The Kill (Bury Me)

Album: A Beautiful Lie (2005)
Charted: 28 65


  • Frontman Jared Leto: "'The Kill' is a song that a lot of people could hear and think was about a relationship with someone else, but it's really about a relationship with yourself. It's about confronting your fear and confronting the truth about who you are."
  • This reached #3 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart spending 52 weeks on the list, the longest-running hit in the chart's history. The previous record holder had been Crossfade's hit "Cold," which spent 46 weeks on the Modern Rock Tracks chart between 2004-05.
  • "The Kill (Bury Me)" was awarded Kerrang! Magazine's fan-voted 2007 Single of the Year.
  • The music promo, which is loosely based on the movie The Shining, was directed by frontman Jared Leto, under the alias Bartholomew Cubbins. It won many awards including the MTV2 Award for Best Video at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, Rock Video Of The Year and Video Of The Year at the 2007 Australian MTV Awards and The Rock Out! Award at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards.
  • Jared Leto has introduced this by saying: "This is a song called 'The Kill.' But don't be scared, it's a nice song. About losing your mind." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Manu - Natick, MA
  • The song is in the 3/4 time signature. "It's in waltz timing, which is exciting," said Leto. "We were able to do something classic, and that tied some elements together."
  • In the music video, Jared is seen using a typewriter. After "ONE WEEK LATER" appears on the screen, the typewriter is seen again with a few papers. All the papers have "This is who I really am," a major line of the song, typed repeatedly across the page. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Derek - Washington, D.C.

Comments: 15

  • Bert from New York, NyJared Leto described the meaning of the song as, "It's really about a relationship with yourself. It's about confronting your fear and confronting the truth about who you are." He has also said it is about "confrontation as a crossroads" — coming face-to-face with who you really are. -Directly from Wikipedia
  • Haley from Mt Airy, NcThis song is the very first song i heard by 30stm they are awesome
  • Gemma from Ipswich, United Kingdom@Regina, Hazel Park, MI

    No, the video you're thinking of is for the song A Beautiful Lie.
  • Caitlyn from Royersford, PaI know a lot of people dont really like 30stm, but one listen of this KICK ASS song will surely shut all the haters up
  • Corey from Richmond, VaThis is there only good song other then that they are really bad.
  • Mike from Humble, TxObviously, Michael from Morris County NJ (that pretty much explains it) has no clue what he's talking about. This is 30's best song, by far. The video, however, is pretty lame. And Jared himself looks like an overly sensitive emo wimp, but the dude can wail. I think the song is about trying to change for someone that you love, only for them to toss you aside anyway. The lyrics themselves are poetry on the level of Chevelle and co.
  • Michael from Morris County, Njjared leto should stick to acting. his musical career is awful
  • Suelin from San Fransisco, CaI LOVE 30STM!!! the band is just pure legend,but not many people like them. This song represents finding themselves.
  • Kasia from London, --The video for 'The Kill' is based on a film called 'The Shining', it is an amazing, scary film about a man which moves to a hotel and starts losing his mind and wanting to kill his family. The main man (which is Jared in the video) starts seeing ghosts and all the members of 30STM play different parts of the film. Like Tomo is supposedly the mum at the end where she walks by and starts seeing the ghosts aswell, also Shannon is playing the bit where the man goes into the room he isnt supposed to and starts kissing the women who turns out to be old and dead. jared is playing the man losing his mind and saying he is chosing who he really is. Matt was being the main man when he was seeing a ghost who was the barman, at the end they go back in time to a ball. It is a complicated film and crystal that is a really nice guess but unfortunately it isn't right, you should see the film to understand it as it is quite hard to follow.
  • Poke from Milwaukee, Wiya'll missed an important part of the video, towards the end of when it cuts to all the crowd scenes you see that EVERYONE has a double

    so the song's a commentary on the two sided or two-faced nature of people, how we create a fake persona over our actual selves
  • Bob from Dumbsville, BelarusThis song is 30 Seconds' best. I love the way it sounds, the vocals, the drums, and especially the music video. FYI: 6277 is the number of the room that the band is told to stay out of. These numbers spell MARS on a phone keypad. 6277 also makes an appearance on the video for "From Yesterday." The music video is cool and creepy. They go into 6277 and they see themselves. WHOA! Jared Leto's vocals (or more like screams) are amazing and so is his brother Shannon's drumming skills. At the end of the song, you can hear someone whispering "Bury me, bury me." 30 Seconds Rocks!
  • Regina from Hazel Park, Mii have seen an alternate version of this video, filmed in Antarctica. I was done long after the "shining" type video, and at the end gives some facts about global warming and the effects it's having on the arctic shelf.
  • Patty from Alamo, Txi think this song is cool...i think its about seeing two sides of the band least thats wat i think...but then it might be about losing your mind....
  • Brian from Okarche, OkThis song reaaly rocks and the music video is cool!!
  • Crystal from Gardendale, AlIf you watch the video, then you'll see two sides of each of the band members. I think this represents the 'casual' and the 'professional' sides of each of them. SOmeone, maybe Jared's girlfriend or someone I dunno, is trying to make him someone he's not, and everytime that he changes for her, she finds something else wrong with him.
    When, at the end, the doormen usher the band in and everyone stops what they're doing and stares at the band, I think that represents how much they're watched. Like how much the fans just...obsess over them. That's just my opinion anyway.
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