"Killing Lies" as written by and Nick Fraiture Julian Casablancas....
ire a press now
Don't you skate now
You broke sailboat
We might get some
We might get some
Hands troublesome
But don't you worry
You can help me

Killing lies
Killing lies
Killing lies
Killing lies

First you worry
Then you'll hurry
Don't think that everything is
gonna stay the same
That's impossible
Before I let you go
Let me look at you
Don't you worry
You will help me

Killing lies
Killing lies
Killing lies
Killing lies

Oh yes I know you're still
You are a friend of mine
Oh yes I know you're still
You are a friend of mine


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"Killing Lies" as written by Nick Fraiture Julian Casablancas

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    General CommentI think it's just me... but I see a lot more to this song.

    with reference to the title, it can either refer to the fact that the LIES that are being told are KILLING (awful)... OR it can mean that these lies are going on, but he wants to kill them and stop them.

    something's obviously going on in this relationship that causes the girl to become scared and worried.
    so by these lines:
    "You don't want trouble
    Well we might get some
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    We might get some,
    It's troublesome"
    anyone could look at the 2 clauses and see the same words, just written twice. but actually, in the first clause, I think he's blatantly stating that the girl "brought [them] trouble" (somehow)... so they're going to "get some".... but then, this might be a stretch, but I think he's saying "we might get SOME"... as in sex. people always say they're getting some when they actually mean they're getting sex. so because they're going to have sex, "it's troublesome".

    but then he goes on to say "but don't you worry"... telling her not to worry, because eventually, as he later says, that these "killing lies" are recognized and eventually they are both going to go "killing lies" :)

    in the second verse, still, she's worried and hurried, and he's letting her know that their relationship HAS changed. he's obviously attracted to this girl, as he wants to look at her before he lets her go. but then, he goes and tells her not to worry, because she will help him.

    maybe by coming clean she will help him? or maybe by ending the relationship she will help them both. the then goes on to recognize these killing lies again.

    maybe the whole situation just means that there are lies that exist in the relationship, and they just need to come clean with each other.

    what I can't figure out is when he says "oh yes I notice you, you are a friend of mine"... it's hard to tell (when he screams the last line) if he really means it... that their relationship is better, OR if she's ONLY a friend, and their relationship is broken.

    well, that's what I think :)
    say_cheese_753on December 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis cd is all about juliet the managers assistant!
    Strokesmokeon January 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbass lines sick balls too
    sunchild23on August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe strokes r gud at writing lyrics and performing them - they are just the best!
    bloc_party15on January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont understand what lies he is killing, that he noticed sum chic, the boy needs to elaborate shit
    Juiceboxon January 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti didn't like it at first but now i do.
    a_transienton January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKilling lies could be lies you have been telling for a long time, and now all of a sudden they have come back and bite you in the ass.

    The lies you have been telling are "killing you."
    Marc7on January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpersonally i really like this song, it's very simple and the music to it is dazzling.
    inthexeveningsunon July 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfriggen love this song
    sunchild23on August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wouldn't say it's the weakest, but it's definitely not one of the best.. i'm not a fan of some of the songs near the end of "first impressions".

    to me this song is about a relationship/friendship that is slowly crumbling ("you don't want trouble/well we might get some"). he wants this person to work with him ("don't worry/you can help me").

    the lies are all the idiosyncracies that annoy each other (they don't express the truth, they lie, pretending they don't bother them). he realizes this is the cause of the trouble so he wants to kill them.

    second verse seems like the person won't work with him, so he gives up ("before i let you go"). at the end, though, he still recognizes the person as a friend.
    iamtehmadhaton January 04, 2007   Link

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