Madonna - Live to Tell Lyrics

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I have a tale to tell
Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
I was not ready for the fall
Too blind to see the writing on the wall

A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me

I know where beauty lives
I've seen it once, I know the warm she gives
The light that you could never see
It shines inside, you can't take that from me

A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me

The truth is never far behind
You kept it hidden well
If I live to tell
The secret I knew then
Will I ever have the chance again

If I ran away, I'd never have the strength
To go very far
How would they hear the beating of my heart
Will it grow cold
The secret that I hide, will I grow old
How will they hear
When will they learn
How will they know

A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me

The truth is never far behind
You kept it hidden well
If I live to tell
The secret I knew then
Will I ever have the chance again

A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Papa Don’t Preach
  • 2 Open Your Heart
  • 3 White Heat
  • 4 Live to Tell
  • 5 Where’s the Party
  • 6 True Blue
  • 7 La isla bonita
  • 8 Jimmy Jimmy
  • 9 Love Makes the World Go Round


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Madonna Ciccone, Patrick Leonard
    album: Track 4 in album True Blue
    release date: 1986-6-30
    popularity : 156 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Dance-pop/Synth-pop
    length: 5:52
    producer: Madonna and Patrick Leonard
    drums: Jonathan Moffett
    lead vocals: Madonna
    vocal: Madonna
    mixer: Michael Verdick
    guitars: Bruce Gaitsch
    keyboard: Patrick Leonard
    drums programming: Patrick Leonard
    writer: Madonna, Patrick Leonard
    Album Information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992544221
    script: Latin