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Although "We're In This Together" is a single, it was not performed live until the [[Performance 2007]] tour, where it entered the setlists alongside [[Last]], another never before played song. This was a dream come true for many fans.
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Although "We're In This Together" is a single, it was not performed live until the [[Performance 2007]] tour, where it entered the setlists alongside [[Last]], another never before played song.
  
 
The song is performed in a lower key, presumably due to the vocal strain required to sing it as it appears in the album.
 
The song is performed in a lower key, presumably due to the vocal strain required to sing it as it appears in the album.

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"We're In This Together"
Album: The Fragile (Left)
Length: 7:15
Tempo: {{{BPM}}} BPM
Versions: We're In This Together
We're In This Together (Radio Edit)
We're In This Together (Short Edit)
Live: Performance 2007

"We're In This Together" is the fifth track on the Left disc of The Fragile. It was also released as a single, receiving the designation of Halo 15, and is among the rarest of halos.

Interpretation

The song is in some ways different from most other Nine Inch Nails songs, specifically in its theme of devotion, while still maintaining an air of desperation as the song's narrator clings to the only thing, or only person left in the oppressive world around him that "means anything."

Song Credits

Appearances

Halos

Seeds

Versions

We're In This Together

This is the original album version, found on The Fragile and all parts of We're In This Together. Beginning out of the ending of "The Wretched" with a machine-like, rhythmic sound collage, it builds in volume and intensity but stops to introduce the main rhythmic thrust of the song, a distorted and staccato guitar riff that runs through all of the verses. After the drums and wah guitar enter, Reznor begins yelling the first verse abrasively. The chorus is driven by loud, distorted and constant guitars and live drums accompanying more melodic and higher-pitched yelling by Reznor. After a second verse and chorus, a driving bridge featuring a wah guitar solo and walls of fluent guitars leads into a final chorus. A descending guitar riff from this chorus continues through the mellow coda of the song, a section which also shares the piano theme of "La Mer." It eventually gives way to the opening e-bow guitar line of "The Fragile." On the singles, the segues from "The Wretched" (in the beginning) and "The Fragile" (at the end) have been removed.

We're In This Together (Radio Edit)

In this edit, the intro is shortened and the coda is significantly shortened.

We're In This Together (Short Edit)

This was found only on the promo, and begins with the bridge before going to the first verse. The coda is shortened even more as well.

Music Video

The video for this song first aired in 1999, and was directed by Mark Pellington. It shows Trent Reznor and an army of black-clad people running frantically through empty buildings, streets, and eventually a desolate field where everyone except Reznor had disappeared. The video was filmed on location in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Live

Although "We're In This Together" is a single, it was not performed live until the Performance 2007 tour, where it entered the setlists alongside Last, another never before played song.

The song is performed in a lower key, presumably due to the vocal strain required to sing it as it appears in the album.

The song debuted at Lisbon, Portugal, and was played (at least) at three other shows.

The piano solo outro is greatly expanded in the live versions.

Lyrics

    I've become impossible
    Holding on to when
    When everything seemed to matter more
    The two of us
    All used and beaten up
    Watching fate as it flows down the path we have chose
    
    You and me
    We're in this together now
    None of them can stop us now
    We will make it through somehow
    You and me if the world should break in two
    Until the very end of me
    Until the very end of you
    
    Awake to the sound as they peel apart the skin
    They pick and they pull
    Trying to get their fingers in
    Well they've got to kill what we found
    Well they've got to hate what they fear
    Well they've got to make it go away
    Well they've got to make it disappear
    
    The farther I fall I'm beside you
    As lost as I get I will find you
    The deeper the wound I'm inside you
    Forever and ever I am a part of
    
    You and me
    We're in this together now
    None of them can stop us now
    We will make it through somehow
    You and me
    If the world should break in two
    Until the very end of me
    Until the very end of you
    
    All that we were is gone we have to hold on
    All that we were is gone we have to hold on
    When all our hope is gone we have to hold on
    All that we were is gone but we can hold on
    
    You and me
    We're in this together now
    None of them can stop us now
    We will make it through somehow
    You and me
    Even after everything
    You're the queen and I'm the king
    Nothing else means anything

External Links

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