Teenage Wildlife

Telling Lies - The Song

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Thanks to Keith Bush for his first cut at these lyrics.

On the single version, David sings "Starting Fires" instead of Telling Lies at certain points... but on the album Earthling, he always sings "Telling Lies".

Lyrics

Gorgeous girls are bound to meet
To talk of stars and kings and feet
Through the chromosomes of space and time
Me I'm fast like bad infection
Gasping for my resurrection
Swear to me in times of war and stress

CHORUS
  Telling lies, telling lies
  Telling lies, telling lies
  Telling lies
    [Ooh, ah, visionary]
    [Ooh, ah, missionary]
  Telling lies
    [Feels like something's gonna happen this year]
  Telling lies
    [Ooh, ah, visionary]
    [Ooh, ah, missionary]
  Telling lies
    [Feels like something's gonna happen this year]
  Telling lies
    
Shadow falls in shrinking smiles
See me poised at the happy games
Standing in the mouth of all that's pure
Come straggling in your tattered remnants
You'll come to me in tears and blame
I'm your future, I'm tomorrow, I'm the end

CHORUS

Telling lies
 [Ooh, ah, ooh]
 [Ooh, ah, ooh]
 [Ooh, ah, ooh]
Feels like something's going to happen this year
Telling lies [ooh, ah, ooh]
Feels like something's going to happen this year
Telling lies [ooh, ah, ooh]
Feels like something's going to happen this year
Telling lies [ooh, ah, ooh]
Telling lies [ooh, ah, ooh] 
Feels like something's going to happen this year

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This document last updated Friday, 16-Oct-1998 17:58:00 EDT
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