"Lies" as written by and Marina Lambrini/gottwald Diamandis....
Ha ha
Ha ha
You're never gonna love me, so what's the use?
What's the point in playing a game you're gonna lose?
What's the point in saying you love me like a friend?
What's the point in saying it's never gonna end?

You're too proud to say that you've made a mistake
You're a coward 'til the end
I don't wanna admit, but we're not gonna fit
No, I'm not the type that you like
Why don't we just pretend?

Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know oh
I can't let you go, can't let you go oh
I just want it to be perfect
To believe it's all been worth the fight
Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know oh

You only ever touch me
In the dark
Only if we're drinking can you see my spark
And only in the evening could you give yourself to me
'Cause the night is your woman, and she'll set you free

You're too proud to say that you've made a mistake
You're a coward 'til the end
I don't wanna admit, but we're not gonna fit
No, I'm not the type that you like
Why don't we just pretend?

Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know oh
I can't let you go, can't let you go oh
I just want it to be perfect
To believe it's all been worth the fight
Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know oh

Ooh
Ha, hoo, ha ha
Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know oh
I can't let you go, can't let you go oh
I just want it to be perfect
To believe it's all been worth the fight
Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know oh


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"Lies" as written by Marina Diamandis Thomas Wesley Pentz

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is quite frankly stunning, especially the acoustic version.
    missmeon May 03, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who pursued a girl and it went further than he wanted it to. He likes her but doesn't want to commit to her fully so just tries and maintains a casual relationship (4th paragraph) as he doesn't have the guts to tell her he doesn't think she's the one. (5th).
    mpotts989on June 22, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationFirst paragraph, she is depressed, because she has come to the realization that a relationship she work hard for was practically fake, because the man did not want to commit. He was just playing games with her, and just wants to end it. But she worked so hard for it, she wants to at least "believe it's all been worth the fight". So even if it is going to be a relationship that is dysfunctional, she just wants so badly to make it work. She would rather pretend then just give up.

    The man, on the other hand, did not want the srious relationship, so is just trying to 'back out' as happens in cases in actuality, and Marina doesnt want to accept that, as she says: 'I don't wanna admit, that we're not gonna fit'. He is too cowardly and proud to say that it was a fake relationship, so he makes excuses 'not the type that you like' etc;

    Marina wanted everything to work out perfectly so she just put so much effort, and refuses admiting that the relationship is basically dea, and even though they both know it's lies, she needs to make it worth her while and just wont let go. So she lies and pretends that it will all be okay, even if it wont.

    This song is very striking, because i think many people, like myself, can relate to it. Just so desprately wanting to hang on to what you want, instead of what the relationship actually is.
    eliseclairon June 08, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionGrammar correction: You're too proud

    On another note, I agree with 'missme', this song is absolutely stunning!!!
    AprilIzzardon June 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI can easily relate to this song. It reminds me so much of a situation I was in last year. My old boyfriend and I were together for nearly three years, but towards the end I think we both knew it was over and yet were trying to salvage something that just wasn't there anymore. I then found out after our break-up that he had kissed another girl but for the longest time he was a coward and refused to own up to it. Before I knew this, we were still hooking up after our break-up because I still had the lingering hope that we could rekindle our relationship and be perfect again. It took me awhile for me to accept that he was a liar and that our love was gone. In essence, this song is lovely in the most tragic way.
    g0ld3non January 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI agree with mpotts989. Its definitely about a relationship between two people that have not defined their relationship clearly and what they both want from it.
    LambtonQon March 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is about Person A having feeling for the Person B, but Person B claims that they wont return these feelings. Yet Person B has shown that they do have feelings for the other but is too afraid to admit them to any other. Now stop whining about being fucking "friend Zoned" you whining misogynistic bastards and enjoy the song. Good day to you.
    BuzBeeMagson July 13, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about 2 people that are just bang buddies and she develops feelings for them, but he doesn't genuinely return them
    bethanyyyyboopon August 31, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is one i can relate to very easily. i may only be in highschool, but isnt that the point. marina wants everyone to relate. I loved a guy for months and allowed myself to fall for him completely, only to find out he didnt feel the same way, it felt as if our whole relationship was a lie. when i hear this song i think of him 100% because this does describe us. he was a coward, and i didnt want to let go. i think she is having a similar situation that is happening when she wrote this. I know i didnt want to know about my ex's reasons why, and get hurt even more, i knew it would crush me for fighting for him for so long. so i thnk thats where she is going with that. he was also to scared to tell me he didnt feel it anymore, and the real reasons why, he was to COWARDLY to actually talk to me. and be honest with me. marina and i have a lot in common
    lnmarinaxxxon April 29, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningStaying in a relationship that you both know is over.
    cxtoxton May 06, 2012   Link

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