Everybody Lies
Nada Surf Lyrics


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Everybody lies
Everybody lies
Everybody all the time
I lie to go to sleep when all is wrong or right
Most of it's not there
Everything and everywhere
I lie about you and me too
But it's allright everybody lies
Make the wrong right





Overall Meaning

The song "Everybody Lies" by Nada Surf presents the idea that dishonesty is prevalent and inescapable in our daily lives. The repetition of the phrase "everybody lies" emphasizes the universality of deception, and how it can be used to cope with difficult situations. The lyric "I lie to go to sleep when all is wrong or right" highlights the role of lying as a coping mechanism, suggesting that it can be used to both escape reality and find comfort in it. The line "most of it's not there" indicates that much of what we lie about is imaginary, emphasizing the futility of deceit.


The second half of the song addresses the deception that occurs within relationships, with the lyric "I lie about you and me too." This line suggests that even though we may love and care for someone, we still lie about our feelings and experiences with them. However, the chorus repeats that "it's all right everybody lies," implying that dishonesty is an accepted part of human nature, and that perhaps it is necessary for our emotional well-being.


Overall, "Everybody Lies" presents a cynical view of human interaction and highlights the role of dishonesty in our society. The song suggests that we all lie to some degree, but that it is normal and maybe even necessary for our emotional survival.


Line by Line Meaning

Everybody lies
It is common for people to tell lies


Everybody lies
People can't be trusted to always tell the truth


Everybody all the time
The frequency of lying is high for most people


I lie to go to sleep when all is wrong or right
I tell lies to calm my mind and fall asleep, regardless of the situation being good or bad


Most of it's not there
Many things people say are not true or accurate


Everything and everywhere
Lies are present in all areas of life, without exception


I lie about you and me too
I am not exempt from lying about myself and others


But it's allright everybody lies
Despite the prevalence of lying, it's still acceptable and forgivable


Make the wrong right
Correct the mistake or falsehood and make it right




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: DANIEL PRIETO CASTRO LORCA, MATTHEW RORISON CAWS

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