“Lies”, The Knickerbockers, 1965/1966 Songs called “Lies”, 4th…



“Lies”, The Knickerbockers, 1965/1966

Songs called “Lies”, 4th in a series

The Knickerbockers get referred to as “one-hit wonders”, and reading their Wikipedia article, there is a certain That Thing You Do quality to their story. The song “Lies” was their first and biggest hit, reaching the Top 20. It was an attempt to imitate the sound of the Beatles, and was so successful in doing so that some people supposedly have mistaken it for a “lost” Beatles track.

I vaguely recognized the song when I came across it doing research for these posts, but I’m not sure where I first heard it. On the radio growing up, I guess. My wife, on the other hand, knew it instantly, coming in right on cue for the bridge.

Some big-name musicians covered the song in later years, but that’s a subject for another post.

Fun fact: When you start actively looking, there turn out to be a ton of songs called “Lies”.

Lyrics:

Lies, lies, you’re tellin’ me that you’ll be true
Lies, lies, that’s all I ever hear from you
Tears, tears, I shed a million tears for you
Tears, tears, and now you’re lovin’ someone new

Someday I’m gonna be happy
But I don’t know when just now
Lies, lie-ies, a-breakin’ my heart

You think that you’re such a smart girl
And I’ll believe what you say
But who do you think you are, girl
To lead me on this way hey

Lies, lies, I can’t believe a word you say
Lies, lies, are gonna make you sad someday
Some day you’re gonna be lonely
But you won’t find me around
Lies, lie-ies, a-breakin’ my heart

Someday I’m gonna be happy
But I don’t know when just now
Lies, lie-ies, a-breakin’ my heart

You think that you’re such a smart girl
And I’ll believe what you say
But who do you think you are, girl
To lead me on this way hey

Lies (ah!), lies (yeah baby), I can’t believe a word you say
Lies, lies, are gonna make you sad someday
Some day you’re gonna be lonely
But you won’t find me around
Lies, lie-ies, a-breakin’ my heart
I said, baby, now (breakin’ my heart)
Oh, yeah, you’re still breakin’ my heart (breakin’ my heart)

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