"The Truth Is, You Should Lie with Me " as written by and Max Bemis....
Caught you looking at my reflection
This is not the way we procreate
Give me something else than affection
Swollen suffering fantasy of hate

You're a pretty face, you should like me
I want to get used by you
Cause I'm full of hate, just excite me
I want to get bruised by you

The murder that marks you everyday
The stain in your soul won't wash away
We spit on the cross just like we're trained
We scowl and screw away the pain
(But I'm up for it if you are handsome
Let's keep that morning star burning)

You're a party boy, you should like me
I want to get used by you
Cause I'm unemployed, just to spite me
I want to get bruised by you

When you burn in hell they remind you
Of all the things you've screwed up in your life
I'll be one of them, if you're inclined to
Turn away from the ever glowing light

All I want is to see through you
If only you were alive I could trust you
But now alone in your bed we'll prove
You do not have to love to be in pain, boo

The truth is, you should lie with me


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"The Truth Is, You Should Lie with Me" as written by Max Bemis

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    General CommentI think this song is from the perspective of a male prostitute.
    Caught you looking at my reflection
    This is not the way we procreate - He knows the john is checking them out, nobody wants to have kids with a prostitute
    Give me something else than affection
    Swollen suffering fantasy of hate - prostitution isn't about affection, just sex.
    You're a pretty face
    You should like me
    I wanna get used by you
    Cause I'm full of hate
    Just excite me
    I wanna get bruised by you - The prostitute is saying that they want the john to pick them up, they hate themselves for what they do.
    The murder that marks you every day
    The stain on your soul won't wash away
    We spit on the cross just like we're trained
    We scowl and screw away the pain - Both the john and the prostitute know what they're doing is wrong, but they don't care/stopped caring

    "But i'm up for it if you are handsome. Let's keep that morningstar burning." - That's the john's voice

    You're a party boy
    You should like me
    I wanna get used by you
    Cause I'm unemployed
    Just to spite me
    I wanna get bruised by you - same as last chorus, basically.

    When you burn in hell
    They remind you
    Of all the things you screwed up in your life
    I'll be one of them
    If you're inclined to
    Turn away from the ever-glowing light - The prostitute is saying if he goes throough with it and finds a john they're both going to hell.

    You're a pretty face
    You should like me
    (All I want is to see through you
    If only you were alive I could trust you)
    I wanna get used by you
    Cause I'm full of hate
    Just excite me
    (But now alone in your bed we'll prove
    you do not have to love to be in pain too)
    I wanna get

    You should lie with me
    The truth is, you should lie with me - and same thing as the chorus again.

    That's just the way I see it.
    atllover1104on October 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfavorite song off the new album :D
    as far as meaning... i'm not completely sure but i think that wanting to get hurt has something to do with it.
    livesX4Xmusicon October 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe just wants to have sex.
    and not think about everything.
    just have sex with someone.
    anyone.
    maybe a whore?
    groupie? yeahhh.
    possiblities...
    benfreckle916on October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a look at people who use sex to remedy self esteem issues. The pun on the word "lie" is saying that while they're having sex they're fooling themselves.
    Jayemelon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it's pretty clear that this song is about a homosexual relationship (one night stand?). "this is not the way we procreate" and "when you burn in hell" all references to judeo-christian intolerance of homosexuality. also, the voice that says "i'm up for it if you are handsome" is clearly a man.
    coldvoltageon December 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti came here to say the same thing as coldvoltage. good job.
    takeiteasy_on December 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with coldvoltage. when the guy says,
    "Let's keep that morningstar burning."
    the moringstar is actually not a star at all, it's the planet Venus. and in christian mythology, Lucifer is reffered to as the morning star. so forbidden homosexual love= the devil.
    bentonselecton December 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm gonna have to agree with jayemel, although not neccessarily to remedy self esteem issues, maybe to ignore everything else that's going on: "We scowl and screw away the pain".
    i doubt the song has anything to do with homosexuality. it talks about the cross and burning in hell for your screw ups. maybe instead of being gay, promiscuous sex? sex before marriage? they're sins. plus, max bemis just isn't gay, hah.
    embbion April 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReading the homosexual one night stand interpritation of this song I'm quite certian that it's much more acurate than my own, but here it is.

    my take is a teen pregnancy interpretation, and deciding to abort it.

    the first verse is about the sex. You're young, you're not in love, and this is not sex to procreate. and ends with, "Swollen suffering fantasy of hate" or the realisation that yes, you're pregnant.

    The second verse discusses the choice to have an abortion. because you know you're not ready to have a child but deep down you can't help but feel guilt, fell like a sinner.

    The third verse has sort of the same tone, only it's almost coming from the prespective of the unbornchild, the "ever glowing light"

    Finally in between these verses you have your party boy and pretty face who put no thought into their actions and just did what they did.


    and that's just what i thought
    willmanson August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust for the record: Just because a band makes a song with a gay theme, it doesn't mean they're gay. Also, in case I ended up sounding rude, I have nothing against Christianity, religion, LGBTQ, or anything of that sort. \o/ Now that I've gotten that out of the way...

    Okay, this song confuses me. I'll think I have a good explanation, but then I look over the lyrics again and something contradicts what I'd come up with. :< But, ignoring a few lines that don't fit it, I think it has to do with a guy from a very religious, conservative background finding himself sexually attracted to another man. That obviously causes moral conflict for him, but he ends up rejecting religion/accepting that he's going to hell and gets into a kinda messed up sexual relationship with the guy he's attracted to.
    16FPSon September 01, 2008   Link

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