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Playlists: Lies & Liars

I have a playlist filled with songs all about lies and liars. It started because I noticed that a couple of my favorites were all about people telling lies…”You Lie” by The Band Perry and “Boys Lie” by The Clarks. Then I did a search through my huge collection of music (almost 10,000 songs) and created a playlist just from the song titles (I’m such a nerd!). So I’m sure I’m missing lots of great songs about lies and liars…be sure to tell me what those are in the comments.

I do have a concern though…What exactly does this say about me? Do I surround myself with liars? Do I lie a lot? Do I have serious trust issues? I mean, why do I enjoy songs about liars and lies? Seriously, why? (Because…I really do like all of these songs — except it’s not my favorite Carrie Underwood.)

The Playlist:
Boys Lie” by The Clarks

White lies, every breath between your teeth
Fine line, between love and alibis….Boys lie

“You Lie” by The Band Perry

You lie like a penny in the parking lot at the grocery store

The Weight of Lies” by The Avett Brothers

Lies don’t need an aeroplane to chase you down

Liar” by The Cranberries

And all you do is lie to me,
‘Cause you’re a liar, liar, liar.

Live a Lie” by Jazmine Sullivan

If a lie gon’ get me thru
I rather not know the truth
If the truth gon’ make me cry
I rather just live a lie

Why Do I Lie?” by Luscious Jackson

i would love to be perfect
when you look at me
but instead i’m still crying
yes instead i’m still lying
sad to say i’m still trying
not to be me

Would I Lie to You?” by Eurythmics

I’m asking you sugar
Would I lie to you?

I’m Not Calling You a Liar” by Florence + the Machine

I’m not calling you a liar, just don’t lie to me

“Don’t Lie” by The Black Eyed Peas

In my book of lies I was the editor
And the author
I forged my signature

Liar, Liar” by A Fine Frenzy

you’re such a great big liar
with the tallest tales

Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem ft Rihanna

I apologize even though i know its lies

White Liar” by Miranda Lambert

Turns out that you don’t lie too well

I Just Can’t Live a Lie” by Carrie Underwood

I know I could say we’re through
And tell myself I’m over you

Easier to Lie” by Aqualung

And honestly
to look you in the eye
it’s easier to lie

The Patron Saint of Liars And Fakes” by Fall Out Boy

And when it all goes to hell,
will you be able to tell
me you’re sorry with a straight face.

Little Lies” by Fleetwood Mac

But I couldn’t find a way
So I’ll settle for one day to believe in you
Tell me, tell me, tell me lies

Perfect Lie” by Sheryl Crow

Look at your face it doesn’t look like it did
You give away everything now that you’re here

Honorable Mention:
“Call Me When You’re Sober” by Evanescence 

We’re only deceiving ourselves,
And I’m sick of the lie…

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