Conspiracy

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"Conspiracy"
Conspiracy cover
Single by The Rentals
Album Q36
Released April 14, 2020
Recorded Alphaville Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Battle Born Studios, Las Vegas, NV
Length 4:26
Writer(s) Matt Sharp
Producer The Rentals
Status Officially released
The Rentals singles chronology
"Teen Beat Cosmonaut"
(2020)
"Conspiracy"
(2020)
"Elon Musk Is Making Me Sad"
(2020)
Q36 track listing
"Forgotten Astronaut"
(13)
"Conspiracy"
(7)
"Breaking and Breaking and Breaking"
(8)

"Conspiracy" is a song by the Rentals. It is the seventh track and eleventh single from the band's fourth album, Q36, and was released on April 18, 2020.

Overview

The limited-run merchandise items for "Conspiracy" included a black t-shirt (in unisex and women's sizes) and a tote bag, both featuring a design by Ivan Minsloff.

Personnel

Lyric video

The music video was directed, shot, and edited by Matt Sharp and released alongside the song March 10, 2020. The video includes a dedication to American broadcaster and author Art Bell, who is also referenced in the song's lyrics.

Lyrics

I don’t know about our institutions; the fairytales they taught us in class
They never told the truth about anything; that’s just a fact

Awe, no, we’ll never know the truth about Elvis
You say, he’s living in Jim Morrison’s flat?
Hiding away with Princess Diana just trying to relax?

Tell me, what should I really try to believe? (Conspiracy)
Yeah, tell me and I will try to believe your conspiracy (Conspiracy)

The intel inside The War Room is hid behind a code we can’t crack
The secret bunkers down in Grand Central are filled to the max

And you say, a hundred and seventy-six miles outside of Vegas
Is where Stanley filmed that spacecraft
That’s where Tricky Dick faked the moon landing; then had a nice laugh
(ha, ha, ha, ha, ha)

Tell me, what should I really try to believe? (Conspiracy)
(Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me; show me, show me, show me, show me)
(Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me; know me, know me, know me, know me)
Yeah, tell me and I will try to believe your conspiracy (Conspiracy)

In the hills, in the hills, in the Ellensburg Hills, rumors of the paranormal
There’s hole, there’s a hole, Mel’s bottomless hole; it must be some kind of portal

Tell me, what should I really try to believe?

You say, Elvis lives with The Lizard King? (tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me)
They’re with Princess Di, tell me one more thing…
Tupac and Kurt Cobain, do they live there too? (show me, show me, show me, show me)
Is Andy Kaufman still playing tricks on you?

There are UFOs (Conspiracy); Art Bell told you so
They crashed Northwest of here in New Mexico
Check the Baltic Sea (Conspiracy), on the ocean floor
Swear to secrecy and tell me just one more

Conspiracy (Conspiracy)
Conspiracy (Conspiracy)

See also