THE industrial rock band. All music written by Trent Reznor. Has some of the most penatrating lyrics of any music I've heard.
How could I
ever think
it's funny how
everything you swore would never change is different now.
like you said
you and me
make it through
didn't quite
fell apart
WHERE THE FUCK WERE YOU?
by joe May 04, 2004
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Extremely good "band" made up of one person, Trent Reznor. Usually, he takes a while to make new albums, but the wait is worth it. Known for Closer, the "fuck you like an animal" song. Also accused by elitists (people who hate any music that's played on the radio and/or isn't badass enough) of not being "real" industrial like Skinny Puppy. Albums at this point include (in order from 1989) Pretty Hate Machine, Broken (EP), The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, and With Teeth.
Lyrics-

and nothing can stop me now
there is nothing to fear
and everything i'd ever want
is inside of here

- sunspots (with teeth)

if i could start again
a million miles away
i would keep myself
i would find a way

- hurt (the downward spiral)
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1. 9 nails that are an inch in length

2. An insignificant quantity of nails that are uniformly 9 inches of length

3. A phrase describing what an entity named 'nine inch' does.

4. trent reznor (a.k.a. God)
I have a handful of nine inch nails.
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An Industrial Metal band. A great mix of Synth and Rock music. Are ironically against commercialism but now one of the most famous Industrial bands.

Gave way to Marilyn Manson.

Did not give way to: Slipknot, Limp Bizkit or any Nu metal shit.
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One of the greatest industrial bands, composed of 1 memeber, Trent Reznor(greatest musician). The reason i said one of the greatest bands, and not THE greatest band is because The faint, Skinny puppy, Wumpscut, and Frontline Assembly are great bands too.
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Band that despite no longer being the centre of attention in the metal world, continue to rock, and rock well.

I am led to believe that Trent wrote the song "hurt", performed by Johnny Cash.
you let me violate you

you let me desecrate you

you let me penetrate you

you let me complicate you
by Gumba Gumba March 21, 2004
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