Everybody Lies
OKAY MONDAY Lyrics


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i’d rather lie to you than make you cry
you make up stories too i’m not so blind
i know it’s no excuse
but i do mean well and i stand accused
of playing with your heart
a lie detector is a waste of time
we both know what it takes to make things right
and all i wanna do
is to work this out for me and you
so tell me it’s a crime
everybody lies
everybody lies
everybody lies
and all i wanna do
is to work this out for me and you
so tell me it’s a crime
everybody lies




everybody lies
everybody lies

Overall Meaning

In the song "Everybody Lies" by OKAY MONDAY, the singer expresses a preference for telling lies rather than causing their loved one to cry. This suggests that they prioritize avoiding immediate emotional pain over being completely honest. The singer acknowledges that their partner also tells lies, indicating that they are aware of the mutual dishonesty in their relationship. However, they claim that their intentions are good despite their actions, and they feel guilty for playing with their partner's heart.


The line "a lie detector is a waste of time" implies that the singer believes their lies are obvious and can easily be detected. They highlight that both they and their partner understand what it takes to make things right in their relationship, suggesting that they see a way to resolve their issues. The repeated phrase "everybody lies" reinforces the idea that deception is a common occurrence and not unique to their relationship. They wish to work through their problems together, emphasizing their desire to find a solution that benefits both parties.


Ultimately, the singer wants their partner to acknowledge that lying is a universal human behavior and not necessarily a crime. They seek understanding and forgiveness, hoping to rebuild the trust and make their relationship right again. The lyrics convey a sense of remorse and a strong desire to repair the connection, emphasizing the complexity of human relationships and the imperfect nature of communication.


Line by Line Meaning

i’d rather lie to you than make you cry
I would rather deceive you with lies than cause you emotional pain


you make up stories too i’m not so blind
You also invent narratives, and I am fully aware of it


i know it’s no excuse
I understand that it is not a valid justification


but i do mean well and i stand accused
However, my intentions are good despite being accused


of playing with your heart
Of toying with your emotions


a lie detector is a waste of time
Using a lie detector is pointless


we both know what it takes to make things right
Both of us are aware of the actions required to resolve our issues


and all i wanna do
My sole desire is to


is to work this out for me and you
Resolve this situation for both of us


so tell me it’s a crime
Therefore, inform me if my actions are seen as criminal


everybody lies
It is a widespread truth that everyone tells lies


everybody lies
It is a universal fact that nobody is entirely truthful


everybody lies
Each individual, without exception, tells falsehoods


and all i wanna do
My sole desire is to


is to work this out for me and you
Resolve this situation for both of us


so tell me it’s a crime
Therefore, inform me if my actions are seen as criminal


everybody lies
It is a widespread truth that everyone tells lies


everybody lies
It is a universal fact that nobody is entirely truthful


everybody lies
Each individual, without exception, tells falsehoods




Lyrics © Strictly Songs SPRL, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: AURELIEN GAINETDINOFF, JEAN FLEURY, JEREMY CUVELIER

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