"You Should Have Lied" as written by Savan Kotecha, Tom Nichols and Carl Falk....
It doesn't matter
That you had the courage to tell me
The easy way out
Was to free up your guilt, laid it on me

What do I care?
If it didn't really mean a thing why'd you do it?
I'm standing here
Looking at someone who doesn't
Know they do it, yeah

You should have lied
'Cause your stupid mistake
Made my world crash down
Now it's goodbye
No you can't take it back
Once the truth has come out of your mouth
So you tried to be honest
But honesty blew it this time
You should have lied
You could have lied

If a tree falls inside of a forest and nobody hears it
It won't affect anybody 'cause no one will miss it

What would I care
If you were dying from the guilt of keeping a secret?
This isn't fair
'Cause now I've gotta be the one dealing with it, oh

You should have lied
'Cause your stupid mistake
Made my world crash down
Now it's goodbye
No you can't take it back
Once the truth has come out of your mouth
So you tried to be honest
But honesty blew it this time

I don't get it
Where was your conscience when
You were with her?
Couldn't you hear it scream out?

You should have lied
'Cause your stupid mistake
Made my world crash down
Now it's goodbye
No you can't take it back
Once the truth has come out of your mouth
So you tried to be honest
But honesty blew it this time
You should have lied

It doesn't matter
That you had the courage to tell me


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"You Should Have Lied" as written by Carl Falk Savan Kotecha

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    General CommentI think this song is about a boyfriend who has cheated. And she is saying that it would have hurt less if he hadn't told her, but it would have been better if he had never cheated at all. It's a pretty sweet song
    -hayles-
    hayles89on June 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a power ballad, and a great song. She needs to kick this guy to the curb for his cheating.
    SMUSER17185761on June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of the song is obvious. A guy cheated on her, and he felt gulity or was afraid of how she would act if she found out, so he told her, and it broke her.
    I love, love, LOVE her voice. It's so amazingly strong. I espesially loved the
    "I don't get it
    Where was your conscience when
    You were with her?
    Couldn't you hear it scream out?" part.
    This whole song is simply amazing.
    MomoTheStrangeon February 19, 2009   Link

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