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Deep (Nine Inch Nails song)

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Promotional single by Nine Inch Nails
from the album Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – Music from the Motion Picture
Songwriter(s)Trent Reznor

"Deep" is a song recorded by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails for the soundtrack to the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). Because this is a promotional single, it has never been featured with its own official halo and the song "Deep" has never been released on any Nine Inch Nails album, or on any halo-numbered release, although it has its own video directed by Enda McCallion.

Music video

The head-on collision in the "Deep" music video

Despite its only release on the soundtrack for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the music video for "Deep" is completely unrelated to the film. The video features Trent Reznor as a bank robber who, together with a girl, steals two boxes from the national mint. They believe these boxes contain cash, but instead contain a highly toxic dye, which sprays all over them when they (separately) attempt to open the boxes. Rushing to warn each other, their cars collide head on. The narrative occurs in reverse order during the video, with the car accident at the beginning and the decision by the thieves to retrieve the boxes (to "make a withdrawal") at the end.

Reznor has made it clear in numerous interviews that he was disappointed by how the video turned out.[1]

Track listing

  • US promotional CD single[2]
  1. "Deep" (radio edit) – 3:35
  2. "Deep" (album version) – 4:06


Chart (2001) Peak
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[3] 18
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[4] 37


  1. ^ Trent Reznor (2004-05-10). "Access". Archived from the original on 2007-03-28. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
  2. ^ "Deep" (US promotional CD single). Nine Inch Nails. Elektra Records. 2001. PRCD 1637-2.
  3. ^ "Nine Inch Nails Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Nine Inch Nails Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2016.