Don't Believe A Word

Album: Johnny The Fox (1977)
Charted: 12
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  • This was originally written as a ballad by Phil Lynott, before the guitarist Brian Robertson and drummer Brian Downey rocked it up.
  • The lyrics, which were written by Lynott, tell of a man warning his loved one not to believe his words as he cannot be relied upon. The chorus sums it up: "Don't believe a word/For Words are only spoken/Your Heart is like a promise made to be broken." >>
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    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2
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Comments: 6

  • Eli Wells from UsaCindy from Pittsburg. You like Def Leppard's identical version of this better than the original? This is why Justin Beiber.
  • Rune Bakke from NorwayThe late Norvegian guitarist Marius Müller has a fantastic version of the slow version of this song. It's a must to listen to the solo, which is world class! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzOzWD7cQWs
  • Niels from Noerre Aeby, DenmarkIncluded on the first solo album from Gary Moore, in a beautiful slower version with fantastic solo.
  • Pufan Alexandru from Dr. Tr. SeverinThis song is covered by a Romanian band, Iris, with the name "Sa Nu Crezi Nimic"
  • Cindy from Pittsburgh, PaI don't agree with Q magazines rating of the Yeah CD. Thin Lizzy did a great job on this song but Def Leppard Made this one of my NEW FAVORITES! I love their take on this one and I truly think they should release this as a single. Best of the Best!
  • Jonathan Williams from Plymouth, EnglandAlso listen to the way Lynott scans the lyric across the bar - technically very difficult and more usually a technique used by Sinatra and the like.
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