Nine Inch Nails – The Hand that Feeds

Posted by on November 29, 2013 at 2:00 am.

“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you!” is a saying I heard my mother say since I was young. She still says it occasionally about some people.  If you think about it, you do have people that prey on folks kindness, and will attack those that are helping them. I always thought that was a bit silly and destructive. Not everyone will be your doormat and let you continue that sort of behavior, I know I will not tolerate being treated in that way.

On the flipside, you can turn on the ones that are controlling you. Some people never find the strength to break free from that and continue to be abused by those who’d love to control them throughout their life.  It’s not always easy to break free…I say it’s better to break free and move forward, regardless of how difficult that might be. I’ve been in both situations, and they both happened when I was much younger. Both types of abuse stopped working on me years ago.

 

Nine Inch Nails is one of the many groups I enjoy listening too, so I was thrilled when they came out with a song that talks about this topic.

 

Nine Inch Nails: The Hand That Feeds

You’re keeping in step
In the line
Got your chin held high and you feel just fine
Cause you do
What you’re told
But inside your heart it is black and it’s hollow and it’s cold

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

What if this whole crusade’s
A charade
And behind it all there’s a price to be paid
For the blood
On which we dine
Justified in the name of the holy and the divine

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

So naive
I keep holding on to what I want to believe
I can see
But I keep holding on and on and on and on

[8X]
Will you bite the hand that feeds you?
Will you stay down on your knees?

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