I hurt Myself today.. to see if I still feel.. I focus on the pain.. the only thing that's real.. the needle tears a hole.. the old familiar sting.. try to kill it all away.. but I remember everything.. what have I become.. My sweetest friend.. everyone I know.. goes away.. in the end.. and you could have it all.. My empire of dirt.. I will let you down.. I will make you hurt.. I wear this crown of shit.. upon My liar's chair.. full of broken thoughts.. I cannot repair.. beneath the stains of time.. a feeling disappears.. you are someone else.. I am still right here.. what have I become.. My sweetest friend.. everyone I know.. goes away in the end.. and you could have it all.. My empire of dirt.. I will let you down.. I will make you hurt.. if I could start again.. a million miles away.. I would keep Myself.. I would find a way....

NIN