Little White Lies
The Alter Boys Lyrics


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I'd do anything for you - girl you know it's true
All the beauty you see before your eyes - Are lies
So let's stop pretending - we're still alive

You know it's never to late - to turn right back around
With all the beauty before your eyes - it's a lie
So let's stop pretending - we're still alive
One look in your eye had me blind that I will not deny
Fell for the bait a mistake that clearly was mine
You spoke of forever now severed it echoes my cries
Keep your faith keep your dreams keep that white lies

I'd do anything for you - boy you know its true
All the beauty you see before your eyes - are lies
So lets stop pretending - we're still alive

Faced with the truth at a loss for an alibi
Black as the night in spite of a moon lit sky




Still I'll love you, yes love you til the day that I die
Keep your faith keep your dreams and that little white lies

Overall Meaning

The Alter Boys' song "Little White Lies" speaks about the facade of beauty that can be deceiving and how it affects the relationship between two people. At the beginning of the song, the singer expresses his unconditional love for the girl he is with, but acknowledges that the beauty he sees in her is nothing but a lie. He urges the girl to stop pretending that they are still alive and face the reality that they are falling apart. The second verse is similar, but this time the girl is singing to the boy. She admits that she too knows that the beauty they see in each other is not real, and she encourages them to stop pretending that everything is fine.


The chorus speaks about keeping faith, dreams, and little white lies. It appears that the two still want to hold on to their relationship, but they both know that there are things that they are hiding from each other. The last lines of the chorus are particularly poignant - "still I'll love you, yes love you til the day that I die, keep your faith keep your dreams and that little white lies." They are holding on to these little white lies in order to preserve their love, even though it is clear that the lies are slowly tearing them apart.


Line by Line Meaning

I'd do anything for you - girl you know it's true
I am willing to go to great lengths for you, and you are aware of this fact.


All the beauty you see before your eyes - Are lies
The beauty you admire does not reflect the reality of the situation.


So let's stop pretending - we're still alive
We need to stop acting as if everything is okay when it is clearly not.


You know it's never too late - to turn right back around
It is always possible to change course and make things right.


With all the beauty before your eyes - it's a lie
Despite appearances, nothing is as it seems.


So let's stop pretending - we're still alive
It is time to face the harsh reality of the situation and stop pretending that everything is fine.


One look in your eye had me blind that I will not deny
I was blinded by my affection for you, and I cannot deny it.


Fell for the bait a mistake that clearly was mine
I made a mistake by falling for your trap, and it was my own fault.


You spoke of forever now severed it echoes my cries
You promised me forever, but now that promise is broken, and I am left to suffer the consequences.


Keep your faith keep your dreams keep that white lies
Keep holding on to your illusions and false promises, even though they are not grounded in reality.


I'd do anything for you - boy you know its true
I am willing to sacrifice anything for you, and you are aware of this fact.


Faced with the truth at a loss for an alibi
I am confronted with the harsh reality of my situation, and I have no excuse for my actions.


Black as the night in spite of a moon lit sky
Everything seems dark and hopeless, even in the midst of beauty and light.


Still I'll love you, yes love you til the day that I die
Despite everything, I still love you and will always love you until the end of my days.


Keep your faith keep your dreams and that little white lies
Hold on to your illusions and false promises, even though they are not grounded in reality.




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Comments from YouTube:

cg505able

I love this album. I even have hand written lyrics from Todd Smith . Not on this song but on Where have you gone. One album I will always cherish!

Carla Bethel

Hand written? Mail it to me so I can verify...Promise, no shady biznuss

Cortsovski

I would like so much if someone could upload this whole album yo Spotify :c

I only found other band called the same way but I prefer these boys </3

Carla Bethel

When the song gets heavy, is when the song needed heavy!

Craig Steinker

Only 11 likes and 200 views, crazy, such a good somg

Craig Steinker

it's been a year since my post, up to 74 likes from 11 lol, I don't get it, great song, deserves more than 74 likes

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