She's a movie star arrangement
Got a touch of Bergman to her face
She wears suits and buys him flowers
Smokes his cigarettes and bakes him cakes
He says uh oh I love you
But I'm not sure I trust you
You seem strange to me
She's got green eyes and she's lovely
Reminds me of the 'it' girl with her lips
Got an automatic license
Reads all Dostoyevsky's household tips
He says uh oh I love you
But I'm not sure I trust you
You seem strange to me
How come everyone suspects her
Attach her to a lie detector
Watch a thousand housewives fizz and burn
And every time she answers yes
The needles on his polygraph test
Just go round in circles like his brain
She's got long hair but she's ugly
Got a touch of Einstein to her brain
She wears fat clothes but she's cunning
People say she's easy all the same
He says uh oh I love you
But I'm not sure I trust you
You seem strange to me
It took a thousand cliches just to scold her
Took a man from Stepford and a tape recorder
Got his ego broken, so crestfallen
You made a start, you made us laugh
Stop it. You're a grown man baby
It's just that your head's no good

Lyrics submitted by enola

"Lie Detector" as written by Wener

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    General CommentI think this one's about how insecure men always suspect that beautiful and/or smart women are evil. They love her image or her brains but they keep thinking that she's planning something bad underneath. Men's insecurity stems from the woman being so beautiful, which means to them that she might be cheating on him or using him for something. Or it might stem from the woman being so intelligent, which means to them that they don't have control over her and she can suppress them or change things to her liking without the man even noticing.
    So the songwriter says, you're a grown man baby, just stop it, dont find a thousand cliches to scold the women in your life, your head works in a wrong way, you have too many complexes.
    And this song is so beautiful. I love the English accent too.
    salvoon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentComing from England the accent doesn't quite have the effect.

    However, I woke up this morning with this in my head. And suddenly it struck me what it's all about out of nowhere. Of course it's about a bloke suspecting his wife of an affair. And even when she's telling the truth it just makes him more confused. What a great song, a testament to the genius of Louise Wener.
    Wallamanageon January 15, 2009   Link

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