Liar

Lying damages trust in a relationship.  Repetitive lying kills the relationship itself.  I wrote this song as a catharsis in the wake of my marriage’s demise and it is expresses the reality and heartache of my experience.  The inspiration for the song began with the phrase, “A liar is a liar because a liar lies.”  I was struggling to assign the label “liar” until this definition occurred to me.  The rest of the lyrics, melody and piano lick flowed out of me in a few days. A big thanks to my bandmates, who really helped this song come to life!

LYRICS FOR LIAR
Music and Lyrics: Susan Berce

I grew up in Sunday School
Learned the Golden Rule
Do unto others
As you’d have them do to you
Following that rule
I built a strong and happy life
Just one lying S.O.B.
Can shred it with a knife

A liar is a liar
Because a liar lies
You seem so offended
How can you be surprised
The last true thing you told me
Is that there were more lies
The truth is you’re a liar
Because a liar lies

Some would say I’ve got no right

Because he didn’t cheat
Cheating takes more forms
Than just some heat between the sheets
Don’t you preach God hates divorce
And think that will suffice
Of all the sins that God detests
Lying’s in there twice

A liar is a liar
Because a liar lies
You seem so offended
How can you be surprised
The last true thing you told me
Is that there were more lies
The truth is you’re a liar
Because a liar lies

The first time I forgave you
The second time I tried
The third time knocked me off my feet
And my love for you just died
But now I’m getting stronger
I’m tired of being burned
You’ve stepped over my last line
Finally I’ve learned

Now that all is said and done
Think I’d see some shame
Can’t say I’m surprised to hear
You think I’m to blame
Darling, you done made your bed
Now you pay your due
Point your finger at me
The rest point back to you

A liar is a liar
Because a liar lies
You seem so offended
How can you be surprised
The last true thing you told me
Is that there were more lies
The truth is you’re a liar
Because a liar lies
Baby, not one more chance
You’re all out of tries
The truth is you’re a liar
Because a liar lies