The Outsider (song)
|Single by A Perfect Circle|
|from the album Thirteenth Step|
|Released||March 5, 2004|
|Genre||Alternative rock, alternative metal|
|Songwriter(s)||Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel|
Maynard James Keenan (Executive)
|A Perfect Circle singles chronology|
"The Outsider" is a song from A Perfect Circle's second album, Thirteenth Step. It uses a 6/8 and 4/4 time signature. 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. 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. 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  and the trailer for the movie Safe.
The lyrics to "The Outsider" appear to be a monologue (or a dialogue) from a witness to a potentially self-destructive or suicidal individual.
At the Hollywood Bowl concert on May 7, 2017, Maynard clarified that the lyrics are of someone judging another person in recovery.
- "The Outsider (Frosted Yogurt Mix)". WhoSampled. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Johnny Loftus. "Resident Evil: Apocalypse [Original Soundtrack]". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Arthur Gies and Craig Harris (11 September 2010). "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Preview". IGN. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- SAFE Trailer 2012 Jason Statham - Official [HD]. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2016 – via YouTube.