The Outsider (song)

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"The Outsider"
Single by A Perfect Circle
from the album Thirteenth Step
Released 2003
Genre Alternative rock, alternative metal
Length 4:06
Writer(s) Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel
Producer(s) Billy Howerdel
Maynard James Keenan (Executive)
A Perfect Circle singles chronology
"Weak and Powerless"
(2003)
"The Outsider"
(2003)
"Blue"
(2004)

The song "The Outsider" is from A Perfect Circle's second album, Thirteenth Step. It uses a mix of 4/4 and 6/8 time signatures. Two remixes of "The Outsider" were made for aMOTION. James Iha made the "Frosted Yogurt mix", which uses a much more toned-down, quiet, synthesized sound than the original.[1] While Danny Lohner's "Apocalypse Mix" is a darker, heavier version that starts as an ambient doomscape and ends in a way that resembles a music-playback program crashing. The latter version was included in the soundtrack to the movie Resident Evil: Apocalypse under the title "Resident Renholder Mix" and also in the Prison Break soundtrack under the title "Apocalypse mix". The "Resident Renholder Mix" of the song was featured in the premiere trailer for Resident Evil: Afterlife.[2] It is also featured in the film during the Alice vs. Albert Wesker battle and the ending credits. Additionally, the song is in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock [3] and the trailer for the movie Safe.[4]

The lyrics to "The Outsider" appear to be a monologue (or a dialogue) from a witness to a potentially self-destructive or suicidal individual.

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