Monday Music: NIN’s Something I Can Never Have

I think it’s the human condition: we want something we can’t have. We always want what is just beyond our reach. It doesn’t matter how much is already in our keeping – we want everything.

I just want to stop wanting. Or stop feeling wanting.

I still recall the taste of your tears
Echoing your voice just like the ringing in my ears
My favorite dreams of you still wash ashore
Scraping through my head till I don’t want to sleep anymore
You make this all go away
You make this all go away
I’m down to just one thing and I’m starting to scare myself
You make this all go away
You make this all go away
I just want something
I just want something I can never have
You always were the one to show me how
Back then I couldn’t do the things that I can do now
This thing is slowly taking me apart
Grey would be the color if I had a heart
Come on tell me
You make this all go away
You make this all go away
I’m down to just one thing and I’m starting to scare myself
You make this all go away
You make this all go away
I just want something
I just want something I can never have
In this place it seems like such a shame
Though it all looks different now, I know it’s still the same
Everywhere I look you’re all I see
Just a fading fucking reminder of who I used to be
Come on tell me
You make this all go away
You make this all go away
I’m down to just one thing and I’m starting to scare myself
You make this all go away
You make this all go away
I just want something
I just want something I can never have
I just want something I can never have

1 Comment


  1. ·

    I am hard to buy for because I really don’t want much at all. I think I felt satisfied when I bought my Cello. Now … anything else I get is a plus. 🙂

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