Duplicitous donald has a lot of trouble with the truth. He leads the world in WHOPPERS which have been exposed by Politifact, the Washington Post Fact Checker, Factcheck.org and similar organizations. They can hardly keep up with his lies. With a distraction needed from our tweeting compulsive liar in chief, as a public service I give you a playlist of songs about lying. The song titles and artists are followed by the names of the songwriters in parenthesis followed by a part of the lyrics.
To comfort an old friend who's feelin' down
But he knows where she's goin' as she's leavin'
She is headed for the cheatin' side of town
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you'd realize
There ain't no way to hide your lyin eyes"
"You say your heart is always true, and I say my love is undying
but I know me and I know you, one of us is lying."
"Honesty is overrated, your kind words are appreciated
I rather make my bed with a warm soft lie, than have a hard cold truth make me cry all night."
"Lie No Better" - Delbert McClinton (Gary Nicholson & Delbert McClinton)
"If you can't lie no better than that, you might as well tell the truth."
"Hangin' On a Lie" - Striking Matches (Sarah Zimmermann & Justin Davis)
"Don't you know you should know better than this
Than to cover up the truth with your poisonous lips
I'm not falling for it this time
Try and try too little too late
Better open up your mouth if you got something to say
Don't keep me waiting
Don't keep me hanging on a lie."
"Girls Lie Too" - Terri Clark (Tim Nichols, Kelley Lovelace and Connie Harrington)
"Girls lie, too
Don't think you're the only ones
Who bend it, break it, stretch it some
We learn from you
Girls lie, too"
"The Truth About Lies" - Gina Jeffreys (writers ???) Australian country singer
"Once I told a lie
Just a little one
But you wouldn't believe
All the harm that was done
What I hoped to gain
Was what I really lost
When you tell a lie you pay the cost
There hard to explain hard to disguise
One leads to another
That's the truth about lies"
"That's a Lie" - Kim Richey (Kim Richey & Tim Krekel)
"(Well) That's a lie you tell yourself so I can't touch you
That's a lie to shut me out but it's just not true
Can't you see you're not foolin' me a bit
Yeah, you can try to tell me you don't care
that's a lie."
"Lies I Told Myself" - Ty Herndon
"You're too small to catch a football
You're a fool to follow your heart
Crazy for even thinking you've got a chance with that guitar
And who they said you were
Is who you'll always be
Some lies I told myself
I'm glad I didn't believe"
"Love Wouldn't Lie to Me" - Trisha Yearwood (Terry Radigan & Don Schlitz)
"Love shouldn't lie to me, Love couldn't lie to me, Love wouldn't lie to me, but it did."
"Lying to the Moon" -Trisha Yearwood (Matraca Berg & Ronnie Samoset)
"I told the starry sky to wait for you
I told the wind to sigh like lovers do
I even told the night you were true
And you would be here soon
And now I'm lying to the moon."
"Lies" - The Knickerbockers (Beau Charles & Buddy Randell) 1966 R'n'R hit
"I can't believe a word you say
Are gonna make you sad someday
Some day you're gonna be lonely
But you won't find me around
A-breakin' my heart
I said, baby, now (breakin' my heart)"
Songs with lying in the lyrics:
"There is No Arizona" - Jamie O'Neal (Jamie O'Neal, Lisa Drew & Shaye Smith)
"If there was a Grand Canyon
She could fill it up with the lies he's told her
But they don't exist, those dreams he sold her
She'll wake up and find
There is no Arizona."
"The Trouble with Truth" - Patty Loveless (Gary Nicholson)
"It had ruined the taste of the sweetest lies
Burned through my best alibis
Every sin that I deny
Keeps hanging round my door
Oh the trouble with the truth
Is it always begs for more
That's the trouble, trouble with the truth
"You're Easy on the Eyes" - Terri Clark
"I almost forgot you looked so fine
If you told me some lies, it would be like old times
Just getting to see you is almost worth the things you do
You're easy on the eyes
Hard on the heart"
"Blame It on Your Heart" - Patty Loveless (Harlan Howard & Kostas Lazarides)
"You don't know right from wrong
Well the love we had is gone
So blame it on your lying, cheating, cold dead beating,
Two-timing and double dealing
Mean mistreating, loving heart."
So, given his track record with veracity, should Americans take him at face value?
“They should not, because the president and most of his senior advisers are serial liars. It’s that simple,” said Eliot Cohen, a senior State Department official under Bush and a participant of his National Security Council. “I cannot believe a word that comes out of the president’s mouth, the spokesman’s mouth, the vice president’s mouth, because, frankly, he’s morally compromised now, too.”