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 Alternative rock
Length 3:41
Label Lava, Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau, 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 Canadian rock 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 second 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). 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 48 million views as of November 2016.

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]

All tracks written by Simple Plan and Arnold Lanni, except where noted.

iTunes single 1[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Your Love Is a Lie" (Single edit) 3:39
2. "Your Love Is a Lie" (Live in Germany) 4:03
iTunes single 2[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Your Love Is a Lie" 3:41
2. "Your Love Is a Lie" (Music video) 3:44
European CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Your Love Is a Lie" (Single edit)  
European CD single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Your Love Is a Lie" (Explicit version)   3:43
2. "Time to Say Goodbye" (Live in Germany) Simple Plan 3:07
Australian CD single[6] and iTunes EP[7]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Your Love Is a Lie" (Explicit album version)   3:42
2. "Time to Say Goodbye" (Live in Germany) Simple Plan 3:10
3. "Your Love Is a Lie" (Live in New York City)   3:46
Total length: 10:36


Chart (2008) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 33
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9] 52
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[11] 10
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 16
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[13] 35
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 37
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 88
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 63
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[18] 3
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[19] 30


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