Lie

Album: David Cook (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • This poignant number is one of several tracks on Cook's self-titled major release debut album with the theme of love amidst separation. Cook explained in publicity materials that this track is, "about being in a dysfunctional relationship that you don't want to end because you still see the good in it."
  • Espen Lind and Amund Bjorklund, who make up the Norwegian songwriting and music production team Espionage, wrote this together with Nixons founder Zac Maloy. The trio also co-wrote "Come Back To Me and "Life On The Moon" for Cook.

Comments: 4

  • Megan from Acton, Onthis is another great song. amazing, AMAZING lyrics!!
  • Krista from Carbondale, PaThank you Jessie...you have wonderful taste!
    Are you on his boards by any chance? :)
  • Jessie from Dallas, TxI agree Krista =) it's amazing
  • Krista from Carbondale, PaA perfect song for a relationship you can't let go of and we've all been there. Everyone can relate to this song! Amazzzing lyrics! :)
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