The Fiction We Live

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The Fiction We Live
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Studio album by From Autumn to Ashes
Released September 9, 2003
Recorded 2003 at Plumper Mountain Sound in Gibsons, British Columbia and Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver
Genre Post-hardcore, emo, screamo, metalcore
Length 40:01
Label Vagrant
Producer GGGarth
From Autumn to Ashes chronology
Too Bad You're Beautiful
(2001)Too Bad You're Beautiful2001
The Fiction We Live
Abandon Your Friends
(2005)Abandon Your Friends2005
Singles from The Fiction We Live
  1. "Miligram Smile"
    Released: 2003
  2. "The After Dinner Payback"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Lilacs & Lolita"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Absolute Punk (83%) [1]
Sputnik Music 4/5 stars [2]

The Fiction We Live is the second studio album By the American post-hardcore band From Autumn to Ashes. It was produced by Garth Richardson and released September 9, 2003, through Vagrant Records. Melanie Wills of One True Thing makes a guest appearance once again, contributing to the vocals on "Autumns Monologue." This is the last album to feature Scott Gross and Mike Pilato. It peaked at number 73 on the US Billboard 200 charts.


Three music videos were produced for The Fiction We Live: "The After Dinner Payback", "Lilacs & Lolita," and "Milligram Smile." They aired on Headbangers Ball upon release.

Musical style[edit]

The album features more clean vocals than the previous album, Too Bad You're Beautiful. Four songs have no screaming vocals, "No Trivia", "Autumns Monologue", "The Fiction We Live", and "I'm the Best at Ruining My Life." "Autumns Monologue" is a re-working of "The Fiction We Live" with the collaboration of Melanie Wills.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Benjamin Perri, Francis Mark, Scott Gross, Brian Denevee, and Mike Pilato.

No. Title Length
1. "The After Dinner Payback" 2:51
2. "Lilacs & Lolita" 2:42
3. "No Trivia" 4:08
4. "Milligram Smile" 3:35
5. "The Second Wrong Makes You Feel Right" 4:58
6. "Every Reason To" 2:53
7. "Autumns Monologue" 4:33
8. "Alive Out of Habit" 4:57
9. "All I Taste Today Is What's Her Name" 3:37
10. "The Fiction We Live" 1:18
11. "I'm the Best at Ruining My Life" 4:23
Total length: 40:01