The Lies of the Beautiful People Songfacts reports that the song got released the same time as People magazine's annual Most Beautiful People issue hit newsstands. This may or may not have been coincidental as the song was inspired by Sixx's contempt for the yearly poll. "It's not the people on the magazine ," Sixx explained to Billboard. "It's that can be more than just one version of beauty."
Well, this ain't no side show
This is the great unknown
This is the poison we take, yeah