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Lyrics request - 'I Told Her Lies'

Splott Man 10 Sep 03 - 07:56 AM
Sorcha 10 Sep 03 - 11:25 AM
Jim Dixon 12 Sep 03 - 07:14 PM
Jim Dixon 29 Dec 11 - 05:27 PM
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Subject: Lyrics request - 'I Told Her Lies'
From: Splott Man
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 07:56 AM

Has anyone got the words down for "I Told Her Lies" by Robbie Fulks yet.
Not strictly folk but a highly entertaining song if sung in the right spirit.

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'I Told Her Lies'
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 11:25 AM

No luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'I Told Her Lies'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Sep 03 - 07:14 PM

"I Told Her Lies" appears on Robbie Fulks' album "South Mouth," Bloodshot CD 23, 1997. Here's what I transcribed from a sound sample at Yahoo! Shopping > Music:

... quicker than a rifle shot,
And when the justice said, "Now, do you swear?" I gazed into her eyes,
And in a voice sincere with fingers crossed, I told her lies.

Yeah, I told her lies. I told her lies,
Big and little, long and tall, every shape and size,
Till when I heard the word "forever." 'Twas then I realized
I couldn't tell her what I thought, so I told her lies.

Now as the years went drifting by, temptation slowly grew.
I’d stalk a tramp from time to time. I even slept with two….


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Subject: Lyr Add: I TOLD HER LIES
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Dec 11 - 05:27 PM

I TOLD HER LIES
As sung by Robbie Fulks on "South Mouth" (1997)

1. I took my baby home one night after a picture show.
She said, "Rob, I'd like to take you in, but first I need to know:
Is it my body that you want, or the real girl inside?"
So I looked deep into my heart and I told her lies.

CHORUS: Yeah, I told her lies; I told her lies,
Big and little, long and tall, every shape and size,
And when she unlocked the door, I knew I'd won the prize.
I couldn't tell her what I thought, so I told her lies.

2. Well, livin' on love would not do; she had to tie the knot.
We bought the rings and made the plans quicker than a rifle shot,
And when the justice said, "Now, do you swear?" I gazed into her eyes,
And in a voice sincere with fingers crossed, I told her lies.

CHORUS: Yeah, I told her lies; I told her lies,
Big and little, long and tall, every shape and size,
Till when I heard the word "forever," 'twas then I realized
I couldn't tell her what I thought, so I told her lies.

3. Now as the years went drifting by, temptation slowly grew.
I'd stalk a tramp from time to time; I even slept with two,
But no matter how I betrayed her, I made sure to keep it hid,
And every time she got suspicious, well, you know what I did:

CHORUS: I told her lies; I told her lies.
Well, I chased women long and tall, every shape and size.
She kept bein' faithful; I kept up my disguise.
I couldn't tell her what I'd done, so I told her lies.

4. Yeah, we lived on in perfect bliss and then one day I died,
And as my soul flew heavenward, I looked below and spied
A graveside filled with mourners and everyone in tears,
And when the preacher rose to speak, I could not believe my ears.

5. He said I'd been the kind of man all others aspire to be:
A loyal friend, a loving spouse; that rat lied more than me!
So fellas, if you want to stand tall in humanity's eyes,
Just pay no mind to the laws of God; keep tellin' those lies.

CHORUS: Yeah, I told her lies; I told her lies,
Big, little, long and tall, every shape and size.
I shunned the good; I spat on the true; all virtue I despised.
I couldn't tell her what I thought, so I told her lies.
I told her lies.


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