Lies, half truths, exaggerations

Lies, half truths, exaggerations

iveg's picture

Liner Notes: 

The guys at my part time job had this joke where they would exaggerate these stories about me. I would just laugh and smile, and say nothing. Over the weekend some new guys from my full time job hung out with one of those guys. And he told them a bunch of those stories. I've spent 3 days trying to explain.

She wasn't a witch when I was going out with her - that's good enough for a song title of its own. It's a different story.

This song is undergoing constant revision. I do my writing directly in this form, and I'm fighting a cold. So this song is taking longer. It's changed completely several times.


Lies, half truths, exaggerations
I know they come from you
Lies, half truths, exaggerations
Half of it is sorta true
I didn't stop it earlier
But now it's causing strain
You've been talking trash to my family
And they want me to explain

I didn't know she'd been a model
I didn't talk when I met her
For two whole weeks I'd nod my head if I passed by
She saw me talking with my hands
Pulled aside one of her friends
Said "We've got to pray for that poor deaf mute guy"


When she found that I could talk, her
Story changed she thought I stalked her
She found me dark and creepy, but she liked my sexy knees
I went on a hike without enough water
Drank something stagnant cuz I was too hot, her
Diagnosis was "It's a spiritual disease"


I misunderstood everything she said as an invitation
Made a fool of myself, proposed, and she said "yes"
I'm still not rich, and she's still not fighting immigration
Fifteen years, so we've proved you wrong, I guess


Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


cindyrella's picture

Intriguing! It would be interesting to know all the different versions you've had. I had to smile at the sexy knees part!

kahlo2013's picture

Well this makes me want to know more! People are curious creatures and relationships and perspectives from different points of views are even more intriguing . This may merit some prequels and sequels. Maybe a trilogy!