Little Lies

Album: Tango In The Night (1987)
Charted: 5 4

Songfacts®:

  • Christine McVie wrote this with her husband Eddy Quintela - they had just married. It's not clear whether the song is about her breakup with John McVie or her relationship with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Johanna - London, England
  • Christine McVie said of this song: "The idea of the lyric is: If I had the chance, I'd do it differently next time. But since I can't, just carry on lying to me and I'll believe, even though I know you're lying."
  • After their 1982 album Mirage, Fleetwood Mac separated and worked on solo projects. They hadn't recorded together for four years when they got together to make Tango In The Night.
  • Hilary Duff covered the song for the TV comedy drama program Younger, turning it into a dubstep project. Duff plays Kelsey Peters, a friend of the lead character, on the show.

Comments: 10

  • Niquee_domi from Temple TxI'm just now noticing something VERY odd about this music video.....the two women.....are they both REALLY women? Or is it a man crossdressing and a woman (possibly attempting to look like her ....Stevie that is...? )
    What a drastic change that would make on how we all interpret the song !
    (I hope im seeing this right....cause I really wouldn't be ugly and hurtful enough to say anything like this otherwise...)
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenThe overlapping, overdubbed vocals of McVie's always bring her earlier song, "Hold Me," to mind. Both are great.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxPerfect song to play while watching political gatherings.
  • Jade from Washington D.c., DcAm I the only one who thinks that this song has the perfect beat for a jukebox musical?
  • Tony from Chicago, Ilgreat breakup song! I think she wrote it about dennis wilson
  • Constance from Dallas, TxGreat song! I can relate to this song. Being in love with someone who is a liar. You know their lying but you love them so you just play alone(eventually playing yourself)
  • Christine from Worcester, Mathe video for 'everywhere' has none of the band mates, its all a hired cast, and the video for family man is pretty much just a reworked version of seven wonders. and to stevie, you are correct, lidnsey left in 88, not 87, without him TITN would have not been made, it started out as a lindsey solo album. Warner Brothers forced him to go back to FM [same situation would happen later in 2003], so Big Love, Family Man, TITN, Caroline, and i think one other song on the album, wera all just lindsey songs for his solo album, therefore there is no way this song is about lindsey leaving fleetwood mac.
  • Stevie from Bradford, Englandto Chris in Downers Grove: it can't be about him leaving the band. Buckingham didn't play to leave the band until after Tango in the Night was recorded and the first 3 singles (Seven Wonders, Big Love, Little Lies) were released - thats why lindsey was never in the video for Familly Man, Everywhere or Isn't It Midnight. He left just before the Tango in the Night tour at the begining of 1988. SO HA!
  • Chris from Downers Grove, IlSome claim this song is about fellow bandmate, Lindsey Buckingham, and his decision to leave Fleetwood Mac.
  • AnonymousChristine McVie claims that it is not about John McVie.
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