Lie
by NF

Album: Perception (2017)
Charted: 48

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds NF addressing a girlfriend who is telling lies about him behind his back.

    I heard you told your friends that I'm just not your type
    If that's how you really feel, then why'd you call last night?
    You say all I ever do is just control your life
    But how you gonna lie like that, how you gonna lie like that?


    Though the girl apparently wants the relationship to continue, NF is fed up with the false accusations and what they're doing to his reputation.
  • "Lie" is about an actual former girlfriend of NF but he doesn't mention her name as the rapper doesn't want to publicly embarrass the woman. NF learned from the experience and was happily married to someone else when he released the song.
  • NF wrote the song with:

    Mike Elizondo, who is best known for his work with such rappers as Eminem, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre. The Los Angeles producer and songwriter has also worked with artists in a diverse range of other genres including Avenged Sevenfold, Regina Spektor, Maroon 5 and Carrie Underwood.

    Michigan songwriter and producer Tommee Profitt, who worked on 13 of the Perception tracks. He's also remixed for such artists as Colton Dixon, and Britt Nicole, under the name PRO_FITT.

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