Happiness In Slavery: NIN iPhone App Approved With No Changes

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69Well, apparently if you speak loudly enough on the web with enough swear words, Apple does listen. After initially rejecting an update to Nine Inch Nails’ iPhone app, Apple has relented and accepted it back into the store. So what did NIN do to change the app? Nothing. Apparently, Apple’s definition of “objectionable” changed.

NIN frontman Trent Reznor tweeted out the good news earlier and poked fun at Apple’s uneven app approval process. “The NIN iPhone app is unchanged, the “issues” seem to have been resolved,” Reznor joked. This follows his profanity-laced tirade over the weekend in which he ripped Apple’s ridiculous app approval policies. And rightfully so.

So it’s all’s well that ends well, I guess. At least until the next App Store rejection. In the meantime, I thought it might be appropriate to post the lyrics to NIN’s “Happiness In Slavery”:

slave screams he thinks he knows what he wants
slave screams thinks he has something to say
slave screams he hears but doesn’t want to listen
slave screams he’s being beat into submission

don’t open your eyes you won’t like what you see
the devils of truth steal the souls of the free
don’t open your eyes take it from me
I have found
you can find
happiness in slavery

slave screams he spends his life learning conformity
slave screams he claims he has his own identity
slave screams he’s going to cause the system to fall
slave screams but he’s glad to be chained to that wall

don’t open your eyes you won’t like what you see
the blind have been blessed with security
don’t open your eyes take it from me
I have found
you can find
happiness in slavery

I don’t know what I am I don’t know where I’ve been
human junk just words and so much skin
stick my hands through the cage of this endless routine
just some flesh caught in this big broken machine

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