"The Lie" as written by and Greg/gurewitz Graffin....
How do you know what you can be
if you can't see where you are going
What breaks the silence Misery
Can make you see where you belong
It's a dangerous stage but the show must go on

Why do you lie [Repeat: x1]
Would you betray your soul
Why do you lie [Repeat: x1]
Don't let your weakness show
You just might be the last to know

Freedom is such a loaded word
So full of hurt and such a plomb
Loneliness saunters in its breeze
Like a disease it drags along
The time of your life can't be had for a song

Why do you lie [Repeat: x1]
Would you betray your soul
Why do you lie [Repeat: x1]

Don't let your weakness show
You just might be the last to know

Why do you lie [Repeat: x1]
Would you betray your soul
Why do you lie [Repeat: x1]
Don't let your weakness show
Why do you lie [Repeat: x1]
Only the meek follow
Why do you lie [Repeat: x1]
Trample the fear below
You just might be the last to know


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"The Lie" as written by Brett Gurewitz Greg Graffin

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about someone not really comprehending how other people can act the way they do. Poeple are hypocrites and untrue to themselves as well as others, and these lyrics capture this idea perfectly!
    Mandi 03on January 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a song asking why people lie to themself, or "betray their soul". It's telling people to be themself and stand up for what they believe in, else they "just might be the last to know". That's what i reckon n e way!
    crazy_punk_gurlon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes they do! DO your part to make the world a better place and stop lying!
    Madcappunkon March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentonly if you recognize your weaknesses can you overcome them-don't be the last to know
    floating_eyeon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is somewhat self explanatory, but I wanted to point out one of BR's best lyrics ever...so poetic.

    Freedom is such a loaded word
    So full of hurt and such aplomb
    Loneliness saunters in its breeze
    Like a disease it drags along

    Stuff like this is what keeps me listening to BR
    RealityandPurposeon February 19, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentabout what you unknowingly become as a liar..

    you just might be the last to know...


    idk who thought of that little ryme but I have to admit its purely true
    pinkfadeon June 26, 2009   Link

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