Beside You in Time
Nine Inch Nails Lyrics


I am all alone this time around
Sometimes on the side I hear a sound
Places parallel I know it's you
Feel the little pieces bleeding through

And on (and on)
This goes on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
This goes on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on

Now that I've decided not to stay
I can feel me start to fade away
Everything is back where it belongs
I will be beside you before long

And on (and on)
This goes on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
This goes on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on (and on)
And on

Ooh we will never die
Ooh beside you in time

Ooh we will never die
Ooh beside you in time

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Trent Reznor

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randy bray

I am all alone this time around
Sometimes on the side I hear a sound
Places parallel I know it's you
Feel the little pieces bleeding through
And on, this goes on
And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
This goes on
And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
Now that I've decided not to stay
I can feel me start to fade away
Everything is back where it belongs
I will be beside you before long
And on, this goes on
And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
This goes on
And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
We will never die
Beside you in time
We will never die
Beside you in time



Jordan Roherty

This has that terrible and unknown urgency. I can picture a movie in my head of people trying to escape some sort of 'massive unknown'.

"Shit, we have to leave NOW"
"Why?"
"Because it's coming."
"What is?"
"I don't know."

And then time collapses in on itself, and all at once, everyone witnesses something that no living being has ever seen before, nor will ever see again.



OldeManWhithers

I've had a vision for the video to this song in my head for years now. It goes like this:

0:00 - fade in from black
- vacant city street at night
- camera is at street level looking at a building
- the outline of feet and legs can be seen on either side of the screen
0:12 - as the music pulses, so does the picture. Fading to black & back in again with each pulse of the music. Each "visual pulse" is a still frame
- camera moves up vertically and zooms out until we see a disheveled man with a nearly empty fifth of vodka in his left hand (with a wedding ring), a smartphone in his right back pocket, looking up at the top of the building
- camera pans around the man, stopping at his left side, zooming in until only his upper body is in frame. we see trails of tears on his face.
- his head levels, he slowly walks to the building's door, opens it and slowly walks to the elevator in the lobby
- as he approaches the elevator the camera pans around behind him and slowly zooms in to hia right hand, which pushes the "up" button
- the elevator doors open, man walks in to the elevator, the camera follows him in, he hits the button for the higest floor, walks to the back of the carriage and presses his head to the back wall
- camera pans to the left around man, outside of the elevator, and zooms in until only his face (facing away from the doors) and the floor numbers above the doors are visible
- camera pans down and moves down vertically as the man takes his smartphone from his back pocket, unlocks it, and starts to look at pictures of a woman, swiping through them with his thumb
- we now see memories:
 - him and the woman meeting
 - going out
 - getting married
 - living together
 - woman getting sick
 - in a doctors office with scared expressions
 - walking in hospital holding hands while she pushes an IV medication stand with the other hand, dressed in a bathrobe, forcing a smile at man
 - her in a hospital bed with man kneeling beside it, crying
 - man at funeral
 - man at home throwing and breaking things
 - man slumped on the floor crying
 - man trying to go on dates with other women but it never working out
- back to present: camera pans back around to the right and zooms out until his upper body, the elevator doors and the floor numbers
- doors open, man puts phone away, turns around and walks out, as he does the camera follows at his back
- he finds a door to the roof, opens it and climbs the stairs
- as he approches the top of the stairs the camera slows its vertical movement to rest at floor level, following him out onto the roof of the building
- we see his legs but not his hands. as he makes his way to the edge, we see the vodka bottle drop to the ground
- man arrives at the ledge
2:35 - visual pulses stop
- camera moves up vertically and pans down 90 degress to show the man stopped at the ledge of a 40-story tall building, looking down
- with the camera still above him, the man slowly tilts his head all the way back and closes his eyes
- camera moves behind the man so that it is looking up at the sky with him. (we can see the back of his head)
- man and camera follow the same path, simultaneously leaning forward, falling off the ledge
3:08 - visual pulses resume
- camera follows the man as he freefalls to the sidewalk
- sidewalk gets closer and closer with each pulse until we are at ground level
3:40 - visual pulses stop, screen flashes white then quickly fades to black
- man continues falling in blackness, rushing past an occasional beam of light
- camera moves alongside man, we can see his face
- man appears confused and scared, looking all around him
- something grabs his attention off in the distance in front of him
- camera moves to previous popsition behind man
- we see a small light in the center of the frame, slowly getting bigger
- as it gets bigger we see it is the woman, wearing all white and bathed in a white light
- beams of light rushing past them increase in number
- camera moves so it now appears they are hurdling upwards, woman on left, man on right
- she moves in front of him, arms outstretched, smiling
- beams of light rushing past them increase in number
- man reaches out with both arms, smiling, tears running down his face
- they embrace, the man rests his head on her chest and closes his eyes, smiling
- the woman, cradling him, presses her head against his, closes her eyes, smiling
- beams of light rushing past them increase exponentially as the screen whites and fades to black
5:04  - visual pulses resume
- camera zooms out showing the man in a bloody mess on the sidewalk
5:15 - 5:25 - visual pulses fade out

I wish someone would make this video.



All comments from YouTube:

randy bray

I am all alone this time around
Sometimes on the side I hear a sound
Places parallel I know it's you
Feel the little pieces bleeding through
And on, this goes on
And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
This goes on
And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
Now that I've decided not to stay
I can feel me start to fade away
Everything is back where it belongs
I will be beside you before long
And on, this goes on
And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
This goes on
And on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on
We will never die
Beside you in time
We will never die
Beside you in time

Sean Balfour

Thanks for the lyrics mate

Cryogenics12

My favorite song on this album. Year Zero and With Teeth are underrated.

ryomi613

I think that the progression of trents music has been there for different experiences in different times of each of our lives that we will all have different “favorite albums/songs” and that’s what makes it amazing.

Granny Adverinado

hesitations marks too

Clc))) Noise

I love this song so much but with teeth its clearly not the best Nin album ... not in my top 5

Swamp Hawk

This one is great while driving alone at night.

Red Dead Romance

NIN is underrated period

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Eric Ehret

One of my all time favorite songs, EVER. This song came along just when I was re-evaluating my view of everything, of my place in reality. It's incredible how this can harmonize with you when you're perceiving that many realities may exist simultaneously. I'm not high right now, by the way. I've just always felt this way about this song!

Heather

Me, too. Are we out of the Matrix, yet? 💗 I hope you’re safe and have found your joy. I don’t know you, but we have this. Be kind to yourself, and for no self-serving reason I am cognizant of, I hope 2022 is your best year. Stay thoughtful, homey.

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