Every Day Is Exactly The Same (song)
"Every Day Is Exactly The Same" is the sixth track on the 2005 release With Teeth. It seems to be about addiction and overcoming it. There are also possible references to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. It is also notable that the drums (performed by Dave Grohl) are quite similar to the drum track to "My Hero", also performed by Grohl.
In 2007 it was nominated for the Grammy for "Best Hard Rock Performance" but lost it to "Woman" by Wolfmother.
Every Day Is Exactly The Same
This is the original album version, found on both With Teeth and the Every Day Is Exactly The Same EP. The song opens with distant, warbled piano notes and ambient noise before the verse suddenly kicks in with thumping live drums, a distorted bassline, and Reznor's vocals. There is separate electronic percussion syncopated with the live drums, deepening the rhythm. Halfway through the first verse, synthesized strings enter, sweeping along with the driving bassline. These strings intensify in the choruses, pounding out the same single high note as Reznor wails against his own homogeny. This structure remains until the bridge, when the bass and synth-strings suddenly drop out, leaving only the percussion and spare, moody piano notes. The entrance of a high-pitched, tremolo-ing guitar and Reznor's scream of "I don't know...what else I can do!" drive the song into its vocal-layered final chorus and eventual echo-laden percussion outro.
Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Instrumental)
Released exclusively through Apple Music.
Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Sam Fog Vs. Carlos D Main Mix)
This largely instrumental remix is found on commercially released Every Day Is Exactly The Same EP.
Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Interpol Mix Edit)
Shorter by 1 minute version of the Main mix, released on promotional 12" vinyl and CDs.
Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Interpol Mix Vocal)
Same mix as above with additional slightly sped up vocals from the first half of the original song. Found on promotional 12" vinyl record and CDR.
Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Edit)
An uncredited remix of the song found on a limited European promo. It is actually an altered version of the original song, with some lyrics omitted, differences in the overall mix, and a shorter ending. Available in MP3 format via remix.nin.com, uploaded by Reznor.
Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Live At Rehearsals)
This version of the song is exclusive to the Beside You In Time DVD/HD-DVD/BluRay. It was filmed and recorded in the band's rehearsal space in early 2005.
There were plans for a music video to be directed by Francis Lawrence, edited by Mario Mares, with Max Goldman as director of photography, but it was scrapped during post-production, not long after details about the video leaked to the web. Reznor commented on the scrapped video on Echoing the Sound:
"Regarding EDIETS, there will be no video released. I made a mistake. The good news is that mistake has acted as a catalyst for me to rethink a number of decisions regarding the direction and position of the band I've made and will be making in the future. The enemies from outside and within have been identified and I am back on track."
"Every Day Is Exactly The Same" was played live during the Live: With Teeth tour in 2005. It has not been played since then.
I believe I can see the future Because I repeat the same routine I think I used to have a purpose And 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 Oh no 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 I still pretend I can't remember how this all got started But I can tell you —exactly— How it will end 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'm writing on a little piece of paper I'm hoping someday you might find I'll hide it behind something They don't look behind I am still inside here A little bit comes bleeding through I wish this could have been any other way I just don't know what else I can do Every day is exactly the same
The fourth line in the bridge was changed to:
They won't look behind
Additional lyrics printed in the With Teeth PDF booklet, but not appearing in the song itself
And I've rehearsed my lines And I know what's coming next