Aimee Mann - Living A Lie Lyrics




[James Mercer:]
You can see yourself in the side mirror
tossing your hair
if no one is there
why do you care
Though I let you think there was no witness to
all of your crimes
I knew what you were:
a climber who climbs

[Aimee Mann and James Mercer:]
I’m living a lie
you’re living it too
cause I live it with you
I’m living a lie
a lie I can’t tell
so we wait for a crack in the shell

[Aimee Mann:]
No one bears a grudge like a boy genius
Just past his prime
Gilding his cage
One bar at a time
For every open arm there's a cold shoulder
Waiting to turn
People to blame
Bridges to burn

[Aimee Mann and James Mercer:]
I’m living a lie
you’re living it too
cause I live it with you
I’m living a lie
a lie I can’t tell
so we wait for a crack in the shell

[James Mercer:]
A girl comes around at a time when your ground
is as shaky as leaves on a tree
creating for you a persona or two
or an out-and-out mythology

[Aimee Mann:]
Now there’s too many cooks but you like how it looks
when they’re bowing and calling you “boss”
but the powers that were, were invested in her
and now winning means taking a loss

[Aimee Mann and James Mercer:]
I’m living a lie
you’re living it too
cause I live it with you
I’m living a lie
a lie I can’t tell
so we wait for a crack in the shell





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  1. Roiy Benkel

    [James Mercer:]
    You can see yourself in the side mirror
    tossing your hair
    if no one is there
    why do you care
    Though I let you think there was no witness to
    all of your crimes
    I knew what you were:
    a climber who climbs

    [Aimee Mann and James Mercer:]
    I’m living a lie
    you’re living it too
    cause I live it with you
    I’m living a lie
    a lie I can’t tell
    so we wait for a crack in the shell

    [Aimee Mann:]
    No one bears a grudge like a boy genius
    Just past his prime
    Gilding his cage
    One bar at a time
    For every open arm there's a cold shoulder
    Waiting to turn
    People to blame
    Bridges to burn

    [Aimee Mann and James Mercer:]
    I’m living a lie
    you’re living it too
    cause I live it with you
    I’m living a lie
    a lie I can’t tell
    so we wait for a crack in the shell

    [James Mercer:]
    A girl comes around at a time when your ground
    is as shaky as leaves on a tree
    creating for you a persona or two
    or an out-and-out mythology

    [Aimee Mann:]
    Now there’s too many cooks but you like how it looks
    when they’re bowing and calling you “boss”
    but the powers that were, were invested in her
    and now winning means taking a loss

    [Aimee Mann and James Mercer:]
    I’m living a lie
    you’re living it too
    cause I live it with you
    I’m living a lie
    a lie I can’t tell
    so we wait for a crack in the shell

  2. Mark M

    This song is fantastic! I didn't know of Aimee Mann really but love The Shins and I just recently discovered this song on an older episode of 'Live From The Basement' that featured both of them. Familiar the first time I heard it - sign of a classic if there ever was one. I can't put my finger on what song it really it reminds me of; but it echoes all kinds of things - from Fleetwood Mac to Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and even the Highwaymen (Johnny Cash et all). Fantastic stuff. No idea why this isn't more popular!

  3. Daniel Smith

    Is this song about Spider-Man?

  4. Izzy Boone

    who's hand is that? Is it? no chance! Wow great sound her voice is like gold angel flying in the atmoshere on a magic rug 

  5. nexypointy

    thank you so so much

  6. Israel Boone

    Sounds country! Wow!

  7. Murl Center

    the harmonies sound kind of countryish

  8. george wittner

    I love the vinyl set up

  9. Kevin Law

    Amp doesn't appear to be on

  10. paperbacknovel

    True!

    Bobby Murcer sounded like Mickey Mantle.

  11. grant ike

    James Mercer sounded like James Mercer

  12. doreen clark

    sounds better than ever ,like fine wine!!

  13. John Lenhardt

    great one! can't decided if i like this or crazytown best. good problem.

  14. paperbacknovel

    James Mercer sounded like Michael Penn for a second there..

  15. Courteous Communicator

    Yeah the new Album is awesome Cheers Aimee.

  16. erniesbudolab

    Love the vinyl!

  17. Solaris#666

    i heart aimee

  18. Maleblade


    Thumbs up!