"White lies" as written by and Paolo Giovanni/fortis Nutini....
There's a heart on the line
And it rests with your eyes
Please don't fade and please don't cry, coz it's all white lies
Take a chance and watch it fall, grab too much and lose it all
Now I've lost my disguise, it was all white lies

Stay here, lie with me, oh lo-fi, lonely sighs
I will roam lost but never alone, hide with me, hide

Would it help if I tried, or has it sailed and passed me by
First love grows and then it dies, and it's all white lies


Now you move with the tide, and I've heard you've found peace of mind
And now I know that life's design moves around white lies, white lies
White lies, white lies

Lyrics submitted by jenniejenjen

"White Lies" as written by Paolo Nutini John Fortis

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  • +1
    General Commentim not an english speaker either, anyways i think i know what a white lie is.. it basicaly is an innocent lie, a lie with no bad intentions, a little lie, a lie that would not hurt anyone.. like saying, yes that shirt looks great on you when it really does not..
    By the way.. Pow-low New-Teeny is GREAT..
    i think this song is about when in a relationship you lie to the other person just to protect yourself or not end up crushed.. you say little things about yourself that are not true and those things in the end end up ending your relationship... in a way the lies were his "disguise".. then the girl moves on "finds peace of mind" and he is just thinking the whole thing over... or something... dunno.. just thoughts..
    alejandror91on July 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe bridge is beautiful.
    shindion December 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about losing someone due to something you could have controlled. i dont think that its necessarily about telling lies and ruining relationships, but more about ruining them in general. I think anyone could relate to this, anyone whos done something thats resulted in the end of a relationship and regretted it. i love paolo nutini but i wish i knew how to pronounce his name!
    morgan_macdon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPaolo's voice is so beautiful, I've never heard one like it. I think this song is about trying to take the past, present, and no-future of a relationship in stride.

    Hahah his name got me for a while too. Pow-low New-Teeny.
    cb11671on January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat do these "white lies" mean in english? my english's not good enough. never heard it before.
    naaninnon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about when a relationship ends and its your fault but you really care for the other person.
    "theres a heart on the line and it rests with your eyes".
    i think this might be about crying. and if she cries it will break his heart.
    please dont fade and please dont cry, because it's all white lies.
    none of this matters... its white lies, its innocent, it wont hurt you, it means nothing.

    he says he loves her but he cant be with her.
    x-shai-xon July 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just wrote a journal about it.. x
    x-shai-xon August 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. I love the piano and violin together. The song has a number of changes in it as it progresses and it can really put me in a trance. I love Paolo Nutini! He is so diverse with his music.
    FSU Kellyon August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing! his voice gives me goosebumps!
    kiriandsamon October 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this
    wereTHRIVINGon November 28, 2008   Link

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