While I'm Still Here

Album: Hesitation Marks (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham makes a cameo on this song; he contributed to four songs on Hesitation Marks. Trent Reznor told NME: "I always thought Lindsey's style of playing was very interesting. He tends be underrated, sitting in the midst of so many big talents. I decided to see if by chance I could get him on my album. Phone calls were made, and to my amazement, he agreed."

    "By coincidence," Reznor added, "we went to the studios where they made Tusk. Lindsey shows up, and I believe it was the first time he'd actually been there he'd actually been there since they made it. He picks the guitar up, and this sound comes out. I was watching him, trying to check out what pedals he was using to make it, but mostly he wasn't! It was just the way he was playing, pure technique."
  • The song contains a lyrical interpolation from the Hank Williams song "Weary Blues From Waitin'."

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