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Nine Inch Nails “At The Heart Of It All”

 

 

Down boy

 

Heel

 

Kneel at my feet

 

Roll over
Play dead

 

for the ordeal you’re facing is one you entreat

 

Such puppy dog eyes
Such whimpering cries

 

It feels almost cruel to

 

Penalize

 

I almost care
I’m almost prepared
to play fair

 

Not quite

 

What kind of host would I be
if I tossed you a key

 

If I slid off the shackles
and let you walk free

 

Do I look like the type
Is that how you’d describe

 

your Lord and your Master
when your hands remain tied

 

Do I look like I’d bend
Make pretend

 

or distend
such a pardon to one who took time to come by

 

This dank oubliette
is no place for regret

 

 

Not yet
when there are still so many rules to be set

 

Call it tryst if you will
I insist on goodwill

 

Now slather my boot
From its

Zipper

to

                    heel

 

It’s a view to a kill from up here
I’ll review your appeal from up here

 

and should you displease me then you’ll just
Disappear

 

I’m a butcher you see
know my way around gristle

 

will be too busy carving
to hear your tin whistle

 

You’ll abide my command
or I’ll slit this here gland

 

 

There’s no place in this chamber
for such trite contraband

 

Would I falter
Fumble

 

Ten-inch patent heels
Make it easy to stumble

 

Or perhaps I’ll come over all humble

 

Think again
And again

 

Make the most of your last

 

Soon be passed

 

Is that a solitary tear I discern

 

Is your spirit broken

 

A token gesture

 

I’d much rather your vesture

 

The very pelt from your marrow I’ll cleave

 

and that bleeding red heart I’ll retrieve

If I wish

 

Or maybe I’ll make you my slave
Seems a waste just to
Spit on your grave

 

I’d much rather spit in your face

 

You fucking disgrace

 

Oh bless

 

Are those feelings I’ve hurt

 

Have I been too curt

 

Does the rasp of my breath

 

Disconcert

 

Lift that chin from the dirt

 

Look into mine big brown eyes

 

 

Doth they falsify

 

are they not a midsummer night’s dream

 

is not their reflection serene

 

Contravene
If you find such suggestion obscene

 

Overruled

 

Free will
is just blood yet to spill

 

We’re not done by a very long stretch

 

Now fetch

 

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4 Comments

  1. Good verse, Rich. Dark visions, very Trent Reznor inspired. Now, I’m Down in It. Head Like a Hole. Bow down before the one you serve. You’re going to get what you deserve…..

    1. Love that you picked up on the Trent Reznor inspiration. One day, we would like him to read this, and know just how much his music inspires.

      This one was all about stepping into character and was so much fun to conceive and build. So glad you enjoyed it my friend.

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