Burn (Nine Inch Nails song)

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Promotional single by Nine Inch Nails
from the album Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack for an Oliver Stone Film
Released 1994
Format CD
Recorded 1994
Length 4:58
Songwriter(s) Trent Reznor
Producer(s) Trent Reznor

"Burn" is a song recorded by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails for the soundtrack to the 1994 film Natural Born Killers. It was released as a promotional single from the soundtrack. The song was included as a bonus track on the 10th anniversary deluxe edition of The Downward Spiral in 2004. A live performance of the song is featured on Woodstock '94, KROQ Christmas 2005, and the DVD Beside You in Time.

Music video[edit]

Reznor in front of a projection screen, showing a clip featuring Juliette Lewis from Natural Born Killers

The music video was co-directed by Hank Corwin and Trent Reznor. The video features Reznor performing in front of a projection screen displaying a montage of stock footage and footage from the Natural Born Killers film. The stock footage and rear-projection techniques used in the video are similar to the ones employed in much of the film.

Csaba Toth contributed a detailed reading of the video in his article "Like Cancer in the System: Industrial Gothic, Nine Inch Nails, and Videotape":


  1. ^ Grunenberg, Christoph (May 30, 1997). Gothic: Transmutations of Horror in Late-Twentieth-Century Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. pp. 83–84. ISBN 0-262071-84-3. 

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