I have sinned dear, Father
Father, I have sinned
Try and help me, Father
Won't you let me in? Liar
Oh nobody believes me, liar
Ooh, why don't you leave me alone?
Sire I have stolen, stolen many times
Raised my voice in anger
When I know I never should
Liar, oh everybody deceives me
Liar, ooh, why don't you leave me alone?

Liar, I have sailed the seas
Liar, from mars to mercury
Liar, I have drunk the wine
Liar, time after time
Liar, you're lying to me
Liar, you're lying to me
Father please forgive me
You know you'll never leave me
Please will you direct me in the right way
Liar liar liar liar
Liar that's what they keep calling me
Liar liar liar

Ooh, let me go

Listen, are you gonna listen?
Mama I'm gonna be your slave
All day long
Mama I'm gonna try behave
All day long
Mama I'm gonna be your slave
All day long
I'm gonna serve you 'til your dying day
All day long
I'm gonna keep you 'til your dying day
All day long
I'm gonna kneel down by your side and pray
All day long and pray
All day long and pray
All day long and pray
All day long, wow, all day long, wow
All day long, all day long, all day long
Yes, all day long, all day long, all day long, all day long, yeah
All day long, we have lift off, ow

All day long, all day long, all day long
Liar liar they never ever let you win
Liar liar everything you do is sin
Liar nobody believes you
Liar they bring you down before you begin
Ooh, now let me tell you this
So now you know you could be dead before they let you, uh


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    I totally disagree. The song isnt supposto be centerd so much on lying as it is on sinning in general, "liar" is just the accusitory name used. Look at the lyics. Freddie comes tentatively and remosfally to confess to sins in his heart to a "father", repenting and asking for forgiveness and help and to be "let in". but in turn to this, hes met with accusation (LIAR) and condenation, no matter how much he beggs "father, please forgive me, I know youll never leave me, please will you direct me, in the right way?" its really a song about Freddie feeling overwheledly guilty and then feeling, at the same time, unforgiable and unnacceplable by God or some sort of higher power. Its obvious, and its so, so sad.

    Miss_Anieon March 19, 2006   Link
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    a graceful song about the importance of your relatives, that you will quit because you are not sinless but not a liar.

    romeox18on June 09, 2003   Link
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    Basically a 'boy who cried wolf' type tale. They have lied so many times, no one is willing to listen. The person accepts that they have done wrong, but they also long to tell someone something without it being dismissed immediately as untrue.

    freddieismyqueenon September 17, 2004   Link
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    i agree. i think this is my favorite guitar works in this here song. Liar I have sailed the seas Liar from Mars to Mercury Liar I have drunk the wine Liar time after time Liar you're lying to me Liar you're lying to me

    its his tales he told so many times, and noone believes him

    Mama I'm gonna try behave All day long Mama I'm gonna be your slave All day long I'm gonna serve you till your dying day All day long I'm gonna keep you till your dying day All day long I'm gonna kneel down by your side and pray he begs for forgivness so that he would never lie again. the ending shows the moral of the story.

    ElKarmaScaramoucheon March 04, 2005   Link
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    Nice one freddieismyqueen, I think you've got it bang on.

    mercury_girl86on March 06, 2005   Link
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    Absolutely brilliant song with some class guitar. One of Queen's best. freddieismyqueen's right but I'm not fussed about the meaning - its a class song!

    myimmortalon July 12, 2005   Link
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    So Bohemian Rhapsody like, yet...not... *^^

    This song is basically bout a person hu's lies have finally caught up 2 him...just lyk most ppl in this world... *><

    Watever it means, THIS SONG ROCKS!!

    GabrielEvaon September 10, 2005   Link
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    This song is great!!! The guitar multi-tracking (which Brian was famous for) is amazing!! And the song has cool little bass solo in it! I'm not too fussed about what the song's about, it's just a really cool song!!!

    SS2112on March 25, 2006   Link
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    This is like having two different voices in you're head. I think the concept is Freddie having conflicting thoughts, he is wanting to confess his sins, but the shouting voice is saying "Liar" almost like a voice in his head accusing him. I think it is this voice that wins out over his own confession and asking for help, as you can see from the end of the song. It is a really aazing concept, I think it is supposed to be a similar concept to Eminem's "Guilty Conscience," with the two voices inside you arguing.

    monkfluenceon May 11, 2006   Link
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    Did you know that the intro to Liar was played at Wembley '86? It's played between Seven Seas of Rhye and Tear It Up, or as an intro to Tear It Up I'm not to sure.

    Musgoton June 06, 2006   Link

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