"Stranger In a Strange Land" as written by and Jared Leto....
Enemy of mine
I'll fuck you like the devil
Violent inside
Beautiful and evil
I'm a ghost
You're an angel
We're one and the same
Just remains of an age

Lost in the daydream
What do you see
If you're looking for Jesus
Then get on your knees

Enemy of mine
I'm just a stranger in a strange land
Running out of time
We better go go go

Angel or a demon
I gave up my soul
I'm guilty of treason
I've obandoned control

Tonight

The end is coming
Everybody run
Now we're gonna live forever
Gonna live forever
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight

Angels coming
Everybody run
Everybody run
You wanna live forever tonight
Gonna live forever
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight

Angel or demon
Everybody run
Everybody run
You wanna live forever tonight
Gonna live forever
Tonight

Lost in the daydream
What do you see
If you're looking for Jesus
Then get on your knees

Angel or demon
I gave up my soul
I'm guilty of treason
I've obandoned control

Your soul


Lyrics submitted by EternalTearsOfSorrow, edited by KeroseneFire, gintarees

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  • +10
    My InterpretationI think the title either refers to the book Stranger In A Strange Land or to the Book of Exodus (from which the sci fi book took its title).I don't take the song to be literally about God or Jesus, but that those are analogies. I think the song speaks of salvation and finding "righteousness" so to speak and the extremes of goodness and evil which people are capable of. The whole album has a disapproving tone of society and humanity and how we choose to conduct ourselves and destroy ourselves from the inside out. "I'm guilty of treason" probably speaks of giving into society's values and our general way of life and betraying what we know to be a better way. It also seems to be a song of death, "Angel or demon, it came for my soul" has almost an apocalyptic sound to it, stating that something is coming for us and saying "gonna live forever tonight" The song states to get on your knees if youre looking for Jesus, which probably is an analogy for "repenting" and changing our (society's) ways to live in a better fashion. Also, in the book of the same title, the main character was raised on Mars (nice reference to their name) and doesn't understand "human" things such as war and jealousy (although he himself is human but was just raised by Martians). He was "a stranger in a strange land" once he was returned to earth and hoped to change humanity into more of a Martian type society and only understood the concept of God as a being that was understood by being part of it and a unit of oneness amongst creation. The song could be alluding to the book in that sense as well.
    candykaoson December 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe whole "everybody run" is quite reminiscent of "everybody run now" on the song Oblivion, dunno if that's like a reference or not though.
    somethingelse_on December 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"I'm a ghost
    you're an angel
    one that was saved
    just remains of an age"

    i feel should be
    I'm a ghost
    you're an angel
    one in the same
    just remains of an age


    and
    angels coming
    everybody run
    everybody run

    sounds more like "the end is coming everybody run"
    canduon December 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI'm not sure if this is right, but when I was listening to the song this is what I heard:

    Enemy of mine
    Fuck you like the devil
    violent inside
    beautiful and evil
    I'm a ghost
    you're an angel
    one in the same
    just remains of an age
    KellyRMon July 21, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI also think that this song has a lot of 'sexual' meaning behind it i.e. the first stanza. Because Jared said in an interview in a number of words, that this song talked about sexuality which he claimed 'needed to be adressed'. So this song could really mean alot of things.

    This is what Jared said:

    "That’s the left side of my brain, me in the darkest corner of my soul. It’s a pretty sexual song as well, which is an area I don’t normally delve into.

    "When you want to tell a story, you want to explore all the avenues and angles. I felt I needed to reveal more of myself. It wasn’t hard, but it might be surprising for some people.

    "It’s an electronic song, and we built all the sounds up from scratch; we didn’t use anything pre-programmed. I think it’s pretty unique."
    AThingForAstronautson August 20, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionThese lyrics are from the official 30 Seconds To Mars Youtube video:
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    Enemy of mine, I'll fuck you like the devil
    Violent inside, beautiful and evil

    I'm a ghost, you're an angel
    We're one and the same
    Just remains of an age

    Lost in a daydream
    What do you see
    If you're looking for Jesus
    Then get one your knees

    Enemy of mine
    I'm just a stranger in strange land
    Running out of time
    We better go, go, gooooo

    Angel or Demon
    I gave up my soul
    I'm guilty of treason
    I've abandoned control
    Tonight.....

    The end is coming, everybody run
    Now we're gonna live forever
    Gonna live forever, tonight

    Tonight, tonight

    The end is coming, everybody run
    Now we're gonna live forever
    Gonna live forever, tonight

    Tonight, tonight

    The end is coming, everybody run
    Now we're gonna live forever
    Gonna live forever, tonight

    Tonight, tonight

    The end is coming, everybody run
    Now we're gonna live forever
    Gonna live forever, tonight

    Tonight, tonight

    The end is coming, everybody run
    Now we're gonna live forever
    Gonna live forever, tonight

    Lost in a daydream
    What do you see
    If you're looking for Jesus
    Than get on you knees

    Angel or Demon
    I gave up my soul
    I'm guilty of treason
    Abandon control

    Your soul.....



    xnataxon December 21, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIf any one of you readers were to research the occult/satanic ties with the entire entertainment industry, you wouldn't be surprised to find that most songs performed by mainstream artists are about the music industry. The term "I sold my soul to the devil," is something we all probably heard of at least once in our lifetime (especially if raised in a religious family). That term is very real in the entertainment business. Although it doesn't necessarily come in the form of satan or as an unusual spiritual vision, 'the devil' works through people.

    There is a flaw in the lyrics above. He doesn't sing "It came for my soul" - What he really sings is, "I gave up my soul".

    A lot of mainstream artists talk about selling their souls. This song is a perfect example. This song and also the song "Search and Destroy". After learning and researching a lot about symbolism in the entertainment business, I can't help but think that 30STM songs such as "A Beautiful Lie" and "The Kill" are also reference to the entertainment industry.

    Now here's my interpretation for this song :

    I think the writer is putting himself in the position of an extraterrestrial or a being with higher (and maybe darker) human intentions. Maybe it's just a human who has a higher rank genetically or spiritually. The first verse of the song is what gives me this idea. Because species tend to favor their own species against others. So if one is to fuck their enemy, they must have a different standard or rank compared to them. But after this verse the story to this song is just a message to anyone listening.

    To me the message is a warning to us (the fans or listeners) that there is more to life then society's illusion. People live thinking that there is a God and a Satan while other people go around believing there is not. I think 30STM are pushing a certain religious agenda. I haven't done much research about it, but it is obviously there. Everyone needs to do their own research, and stop being misled by the people/ celebrities who inspire them. Because mainstream celebrities work as one-way messengers from the people behind the scenes to the mass. It's like a puppet show.
    velcapon November 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDefinitely one of the more interesting sets of lyrics off the new album.

    They remind me of a lot of stuff on the first record.
    sandwichbunzzzon December 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit looks like the 'armaggedon day' in the vision of a religious guy
    and he is praying to go away without suffering or just quietly watching everybody running away to protect themselfs, but he don't need to be protected so he is just watching all the chaos
    marinabellinion December 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm pretty sure it's "I'm out of control" not "A vaticans son"
    hawkthewalkon December 16, 2009   Link

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