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#1

#2

@nothingxs


#3

This… this is really good. Holy shit.


#4

Sort of a Ghosts/With Teeth-y thing.

I was expecting his usual soundtrack instrumental stuff.


#5

Hi Dracko


#6

https://soundcloud.com/trentreznorandatticusross/sets/before-the-flood-soundtrack-1


#7

Man, this was over two weeks ago already?


#8

https://store.nin.com/products/not-the-actual-events-ep
https://store.nin.com/products/not-the-actual-events-digital-object
https://store.nin.com/products/the-fragile-deviations-1-2017


#9

Yeah, I know.

So NIN now has two official members.


#10

Man I am gonna have an expensive January when I actually have money.


#11

As much as I enjoy having a nice physical LP, I’m not paying eighty dollars for a bizarro world Fragile.

The EP, though, I’m all over.

I, uh. Is anyone getting the… physical component?

https://store.nin.com/collections/music/products/not-the-actual-events-digital-object


#12

i’m going back
of course i am
as if i ever had a choice
back to what i always knew i was
on the inside
back to what i really am
look at this pathetic place i made
with little bits of sticks and hair
and anything i found along the way
and tell yourself you know
you’re not really what you know you are
you know? of course you do
i think i may have even listened to you
i think i may have even listened to you
at the height of my demise

(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and

i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire
i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire

and oh my god i have missed you
it has been so long
and i am stronger than i have ever been in my decline
i am stronger than i have ever been in my decline
for now i know, now i know for certain
now i know for certain
shedding any
burn motherfucker
carry the carcass and throw it on
pull up a chair and watch
the flies come roaring out
and will surround the entire world
and blacken out the skies and every last one of you
like a plague of locusts
like an exit
like an end
like an end
like an end
like the end

(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and

i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire
i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire
i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire
i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire

i can’t tell if i am dreaming anymore
i can’t tell if i am dreaming anymore
i can’t tell if i am dreaming anymore
i can’t tell if i am dreaming anymore


#13

I am getting “the physical component” and the vinyl. I also picked up the Deviations; if you wind up not getting them, drop me a PM.


#14

branches / bones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

still can make out pieces with the opening sewed shut
yeah, parts of me are slowing down and time is speeding up
spiders crawling everywhere, infected japanese
you can tell all your friends you’re just a tourist
but you can’t understand what they’ve planned until you try to leave

feels like i’ve been here before
yeah, i don’t know anymore
and i don’t care anymore
feels like i’ve been here before

cold and black and infinite with nothing left to lose
if you try to keep the flies away, the make up hides the bruise
her branches are the bones that break, become a perfect line
and no he won’t just be a man who sometimes
he won’t just be a man who sometimes

feels like i’ve been here before
yeah, i don’t know anymore
and i don’t care anymore
i think i recognize

yes, i have been here before
yeah, i don’t care anymore
don’t give a fuck anymore
yeah, i don’t care…

dear world, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

yes, everyone seems to be asleep

hey look, you didn’t even notice
you couldn’t even tell
just when it started happening
maybe just as well
after all
everything is getting unfamiliar now
trajectory in decline
and we’ve become obselete
a frame at a time

i’m locked inside here
i have to stay
with people who aren’t here
all the way

pictures and faces
on display
with people who aren’t here
all the way (all the way, all the way, all the way, all the way)
all the way (all the way, all the way, all the way, all the way)
all the way (all the way, all the way)

and you didn’t even notice
and you didn’t even notice
and you didn’t even notice (that you’re missing)
and you didn’t even notice (that you’re missing)
and you didn’t even notice (that you’re missing)
and you didn’t even notice (that you’re missing)
and you didn’t even notice (that you’re missing)
and you didn’t even notice

dear world i can hardly recognize you anymore
(i am leaving because i can’t recognize who i have been)
and yet i remain certain
(you go on spoiling)
there is an answer in you
(hey look, it’s happening)
i feel like i have lived so long sometimes
(without me you didn’t even notice)
run out of things to try to do
(of course it’s been happening all along, permanent intervals)
i can’t concentrate my way out
(as you become obsolete, who are you?)
what about
(oh this place)
i have been entirely patient
(i can’t concentrate)
no, no, not this time
(but i know i can’t trust myself)

i’m locked inside here
i have to stay
with people who aren’t here
all the way

pictures and faces
on display
with people who aren’t here
all the way
all the way
all the way
all the way
all the way

yes, everyone seems to be asleep

she’s gone away - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

you dig in places till your fingers bleed
spread the infection, where you spill your seed
i can’t remember what she came here for
i can’t remember much of anything anymore

she’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone away
she’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone away
(away, ahhhh)
(away, ahhhh)

a little mouth opened up inside
yeah, i was watching on the day she died
we keep licking while the skin turns black
cut along the length, but you can’t get the feeling back

she’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone away
she’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone away
(away) she’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone away
(away) she’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone away
(away, ahhhh)
(away, ahhhh)

(away, ahhhh)
(away, ahhhh)

are you still here?

the idea of you - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

maybe that was somebody else
maybe i was somebody else
i’m somebody
for what that’s worth
if that means anything anymore
i think there’s something just wrong
i’ve been wondering
when, when did you know?
you know, really know?
no no no no, i don’t think that’s going to happen here
you missed all that on the way out
remember, i don’t want to remember anymore
maybe i was somebody else?
just go back to the idea of me
just go back to the idea of me
just go back to the idea of me
just

(wait, wait) none of this
(wake, wake, wake) is happening
(wait, wait) none of this
(wake, wake, wake) is happening
(breathe, breathe) none of this
(breathe, breathe, breathe) is happening
(believe, believe) none of this
(hey, you tell yourself) is happening

oh and if i start to tell you anything
please don’t pay attention
that’s not really me in there
i would never do that
just go back to the idea of me
go back to that idea
can you even hear me over here?
everything absorbing liquid
twitching forming something terrible
the sores are gone
and you can hardly tell now but
there was someone else who isn’t here anymore

(wait, wait) none of this
(wake, wake, wake) is happening
(wait, wait) none of this
(wake, wake, wake) is happening
(breathe, breathe) none of this
(breathe, breathe, breathe) is happening
(believe, believe) none of this
(hey, you tell yourself) is happening

(wait, wait) none of this
(wake, wake, wake) is happening
(wait, wait) none of this
(wake, wake, wake) is happening
(breathe, breathe) none of this
(breathe, breathe, breathe) is happening
(believe, believe) none of this
(hey, you tell yourself) is happening

(noise)

(wait, wait) none of this
(wake, wake, wake) is happening
(wait, wait) none of this
(wake, wake, wake) is happening
(breathe, breathe) none of this
(breathe, breathe, breathe) is happening
(believe, believe) none of this
(hey, you tell yourself) is happening

(wait, wait) none of this
(wake, wake, wake) is happening
(wait, wait) none of this
(wake, wake, wake) is happening
(breathe, breathe) none of this
(breathe, breathe, breathe) is happening
(believe, believe) none of this
(hey, you tell yourself) is happening

(wait, wait)
(wake, wake, wake)
(wait, wait)
(wake, wake, wake)
(breathe, breathe)
(breathe, breathe, breathe)
(believe, believe)
(hey, you tell yourself)

(wait, wait)
(wake, wake, wake) hey, wait
(wait, wait)
(wake, wake, wake) can you hear? (can you hear?)
(breathe, breathe)
(breathe, breathe, breathe) it gets (it gets)
(believe, believe)
so lonely in here

(wait, wait)
(wake, wake, wake) hey, wait
(wait, wait)
(wake, wake, wake) can you hear? (can you hear?)
(breathe, breathe)
(breathe, breathe, breathe) it gets (it gets)
(believe, believe)
so lonely in here

burning bright (field on fire) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

i’m going back
of course i am
as if i ever had a choice
back to what i always knew i was
on the inside
back to what i really am
look at this pathetic place i made
with little bits of sticks and hair
and anything i found along the way
and tell yourself you know
you’re not really what you know you are
you know? of course you do
i think i may have even listened to you
i think i may have even listened to you
at the height of my demise

(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and

i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire
i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire

and oh my god i have missed you
it has been so long
and i am stronger than i have ever been in my decline
i am stronger than i have ever been in my decline
for now i know, now i know
now i know for certain
now i know for certain
burn motherfucker
carry the carcass and throw it on
pull up a chair and watch
the flies come roaring out
and will surround the entire world
and blacken out the skies
and every last one of you
like a plague of locusts
like an exit
like an end
like an end
like an end
like the end

(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and breathe
(breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe)
break through the surface and

i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire
i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire
i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire
i am forgiven
i am free
i am a field on fire

i can’t tell if i am dreaming anymore
i can’t tell if i am dreaming anymore
i can’t tell if i am dreaming anymore
i can’t tell if i am dreaming anymore


#15


#16

Man I really, really love The Fragile and would normally be down for any sort of weird outtake/deconstruction of it, but $80 for a bunch of records I can’t play feels like a bridge or three too far.


#17

Yeah, I’m working hard to justify this. Vinyl is way too steep these days.

I did spring for the “physical object” though.


#18

I did as well, mainly because I didn’t see a non-physical option but still.


#19

In some alternate timeline where I still live in a large apartment and own a record player, I probably just bought the Pretty Hate Machine and Broken LPs.


#20

It’s mostly just a curio and it’s bizarre you can’t buy it digitally on its own, same with the The Fragile Definitive Edition. I know Reznor pretty much expects people to download it otherwise but still.

Anyway, Not The Actual Events is probably the best thing under the NIN name since Year Zero (or Ghosts, but I keep forgotting to slot is along with the rest of the catalogue, it stands apart pretty significantly). I’ll be curious to see how much whatever’s due next year intends to follow or deviate from it.