Violent Femmes Lies Lyrics

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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

Written by: Gordon James Gano
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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