"That's No Way To Tell A Lie" as written by and Bradfield....
I hear you've got some love to give away
But maybe it never belonged to you
So how come you know my name?

So it's closing time again
For the lost souls on a pilgrimage
I think I've seen this somewhere before

That's no way to tell a lie
That's no way to tell a lie

I hear you've got something to say
But first you need some people to say it to
Just before your rise from the dead

So we crawl from the water's edge
Returning to dip our heads again
And back to where it all began

That's no way to tell a lie
That's no way to tell a lie

Sha la la la

That's no way to tell a lie
That's no way to tell a lie
That's no way to tell a lie
That's no way to tell a lie

I hear you've got something to say
But first you need some people to say it to
Just before you rise from the dead


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"That's No Way to Tell a Lie" as written by James Bradfield

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    General Comment'That's No Way To Tell A Lie is a song basically about the push and pull of your head and your heart telling you different, conflicting things about the way you should feel about religion. I grew up in the Valleys in Wales in a very left wing environment and you always grew up with that great old Marxist cliche that religion was the obsolete of the masses. I wad taught from an early age that religion was just pointless to our existence. That song is just about your head telling you that there's no way in this world you need a religion to get by but your heart always telling you that perhaps you're still searching for one. So like I said, that song's just about the conflict, the dilemma between the heart and the head in terms of realising religion is obsolete, destructive, stupid, but your heart actually wanting one.'
    -James Dean Bradfield
    manic4manicson August 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song
    bloc_party15on July 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song to drive to on a sunny day :)
    donniedarko28on July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCompletely lost. Don't like to think it's a love song. The video is the funniest thing on Earth though
    manic4manicson April 14, 2013   Link

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