Who Sang Lies? Violent Femmes

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Some other versions of "Lies"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gordon James Gano
release date: 1988
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Country Rock/Indie Rock
length: 1:32



Well I'm reading this poem

and it's so profound

and I like its rhythm

and I like its sound

it's by a very famous poet

no critic can criticise

and then I pause a moment

and I start to realize

he's tellin'

lies lies lies

on the motel TV.

I dig the evangelist

he'll tell you all about that

and then he tell you all about this

he's preachin' up a storm

by the sea of Galilee

he's mixin' up the truth

with something funny I start to see

he's tellin'

lies lies lies

I never had this problem

with nobody in the government

I guess I always figured

they never mean what they meant

and GOD help us all

not to be so stone surprised

when we wake up in the stars

with the skies in our eyes

if we keep tellin'

lies lies lies



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Nightmares
  • 2 Just Like My Father
  • 3 Dating Days
  • 4 Fat
  • 5 Fool in the Full Moon
  • 6 Nothing Worth Living For
  • 7 World We’re Living In
  • 8 Outside the Palace
  • 9 Telephone Book
  • 10 Mother of a Girl
  • 11 Lies
  • 12 See My Ships

  • Album Information
    label: Slash
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992581929
    script: Latin