An uncommon "story" song by the band, Hello Again is an old-fashioned first person tale of past murder and the mental anguish that follows. It debuted as one of the "Summer 2004" songs with Crazy-Easy
, Sugar Will
and was referred to as New Song #3 on the dmband.com websites. It can be assumed that the song was a late addition to the album because the promotional copies sent to Australia to promote the Spring tour there
have it added on to the end of the disc with Joyride
after the album closer, Hunger For the Great Light
. Trouble With You
was in its place in track 9 after Out of My Hands
and before Louisiana Bayou
. When the album was finally released several months later, Trouble With You
was removed from the album and added to the bonus disc, while a severely and abruptly truncated version of Hello Again took its place. The first few notes of Louisiana Bayou
were eliminated to make the segue even more disjointed.
Live, the song developed throughout the 2004 Summer Tour. Initial chord strummings, which Dave often does before songs, evolved into an intro complete with lyrics, which then evolved (most likely) into the song #27
, written before the 2007 Summer Tour. A rare mistake by Carter mid-tour led to an impromptu drum solo in the middle, which was added into all subsequent versions. After being a staple of 2004 and early 2005 shows, Hello Again has become a bit of a rarity, and took the entire 2006 Summer Tour off.