Lie, while you're even early
Deny, that you're in any hurry
Cry, and tell me not to worry
'Cause what I don't know, is never gonna hurt me

Breathe, now baby don't feel guilty
Deceive me, then just walk away
Leave me, the truth will only kill me
It's gotta be, it's gotta be this way

One more bad excuse
Before you turn me lose
Give me something to remember you by
Couldn't you offer me
A little dishonesty
Promise me you'll try
You'll lie to me

Go, your plane is not gonna stay
Slow, so I can take it in
And so you say you'll see me later
When you know you won't see me again

Please before you let go of me
Take me one more time
Appease me, tell me that you love me
That you haven't gone and change your mind

One more bad excuse
Before you turn me lose
Give me something to remember you by
Couldn't you offer me
A little dishonesty
Promise me you'll try
You'll lie to me

Lie, while you're even early
Deny, that you're in any hurry
Cry, and tell me not to worry
'Cause what I don't know, is never gonna hurt me

One more bad excuse
Before you turn me lose
Give me something to remember you by
Couldn't you offer me
A little dishonesty
Promise me you'll try
You'll lie to me


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    General CommentI'm surprised this song has only 1 comment =( It's so beautiful. Especially when paired with that scene in "Shelter"
    tasha88on January 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentgot this song from the movie Shelter. good movie. good song. :]
    drjakton December 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song. But I have a question. To me, the lyrics in this song sound very sad and almost bittersweet (like he knows the relationship is ending), but the scene in "Shelter" its paired with is very happy and love-filled. What subtleties or not so subtleties am I missing?
    audienceofoneon April 12, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this is a song about knowing a relationship is going to end- maybe it was only a summer fling or there's some other circumstance that puts an expiration date on it. In spite of this knowledge though, the speaker wants to enjoy whatever bit of the relationship they can, wants to remember the positive even if it means lying to each other about whats going to happen.

    In relation to the movie, it plays during the summer love montage, so I think at that point Zach and Shaun didn't think the relationship was necessarily going to last forever so the song is meant to imply that they still wanted to be happy even if there was a sort of end date attached to their relationship. So, even though the movie was happy in the ending, at the point when the song played there was no guarantee of a happy ending.
    AmoebaFloweron January 01, 2011   Link

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