Phoenix vs Reznor (2): River as a NIN song
In my sugary/girly days I see River as "The fragile” ("he shines in a world full of ugliness, he matters when everything is meaningless " ). In my dirty ones I feel him as "Closer" ("I want to fuck you like an animal […] you get me closer to God" " ). In the nostalgic days, he’s "And all that could have been" ("in my nothing you meant everything everything to me"). And Rio probably would have said he was "Me, I’m not" ("I can swallow it down, keep it all inside, I define myself by how well I hide").
But talking with ihopeittastesofmeforever I realized the one that express best what River means to me is “The perfect drug”. River is a hard one. More than 20 years and I’ve couldn’t quit. And not just for the lyrics, also the videoclip colours (between blue and green) but it’s just that…
"And I want you
you are the perfect drug
the perfect drug, the perfect drug.
Take me, with you
without you everything falls apart
without you it’s not as much fun to pick up the pieces”
Ah, I should do a NIN-River playlist! (I know, I love suffering).
Now I have to choose one from Aleka’s for Trent!
(BTW is a little bit modified Lance Staedler pic, via fallonrenee)