The video was directed by Francis Lawrence, whose credits include the films Constantine
and I Am Legend
, as well as videos for Audioslave ("Be Yourself
") and Lady Gaga ("Bad Romance
It's one of the more unusual videos ever made: the band appear in it, but they're all dead. It takes place in an home of an obsessed female fan who is getting ready for work, casually ignoring their corpses. At one point, a TV news program comes on and Access Hollywood host Pat O'Brien announces that the band has disappeared. "If anybody sees them, they might want to show them the way," he says, referencing their hit song.
The video is all one shot (well, not really - there's an edit when they go from a Steadicam to what is likely a crane), and breaks the fourth wall at the end when the woman breaks character and says, "Francis, I can't work like this."