I Could Have Lied

Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
  • There must be something
    In the way I feel
    That she don't want me to feel
    The stare she bares cut me
    I don't care
    You see so what if I bleed

    I could never change
    Just what I feel
    My face will never show
    What is not real

    A mountain never seems to have
    The need to speak
    A look that shares so many seek
    The sweetest feeling
    I got from you
    The things I said to you were true

    I could never change
    Just what I feel
    My face will never show
    What is not real

    I could have lied I'm such a fool
    My eyes could never never never
    Keep their cool
    Showed her and I told her how
    She struck me but I'm fucked up now

    But now she's gone yes she's gone away
    A soulful song
    That would not stay
    You see she hides 'cause she is scared
    But I don't care
    I won't be spared

    I could have lied I'm such a fool
    My eyes could never never never
    Keep their cool
    Showed her and I told her how
    She struck me but I'm fucked up now

    I could have lied I'm such a fool
    My eyes could never never never
    Keep their cool
    Showed her and I told her how
    She struck me but I'm fucked up now Writer/s: Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Michael Balzary, John Frusciante
    Publisher: MoeBeToBlame
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 18

  • Grayson Smith from Vancouver Washington I remember when I was little and my dad was playing this in the car and told me it was about the guy cheating and saying he could have lied. It ironic that a few month later my mom found out my dad has been cheating. I love this song but it kills me every time I listen.
  • Hazel from UkIf you read Kiedis' autobiography you'll see he agrees with Sinead: they never had a relationship. Rather he believed he was in love with her and was gutted when he realised she didn't feel the same. The song is not about lying or cheating. It is about unrequited love.
  • Anna from Seattle, WaJohn's playing is beautiful as always, but I'm suprised at Kiedis. He almost sounds like a normal human and vulnerable in the arena of human relations. Didn't know he had it in him. Do we know for sure he wrote these lyrics? (just kidding)
  • Kyle from Calgary, AbKyle from Youngstown, read AK's biography and you'll see it has nothing to do with heroin.
    About the song, the guitar solo in it is one of Frusciante's best. There's something so gut-wrenchingly sad about it, I think it's the mark of a true artist when they can convey so much emotion through their instrument like John does on this song.
  • Max from Renno, Nvfirst of all, kyle from youngstown ohio, heroin? are you kidding? have you listened to the song? heroin has nothing to do with the song. hes saying that he tried to lie but his eyes always gave him away. and nick from thessaloniki greece, this is just my opinion, but during by the way, frusciante was really messed up on drugs and it really doesnt sound like he gave any of his song much effort. listen to how the guitar changes from californication to by the way. huge difference, not a whole lot special about any of the songs. i like a few of the songs on that album, they sound amazing, but it just sounds like he didnt even try while writing them. but its just my opinion
  • Kyle from Youngstown, OhIts not about cheating ots about doing heroin because of the lines she dont want me to bleed and my eyes coild never keep their cool bexaise your eyes change when you shoot up heroin
  • Clay from Henagar, AlOne of my favorite rhcp songs I just wish John would quit leaving the band. They are great together and they suck apart after all this time how does he not see this!?
  • Nick from Thessaloniki, GreeceDefinetely the most mature song of this album.I think that the Red Hots reached this level of maturity only in the 'By the Way' album
  • Olivia from Perth, AustraliaOne of the best Chili Peppers song! and probably my favourite solo from John
  • Alexandria from Louisville, KyI really LOVE this song. I think he just regrets telling his girlfriend stuff b/c nows its over and stuck with knowing he gave her the power to hurt him. We all feel this way sometimes.
  • Jeff from Austin, TxThe guitar solo on this one is out of this world. I've never been a huge Peppers fan, but I had this album and always loved this song.
  • Paige from Houston, TxWhen I first heard this song, I was struck by the honesty you could feel in the lyrics, and the tone of the artist's voice...

    I can definitely identify with Nikie -- this song strikes me as being about loving someone so much, but not having them feel the same way. It isn't about cheating... just an imbalance of feelings.
  • Jon from West Bend, IaDefinitely one of my favorite Frusciante solos.
  • Katerina from Thessaloniki, GreeceWhen I first heard that song I thought it was about cheating. But after thoroughly studying the lyrics and having heard it many many times I came to the same conclusion as you did.
  • Heather from Hopkinton, MaAnthony Kiedes wrote this song after being dumped by Sinead O'conner. There was no cheating involved, he just liked her alot morw then he liked her and she just ended up moving away and telling him to never call her again. He was very hurt so he wrote the song in one night with the guitarist John, he then left the cassette in her mailbox but he never got a chance to ask her if she heard it.
  • Nikie from Stockholm, SwedenThis is not about cheating.. My idea, pouring your heart out to someone, get dumped and you wished you'd never told her/him how you felt 'cause it hurts so much now.
  • Liz from The Town That Never Sleeps, NvI used to think this song was about cheating..
    but after some recent occurences in my life i now think its about being rejected by some one you really love. I guess the meaning changes with the mood huh.
    -Liz
  • Angelo from Las Vegas, NvI LOVE this song!!!

    Johns gotta GREAT solo in this song I think
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