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Lies
Electra Heart album artwork
Released April 27, 2012
Length 3:46
Label 679, Atlantic
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Producer Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Diplo
Electra Heart track listing
"Lies" is track number 3.
Previous track
"Primadonna"
Next track
"Homewrecker"
Electra Heart (Video series) track listing
"Lies" is the tenth video.
Previous video
"The State of Dreaming"
Next video
"Electra Heart"

"Lies" is a song by Welsh singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds, it is the third track on her second studio album Electra Heart. On July 17, 2013, a music video was released for the song as the tenth part of the Archetypes video series.

Background and composition

Diamandis deemed "Lies" as a "personal record" about a boy who was a coward and for whom she had no respect. She was angry about what happened between them so she wrote "Lies" as a form of release. Half of the track was written in the home of Bruce Springsteen while the verse was written after a gig in Stone Pony, New Jersey.[1]

Notably, Diamandis performed an alternate version of the song – including an added bridge – on the final leg of The Lonely Hearts Club Tour as well as on Conan.

The full Stem Pack leaked on March 16, 2018.

Official versions

  • Album version - 3:46
  • Album Sampler version - 4:01
  • Instrumental version - 4:02

Videos

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS PART 10 ♡ "LIES" ♡

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS PART 10 ♡ "LIES" ♡

Premiere July 17, 2013
Filmed TBA
Director Casper Balslev
Producer Thor Brammer Jacobsen, Tine Knudsen, Mikkel Damkiær
Production co Spoiled/LOVE
Exec. producer Paul McKee
Editor Carla Luffe
Choreographer TBA
Length 3:46
Source

Additional credits

DoP - Niels Thastum
Editor - Carla Luffe
Post - Grade - Lasse Marcussen CAMEO
Commissioner: Alan Parks
679 Recordings 2012

Lyrics

You're never gonna love me, so what's the use
What's the point at playin' a game you're gonna lose?
What's the point at sayin' you love me like a friend?
What's the point at sayin' it's never gonna end?

You're too proud to say that you made a mistake
You're a coward 'til the end
I don't wanna admit that were not gonna fit
No I'm not the type that you like
Why don't we just pretend?

Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know, ohh
I-I can't let you go, can't let you go, ohh
I just want it to be perfect
To believe it's all been worth the fight
Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know, ohh

You only ever touch me in the dark
Only if we're drinkin' can you see my spark
And only in the evening could you give yourself to me
'Cause the night is your woman and she'll set you free

You're too proud to say that you made a mistake
You're a coward 'til the end
I don't wanna admit that were not gonna fit
No I'm not the type that you like
Why don't we just pretend?

Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know, ohh
I-I can't let you go, can't let you go, ohh
I just want it to be perfect
To believe it's all been worth the fight
Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know, ohh

L-I-E-S

Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know, ohh
I-I can't let you go, can't let you go, ohh
I just want it to be perfect
To believe it's all been worth the fight
Lies, don't wanna know, don't wanna know, ohh

References

  1. "Marina and the Diamonds | "Electra Heart" Album Interview. Part 2." YouTube. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.