30 Seconds To Mars: A Beautiful Lie Meaning
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Song Released: 2007
A Beautiful Lie Lyrics
And think about your life
Do you want to be different?
Try to let go of the truth
The battles of your youth
'Cause this is just a game
It's a beautiful lie
It's the perfect denial
Such a beautiful lie to...
anonymous Apr 25th, 2009 4:44pm report
I think this song is based off of all America, or the world in general, and how we choose to ignore what is really going on around us. Like how we continue to ignore how we're really screwing up this world and how we're all being lied to...and we all just believe it cause we don't want to see what is really in front of us. We're all just too ignorant and stupid and shallow and scared to really see. Or at least the government is...
anonymous Mar 12th, 2009 3:20pm report
I read an article where jared said he wrote this song as he was in south africa and saw the bad living conditions of the poor people in the slums or suburbs in contrast to the life that rich people in the big cities are living. Beautiful lie means, that there's only a beautiful facade...and a synonym for facade is face...hide behind an empty face...that means that they want only to pretend a nice appearance for the tourists and in reallity thousands of people are dying because they've got nothing to eat...
anonymous Dec 30th, 2006 12:19am report
I interpret the song along the lines as (above). It about surronding ones self with some sort of facade or 'lie' and is about your manageing to convince you and those around you that the life you are living is 'perfect' and 'beautiful' when really you are in complete denial about the fact that you are truly unhappy.
anonymous Mar 14th, 2020 3:46am report
I think it's about someone's self conciousness not allowing them to break free from the lies they tell themsleves in order to fulfill a false life that doesn't serve them but serves others. It causes them them grief and desperation for acceptance when they truly don't accept themselves. Thus making the acceptence a beautiful lie which results in full cirlce facade.
anonymous Oct 26th, 2019 10:53pm report
The name of the song says it all.
anonymous Feb 8th, 2019 2:45am report
I believe one word describes the lyrics best, "narcissism". They lie to convince the world their delusions. They also believe itd a game fits the narcissistic pepple I've met or known.
anonymous May 23rd, 2016 5:37pm report
Two words: Cameron Diaz.
anonymous Mar 24th, 2016 3:13pm report
This song is about life itself being a beautiful lie that we all live. We fool ourselves into believing in death. Life is a game we play. It's an illusion, a dream state and when we awaken we realize we had been lying to ourselves the entire time about who we really are. It's quite a beautiful lie indeed...
anonymous Feb 6th, 2015 2:35am report
This song is easily about how life is a game and a lie because we are creating a life inside of another life. This is all just a dream, death is an illusion, and when you awaken you will realize you've really been dead.
anonymous May 1st, 2012 5:32pm report
ok u don't know what inspires him or what was in his mind but this is somewhat logical. life was terrible nothing was working he starts to imagine his life as something better he ;ets go of everything no bounderies in his "day dream" or "lie" what ever you want to call it but he overdoes it and things go wrong. well all u have to do is ask jared wtf he meant
anonymous Dec 27th, 2011 12:26pm report
Its not about global warming...lol
anonymous Aug 19th, 2011 8:52am report
I think it's about people trying to hide themselves from the truth that the Earth is dying (The part where it goes "end of the world"), and that people know that the Humans are destroying the Earth but they don't want to accept it so they lie to themselves that everything's okay (A beautiful lie)
anonymous Aug 7th, 2011 8:16pm report
The song is about the climate change we are all going through. This is proven in many interviews, with Jared and/or the band.
anonymous Aug 7th, 2011 8:44am report
i think that the meaning of the song is that ppl are convincing them selves that whats happinig to the world or the events that ppl are facing every day is just a game and a lie and its talking about the problem of global warming that leids to the end of the world
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anonymous May 18th, 2011 5:04am report
Global warming is a lie. It distracts people from what's really going on and what's really important. It gives people "something" to worry about. When I was a kid,they talked about a possible "ice age" coming. Now it's "global warming".
anonymous May 15th, 2011 5:44am report
I would say it is about managing some sort of self image in which one includes lies to cover up imperfections. These lies are believed in and slowly become who the person is. He also refers to these lies to be "just a game". Showing that you can choose to be whoever you want to be as long as you believe in your lies. Also, refering to the lies as beautiful shows how perfect these lies are to believe.
anonymous Feb 25th, 2011 2:29am report
It's a good song, I think it's about the beautiful things we trade for real fufulment. The real happeness is not in killing but giving, and people have lost touch with what is good and meaningful. Actions people have never even felt or even tried. We've traded our souls for cars ,houses, luxuries and beautiful things in a vain attempt to satisfy a need ,a hollowness that can't be quenched with things. We can identify only if we suffer if were hungry, then comes understanding.
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