The music video, directed by the Hughes Brothers, portrays a boy watching subliminal messages on TV while flipping channels between shows (which consist of real-world events) and the band playing in the TV against a static backdrop. In the end, Davis takes the boy into the TV. The video for "Here to Stay" also marks the first video appearance of Davis's unique microphone stand designed by H. R. Giger. There is also a "clean" version of the music video which shows the boy being taken into the TV at the beginning. This version omitted the explicit words and all of the real-event videos. The point of view is "inside" the TV instead of outside it. This version is the one shown at Sony BMG's official YouTube channel.
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The song won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. See more