"Zoo Station" is a cover of a U2 song. The track was made for a special tribute album to U2, for the 20th Anniversary of Achtung Baby, entitled AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered. It was released in the UK on October 25, 2011. It was subsequently released via iTunes as an album-only track.
Produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Performance by Trent Reznor
Programming by Atticus Ross
Mixed by Alan Moulder
Mastered by Tom Baker, Precision mastering, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by Blumpy
Copyright 2011 Null
- AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered
- Q Magazine, December 2011 issue
This is the only known version. It is fairly minimalist, dominated by soft synths and quiet motorik beats, evoking a slight Kraftwerk vibe. Reznor's vocals for the majority of the song are very soft and low. Layered backing vocals pad out the choruses.
"Zoo Station" has never been played live.
I'm ready I'm ready for the laughing gas I'm ready I'm ready for what's next I'm ready to duck I'm ready to dive I'm ready to say I'm glad to be alive I'm ready I'm ready for the push In the cool of the night In the warmth of the breeze I'll be crawling around On my hands and knees Zoo Station Zoo Station I'm ready I'm ready for the gridlock I'm ready To take it to the street I'm ready for the shuffle Ready for the deal Ready to let go of the steering wheel I'm ready Ready for the crush Zoo Station Zoo Station Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright Hey baby, hey baby, hey baby, hey baby It's alright, it's alright Alright, you can turn it up Time is a train Makes the future the past Leaves you standing in the station Your face pressed up against the glass Zoo Station