Where Is Everybody?

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"Where Is Everybody?"
Album: The Fragile (Right)
Length: 5:40
Tempo: 144 BPM
Versions: Where Is Everybody?
Where Is Everybody? (Instrumental)
Where Is Everybody? (Version)
Live: Unperformed

"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.

Song Credits

Appearances

Halos

Versions

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)

Running Time: 4:55

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)

Running Time: 5:17

This remix features distorted and cut up vocals and is generally much more atmospheric than the original. Glitch beats enter during the latter half.

Song Credits

Live

"Where Is Everybody?" has never been played live.

Lyrics

    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?


Previous track - "Into The Void" Track 15 from The Fragile Right (CD), Side D (Vinyl) Next track - "The Mark Has Been Made"
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