We're in This Together

"We're in This Together"
Were in this together 1.jpg
Single by Nine Inch Nails
from the album The Fragile
ReleasedSeptember 27, 1999
FormatCD
Length7:16 (album version)
5:18 (single version)
LabelNothing
Songwriter(s)Trent Reznor
Producer(s)Trent Reznor, Alan Moulder
Nine Inch Nails singles chronology
"The Day the World Went Away"
(1999)
"We're in This Together"
(1999)
"Into the Void"
(2000)
Halo numbers chronology
Halo 14
(1999)
Halo 15
(1999)
Halo 16
(2000)
Additional covers
Disc 2
Disc 2
Alternative cover
Disc 3
Disc 3
Alternative cover
Promo
Promo

"We're in This Together" is a three-disc single (also known as "triple single") by industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails for the song of the same name released in 1999. It is the 15th official Nine Inch Nails release and is a single for the album The Fragile.

Background

According to The Fragile contributor Keith Hillebrandt, "the whole song started from something [Reznor] actually played at the end of another track ... he wrote it up into an entirely new song".[1]

The lyrics seems to be inspired by David Bowie's song "‘Heroes’" from the same-named 1977 album,[2] such as with the line "You're the queen and I'm the king"[3] and describing two people trying to fight against an ominous and seemingly unstoppable force. Bowie, who is recognized as one of Reznor's greatest influences, is given a special thanks credit in the liner notes of The Fragile.

MTV's Gil Kaufman described the song as "a seven-minute-plus cathartic pop song with somewhat hopeful lyrics over a plodding hip-hop beat, walls of distorted guitars and an eerie slasher-film cricket sound".[4]

Both "10 Miles High" and "The New Flesh" originally appeared on the vinyl version of The Fragile.

The song was featured in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel Studios film The Avengers.[5]