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Nine Inch Nails - Every Day Is Exactly the Same - Lyrics Meaning



Nine Inch Nails is known for their hard core songs and lyrics, but sometimes they come up with songs that have a great deal of emotion and feeling, and such was the case when they released Every Day Is Exactly the Same. This song invoked similar feelings and responses in many of Nine Inch Nails' listeners, as it is a common feeling that many people tend to have.

Every Day Is Exactly the Same is about losing yourself and your purpose in a world that expects people to conform and how easily it can be for someone to forget the person they once were, especially when they do as they are told and do not fight against the routine. Conformity and stagnation are frequently experienced when people get into a routine. Routines are comfortable, but can also hinder growth in a person and can bring about troubles later on.

This song has an eloquent way of describing how a person feels when they are stuck in a routine. The contradictory words suggest that everything is too balanced. From there being no love and no pain, to being able to see the future because they repeat the same routine every day, suggesting that there really is no future, because each day simply repeats itself.

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Aug 15, 2019 @ 11:23 pm
I donít feel that interpretation is it. Itís deeper than that. Itís like being stuck in a tunnel of gloom inside your head. Like you donít and do want people around ďI really dont want them to come aroundĒ being stuck but you kind of like as this feeling has become familiar and how it will end. Being lost within a beautiful world inside yourself, but youíre stuck, knowing that a part of you is stuck inside her. A little bit comes bleeding through (the love barely breaks through/passes through the light). There is no love here (in the place heís referring to). Within the capacities of where ďheĒ exists in his mind, itís exactly the same.
Trent,
Would love to hear your interpretation. The description is just one variable on the intertwined neural pathways of our shared existence. Feed me more, as I thrive from attempting to understanding the complexity of thought.
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Aug 15, 2019 @ 11:23 pm
Hi. Your interpretation is yours. Personally, I donít feel that interpretation is it; Itís deeper than that.

Like being stuck in a tunnel of gloom inside your head. Thereís a peaceful (no love here/ there is no pain) silence where you can feel others watching/waiting for you to crack. You both donít and do want people around ďI really don't want them to come around/ eyes watching him.Ē With being stuck, you find comfort within this feeling of familiarity and knowing how it will end. Another sideways angle: being lost within a beautiful world inside yourself, but youíre stuck, knowing that a part of you is still inside her. A little bit comes bleeding through (the love barely breaks through/passes through the light). There is no love here (in the place heís referring to). Within the capacities of where ďheĒ exists in his mind, itís exactly the same.
Trent,
Would love to hear your interpretation. The description is just one variable on the intertwined neural pathways of our shared existence. Feed me more, as I thrive from attempting to understanding the complexity of thought.

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