The yard was cold and dark
The tracks were clearly marked
But she was tired, she didn't see
She was just out alone
She wasn't going home
She was going somewhere far away

The train was moving through
As we know the world has to do
Everyone will say it was her fault
Somewhere a camera is placed
Inside this awful place
The accident is about to start

Was it a lie?
Did it fill you head
Did it entertain?
Will you feel alive
At the end of it?

When the collision came
She died right away
Her body flung almost sixty feet
And as she split in two
Was she coming straight for you
And do you have a camera for a face?
Was she your TV show
Was she your video

A woman's pain never private, always seen
I want to close my eyes
I want to cut the wires
I want a day not made for you to see

When you play it back to me
It feels more like a parody
And that's all I will ever be
It's all I will ever be
I really don't care about it
I don't care if it's cold
I really want to be the prettiest wreck you've seen

(You broadcast it in 50 states
Looped her death on the internet
And a woman's life got cheaper that day
A woman's life got cheaper that day)

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Was It A Lie? song meanings
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    General Commenti think that it's about a way a woman might respond to feeling somewhat opressed and feel ashamed by her feelings or for whta she is as well
    ladii bon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI read it's about a woman who was run over by a train and a tourist had a camera so he taped it all. it's about how women in pain is used as entertainment in the media all over the world.
    salvoon October 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought the same as what they read ^^ lol
    killstaron January 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthat's fucked up.
    precipitateon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsalvo: not only that but i think they said in some interview that was being played on a loop in some bar and a bunch of guys were watching it like it was the movie of the week.

    hesterprynneon March 07, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about how violence against women has become a media commodity, and how lots of TV shows and news outlets use blood and gore to get cheap views with no concern for the person herself, which is especially driven home with the line "a woman's life got cheaper that day).
    juliabhon July 27, 2015   Link

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