Lying from You

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"Lying From You"
Promotional single by Linkin Park from the album Meteora
Released March 16, 2004
Format Compact Disc
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Nu metal, rap metal
Length 2:55
Label Warner Bros.
Writer Linkin Park
Producer Don Gilmore, Linkin Park
Meteora track listing
Music video
"Lying From You (Live in Texas)" on YouTube

"Lying from You" is a song by American rock band Linkin Park, released on March 16, 2004. It was released as an airplay-only single from their second album, Meteora, which was released at March 25, 2003.

Song information[edit]

The song opens up with a viola-influenced keyboard sample that leads into it being looped throughout certain verses. It also contains a sample of a car burning out. The song was one of seven Linkin Park songs used in the collaboration between the band and rapper Jay-Z ("Dirt off Your Shoulder/Lying from You") on the mash-up album Collision Course released in November 2004. It has also been sampled, rather less glamorously, by the British comedian Bill Bailey during his "coffee shop emo" routine.

In live shows of 2008, "Lying from You" used a new intro, removing all samples from the intro and first half of the first verse.

Interview with Mike Shinoda, March 2003 ShoutWeb:

That song will be impossible for any cover bands to play! Chester just sings too damned hard. I think it's great. I think he did some great stuff on that song. We all are really proud of that song. It's another song with a great keyboard thing that we made, this kind of sample sound at the beginning. It's going to be a really fun song to play live. I could say the same thing for the song that comes after that.

Lying from You is about pushing someone away. The title means, making up lies to make another person angry so that they don't want to be around you; which is something that some people do subconsciously in relationships. That's not what my part of the song is about but I know that in a broader sense, when people start feeling negative feelings toward somebody else, just naturally they start doing things to make that person not want to be around them. It's a subliminal reaction. That works with friends. That works with relationships - either way, people do that.

—Mike Shinoda

Music video[edit]

Although there is no official music video for the song, live footage of the song from Linkin Park's live album Live in Texas has been used for the music video. The live version of the song was used in internet versions of the video. This live video is available on iTunes, along with "Points of Authority". A video featuring clips from the album's fourth single, From the Inside's music video can be seen on YouTube.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Promo CD-R
No. Title Length
1. "Lying from You"   2:55

Chart performance[edit]

"Lying from You" was released as an airplay-only single from the album. It was released only in the United States in 2004, and in Canada as a live music video with footage from Live in Texas. For being an airplay-only single, it still managed to reach #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, giving the band their fourth consecutive #1 from the Meteora album.[2] It came close to also achieving that feat on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, where it spent five weeks at #2.[2]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 58[2]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 56[3]
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
Preceded by
"Cold Hard Bitch" by Jet
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
May 29, 2004
Succeeded by
"Ch-Check It Out" by Beastie Boys

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lying From You (Live in Texas) on Youtube".  from the Warner Bros Records YouTube channel.
  2. ^ a b c Linkin Park. "Linkin Park - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  3. ^ Billboard. "Lying from You - Linkin Park". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 

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