The other night
My friend told me
That art is just like history
They are both just a bunch of bullshit
Really
Don’t get me wrong, I love art just as much as you
But a lie is the only way
To get to some truth
History is always revisionist,
‘Cuz nothing ever happened the way it was written
The same could be said for art
Even if I love it
It’s just made up
Art is essentially a fucking lie
Art is the world’s most beautiful lie
My boss is a dick and I cant be creative
My father just died
And my mom just told me that she hated him
What better way
Than to escape through a song
Just turn the stereo up
And poof, everyone’s gone
But you’re still in this world
Much like a goody bag for life
A lollipop at the dentist’s
Or a cool summer night
Art is still a fucking lie
Art is the world’s most beautiful lie
Art is like when your ex told you she loved you
Art is like saying, “Hey no, really, I'm fine”
Art is like when people say, “Really, I’ll help you”
But no one really helps you
No one really has the time
Now if I lied to your face, you’d probably hate my guts
Yet you love it every time that Wes Anderson does
A lie may be the only way to get to some truth
But just don’t do it with malice, ‘cuz someone will get abused
So next time you come home
And throw a record on
Just realize the whole thing
Is completely wrong
It may help you to deal
It might help you feel better
Or even so warm and fuzzy
Like an old winter sweater
But even after all this
It’s still entirely fiction
Yeah, it’s better than this world
But it’s still wishful thinking
Art is essentially just a lie
Art is the world’s most beautiful lie
So wont you
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie to me lie to me
Lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie
Lie, just lie, just lie
To me
Because art
Is the world’s
most beautiful lie


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