Leaving Hope

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"Leaving Hope"
Album: Still
Length: 5:57
Tempo: 66 BPM
Versions: Leaving Hope
Live: Unperformed

"Leaving Hope" is the final song of The Fragile era, closing off Still. It is a slow-paced, layered instrumental with an extended fadeout at the end.

It uses a synthesizer pad built from samples of Trent Reznor's voice, also utilized in "The Frail."

In December 2005, Reznor granted a gratis license to an advertising agency to use the song in a public service announcement to promote a mental health hotline for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

The piece shares its name with Reznor's former music publishing entity. A source for both uses of the name is potentially the film Pumpkinhead, which features a sign using the phrase. Reznor and company noted the influence of horror cinema on previous works, adding to the likeliness of this source.

Song Credits




Leaving Hope

This is the only version available.


"Leaving Hope" has never been played live.

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