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Nine Inch Nails: Capital G Meaning


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Capital G Lyrics

I pushed the button and elected him to office and a
He pushed the button and he dropped the bomb
You pushed the button and could watch it on the television
Those motherfuckers didn't last too long

I'm sick of hearing about the "have's" and...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2020 report

    Story wise, the song is simply about a man (wonder who) who gains power, and with it, greed.

    The character singing is either the man who became president himself, or from someone else (maybe resisting against the government) sarcastically talking about the powerful man.

    The character talks sarcastically in the beginning of how 'he' dropped a bomb, one of the many terrible things done in the Year Zero Timeline.

    "Don't try to tell me that some power can corrupt a person
    You haven't had enough to know what it's like"

    It sets up most of the awful things the government in the universe of Year Zero (this album) do.

    Another interpretation (The one that inspired Trent to write the song) is that this song is aimed at how much Trent dislikes George Bush.

    If the "Capital G" wasn't clear enough, Trent has disliked both how he ran the country and that, well, Bush himself used Nine Inch Nails music at loud volumes as torture.

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2018 report

    God of the universe is spelled with a capital G, the god of this world is spelt with a lower G. Could it have Masonic ties? The freeMason's use a capital G to refer to God in there emblem. Any thoughts?

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 23rd 2018 report

    NO one can convince me this isn’t direct shot at the corrupt Bush regime

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