neraulia (neraulia) wrote in meta_reznor,

day 54, halo 8, track 11

"Eraser" is another song with an interesting time signature. It goes from 6/4 in the intro to 4/4 when Trent starts singing. I wonder if he plans out time signatures, or if they just fall into place.

I haven't seen much speculation on the meaning of this song, so here is mine. The narrator uses the euphoric feeling of infatuation as a kind of high, but ends up lashing out at the object of his affections. Then he is consumed with guilt to the point of feeling suicidal. His deep depression makes him fall into the same pattern in order to feel a little bit alive. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Barcelona 2007
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