Where Is Everybody?
"Where is Everybody?" is the third song on the Right disc of The Fragile.
This song may possibly be named after the first episode of The Twilight Zone.
Where Is Everybody?
This is the original album version. Beginning immediately with a thumping drum beat and distorted bassline doubled by synthesizers, Reznor delivers the first verse rapidly yet melodically, harkening back to his lyrical delivery on "Down In It." The chorus features a guitar riff as well as rhythm changes for the vocal tracks, which are layered to form harmonies. After the second chorus, a wall of guitars enters, backed by more synthesizers, which eventually give way to Adrian Belew's reversed guitar soloing. This ending crossfades with a brief, quiet, dark and distant instrumental coda, which segues into "The Mark Has Been Made."
Where Is Everybody? (Instrumental)
Released exclusively through Apple Music as part of The Fragile Instrumental and later on The Fragile: Deviations 1, this retains the album arrangement and mix, but ends earlier as it does not crossfade with the coda segue into "The Mark Has Been Made."
Where Is Everybody? (Version)
This remix features distorted and cut up vocals and is generally much more atmospheric than the original. Glitch beats enter during the latter half.
"Where Is Everybody?" has never been played live.
Did you happen to catch Or did it happen so fast What you thought would always last Has passed you by Is everything speeding up Or am I slowing down Just spinning around And I don't know why All the pieces don't fit Thought I really didn't give a shit I never wanted to be like you But for all I aspire I am really a liar And I'm running out of things I can do I'd like to stay But every day Everything pushes me further away If you could show Help me to know How it's supposed to be Where did it go? Pleading and Needing and Bleeding and Breeding and Feeding Exceeding Where is everybody? Trying and Lying Defying Denying Crying and Dying Where is everybody? Well, okay, enough You've had your fun But come on there has got to be someone That hasn't yet become So numb And succumb And God damn I am so tired of pretending Of wishing I was ending When all I'm really doing is trying to hide And keep it inside And fill it with lies Open my eyes? Maybe I wish I could try Pleading and Needing and Bleeding and Breeding and Feeding Exceeding Where is everybody? Trying and Lying Defying Denying Crying and Dying Where is everybody?