This is the lead single from The Great Escape Artist, the fourth album from American alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. The song was premiered on the Chilean radio station Radio Futuro on March 30, 2011 whilst the band were helping bring Lollapalooza to the South American country for the first time.
TV on the Radio guitarist and producer Dave Sitek played bass and handled production on the track. He replaced Duff McKagan who departed the band in September 2010.
Frontman Perry Farrell said regarding the song's meaning: "'End To The Lies' is about a composite of a--holes that I happen to know. It's about you know, you hear things on the street about yourself and you kind of hold your tongue, take your time, then you hit 'em in the face!"
The Alex Bulkley directed video was shot at Studio 905 in Hollywood, California, where the band members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Dave Sitek were filmed giving a live performance in front of a white backdrop so they could later be superimposed onto womens' bodies. "The band hails from Los Angeles, California," guitarist Dave Navarro explained about the video concept. "We come from the street and so I think that the combination of the angst in the song, and the street element, the artistic element and then of course the love of sexuality and sensuality fused together, is pretty much what this band has been about since day one."
The band collaborated on this track with the Master Musicians of Joujouka, who are Sufi trance musicians from northern Morocco. They worked with the Rolling Stones' Brian Jones in the 1960s.