Wednesday, December 22, 2010

cover #21: wish

i have become aware of an epic battle raging between nine inch nails fans and linkin park fans over the song "wish". originally performed by nine inch nails on their album broken, it was covered by linkin park in june of 2004 in germany. which means that i'm really slow on the uptake, and that kids on youtube have nothing better to do.

FOR INSTANCE, the highest rated comment on the linkin park video: "360 fans jealous of Linkin park Cause they Rocked with this 1...........unlike the Original

Linkin Park Forever"

seriously, did you see how many periods this person used? this is ultra. serious. business.

annnd the second highest rated comment on the nine inch nails video? "LP rock and they r awesome and there cover is pretty kick ass 2

u should just respect other ppl taste of music and if u don't like LP please don't waste ur time on writing comments about them"

which further proves the super cerealness of the linkin park camp in this battle. they are out for blood, people.

the fans of linkin park have made their views quite clear, but what about the nine inch nails side of the battle?

the highest rated comment on the nine inch nails video: "This song won a grammy and it is the only song ever to win a grammy that contains the phrase "fistfuck" You go Trent!"

ah, the nine inch nails front is using a slightly different tact in this war. rather than bash the opposing side, they're boosting the morale of their own team. isn't that beautiful? that's what they teach you in school, kids.

my take? this isn't actually so much a battle as a one-sided shitfest, with linkin park firmly entrenched in the port-o-potty. which, when you consider the style, talents, time frames, and ages of the respective fan bases, makes perfect sense. i personally like both.

nine inch nails - wish

there's no mp3 download of linkin park's cover of wish, so you'll have to live with the video.

lyrics: this is the first day of my last days
i built it up now i take it apart
climbed up real high now fall down real far
no need for me to stay
the last thing left i just threw it away
i put my faith in god and my trust in you
now there's nothing more fucked up i could do

wish there was something real
wish there was something true
wish there was something real
in this world full of you

i'm the one without a soul
i'm the one with this big fucking hole
no new tale to tell
twenty-six years on my way to hell
gotta listen to your big time
hard line
bad luck
fist fuck
don't think you're having all the fun
you know me, i hate everyone

wish there was something real
wish there was something true
wish there was something real
in this world full of you

i want to but i can't turn back
but i want to

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