No Lies, Just Love Lyrics - Bright Eyes

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It was in the march of the winter I turned seventeen
That I bought those pills
I thought I would need
And I wrote a letter to my family
Said it's not your fault
And you've been good to me
Just lately I've been feeling
Like I don't belong
Like the ground's not mine to walk upon
And I've heard that music
Echo through the house
Where my grandmother drank
By herself
And I sat watching a flower
As it was withering
I was embarrassed by its honesty
So I'd prefer to be remembered as a smiling face
Not this fucking wreck
That's taken its place

So please forgive what I have done
No you can't stay mad at the setting sun
Cause we all get tired, I mean eventually
There is nothing left to do but sleep

But spring came bearing sunlight
Those persuasive rays
So I gave myself a few more days
My salvation it came, quite suddenly
When Justin spoke very plainly
He said "Of course it's your decision,
But just so you know,
If you decide to leave,
Soon I will follow"

I wrote this for a baby
Who has yet to be born
My brother's first child
I hope that womb's not too warm
Cause it's cold out here
And it'll be quite a shock
To breathe this air
To discover loss
So I'd like to make some changes
Before you arive
So when your new eyes meet mine
They won't see no lies
Just love.
Just love.

I will be pure
No, no, I know i will be pure
Like snow, like gold

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Perfect. | Reviewer: Andy | 1/2/14

There is nothing that can be added to this really. I have never thought of committing suicide or known anyone who has. Never the less, this is a perfect composition of words and melody that create a haunting, yet, beautiful song. Fantastic writing, tear jerking.

im dealing | Reviewer: angel bishop | 6/5/12

hey i seen this song so many times i just losed my bestfriend and grandma its really hard i cry every night i just got a new tattoo yesterday it says no lies just love its on the side of my foot it hurt but i got it ive tryed so many times too kill myself many of times befor and now i have a lil girl that means evey thing too me when i hear this song it brangs back the past its changed me in many was thank so much

Music Fan 147 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/17/11

Well what can be said that hasn't already. A perfect piece of music, from melody to the lyrics used. His word choice suggests he doesn't disagree with the idea of Suicide and doesn't mention it directly. As If it is the elephant in the room, and that in society it is constantly an issue overlooked. He describes what almost everyone here feels, disillusion, hopelessness, loneliness. He is describing the dark abyss of his own life which is saddening: worryingly so. What I like most of his music is he faces his own demons when playing. We get to feel the journey with him. However this song has a positive ending to it, introducing the idea of salvation and Innocence; unfortunately for many this isnt the case, and I know those who did it. he even touches on those left behind which is even more poignant, "you've been good to me." Thank god his salvation came or he couldn't write such elegant music

Dear Caleb, | Reviewer: LarsAnders | 6/17/11

If you have done what I've asked you should be reading this. It's 2:30 in the morning and I'm making lists in my head to prove how I love you. I've been a die-hard bright eyes fan for years but never knew this song until you. You know that I love you. And you're crazy like me and you'll never let that go. And neither will I. without your love I would die.
So I'd like to make some changes
Before you arive
So when your new eyes meet mine
They won't see no lies
Just love.
Just love.

I will be pure
No, no, I know i will be pure
Like snow, like gold

I love you Caleb. 100000000000000000000 times over.

Tattoo | Reviewer: Chella | 6/16/11

My first tattoo, which I got 2 days ago is a big purple heart with the words No Lies Just Love above and below it on my wrist. This song means so much to me. I've been going through a lot lately and this song helps me feel better. Loooooove Bright Eyes.

... | Reviewer: Cassie Mae | 3/24/11

i got my first tattoos on my wrists, they read... no lies just love. and that is how i will always live my life. im 17, and every now and then i feel like my world is crashing down around me, and then i remember life goes on. life isnt fair. and that i have so much to live for. i love this song, no i love all of your songs. <3

just love | Reviewer: gresa | 3/23/11

Everyone says this song breaks their heart but it's meant to be positive, he's found a revelation, it's meant to rejuvenate your spirits and show you there are more important things than dwelling on lies and evil, and it's love.

Jamie | Reviewer: Kat | 11/15/10

My best friend Jamie killed herself this year on September 28th and she was my light. She was supposed to be a surrogate mother for her brothers first child this winter and for mine in a couple years. I lost my brother to the same thing in January of 2007. The feelings you have to deal with with this type of thing are extremely hard and a lot of the time too hard to deal with.

To anyone who knows the loss of anyone because of suicide or have tried yourself, all i can say is stay strong. For yourself, for the person who is gone, for their family, because you never know, you could save someone's life.

hard.... | Reviewer: Drew | 10/7/10

My little brother just killed himself in March this year... The anguish for our family is beyond anything I can explain. I hate knowing how sad he really was, hearing songs like this make me wonder if he felt like this... I've had this song for years and never really "heard" the lyrics until today. It breaks my heart.

I take the part about the newborn to mean that he is choosing to end his life so when the baby "meets" him through a picture or through the family's memories of him, he will be pure through his families eyes now.. now that he is gone... I am also referring to this part: "so I'd prefer to be remembered as a smiling face
not this fucking wreck
that's taken it's place"

I could definitely be wrong.. its just how it struck me. I had a six month old baby when my brother died. He loved my son.. maybe he just wanted people to remember him in his happy times..and not the sad depressed person he had become.

Please, please don't ever do this to your families, things will get better, dying won't help anything. I miss him so much.

dun kno | Reviewer: ben | 5/4/10

This is the best song by Bright Eyes for me. I can relate to every lyric, at 17 I was 'this' close to killing myself because of something I did and felt bad about, and then I thought positive and got over it in the end. But the song still brings back a lot and makes me sad.

... | Reviewer: no lies, just love | 12/4/09

ive had this song on my playlist for a while, and i came across it after crying for an hour because i am in love with my best friend, but he loves someone else, but he sent me such a beautiful song, with such love in it and i just cant bear it, so i was looking for a song to send back and i came to this one which reminded me of when i was depressed before i found my best friend. it hurts so much to love him

no. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/11/09

Bright eyes.
My saviours, i would be lost without you. Your music captures me, when i listen to it i'm hooked. My emotions and feelings pour out, I'm weak to this music in a way that makes me strong. you give me hope, theres never an end to bad things but theres always a start to the new things. Thank you. truely

The bigger picture | Reviewer: Ed | 8/24/09

haha a lot of you see the suicidal aspect of this song, but I concentrate more on the last bit. (everything beyond "I wrote this for a baby")

I think that the first bit just reinforces the final thought, that it's a cruel world.

I like how he says he wants to make some changes. It's like he wants to protect the child from the world but he knows he can't, so he's going to just try and be the best he can be for the newborn.

This song is actually incredibly happy and really makes me feel hopeful. It reminds me that there really is purity, not everything is tainted and corrupt.

(L) | Reviewer: Vanessa | 5/4/09

Bright eyes, you made me want to cry.

everytime i thinka bout suicide, i stop and listen to First day of my life, which reminds me of my best friend, and she would probably die if i did. and then this which reminds me thats theres just so much more.

your blessings in disguise.

i love what you have done for me.

intent. | Reviewer: Squared | 3/3/09

this song is brilliant. conor oberst is a genius. he has taken a sensitive subject and made it a sincere song that many of the population of this world can relate to. my mom walked in on me listening to this song, weeping, and doing stupid things to end my life. and then and only then did i realize that i need help. this song jolted my brain to realize that the world has more to offer than what meets the eye and what makes you depressed. i will not say that a song saved my life, i will not say that had it not been for oberst, i wouldnt be here. but i do believe that the comfort of knowing that other people feel it too, and that many people have faced death through suicide and lived to appreciate life and escape the insecurities, the confusion, and the pain does more than anything.
thank you, conor.

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