Every Home Is Wired (5:07)

Cover of Signify

From Signify and 3 other releases

One of Steven’s most ambitious vocal experiments in Beach Boy fashion - a nod from one Wilson to another - though the end section is built up from a separate idea by Chris, elaborated by Colin’s double bass. This song layers thirty-seven sets of vocal overdub to create the falling, melancholy chorus. It expresses Steven’s early concerns about the depersonalising effects of life in cyberspace. These days, he’s a happy websurfer, but the song remains a strong band favourite.

Steven Wilson - vocals, guitars, keyboards, tapes

Richard Barbieri - Prophet V/System 700 electronics
Colin Edwin - bass guitar, double bass
Chris Maitland - drums

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  • Ennish

    The chorus to this song is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard in my life.

    11 Jan 4:08am Reply
  • sameji_mj

    It is the future now.

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • SteveGeek

    Power on the highway...Data in my head...Surfing on the network....Part of me is dead = Fantastic

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Athena920

    The chorus gives me chills every time...

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TabooEv

    Magical..

    6 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    No shouts this year... What

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Scantily

    Deep stuff! Wilson is the man!

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • integraleric

    PT's "Signify" is prime Porc, indeed. Easily my favorite PT album.

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • integraleric

    This is the coolest song ever. One of my ultimate favorites. Ethereal, dreamy, beautiful.

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • johnnyroenyc

    If you have a computer or cell phone it has already began ! ha ha { : - ) -

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • heman159

    One of the best of this album...

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Darkerius88

    Is a good song!

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • vacantwinterday

    Dehumanization through technology. It has already come true...

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • MattVT_AK

    "This will be the future..." Pretty prophetic 13 years ago.

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • kattunlover69

    lol chemical i get it....steve saw it coming a long time ago.

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • chemicalmachine

    Kind of surprising to hear this lyrical theme in a fairly old song...

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • PrinceDaniel07

    The lyrics are kind of similar to the attitude that caused Steven Wilson to choose the subject for Fear of a Blank Planet.

    18 May 2009 Reply
  • Powerslide14

    lol there's a girl talking in french in the background near the end. Good song

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • FanOfPT

    He sure is unique :D !!! And talented for sure... So many good songs, even from old PT albums :D What surprises me is how they keep on getting better! Steven starting out more or less in his own studio doing his own projects has really crossed the threshold! There is no limit to their sound :D

    11 Jan 2009 Reply
  • progflower

    Steven is unique!

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
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