Change (In the House of Flies)

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"Change (In the House of Flies)"
Single by Deftones
from the album White Pony
B-side "Crenshaw"
"No Ordinary Love"
Released May 20, 2000
Format CD single, maxi CD
Recorded 1999
Genre Alternative metal, alternative rock[1]
Length 5:05 (full version)
3:55 (radio edit/music video)
Label Maverick
Writer(s) Stephen Carpenter, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham, Chino Moreno
Producer(s) Terry Date
Deftones singles chronology
"Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
"Change (In the House of Flies)"
"Back to School (Mini Maggit)"

"Change (In the House of Flies)", often referred to as "Change", is a song by the American alternative metal band Deftones, released as the first single from their third album, White Pony, in June 2000. It remains their most commercially successful single to date, peaking at No. 3 in Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, No. 9 in the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart[2] and No. 53 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] The song was featured on the Muchmusic compilation album Big Shiny Tunes 5. The song has been described as alternative rock.[1]

Music video[edit]

Lead singer Chino Moreno appearing in the music video for "Change (In the House of Flies)".

The music video, directed by Liz Friedlander,[4] features the band playing at a party. The people attending have apathetic looks and wear animal masks. The video was shot from May 30–31, 2000 at a Hollywood, California estate.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Change (In the House of Flies)"   Deftones 4:58
2. "Crenshaw"   Deftones 4:49
3. "No Ordinary Love" (Sade cover) Sade Adu and Stuart Matthewman 5:32

Other versions[edit]

  • An acoustic version appeared on the MTV The Return of the Rock, Vol. 2 compilation, and was also included on the band's B-Sides & Rarities album.


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