Dirty Lie

Album: Put Your Needle Down (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This Jazz-flecked Put Your Needle Down track was written by The Secret Sisters with Bob Dylan. Laura Rogers of the duo recalled to Uncut magazine: "It's such a crazy thing, part of me still doesn't believe it happened. We'd just about finished most of the record when T Bone (Burnett) said 'Bob has sent over some demos for you.' He just said 'Bob,' no surname, so at first we didn't realize who he was talking about."
  • Dylan started work on this song in the '80s but never finished it. A fan of the sisters' eponymous debut, he gave the demo to producer T-Bone Burnett. "The melody was written, the demo has him humming along to what he wanted it to be, and the lyrical hook 'whosever told you told a dirty lie' was already there," Laura Rogers recalled to Uncut. "It was an honor to be invited to complete it but incredibly nerve-wracking."

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