30 Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie
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Release date: 30 August 2005
Yet another actor-turned rocker. Yawn)
Maybe he’s getting into character for his forthcoming role as John Lennon’s killer, Mark Chapman, in new biopic Chapter 27. Whatever, on his band’s second album, Jared Leto is, like, seriously pissed off. And what do 35-year-old Hollywood actors do when they’re pissed off? Why, don a beanie hat, perfect their most tortured emo whine (sample lyric: “What if I fell to the...
- Feb 23, 2007
Tracklisting click track to read more
- A Beautiful Lie
- The Kill
- Was It A Dream?
- The Fantasy
- From Yesterday
- The Story
- A Modern Myth
- Battle of One
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30 Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie: Wikipedia Album Entry
A Beautiful Lie is the second studio album by American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. The album was released on August 30, 2005 through Virgin Records and was produced by Josh Abraham. The album produced four singles, "Attack", "The Kill (Bury Me)", "From Yesterday", and "A Beautiful Lie"; three of the four songs managed to chart within the top thirty on the U.S. Modern Rock chart, with "The Kill" and "From Yesterday" both entering the top ten. It has also gone Platinum, shipping over 1 million copies. Also Going on to be Gold certified in Canada (50,000 copies) by March 2007.
A Beautiful Lie is different from the band's self-titled debut album, both musically and lyrically. Whereas the eponymous concept album's lyrics focus on human struggle and astronomical themes, and the music was heavily atmospheric, the lyrics of A Beautiful Lie are "personal and less cerebral", and the music takes on a youthful, more post-hardcore approach by introducing occasional intense screaming vocals and deemphasizing synth background effects.
A Beautiful Lie was recorded on four different continents in five different countries over a three-year period to accommodate vocalist/guitarist Jared Leto's acting career. The album's title track, as well as three other songs, were composed in Cape Town, South Africa, where Leto was later met by his bandmates to work on the tracks. It was during this time that Leto conceived the album's title. Prior to this, the album was tentatively to be released under the title The Battle of One. The album was leaked onto peer-to-peer file sharing networks almost five months before its scheduled release; however the version of the album that leaked happened to be unmastered. Because of this, the band was forced to set the release date of the album back.
To promote A Beautiful Lie, 30 Seconds to Mars included the songs "Battle of One" and "Hunter" (originally performed by Björk) as bonus tracks. To further promote the album, the band included "golden passes" with three of the special versions of the album that entitled the buyer free entrance and backstage access to any 30 Seconds to Mars show for the rest of their formation.
The album was re-released with new artwork as A Beautiful Lie - Deluxe Edition on November 21, 2006. The set contained one bonus track — a re-recording of the "The Kill (Bury Me)", entitled "The Kill (Rebirth)". Also included was a DVD featuring the VMA-nominated video for "The Kill", making of "The Kill" video, live performances and MTV2 moments involving the band.
Before production of the Deluxe Edition, the band requested that the members of the "Echelon" send in their names so that they could be thanked for their support over the years. As a result, the inside cover(s) of the Deluxe Edition contain a large list of printed fan names. In addition to this, the front cover contains a holographic image consisting of the Mithra (phoenix) and the Trinity (skulls).
The album was re-released yet again in 2007, following extensive touring throughout Europe, in an attempt to expose themselves to a larger audience. The re-release is essentially the same as the original release, although includes different artwork. The album was re-released in Ireland again in November 2007. The version contains the new version of "The Kill" and a second bonus track, an acoustic version of "A Beautiful Lie" recorded live on a radio session.
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I won't suffer, be broken, get tired, or wasted
Surrender to nothing, I'll give up what I
Started and stop this, from end to beginning
A new day is calling, and I am finalizing
Try and stop me
Try and save me
Did we create a modern myth?
Did we imagine half of it?
Would happen in a thought from now
Save yourself, save yourself
A revolution has begun today for me inside
The ultimate defense is to pretend
Revolve around yourself just like an ordinary man
The only other option to forget
I've been thinking of everything
I used to want to be
I've been thinking of everything
Of me, of you and me
He's a stranger to some and a vision to none
He can never get enough, get enough of the one
For a fortune, he'd quit but it's hard to admit
How it ends and begins on his face is a map of the world
Until you crash, until you burn
Until you lie, until you learn
Until you see, until you believe
With the lights out, itâs a little less dangerous
Even with a stranger, never gets painless
Donât be afraid
Every time I think Iâm gonna change it
If this is where I'll hide
It was built deep inside
Yeah, I'm a selfish bastard
But at least I'm not alone
What if I wanted to break
Laugh it all off in your face
What would you do?
Lie awake in bed at night
And think about your life
Do you want to be different?
Try to let go of the truth
If travel is searching
And home what's been found
I'm not stopping