The Lie

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Written by Doug Harvey

Mostly Blue

When you’ve got an evil secret
That you carry in your head
From the time that you wake up
Until you go to bed
You look over your shoulder
You live with the dread
Some days you wish you were dead
When you live with the lie

No matter what you say
No matter what you do
There’s always somebody out there
With the power to tear you in two
You pray for the day
When you can tell the truth
But until that day
You live with the lie

You know you’ll never be
The person that you seem
One way or the other
You’re stuck here in between
You can try to explain
But nobody knows what you mean
It can make you think you’re crazy
Or livin’ in a dream

What you see is not what you get
So you’re always on your toes
You must never forget
The stories that you told
It’s always on your mind
And it dwells within your soul
It will make your blood run cold
When you live with the lie
It will choke you with its hold
When you live with the lie
When the truth can never be told
You live with a lie

Word & music ©1999 by Doug Harvey

 

Copyright words & music © 1990 by Doug Harvey and Bird Ash Music