is that i can relate to what he's describing. when youre so depressed, the only thing you can do is drift through life in a sort of numb paralysis. you dont really feel anything. days and nights run together, like your mind has put up it's final defense against it own worst enemy: YOU. you dont feel your pain, but at the same time, you're not happy by far. its moving, to know that someone else knows what it's like to go through that. especially someone like trent reznor.

what it means? | Reviewer: Bobbie Sue | 3/12/09

i really think this song is about aman intraped in a prision or hospital and he plans to kill himself but he cannot see his loved ones before theis happends and he hopes where he will hid this piece of paper(suicide note) they will exactly know where to find it.