I told a lie, I told a great big fucking lie
made you come over to drive him home that night
while we were getting drunk and he was getting high
and I lied and said I loved you while I touched her thighs
and it wasn't true, baby, it was far from true
when you went out of town, and I said that I missed you
I am so ashamed, what an awful thing to do
but as soon as you were gone, I made my move
and I know someday you'll find out what went down
can't keep a secret in this town
sooner or later word gets around around around
I let you go, yeah I know I let you go
and it was because I just couldn't let you know
all of those flings that my bedroom mirror showed
so I told you it was nothing personal.
and I know someday youll find out what went down
can't keep a secret in this town
sooner or later word gets around around around
around around around
around


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    General Commentmost amazing song ever.
    i'm guessing he cheated on his gf, because he didn't wanna hurt her but regrets it.
    i like this song so much since you never hear a song from the cheaters point of view.
    amazing song, full of guilt, regret and maybe even pain.
    thalauron October 31, 2007   Link
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    General Comment…He obviously told a great big fucking lie.
    I love how it’s from a different point of view than what you usually get.
    He cheated on his girlfriend, and lied about it and keeps lying.
    But he feels guilty and knows that she’ll find out eventually.
    So he breaks up with her, because he feels too guilty.
    misschallison May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlbum version of the song is just a little from the beginning of these lyrics, I think just the first 4 lines
    irthesteveon January 16, 2010   Link

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