Jonny Lang - Lie To Me


Jonny Lang - Lie To Me


The song was written by Minneapolis mainstays Bruce McCabe and David Z. McCabe, who played piano and clavinet on the track, later toured with Lang as part of his band.

In this song, a guy is so distraught over his crumbling relationship that he asks his girl to tell him lies so he can believe everything will be as it was.


A musical prodigy, Jonny Lang was just 15 years old when this song was released on his major label debut album, also titled Lie To Me.


The video was directed by Michael Lucero, whose clients were typically rap artists like Black Sheep and Common. The "Lie To Me" video, which is black and white, shows Lang selecting a guitar at a music store and using it to play this song. His sisters Heidi and Jessica make appearances, as does his mom.


The video was shot at Black Market Music in San Francisco, which has since closed. During the shoot, Lang became smitten with a 1957 Squier guitar, which Al Cafaro, who was president of his label, A&M, later bought for Lang.





Lyrics


Lie to me

and tell me everything is all right

Lie to me

and tell me that you'll stay here tonight


Tell me that you'll never leave,

And I'll just try to make believe

That everything you tell me is true


Lie to me, go ahead and lie to me

Lie to me, go ahead and lie to me


Lie to me

it doesn't matter anymore

It could never be the way it was before

If I can't hold on to you

Leave me with something I can hold onto,

For just a little while won't you let me be


Anyone can see

That you love him more than me

But right now, baby, let me pretend

That our love will never end


Lie to me, go ahead and lie to me

Lie to me, go ahead and lie to me

Lie to me, go ahead and lie to me

Lie to me, go ahead and lie to me



Songwriters: David Rivkin / Bruce Mccabe

Lie to Me lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc







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