Came Back Haunted – Nine Inch Nails

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The latest from Trent Reznor and the inimitable Nine Inch Nails!

Lyrics here, more below:
Haunted

The thorn is deep and the mouth is wide
Saw some things on the other side
Made promise to never tell
You know me I cannot help myself

Now I got something you have to see
They put something inside of me
The smile is red and it shines so black.
I don’t think I’ll be coming back

I don’t believe
And I
I had to see
And I
I came back haunted
I came back haunted
I said goodbye, but I
I had to try
I came back haunted
I came back haunted

Everywhere now reminding me
I am not who I used to be
And my fakeness has just begun
Consequences for what I’ve done.

I don’t believe
And I
I had to see
And I
Came back
I came back haunted
I said goodbye, but I
I had to try
And I came back haunted
I came back haunted

I don’t believe
And I
I had to see
And I
I came back haunted
I came back haunted
I said goodbye, but I
I had to try
And I came back
Came back
I came back haunted

Tried to tell me but I
But I couldn’t stop myself
And I came back haunted
I came back haunted
Came back haunted

Just can’t stop
Came back hau-hau-haunted
(repeat 8 times)

Just can’t stop

Ever had an experience so powerful that you couldn’t shake it? Soldiers returning from war, unable to erase the images. A love so string, lost, never to return but never to be forgotten. Walking like a zombie, holding on to a past that drugs and therapy can never quite wipe from the psyche.

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