"Lie To Me" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
Tell the truth, no lies
I can take it
Burned your breath, just this once
Run your mouth
I bet I can catch it
You sound just like a Judas

And if there's anything I learned
That would keep me standing
If I take you and your word
Then I'm empty handed
A tongue like yours should be burned and branded
So I can see you lie to me
I wish the air would color red
When you breath it in
And so I could have seen it coming
Look in my eyes when you say you love me
So I can see you lie to me

Lost be found
I'm a bloodhound born for seeking
Poor prey, you must be tired
Stood your ground
But your act drives a beating
And now it's all on fire

If there's anything I learned
That would keep me standing
If I take you at your word
Then I'm empty handed
A tongue like yours should be burned and branded
So I can see you lie to me
I wish the air would color red
When you breath it in
And so I could have seen it coming
Look in my eyes when you say you love me
So I can see you lie to me


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"Lie to Me" as written by Sara Bareilles

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    My InterpretationThis song is about sight. It begins by her proclamation that whatever the truth is, she will accept it. But alas, she is speaking to “you,” a lying son of a bitch who wants to bring her down. Her criticism is something more than whimsical angst, for from the beginning one is shown her visual idealization of life, with mouths breathing in lines pointed toward their honesty (or lack thereof) and being able to be captured. Additionally, she envisions air turning red after you breathe it in so that she will know you are lying.

    But after the song’s interlude, in which strings begin and continue until the end of the second chorus to cut lines across the percussion-filled atmosphere, she admits that she desires you as a bloodhound chases after its prey. Instead of self-pitying with eyes closed (poor praying), she sees you, you who stand like her in a fiery landscape, plagued with (possibly hers as well) bleeding eardrums from “air tides” (generalized shifts in atmospheric pressure). The possibility that she likes all this burning and reddening and chasing arises and explains the synthetic bass notes that travel about stirring the musical atmosphere more and more like the drumming growing more urgent until nothing but one defiant piano chord remains.
    azneel128on June 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentKiller song. That is all.
    Johann4uon August 19, 2012   Link

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