got a caveman banging on my back door.
got a hang man hanging on my front lawn.
got an old maid wasting away in the living room.
kids in the kitchen with their mouths full of silver spoons.
got a paper full of yellow journalism.
a restaurant waiter selling me words of wisdom.
the small town crier is chilling with the village idiots.
the big city slickers are still busy building pyramids.
got a diploma but no wall to hang it.
tags on the bathroom stall to make me famous.
a job description that don't fit the bill.
a fatal femme fatale dressed to kill.
get me out of this...lie detector test.
my pupils inhale and exhale.
my breath is a microphone check. 1, 2, what is this?
in a world where the girl's got retro tatoos
and all i've got is a gut and velcro black shoes
and elbows that move in a way that make space
i'm looking at you. (stay awake, stay awake).
natural face affected by the chemical leaks.
grammatical mistakes in every sentence i speak.
it doesn't matter, i make enough sense to seem deep.
now look at me. (go to sleep, go to sleep).

got a flea circus, i'm trying to take it to the road.
got a nervous tick, they think i'm faking it though.
got some cat in a back alley scratching up my records.
some big wigs with fat bellies asking for seconds.
got a fly girl with a landing strip begging for hot wax.
a lonely upper lip and it's begging for a mustache.
a prison system that listens to the parables of johnny cash.
a wannabe war hero who only travels in body bags.

i've got a poor man's version of a rich man.
i've got a small van swerving through a big land.
i've got a road map that's looking a lot like a math test.
a blocked phone number and a bunk home address.
i've got a way out but i ain't trying to use it,
'cause i've got some ins and i'mma bet all my winnings.
if it hurts me more than it hurts you, then i won't hurt you.
i've got more sense than virtue.
i've got a curfew. it's 12 o'clock.

after that, i'll start trembling if i get fed hiphop.
'cause i'm a g to the r-e-m-l-i-n.
if i wasn't then why would i say i am?
i said get me out of this...lie detector test.
my pupils inhale and exhale.
my breath is a microphone check. 1, 2, what is this?


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    General CommentHe wants to stop living in a fake world.
    agnostic soldieron September 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"got a paper full of yellow journalism.
    a restaurant waiter selling me words of wisdom
    the small town crier is chilling with the village idiots."

    the town crier is a newspaper so maybe hes commenting on how the people who we look to for information are idiots and if they're not idiots then they are just pussies. he calls them "yellow" or in other words too chicken shit to speak out and tell people the truth and how the really smart, aware people are working in restaurantes getting paid seven bucks an hour

    i really dont know about the restaurant waiter line. tell me if you disagree or have any other ideas.
    broccoliandcheeseon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYellow journalism is an actual term.. it means sensationalism via news that has been either exaggerated or downright distorted just to attract attention.
    Town crier doesn't need to be the name of a particular paper either, though it could.. I think he's just bringing up an image of the real town criers, since they were the original sources of news (just shouting it on the streets) -- do you really trust the guy 'chilling with the village idiots' to give you the news?
    Then the line about restaurants? Well I think it's saying anybody could be giving you that info. Guess you could skew it either way: either "common people have wisdom too" or "it might as well be my waiter giving me the info" ... not sure.
    amnesiaclyricon November 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've heard suggestion that this song is in fact about being 'straight edge' around other people using which puts a weird spin on the lyrics.
    silentNateon November 04, 2010   Link

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