Liar
Camila Cabello Lyrics


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I don't care if you're here
Or if you're not alone
I don't care, it's been too long
It's kinda like we didn't happen
The way that your lips move
The way you whisper slow
I don't care, it's good as gone (uh)
I said I won't lose control, I don't want it (ooh)
I said I won't get too close, but I can't stop it

Oh no, there you go, making me a liar
Got me begging you for more
Oh no, there I go, startin' up a fire
Oh no, no (oh no)
Oh no, there you go, you're making me a liar
I kinda like it though
Oh no, there I go, startin' up a fire
Oh no, no (ooh)

You're watching, I feel it (hey)
I know I shouldn't stare (yeah, yeah)
I picture your hands on me (I think I wanna let it happen)
But what if, you kiss me? (Yeah)
And what if, I like it?
And no one sees it

I said I won't lose control, I don't want it (ooh)
I said I won't get too close, but I can't stop it (no)

Oh no, there you go, making me a liar
Got me begging you for more
Oh no, there I go, startin' up a fire
Oh no, no (oh no)
Oh no, there you go, you're making me a liar
I kinda like it though
Oh no, there I go, startin' up a fire
Oh no, no

Oh no, no, no
Here comes trouble, no, no
Startin' up a fire

I don't believe myself when I
Say that I don't need you, oh
I don't believe myself when I say it
So, don't believe me

Oh no, there you go, you're making me a liar
Got me begging you for more
Oh no, there I go, startin' up a fire
Oh no, no (oh no)
Oh no, there you go, you're making me a liar
I kinda like it though
Oh no, there I go, startin' up a fire
Oh no, no

Yeah, uh, yeah
Uh, yeah
Oh no, no, no, oh no, no, no
Oh no, you're making me a liar
'Cause my clothes are on the floor

Huh, huh, huh, uh




Oh no, no, no
Another fire

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Camila Cabello's song Liar express the confusion and internal conflict that comes with being drawn to someone you know you shouldn't be involved with. Cabello admits that she doesn't care whether the person is there or not, and it's like their relationship never existed, but she can't help the way their lips move and the way they whisper slowly. She knows that she shouldn't lose control or get too close to this person, but she finds herself begging for more and starting up a fire. Cabello is aware that it's trouble, but she can't help the way she feels.


The lyrics depict the struggle between what one's head and heart are telling them. The heart wants a connection with the person, but the head is aware that the relationship is toxic and should end. Throughout the song, Cabello struggles with the temptation this person represents and how her body and mind are contradicting each other. She feels like a liar because she can't follow through with her initial assertion that she wouldn't lose control or get too close.


Overall, Liar describes the difficulties that people face when they are attracted to someone they know they shouldn't be. The song has a funky, upbeat feel to it, which might distract from its lyrical content. However, Camila Cabello's voice brings out the emotion and conflict of the lyrics effectively.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't care if you're here
Your presence or absence doesn't matter to me


Or if you're not alone
I don't care if there are other people with you


I don't care, it's been too long
I don't care about our past relationship, it's over


It's kinda like we didn't happen
Our relationship feels like it never existed


The way that your lips move
I'm attracted to the way you speak


The way you whisper slow
I enjoy when you speak in a soft and quiet manner


I don't care, it's good as gone (uh)
I'm over you and our relationship for good


I said I won't lose control, I don't want it (ooh)
I promised to myself that I won't fall for you again, but I don't want to lose control of the situation


I said I won't get too close, but I can't stop it
I promised not to get close to you again, but I can't help myself


Oh no, there you go, making me a liar
You're making me break my promises


Got me begging you for more
I want more of you despite my promises


There I go, startin' up a fire
I'm igniting old feelings for you


You're watching, I feel it (hey)
I can feel your eyes on me


I know I shouldn't stare (yeah, yeah)
I'm conscious of the fact that I shouldn't be looking at you too intently


I picture your hands on me
I'm fantasizing about you touching me


But what if, you kiss me? (Yeah)
What will happen if we kiss?


And what if, I like it?
What if I end up enjoying the kiss?


And no one sees it
If no one sees us, then it's okay


Oh no, no, no
I can't help but feel this way


Here comes trouble, no, no
I sense that there will be consequences to our actions


I don't believe myself when I
I can't trust myself to keep my promises


Say that I don't need you, oh
I'm lying when I say that I don't need you


So, don't believe me
I'm not being truthful with my words


Oh no, you're making me a liar
You're making me break my promises


I kinda like it though
Despite my promises, I'm enjoying the situation


Oh no, there I go, startin' up a fire
I can feel the passion between us reigniting


Oh no, you're making me a liar
You're making me break my promises again


Oh no, no
I can't help but feel this way


Oh no, my clothes are on the floor
We've given in to our desires physically


Another fire
Our relationship is heating up once again




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Alexandra Leah Tamposi, Andrew Wotman, Jenny Berggren, Jonas Petter Berggren Jonas, Jonathan David Bellion, Jordan Johnson, Karla Camila Cabello, Lionel Richie, Sofia Katarina Berggren Malin, Stefan Johnson, Ulf Ekberg

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@tehe8161

" Shut up Tammy "
- will be forever iconic

@judithbatke3169

the "great guy" reese kensington is matthew hussey, so obvious, with his channel "attracting great guys". You get a glimpse of their relationship - so funny

@anglekeruboivy5817

yea i like saying it

@sallyszewan

I literally thought she said shut up dummy for the entire time lol omg

@laurenmiller3283

My sister and I have an inside joke with that lol😂

@alexanderlove4494

My brain kept yelling ‘Shut up Heather!’

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