The video features the band performing the song, intercut with subliminal flashes of words that progress from "hunger" "war", "abuse", and the like to words such as "joy" "peace" "amazing", and "beautiful". Throughout the song, there are images of several people, including the band members. Each person is facing a slightly different angle, each one more clockwise than the last. By the end of the song, the people have completed one clockwise turn. Their expressions have also turned from sadness and defeat to hopeful, peaceful smiles.
The song was used in a controversial 2006 television advertisement for Trojan Condoms. The commercial was pulled shortly after a negative reaction, with many thinking that the title of the song seemed a little too tongue-in-cheek for a prophylactic ad.
NBC also used this song in a clip to promote the television show The Office. The clip followed the story of Jim and Pam, prior to the episode "The Negotiation". Steve Carell has also listed it as one of his favorite songs on iTunes.