"Faking The Books" as written by Markus Acher and Valerie Trebeljahr....
We've been done before
And now we try to forge ourselves
We've been done before
And now we try to forge ourselves

I'll be true again
But until then I fake the books
'Cause everybody knows
This ain't heaven
Until everybody knows

We've been wrong before
There is a lot that we survived
We've been wrong before
There is a lot that we survived

I'll be true again
But until then I fake the books
'Cause everybody knows
This ain't heaven
Until everybody knows


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"Faking the Books" as written by Valerie Trebeljahr Markus Acher

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  • +2
    My OpinionI think it's religious.

    This ain't heaven.


    And everyone, religious beliefs aside, knows it.
    saltyirishdogon May 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about lying to yourself.
    hipster_detrituson February 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis seems like a song in with the singer is feeling shame towards her lack of being true,

    and her kind of saying that she'll fake being "true" until she can authentically?
    rosiejuliaon July 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it`s about trying again in a relationship, & the ups / downs. good song.
    clairebabyon May 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always equated this to falling in love with someone new in the wake of losing either innocence or faith in love itself. It's extremely cerebral, almost canonical. It pulls your soul into view, into self-examination. I first heard this song when I was falling for someone. Even though it didn't work, Faking the Books wasn't spoiled. It stayed with me. It's bigger than any one person.
    climateon March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have always throught this had political undertones to it. Even the title suggests it to me.
    bluetubon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel like this song is about, like a lot of people said, a relationship. but i think its about a passed relationship that you just cant quite get over and youre sitting around lying to yourself about the possibility of it coming together again just to get by on hope.
    jesimessiahon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Faking the books" is almost a concept. It starts with admitting that this is not heaven and therefore it's not necessary to put an unreasonable effort into trying to be true.
    Guarimnon November 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know the word that's being said in the background? It's backwards haha and I can't figure it out.
    paigesquaredon April 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat I got from this was a sense of covering up the imperfections of life. In a relationship, maybe she knows she's not in love, that it won't last, or that she's not ready for or able to be the person she's been trying to be.
    Earilmadithon June 24, 2009   Link

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