Music: The Perfect Drug by Nine Inch Nails

MUSIC is a segment that features a song that’s caught my brain.

The Perfect Drug has been on repeat for me lately. Something about a Trent Reznor song that taps my shadow side. Reznor can put the worst of himself out there and it resonates with many. I respect that. Strongly recommend the iconic Downward Spiral album.

Christina Schmidt

Lyrics, The Perfect Drug by Nine Inch Nails, Lost Highway soundtrack

I got my head but my head is unraveling
Can’t keep control, can’t keep track of where it’s traveling
I got my heart but my heart’s no good
And you’re the only one that’s understood

I come along but I don’t know where you’re taking me
I shouldn’t go but you’re wrenching, dragging, shaking me
Turn off the sun pull the stars from the sky
The more I give to you the more I die

[Pre-Chorus]
And I want you
And I want you
And I want you
And I want you

[Chorus]
You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

[Verse 2]
You make me hard when I’m all soft inside
I see the truth when I’m all stupid-eyed
Your arrow goes straight through my heart
Without you everything just falls apart

My blood wants to say hello to you
My fears want to get inside of you
My soul is so afraid to realize
(How very little there is left of me)

[Pre-Chorus]
And I want you
And I want you
And I want you
And I want you

[Chorus]
You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

You are the perfect drug
The perfect drug
The perfect drug

[Outro]
Take me with you
Take me with you
Take me with you
Take me with you

(Take me with you)
Without you
Without you everything falls apart
(Take me with you)
Without you
It’s not as much fun to pick up the pieces

(Take me with you)
Without you
Without you everything falls apart
(Take me with you)
Without you
It’s not as much fun to pick up the pieces
(Take me with you)
It’s not as much fun to pick up the pieces
(Take me with you)
It’s not as much fun to pick up the pieces

Without you
Without you everything falls apart
Without you
It’s not as much fun to pick up the pieces