I hear words, pretty lies
Like the ones they tell you 'fore you die
Whispered words, soft and low
Push me anywhere she wanna go

I hear words, in my head
Each and every thing she ever said
Every sign, every line
Tricked me into falling one more time

If you need me, you're here
If you don't, you're nowhere near
I should have quit a long time ago

I hear words, in my sleep
Promises you made but never keep
Even in my dreams
I try to fight but I don't ever win

(Bridge repeat)

Lyrics submitted by ScruffMcGruff

Whispered Words (Pretty Lies) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favourite from the album so far.

    Charles Auerbach (Dan's father) wrote the lyrics, and Dan 'fleshed' it out with music

    I love the drumming and pauses in it too!
    taal_19on February 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThere is something so special about Dan Auerbach's voice, it's kind of raspy but soothing and gentle. The guitar is amazing in this song.
    EmmaGBon February 27, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI hear words, pretty lies
    Like the ones they tell you 'fore you die

    Sounds like it could be Pretty Lights. There's a DJ that attracts a young crowd with the same name.

    Any way at the core it's a beautiful tune :)
    ugMarinadeon January 04, 2011   Link

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