Album: Quick Step and Side Kick (1982)
Charted: 67 30
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  • You told me you loved me
    So I don't understand
    Why promises are snapped in two
    And words are made to bend

    (The bigger, the better)
    Some stolen from Japan
    Collected from around the world,
    They'll catch you if they can

    Lies lies lies yeah
    Lies lies lies yeah
    Lies lies lies yeah

    Do I have to catch you out
    To know what's on your mind
    Well, Cleopatra died for Egypt,
    What a waste of time

    White ones and red ones
    And some you can't disguise
    Twisted truth and half the news
    Can't hide it in your eyes

    Lies lies lies yeah
    Lies lies lies yeah
    Lies lies lies yeah

    You say you'll try harder
    But I think it's just too late
    Well, the car is revving in the drive,
    And i'm not the sort to wait

    The bigger, the better
    Some nicked from old Saigon
    Collected from around the world
    Love lies on and an and on and on and on and

    Lies lies lies yeah (They're gonna get you)
    Lies lies lies yeah (They won't forget you)
    Lies lies lies yeah (They're gonna get you)
    Lies lies lies yeah
    Oh you know I know

    Lies lies lies yeah
    Lies lies lies yeah
    Lies lies lies yeah

    Oh you know I know

    Lies lies lies yeah
    Lies lies lies yeah
    Lies lies lies yeah Writer/s: BERNARD JOHN FROST, BRIAN MCGEE, CHARLES BURCHILL, DEREK FORBES, FRANCIS ROSSI, JAMES KERR, MICHAEL JOSEPH MACNEIL
    Publisher: KAREN SCHAUBEN PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATION, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 7, 1983, the Thompson Twins performed "Lies" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #98 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, six weeks earlier it had peaked at #30 {for 3 weeks} and it spent a total of sixteen weeks on the Top 100...
    And on Janaury 2nd, 1983 it reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart...
    On the same 'Bandstand' show they also performed "Love On Your Side", at the time it was at #72 on Top 100 chart, four weeks later it would peak at #45 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for nine weeks...
    Between 1982 and 1989 the English trio had eleven records on the Top 100 chart, three* made the Top 10, "Hold Me Now" {#3 for 2 weeks in 1984}, "Lay Your Hands On Me" {#6 for 2 weeks in 1985}, and "King For A Day" {#8 for 1 week in 1986}...
    * They just missed having a fourth Top 10 record when "Doctor! Doctor!" peaked at #11 {for 1 week} in 1984.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenThe "Asian" and "Egyptian" riffs in this song always cracked me up.
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