Past Poetry & New Song: Lie to Me

I always find it amazing the sheer amount of volume of things I have written, tucked away, and forgotten.  The other day I pulled a line from an old poem that was simply “Lie to Me” and on my evening work break I finished up the song I started from that…entitled Lie to Me.  For any Buffy fans, this is not a reference to a Buffy Season 2 Episode, but I applaud you if you did remember that.

This song is about wanting someone to lie to you, not forever but just for a little while.  Where – in hindsight – this can either be good or bad, but I think there’s something to be said about the duration in which you can believe something to be true. 

As in, the validity of parental praise regardless of the truth does build up self-esteem to some degree, no?  So I find that true about moments in life, sometimes people just need a good lie maybe more than the truth.  I think my favorite part of this song that conveys this is in the bridge: “Cause in life when the glass slipper falls/It’ll shatter/And when you’re walking on broken glass/What does it matter?”

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Lyrics:

Lie to Me (cc.tran)

Can you hold on to your honesty?
Can we linger longer here?
Yes I’m saying lie to me
Oh – don’t take me away from here.

Chorus
Cause there’s gotta be more to this
There’s gotta be more than just this rush
And if that’s not the truth
Lie to me enough
Can you just lie to me
Can you just lie to me
Just let me be-lieve
I’m not saying die with me
Or even side with me
Just let me have enough.

You and I were dancing to a melody
Only you and I could hear
You were leading
I didn’t question destiny
I just wanted you near

Chorus


Cause in life when the glass slipper falls
It’ll shatter – oh oh oh
And when you’re walking on broken glass
What does it matter – oh oh oh

If you just lie to me
Can you just lie to me
Just let me be-lieve
I’m not saying die with me
Or even side with me
Just give me enough.

-cct