All The Love In The World

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"All The Love In The World"
Album: With Teeth
Length: 5:14
Tempo: 120 BPM
Versions: All The Love In The World
All The Love In The World (The Definitive NIN - Deep Cuts)
Live: Rehearsed but unperformed

"All the Love in the World" is the first track on Nine Inch Nails' fifth full-length album, With Teeth.

The idea of the narrator being or feeling "a million miles away," as sung in this song as an incomplete verse line, seems to reference or relate to the same idea as sung first in "Hurt." It would also be mentioned again in "1,000,000." Whether the three songs are all specifically related beyond repetition of the phrase is publicly unverified.

Song Credits





All The Love In The World

The song begins with a nearly monotone Trent Reznor singing the verses and repeating, "Why do you get all the love in the world?" Synth drums are used in a slow IDM-esque drumbeat. About three minutes into the song an interpolation occurs. The song transitions into a set of piano chords backed by Grohl's tom-led drums, and eventually a bass guitar beneath layers of Reznor's vocals.

All The Love In The World (The Definitive NIN - Deep Cuts)

In the song's appearance on The Definitive NIN - Deep Cuts, there is a layer of additional samples - speech taken from The Twilight Zone episode "When The Sky Was Opened".


"All The Love In The World" has never been played live. Like "Sunspots", however, it has been performed at soundchecks and rehearsals with vocals. One of those soundchecks can be heard here. The track also appeared on one of the printed setlists before Austin, TX show on Tension tour, but eventually it wasn't played at all.


    Watching all the insects march along
    Seem to know just right where they belong
    Smears of face reflecting in the chrome
    Hiding in the crowd I'm all alone
    No one's heard a single word I've said
    They don't sound as good outside my head
    Looks as though the past is here to stay
    I've become a million miles a-
    Why do you get all the love in the world?
    All the jagged edges disappear
    Colors all look brighter when you're near
    The stars are all afire in the sky
    Sometimes I get so lonely I could
    Why do you get all the love in the world?

Additional lyrics printed in the With Teeth PDF booklet, but not appearing in the song itself

    Why am I always watching from the outside?
    On the other side of the glass
    Behind the glass.
    Always watching everyone,
    Separate, watching, always
    Don't touch.
    This is getting deeper
    As time goes by,
    The water's getting colder.
    Here I am surrounded by people but still all alone,
    I am always alone.
    Even with myself,
    Imprisoned in my head.
    And there doesn't seem to be any way out,
    And I am so fucking sick of here,
    Wish I was there.
    Right beside is still
    A million miles away.
    Behind these bars.
    In a rut.
    Anyplace else will do.
    Don't think so.
    Only static coming in.
    No one can hear me when I'm here.
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