"The Fantasy" as written by and Jared Leto....
With the lights out it's a little less dangerous
Even with a stranger, never gets painless
Don't be afraid (afraid, afraid)

Every time I think I'm gonna change it
(Think I'm gonna change it, think I'm gonna change it)
It's driving me (driving me) insane (insane)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Do you live, do you die, do you bleed
For the fantasy?
In your mind, through your eyes, do you see
It's the fantasy?

Maybe tonight we can forget about it all
It could be just like heaven
I am a machine
No longer living, just a shell of what I dreamed
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Do you live, do you die, do you bleed
For the fantasy?
In your mind, through your eyes, do you see
It's the fantasy?

Say it, say it, say that you believe
Say it, say it, to me

Do you live, do you die, do you bleed
For the fantasy?
Automatic, I imagine, I believe

(Whoever??)
Nothing you are
(Hold eyes and??)
Where you were then?

Say:
'I love you' - say it
See
Nothing you see

Do you live
Do you die
Do you bleed
For the fantasy?

Do you live, do you die, do you bleed
For the fantasy?
In your mind, through your eyes, do you see
It's the fantasy?
Automatic, I imagine, I believe
Automatic, I imagine, I believe

Say it, say it, say that you believe
(Automatic, I imagine, I believe)
Say it, say it, say it to me
(Automatic, I imagine, I believe)
Say it, say it, say that you believe
(Automatic, I imagine, I believe)
Say it, say it, say it to me
Automatic, I imagine, I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe


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  • +2
    General CommentAtheists do not beleive in god.
    dictionary.com:
    atheist- One who disbelieves or denies the existence of a God, or supreme intelligent Being.

    You may be thinking of agnostic:
    One who believes that it is impossible to know whether there is a God.
    One who is skeptical about the existence of God but does not profess true atheism.

    But, please, make sure you know about something before you argue with someone about it. You're just making yourself look like a complete moron, because obviously you have no idea what you're talking about.
    staticaddicton July 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, first of all, it's not "unfortunate" that there is a large atheist concentration here, and second of all we dont "all thing music is ever about is how there is no God." That's ridiculous. Personally, I agree with taninhawk that this song is about daydreaming and being able to retreat to a place in your own mind where your problems seem to slip away. However, as you say requiem, songs are whatever they mean to you, so kitsune, you are not a "f***ing moron"
    AshleaPRon January 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis could be about a whole number of things...people tend to create fantasies about all sorts of stuff. Maybe this song isn't about any fantasy in particular. Probably my favorite 30 Seconds to Mars song...by the way, anyone notice "With the light out it's a little less dangerous" in the beginning of the song is the same line from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"? Maybe Jared Leto is a fan or something.
    .Three.Lefts.on May 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts sad that religon has become a "Fad"...but moving on to the song...I see a combined meaning...like " the fantasy" can be diffrent for anyone. Such as god for some people...or the fantasy of being beautilfull in todays image. I think it can be manny diffrent things for anyone person...but what Jared had in mind....as in what is his Fantasy whos knows...only him...
    PsycoSmartAlecon June 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUm...could you please explain to me the difference.
    Because, not accepting you if you don't beleive in God means you do not accept Atheism.
    And, please don't call me a fuckin moron. Grow up.
    staticaddicton July 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHm. I guess I'm bad at this whole meaning thing, because it sounded like the fantasy was a dream (not like a night or day dream). Maybe like, a dream of something you want to be. A dream, like, a band?

    "Do you live, do you die, do you bleed, for the fantasy?" To me this was like, what would you sacrifice for the fantasy.

    But I'm usually wrong. :)

    I agree with all of the ideas here, though. They make more sense than mine.
    rushtapeon August 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay i seriously think this song is hey i have an awesome china i should hit it so every1 can masterbate!!!!!! and im thinkin it might be about marijuana or drugs. im not saying that to be an ass either. it really sounds like it to me like fantasy dude u have one just about every time u smoke pot. not saying from experience but i have a few friends that have and ive heard stories. actually the day before yesterday this kid was high in spanish he like tried to share a desk with me and screamed SCOOT OVER THIS IS A KING SIZE MATRESS THERES ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but yea i also know alot of people who live breathe and bleed for drugs. like the spanish matress kid is a friggen junkie no joke. and "t never goes painless"yea drugs are a pian in the ass they are usually hard to quit every time. "i think im gonna change it" u sometimes want to stop but with addiction its always hard to " maybe tonight we can forget about it all It could be just like heaven I am a machine No longer living Just a shell of what I dream" ok that sounds like a party possibly going to get high gonna forget it and get so high im gonna feel like im in heaven. yea thats what i think it means. and dont judge me im just saying what i think i let you and didnt judge you do the same for me and everyone else on here please. arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics even if u win you're still retarded!
    baconlover_02on October 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIve just listened to an mp3 audio conference from Eckhart Tolle telling about mind and craziness of this world coming from fantasy we create in our mind about a better future that sometimes led us collectively to make anything to reach this fantasy including killing people treated like enemies (but in fact very like us "human"). After the I finished listening to this conference in my bed, Winamp switched to the next song on top of the list (The fantasy), and lol, I never thought that 30 seconds to Mars was trying to make us understand about the same thing. Now I think I understand what this song is about. If you want explanation, search for Eckhart Tolle in library or where ever you want, try it on isohunt.com if you feel too lazy to pay for it. Whatever, nice song !! I'm rediscovering 30 seconds to Mars haha !
    Kosakon November 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about the falseness of religeon, especually nowadays.
    Kitsune_Tokkanon August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song has to do with dreams. day dreams spicifically. How someone may lay in bed at night and carry themself off to a dream land were all their problems are gon, and how it can be so much better than your life that alll you can do through the day is impationtly wait for nightime to day dream again.

    But i may be wrong
    taninhawkon October 21, 2005   Link

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