The Outsider (4:06)

Cover of Thirteenth Step

From Thirteenth Step and 14 other releases

The Outsider is a song from A Perfect Circle’s second album, Thirteenth Step. It uses a mix of 6/8 and 4/4 time signatures.

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”, on the other hand, takes the opposite direction, making 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 was also included on the Prison Break soundtrack under 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 itself, during the Alice vs. Albert Wesker battle and the ending credits. The song is also featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. It was featured in the trailer to the movie Safe.

The lyrics to “The Outsider” are a monologue (or a dialogue) from a witness to a seemingly self-destructive or suicidal individual.

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