"Liar" as written by and Russ Ballard....
I wouldn't be a liar
No I wouldn't be a liar if I told you that
I wouldn't be a liar

When things are all you think of
And plans are all you make
And thoughts are all you dream of
And falls are all you take
Look out, the world's destroyin' ya
Relax; it isn't fair
Mother Nature's disposition
She don't mind, she don't care
She don't mind, she don't care

And I wouldn't be a liar
No I wouldn't be a liar if I told you that
I wouldn't be a liar

Passing over
Passions grow old
Passing everything

And I wouldn't be a liar
No I wouldn't be a liar if I told you that

Well I sat on the patio
While the pianos were being tuned
Forget about it all for a little while
She don't mind, she don't care
She don't mind, she don't care
She don't mind, she don't care

And I wouldn't be a liar
No I wouldn't be a liar if I told you that
I wouldn't be a liar


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"Liar" as written by Russ Ballard

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    General CommentI love this song. My favorite part of the song is the PART YOU FORGOT AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    ........missing part:

    You see, that seems minor to me
    You see, that seems minor to me
    You see, that seems minor to me
    You see, that seems minor

    its the last verse
    Squibbleon December 04, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's definite "I wouldn't" be a liar"

    and..


    such a good song.
    kevinlong509on December 18, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it has an absurdist (and arguably existentialist) outlook. Read Albert Camus and you'll see the sort of ideas this song is trying to get across.

    "Look out, the world's destroying you
    Relax, it isn't fair
    Mother nature's disposition
    She don't mind, she don't care"

    Here, the "she" doesn't refer to a lover or girl, but "mother nature" and "the world". The universe is cold and indifferent, it doesn't care about you at all. These kinds of ideas are key to the absurdism in Albert Camus' 'The Stranger' and "The Myth of Sisyphus'.

    "When things are all you think of
    And plans are all you make
    And thoughts are all you dream of
    Your falls are all you take"

    This emphasises the existentialist/absurdist approach, whereby you are nothing more than what you do. Despite the injustice of the world, you are accountable for what you do.

    We try so hard to find meaning in a meaningless universe. Our efforts are in vain but we must carry on trying nonetheless.
    st742ston March 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't wait to hold this album in my hands.
    mbrdrck27on February 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so damn great.

    and times that by 10 and you get the album's greatness
    whysogreenandlonelyon April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the bass in this song, its nice flowing jam.

    but its obvious that this song's about a girl not caring and all that poop, and him confronting her.
    bwb909on April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSay it! Say you're a liar!
    smython June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGives me goosebumps. Great song. BTS does it again.
    schoolofspoolon July 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like the lyric is "I would ONLY be a liar"... but I could be wrong.

    Really cool song though. Different for Built to Spill, but still awesome.
    jipsingon October 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen whatever you plan goes to shit you've got to keep your head up. the world might not care, but forget it, let it pass. but with him saying 'i wouldn't be a liar' makes him sound as if he is. he might be saying all of this just to make his friend feel better.
    playgroundloveon October 31, 2006   Link

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