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Nine Inch Nails Lyrics


I'm becoming less defined as days go by
Fading away
And well you might say
I'm losing focus
Kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself

Sometimes I think I can see right through myself
Sometimes I think I can see right through myself
Sometimes I can see right through myself
Less concerned about fitting into the world
Your world that is
'Cause it doesn't really matter anymore
(No it doesn't really matter anymore)
No it doesn't really matter anymore
None of this really matters anymore

Yes I am alone but then again I always was
As far back as I can tell
I think maybe it's because
Because you were never really real to begin with
I just made you up to hurt myself

I just made you up to hurt myself, yeah
And I just made you up to hurt myself
I just made you up to hurt myself, yeah
And I just made you up to hurt myself

And it worked
Yes it did!

There is no you
There is only me
There is no you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me

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Only
Only
Only

Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye and it turned out to be a scab
And I had this funny feeling like I just knew it's something bad
I just couldn't leave it alone
I kept picking at the scab
It was a doorway trying to seal itself shut
But I climbed through

Now I am somewhere I am not supposed to be
And I can see things I know I really shouldn't see
And now I know why, now, now, now I know why
Things aren't as pretty
On the inside

There is no you
There is only me
There is no you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me

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Only
Only
Only
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Written by: Trent Reznor

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Άγγελος Γατζιάς

I'm becoming less defined as days go by
Fading away
And well you might say
I'm losing focus
Kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself
Sometimes I think I can see right through myself
Sometimes I think I can see right through myself
Sometimes I can see right through myself
Less concerned about fitting into the world
Your world that is
'Cause it doesn't really matter anymore
(No it doesn't really matter anymore)
No it doesn't really matter anymore
None of this really matters anymore
Yes I am alone but then again I always was
As far back as I can tell
I think maybe it's because
Because you were never really real to begin with
I just made you up to hurt myself
I just made you up to hurt myself, yeah
And I just made you up to hurt myself
I just made you up to hurt myself, yeah
And I just made you up to hurt myself
And it worked
Yes it did!
There is no you
There is only me
There is no you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me
Only
Only
Only
Only
Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye and it turned out to be a scab
And I had this funny feeling like I just knew it's something bad
I just couldn't leave it alone
I kept picking at the scab
It was a doorway trying to seal itself shut
But I climbed through
Now I am somewhere I am not supposed to be
And I can see things I know I really shouldn't see
And now I know why, now, now, now I know why
Things aren't as pretty
On the inside
There is no you
There is only me
There is no you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me
Only
Only
Only
Only
Only
Only
Only
Only



Sarah Christine

Lyrics 😎🎶

I'm becoming less defined
As days go by
Fading away
Well you might say
I'm losing focus
Kinda drifting into the abstract
In terms of how I see myself

Sometimes
I think I can see right through myself
Sometimes
I think I can see right through myself
Sometimes
I can see right through myself

Less concerned
About fitting into the world
Your world, that is
'cause it doesn't really matter
no it doesn't really matter
no it doesn't really matter any more
none of this sh* really matters anymore


Yes I am alone
then again I always was
far back as I can tell
I think maybe it's because
because you were never really real
to begin with

I just made you up
To hurt myself

I just made you up
To hurt myself

I just made you up
To hurt myself

I just made you up
To hurt myself

I just made you up
To hurt myself


And it worked
Yes it did

There is no you
There is only me
There is no you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me

Only only only

Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye
And it turned out to be a scab
And I had this funny feeling
Like I just knew it's something bad

I just couldn't leave it alone
I cut off that scab
It was a doorway trying to seal itself shut
But I climbed through

Now I'm somewhere
I am not supposed to be
And I can see things I know
I really shouldn't see

And now I know why
Now I know why
Things aren't as pretty
On the inside

There is no you
There is only me
There is no you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me

Only only only only only only



Matt Davidson

I've found this song therapeutic. I've been married a long time, happily. I met another woman a few months ago, started as friends and we grew too close. I stopped before it went too far. Wife found out. We're still together, I'm very happy to still be with my wife. But I cannot stop thinking about the other woman. Sometimes I get her out of my mind and then I can't, I'm thinking about her again...
"Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye and it turned out to be a scab
And I had this funny feeling like I just knew it's something bad
I just couldn't leave it alone
I kept picking at the scab
It was a doorway trying to seal itself shut
But I climbed through
Now I am somewhere I am not supposed to be
And I can see things I know I really shouldn't see "

Funny I need to talk about this shit to strangers on the internet. But there is no you there is only me, there is not FUCKING YOU there is only me! I probably need therapy, but everything hard with this COVID shit... I just made her up to hurt myself....



Alex Harris

I'm becoming less defined
As days go by
Fading away
Well you might say
I'm losing focus
Kind of drifting into the abstract
In terms of how I see myself

Sometimes I think I can see right through myself
(Sometimes) Sometimes I think I can see right through myself
(Some) Sometimes I can see right through myself

Less concerned
About fitting into the world
Your world, that is
Cause it doesn't really matter anymore
(No it doesn't really matter anymore)
No it doesn't really matter anymore
None of this really matters anymore

Yes I am alone
Then again I always was
As far back as I can tell
I think maybe it's because
Because you were never really real
To begin with
I just made you up
To hurt myself

I just made you up
To hurt myself, yeah
And I just made you up
To hurt myself
I just made you up
To hurt myself, yeah
And I just made you up
To hurt myself
And it worked
Yes it did!

There is no you
There is only me
There is no you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me

Only
Only
Only
Only

Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye
And it turned out to be a scab
And I had this funny feeling
Like I just knew it's something bad

I just couldn't leave it alone
I kept picking at the scab
It was a doorway trying to seal itself shut
But I climbed through

Now I am somewhere I am not supposed to be
And I can see things I know I really shouldn't see
And now I know why, now, now, now I know why
Things aren't as pretty
On the inside

There is no you
There is only me
There is no you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me
There is no fucking you
There is only me

Only
Only
Only
Only
Only
Only
Only
Only

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All comments from YouTube:

Justin Jones

"You were never really real to begin with, I just made you up to hurt myself."

Incredibly powerful lyricism. Often in life, we make up images and ideas of people in our heads, rather than the person that is really there. We can fall in love with that mistaken image, and get incredibly attached to it. And then when the truth about it is revealed, it causes us immense pain.

And it doesn't have to be another person, it could be the incorrect image we have of ourselves (aka our ego). We get incredibly depressed, anxious and self-conscious by thinking we somehow aren't "enough" or that something external is needed to make us complete. Again, this self-conscious "you" isn't real, you've simply thought it into existence. Hence "sometimes I can see right through myself".

NIN is brilliant and underrated.

Zack Neil

right where it belongs... that song blows me away everytime

Swanky Butters

This is almost as good as Getting Smaller... Very good.

Bradoc

​@OG Gearhound There was no specific point I was making. It's a hypothetical question to see how you would engage and inquire. You said the response you believe to be so in your experiences.

OG Gearhound

@Bradoc "I wonder if they look at you in similar ways when you follow certain patterns in their games?" Probably, yeah. that's exactly my point

Bradoc

@OG Gearhound You speak of what you believe and should be considerate of phrasing as such. You speak for your own story of experiences and the strings and circles that pulled you towards that narrative. "Once you understand who the NPC's are" - You are referring to the game acronym of Non-player character? Just because people play inside a certain framework in the games you play, you place these labels upon them? Hmm. I wonder if they look at you in similar ways when you follow certain patterns in their games?

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Erline Andrews

"Less concerned about fitting into the world. Your world, that is."


Took me a while to get to this point in my life.


It's shameful that Nine Inch Nails aren't already in the Rock Hall of Fame.

Worst One Yet

They are like a rock prince? Far from original, or groundbreaking. I find it repetitive pop drivel. I'm here because I study things before I cast judgement

жŹзеżж

Rock and roll hall of fame is overrated

RE J

They are

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