Your Love Is a Lie

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"Your Love Is A Lie"
Single by Simple Plan
from the album Simple Plan
Released February 28, 2008
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock
Length 3:41
Label Lava / Atlantic
Writer(s) Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau, David Desrosiers, Jeff Stinco, Sébastien Lefebvre, Arnold Lanni[1]
Producer(s) Danja, Dave Fortman
Simple Plan singles chronology
"When I'm Gone"
"Your Love Is a Lie"
"Save You"

"Your Love Is A Lie" is the second single by pop punk band Simple Plan from their self-titled third studio album.


The song exists in two versions. One is found on the explicit editions, in which lead singer Pierre Bouvier sings the word fucks in the second verse (and do you think about me when he fucks you). In the music video and for radio play, the word is omitted and sometimes replaced with touches (and do you think about me when he touches you). This is the third song in which Simple Plan uses fuck, after the demo version of "I'm Just a Kid" (changed to hell in the final studio version, though they still use fuck in live performances), and their cover of Cheap Trick's "Surrender" (fucking). The verses' chord progressions are similar to Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and Oasis' "Wonderwall".[2]

Music video[edit]

The band flew to Los Angeles to shoot the music video. It was shot on March 6. The video was directed/produced by Wayne Isham.

The video is a straightforward representation of the song. It intersperses shots of the band playing (later in the video, amid wind-blown blossoms) with shots of Pierre Bouvier's girlfriend, meeting (and having sex) with another man, while Bouvier, betrayed by the woman, waits in agony in his apartment. His apartment has a view of the man's apartment, with a clear view of a bedroom's window, where he sees them have sex.

After two weeks, the video had 1,000,000 views on YouTube.[3] It currently has over 36 million views as of December 2013.

Live performances[edit]

The song was used on the MTV show The Hills. It was performed at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Track listing[edit]

Australian CD single

  1. "Your Love Is a Lie" (Explicit Album Version) - 3:41
  2. "Time to Say Goodbye" (Live in Germany) - 4:03
  3. "Your Love Is a Lie" (Live in New York City)[4] - 3:47


Chart (2008) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 33
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 52
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 10
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 16
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[10] 35
Germany (Media Control Charts)[11] 37
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 88
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 63
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[15] 3
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 30


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