Why Do I Lie?
Luscious Jackson Lyrics


i would love to be better
i would love to be free
i would love to be perfect
when you look at me
but instead i'm still crying
yes instead i'm still lying
sad to say i'm still trying
not to be me
when i see all the weakness
that i turned into sickness
i still think i can slide
just fine on the ice
it's not easy to be honest
sometimes i'm just astonished
how hard it can be to be true

why do i lie?
is it just to get by
if i give up my lines
will i die?
if fortunes are favored
then i am in labor
and i'm trying so hard
to leave lying behind

i don't want to be hazy
i don't think that i'm crazy
but i've had some moments
where i am not sure
and if you can forgive me
for just being human
then i will try harder
to keep my words pure


i could be on the border
it could be a disorder
honestly i think
that i can come clean
and all of my stories might even be boring
if i can tell you
what they all mean

why do i lie?
is it just to get by
if i give up my lines
will i die?
if fortunes are favored
then i am in labor
and i'm trying so hard
to leave lying behind

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JILL CUNNIFF

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Comments from YouTube:

Tricia Hamill

One of the most underrated bands ever!! I love Luscious Jackson and they should get it together again! Absolutely BRILLIANT! Addictive, catchy and timeless funk rock r&b soulful music! LOVE THEM LOVE THEM!

Joe Wansee

One of my favorite 90',s bands.

Vernon Andrews

Tricia Hamill absolutely agree!

J. T. Bonner 2035

Them and DEee-Lite... They sitting on hip hip for real.. watch the next era

Philip Matricardi

high art has never been about popularity. these lyrics are poetry set to magic; the music connects with those of us who need to hear it. don't like luscious jackson? fine, go 'way and stay the fuck outta my way.

Mitch Murray

Brilliant lyrics

drfreebird777

I think good poetry dares ask questions outloud the rest of us would, but we're too afraid...and so when we find someone willing we connect with them--relieved someone dared.

jarmsies

huh!

cnamejj

Wow I've owned (and liked) Fever In Fever Out since it came out and just hit me that this song sounds a lot like Earth Wind and Fire's song "Fantasy". Weird...

Takashi Carrara Peluso

This song was in a skateboarding video back in the 90's. Good old days. Oh youth, come back.

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