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Lie Alone

Lyrics and Music by Christie Wilcox

From the moment I met you
there was never any doubt
Your smile hit me like a bullet
and I’m still bleeding out
It was my crime of passion
though I showed up unarmed
You see, I aided and abetted you, baby
I am guilty as charged
And I was never honest
No matter what I say
I bit my tongue like I bite it now
as I watch you walk away

But I won’t fight you on it
That’s a battle I cannot win
And I won’t press upon
The mistake I know you’re making
Now you hope time will hand down some truth
from her ivory throne
But she lies just like I lie, and we’ll all lie alone

I know you’d be good for me
’cause you make me smile
I think if I could just be with you
this would all be worthwhile
And you make me laugh
and we have great sex
and all these reasons we’re good together
they just keep pounding in my head
‘Cause the only thing that matters
is why you’re wrong for me
No matter how good we are together
you will never let us be

But I know better now, baby
and we are through
My heart will no longer harbor
feelings that make me want to be with you
And you, you think some other girl
will be more real for you
but she’ll lie just I lie and we’ll all lie alone

You see, it’s not the lies we tell each other, but the ones we tell ourselves
It’s not the truths we try to hide, but the ones we try to sell
I betray my own body every time I look at you
I keep lying to myself hoping that you’re lying too

But I can’t fight you on it
That’s a battle I cannot win
And I won’t press upon
The mistake I know you’re making
No I know better, baby
I know my place
so I’ll lie, oh yes I’ll lie, honey I’m gonna lie straight to your face
I’ll lie every time they ask me what is wrong
I’ll lie every time he wonders if I’ve really moved on
I’ll lie through my teeth and with the marrow in my bones
but don’t you lie like I lie or you’ll always lie alone

From the moment I met you
There was never any doubt
Your smile hit me like a bullet
And I’m still bleeding out

Christie Wilcox About the Author: Christie Wilcox is a science writer and blogger who moonlights as a PhD student in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Hawaii. Follow on Google+. Follow on Twitter @NerdyChristie.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.



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