"He Lied About Death" as written by and Patrick Mcgee Torquil Campbell....
What gives you the right
To fuck with our lives?
A devil born in paradise
A liar loves to lie

Keep watching your back
Killers always have killers on their track
Keep watching the sky
'Cause you might get lucky again

I hope your drunken daughters are gay
You are the shadow of fear
You scare the love out of here
Like an ape in a cage

Small white man in a rage
Mellow suit, mellow smile
Limousines down murder mile

Limousines down murder mile
Watch the devil's at play
Drain the bottle empty
California today
Tomorrow it's you and me


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"He Lied About Death" as written by Christopher Allen Seligman Amy E Millan

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    General Comment"Keep watching the skies
    Cause you might get lucky again"

    - Obvious reference to Sept. 11 IMHO... while most people wouldn't see it as 'lucky', in many ways it certainly was for the Bush administration. It gave them the ability to push their agenda through congress with virtually no resistance.
    kozmik: Speak for yourself. This ties with "Your Ex Lover is Dead" for my favorite song on the album.
    nschulzon February 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentKeep watching your back
    Killers always have killers on their track

    Think the secret service might have something to say about this line?
    Ukobachon January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobv. a george w. critique. by canadians, nonetheless. how come they always have their shit together? ha. i love canada. and stars. what a great album.
    such_detailson July 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah they're awesome, but this is the worst song in their album. We all hate GWB. And Amy, Chris, Evan and Torq--all your fans MOST DEFINATELY do. So, stick to sugary-indie-pop that is bittersweet like amphetamines and downers but makes me feel alive like no other chemical.
    kozmikon November 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great. its hidden in the begining, and you dont necessarily know what its about, but man do you in the end.
    kid with a cameraon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf the Secret Service knew what this song was about, they would probably put Amy and Torq on some list, especially with lines like

    "Keep watching your back
    Killers always have killers on their track "
    Vertigo22on December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think sure, the secret service is the obvious thing the song is describing, but i don't think the meaning is so thin. I think they're describing a secretly evil manipulative person who they can easily compare to the secret service, something so powerful yet contained. The motive&mood of the song is anger, yelling things like "I hope your drunken daughters are gay!
    You are the shadow of fear!"
    which is hella hilarious, if you ask me...

    anyway, that's my take. please respond with a rebuttal or agreement. :)
    FlowersandBellamyon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSmall white man in a rage... I think that sums up the songs meaning
    Jacccckon January 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's obviously not just about gwb, i don't think. you could feasibly relate to it from any political side of the spectrum: the ceo as he squashes the little man, the powerhungry politician as he ladder-climbs, the well-off heir who is respected not for anything he's done but his money and power.

    "i hope your drunken daughters are gay!" is a statement yelled not just at george, but at all those tightwads with small minds who oppose gay marriage.
    sensitivetofateon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is the first song i heard by stars and its their best in my opinion.
    this is an excellent song to listen to when youre angry with the bull shit that goes on today
    Drewb18c1on April 19, 2006   Link

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