In This Twilight
On February 25, 2007, at 13:18 the following was added to theninhotline.net:
"Text messages have been received from the barrier at the Manchester show, citing the discovery of a USB pen. It's been handed to a girl called Elizabeth, who should be uploading the contents 'soon.' Stay tuned."
The song leaked at approximately 5:30 PM (PST) on the Echoing The Sound forums.
In This Twilight
This is the original album version. Its chorus features a bass guitar through a guitar amp with the gain and volume of the amp turned up very loud. Reznor's vocals are somewhat further back in the mix to highlight the haunting aspect of the song's instrumental parts.
In This Twilight (Instrumental)
In This Twilight: Fennesz
This remix is heard on Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D. It begins with a droning synth under which the vocals are added. These synth noises dominate the mix, almost drowning out the original melody and vocals. By the second verse, a swirling guitar is heard under the vocals rather than the original melody. The second chorus is repeated in the second half of the song as more sound elements are added over it. As the chorus ends, some sound elements drop out, leaving a melody and a droning sound to end the song.
"In This Twilight" was the final encore and set closer on 2008's Lights In The Sky Tour. It was also the very last song played at the 2009/09/10 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre show, which ended up being, (due to rescheduling), the final show in the Wave Goodbye Tour. During the Tension 2013 Tour, this song featured backing vocals by Lisa Fischer and Sharlotte Gibson.
Watch the sun As it crawls across a final time And it feels like Like it was a friend If it's watching us And the world we set on fire Do you wonder If it feels the same? And the sky is filled with light Can you see it? All the black is really white If you believe it As the time is running out Let me take away your doubt We can find a better place In this twilight Dust to dust Ashes in your hair remind me What it feels like And I won't feel again Night descends Could I have been a better person? If I could only Do it all again But the sky is filled with light Can you see it? All the black is really white If you believe it And the longing that you feel You know none of this is real We will find a better place In this twilight