"Lie" as written by Alex Parks, Alan Branch and John Charles Reynolds....
I'm living a lie
And it's not the best thing for me
But anyone and everyone is gonna hear another story
I'm building a house
Of murderous intention
To keep it all from coming down
I've gotta focus my attention
'cause confidence is key
When violating trust
I'm making sure that i believe
I'm doing what i must
Which is attempting to kill
The little boy inside
But as hard as i try...
The child will not die.

Now I'm burning alive, just like you

I'm irrelevant
And I'm living down in the shit
I follow these pigs around
But i never get used to it
'cause they keep building and building
Their feculent franchise
I wish i could see this filth
Through someone else's eyes
'cause ignorance was bliss
But now i must adjust
These animals, they operate
On jealousy and lust
I'm taking back what was lost
And i will not be denied
I'm crawling my way to the surface outside

Now I'm burning alive, just like you


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    General CommentI'm not sure what the first part means but i'm fairly confident that in the second verse he's talking about how everybody in society just follows one another and they don't really think for themselves, "I follow these pigs around." He wants to get away from that, "I'm crawling my way to the surface outside."
    skull_faceon May 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat does he mean by "now I'm burning alive just like you"? He's suffering from his personal behavior like they are?
    Orange Morendoon July 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm a cabbie and drive the night shift in the ghettos. This song really speaks to me about what I do for a living these days....ugh, I need a vacation.
    redneck4570on July 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the whole hollywood thing.

    "I'm living a lie
    And it's not the best thing for me
    But anyone and everyone is gonna hear another
    story"

    I think the first part is about how he is creating a lie to the rest of the world. Just how some other celeberties did.

    "I'm building a house
    Of murderous intention
    To keep it all from coming down
    I've gotta focus my attention
    'cause confidence is key"

    Now hes making a house to try to hide the truth from everyone and make everyone believe that the other story he told is true and to do it he must keep confidence or it will all fall apart.

    "When violating trust
    I'm making sure that i believe
    I'm doing what i must
    Which is attempting to kill
    The little boy inside
    But as hard as i try...
    The child will not die."

    Now he is trying to convince himself that this is who he really is. But is having trouble and that the little boy knows its not true and is trying to free him from his lies.

    Fuck if i know if its right but i figured wtf no one else commented on the first part... so ... : )
    OnlyAMython August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Which is attempting to kill
    The little boy inside
    But as hard as i try...
    The child will not die."


    Explain this then please? :]
    Vickievixenon April 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw an interview with wes and he said that his lyrics are wrote in a way as so YOU can relate to them. Of coarse he has his own meaning but this song can portray so many meanings that it is hard to tell which is the definite one.

    For Borlands meaning I think it is the time he spent with Limp Bizkit.......
    ghjkdtyertycxvbon October 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah as it is said before this song is about not being independent. This reallly spoke to me last year because i followed a group of so called "friends" around and it seemed to me that they did act like pigs and i never felt like i fit in. Now however i am independent and although at first i didnt have any real friends i found that finding friends that are actually *real* are far more satifying
    darkessenceon October 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"now im burning alive just like you" means that he is going to hell just like the rest of you
    xXSLIPKNOT66xXon July 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHumanity is horrible.

    at least that's the main idea I get from this.

    "these animals, they operate
    on jealousy and lust"





    ...He reminds me a bit of Marilyn Manson.
    YourEuphoriaon April 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about hollywood. How they lie and how they act on jelaousy and lust.

    I'm living a lie
    And it's not the best thing for me
    miserablefon May 31, 2007   Link

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