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Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and film score composer.

He is the founder, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which he founded in 1988 and of which he was the sole official member until adding long-time collaborator Atticus Ross as a permanent member in 2016.

Reznor was associated with the bands Option 30, The Urge, The Innocent, and Exotic Birds in the mid-1980s. Outside of Nine Inch Nails, he has contributed to the albums of artists such as Marilyn Manson and Saul Williams.

Reznor and his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, are members of the post-industrial group How to Destroy Angels, with Atticus Ross and long-time Nine Inch Nails graphic designer Rob Sheridan.

Reznor and Ross scored the David Fincher films The Social Network (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), and Gone Girl (2014), winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Social Network and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

They scored the 2018 film Bird Box and composed original music for the 2019 TV series Watchmen. In 1997, Reznor appeared in Time‘s list of the year’s most influential people, and Spin magazine described him as „the most vital artist in music“.

EVERY DAY IS EXACTLY THE SAME

I believe I can see the future
Cause I repeat the same routine
I think I used to have a purpose
But then again
That might have been a dream

I think I used to have a voice
Now I never make a sound
I just do what I’ve been told
I really don’t want them to come around

Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
Every day is exactly the same

I can feel their eyes are watching
In case I lose myself again

Sometimes I think I’m happy here
Sometimes, yet I still pretend

I can’t remember how this got started
But I can tell you exactly how it will end

I’m writing on a little piece of paper
I’m hoping someday you might find
Well I’ll hide it behind something

They won’t look behind
I’m still inside here

A little bit comes bleeding through
I wish this could have been any other way
But I just don’t know, I don’t know what else I can do