The Becoming Lyrics - Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Darrell Lance Abbott, Philip Anselmo, Philip Hansen Anselmo, Rex Brown, Rex Robert Brown, Vincent Paul Abbott
release date: 1994-3-8
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Industrial/Downtempo/Experimental
length: 5:32
producer: Trent Reznor and Flood
performer: Trent Reznor
mixer: Alan Moulder
arranger: Trent Reznor
synthesizer: Flood
guitar: Adrian Belew
composer: Trent Reznor
lyricist: Trent Reznor
I beat my machine it's a part of me it's inside of me
I'm stuck in this dream it's changing me I am becoming
The me that you know had some second thoughts
He's covered with scabs and he is broken and sore
The me that you know doesn't come around much
That part of me isn't here anymore
All pain disappears it's the nature of my circuitry
Drowns out all I hear there's no escape from this my new consciousness
That me that you know used to have feelings
But the blood has stopped pumping and he's left to decay
The me that you know is now made up of wires
And even when I'm right with you I'm so far away
I can try to get away but I've strapped myself in
I can try to scratch away the sound in my ears
I can see it killing away all my bad parts
I don't want to listen but it's all too clear
Hiding backwards inside of me I feel so unafraid
Annie, hold a little tighter I might just slip away
It won't give up it wants me dead
Goddamn this noise inside my head



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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Mr. Self Destruct
  • 2 Piggy
  • 3 Heresy
  • 4 March of the Pigs
  • 5 Closer
  • 6 Ruiner
  • 7 The Becoming
  • 8 I Do Not Want This
  • 9 Big Man With a Gun
  • 10 A Warm Place
  • 11 Eraser
  • 12 Reptile
  • 13 The Downward Spiral
  • 14 Hurt