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Violent Femmes - Lies lyrics

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Lies by Violent Femmes


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
Gordon Gano: Vocals, Guitar
Brian Ritchie: Bass
Victor DeLorenzo: Drums
Recorded at Carriage House, Stamford, CT
⌦ãœn㬴 Gorno Music reprinted with permission



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