Living on Lies

Never comes out like I was intending
Lie after lie, they're never ending
Never mean to cause anyone pain
But then I open my mouth again
And I go and put my foot in it
Don't matter how I try to spin it
As I watch all those bridges burn
I'll never learn

Why is the truth so hard to say?
All this lying is wasting my life away
No one can look me in the eyes
That's the result of living on lies
Lying has been the air that I breathe
And now I get to watch another leave
I can hear her yell, I can hear her cries
That's the result of living on lies

I can't count the relationships I've lost
Every untruth comes with a cost
A little bit of my heart wears away
So much color, turning to grey
I've got no one to blame but me
Told enough lies to fill a sea
Then I tell another, watch the heads turn
I'll never learn

Written by TimWombles
Author's Note
I had a friend, a totally likable fellow, who could not tell the truth. His best friend once told me, "he'd lie if the truth suited him better". He passed away a while back and was in my thoughts.
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