"Lie To Me" as written by Vidal Davis, Andre Harris, Rich King and Edwin Serrano....
[Chorus: x2]
Come on and lay with me
Come on and lie to me
Tell me you love me
Say I'm the only one

Experiences have a lasting impression
But words once spoken
Don't mean a lot now
Belief is the way
The way of the innocent
And when I say innocent
I should say naive
So lie to me
But do it with sincerity
Make me listen
Just for a minute
Make me think
There's some truth in it

[Chorus: x2]

Promises made for convenience
Aren't necessarily
What we need
Truth is a word
That's lost its meaning
The truth has become
Merely half-truth
So lie to me
Like they do it in the factory
Make me think
That at the end of the day
Some great reward
Will be coming my way

[Chorus: Repeats]

Lyrics submitted by Fistan

"Lie to Me" as written by Martin Gore

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  • +2
    General CommentHe's practically begging to his lover to make him a blind believer about her love and loyalty, no matter how false she can sound to his 'innocent' ears. He chose to be naive for not disappointing himself about her. A nut choice, I would say, but it's a fact that many people have also chosen to live at this way for not seeing the real truth...

    I like specially its last lines, where he compares his situation to that employe who works hard all day and naively believes (or pretends to believe) his boss will give to him 'some great reward' for compensating him for such a dedication...
    circusjuggleron September 20, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis has to be one of the most cynical songs ever.

    In short, Martin Gore's conveying a sense that love does not exist--that it's only a "promise made for convenience," motivated out of shallow self-interest rather than devotion.
    iandkinzelon December 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionWarning: this song is perfectly creepy, delightfully devious, and possibly destructive. It is very confusing if you are 12 and even more so if you are 41 and not aware of its incredibly pessimistic view. and to top it off you can't get the damn thing out of your head. were the Beatles ever this good/bad?
    thinkgodon March 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe wants to be in denial because the truth hurts him too much. Instead of accepting the fact that she is a lying cheat and needs to be dumped. I like it because it's a song about cheating that's more emotional too me than a lot of todays vengeful songs about the same subject.
    IndyModeon August 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've been on this weird Depeche Mode kick for the last 3 weeks or so. That and nueroticfish.

    Either way, this is a great song. I think the lyrics tell the meaning pretty well, but for me
    its one of those songs that kind of speaks to how when you get to know your bf/gf better, you start kind
    of just wanting to have things back like before, when you didnt know they were lying, i.e. it was simpler.
    kutarkon November 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGorgeous, cynical little song. Very sensual musical and lyrical flow. I agree with most of what has been said. He seems to get off on the silly game, as if he is silently and smugly challenging the person to succeed at their attempted deceit.
    Kelly20on December 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSensuous, cynical song. Obviously compares the relationship at hand to working at a dead-end job. I always heard the line "experiences leave a lasting impression" as "screaming and tears leave a lasting impression", which might indicate that the ambiguity was intentional.
    fujikochanon July 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think it's about the submissive quality somebody has in their relationship where they come to believe that the person they're with loves them, though it's false. The only reason they think he/she loves them is because they turned their (sub)conscious mind into believing it, as a way of escaping from hurt and rejection. Their partner is probably secretly laughing behind their "innocent" smile, and it more often then not leads to failure as a relationship, because it's just not working out on a truthful level. It's a sarcastic way to fall in love; it's also a good way to die.
    indigosunon October 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWikipedia claims that this is about adulterous relationships.
    thinkgodon March 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song could be the male version of Diana Ross's Upside Down. That is, both songs indulge the opposite sex during a concert between singer and audience.
    thinkgodon March 16, 2017   Link

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