Stranger In A Strange Land

Album: This Is War (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Singer/guitarist Jared Leto (From Musicradar.com): "That's the left side of my brain, me in the darkest corner of my soul. It's a pretty sexual song as well, which is an area I don't normally delve into. When you want to tell a story, you want to explore all the avenues and angles. I felt I needed to reveal more of myself. It wasn't hard, but it might be surprising for some people. It's an electronic song, and we built all the sounds up from scratch; we didn't use anything pre-programmed. I think it's pretty unique."
  • On this industrial-goth number Leto sings: "Enemy of mine, I'll f--k you like the devil, violent inside." Kerrang magazine November 28, 2009 asked the singer what inspired such a dark lyric. He replied: "Well. You could take that line either figuratively or literally, it's 'I'll f--k you you like the devil.' I don't want to sing the same songs forever. We're not a pop band, we're not a band that writes sunny, cheery, three minute love songs, we are who we are and the time for apologizing for that is over."

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