Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue Lyrics

I went to a cobbler to fix a hole in my shoe
He took one look at my face and said, "I can fix that hole in you"
"I beg your pardon, I'm not lookin' for a cure,
I've seen enough of my friends in the depths of the godsick blues"

You know I am a liar
You know I am a liar
Nobody helps a liar

'Cause I've been down to Dixie and dropped acid on my tongue
Tripped upon the land 'til enough was enough
I was a little bit lighter and adventure on my sleeve
I was a little drunk and looking for company

So I found myself a sweetheart with the softest of hands
We were unlucky in love, but I'd do it all again

We built ourselves a fire
We built ourselves a fire
But you know I am a liar
You know I am a liar

And you don't know what I've done

By the rolling river is exactly where I was
There was no snake oil cure for unlucky in love
To be lonely is a habit like smoking or taking drugs
And I've quit them both, but, man, was it rough

Now I am tired
It just made me tired
Let's build ourselves a fire
Let's build ourselves a fire

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  1. Michael Adams

  2. kramercapriati

    Jenny's voice is so beautiful here....on such an awesome song...

  3. Jake Elliott

    Really don’t know how her singing “I am a liar” is the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard

  4. Katie Kelly

    This song is so deceivingly simple and so hauntingly beautiful.

  5. Matthew Hobbs

    This shit makes me cry and have goosebumps, so, I guess that means it's Awlright.

  6. mike seely

    im warming up to this music

  7. Mauro Woody

    Pure and true. A good song to drive to.

  8. diggitydankenstein

    dawes and jenny lewis need to tour. toss in the wild feathers and i think you may have the recipe for heaven. bake till golden. hmm?

  9. Robert Donadee

    If your looking for American Idol crap. You've come to the wrong place.

  10. bchbounds

    Just heard this (and her) for the 1st time watching @busyphillips Ig story and love it!

  11. jiffcat

    The man in the middle singing harmony has got long arms

  12. Clayton Brown

    Jenny is country music for the intelligent non sociopaths


    haha... i have always thought that myself... because detest most country...but something about this girl voice and her writing style... i goes back to the sincerity of the classics like cash and roy orbison.

  13. Jack Nasty


  14. Takayuki Ishiguro

    You can't describe the beautifulness of this song with musical jargon, as is often the case with Jenny.
    That's why I never get tired of listening to her.

  15. Gary

    Kyle Craft sent me here

    tatito rodriguez

    Gary the wizard sent me here

    tatito rodriguez

    The wizard sent me here,....

  16. Christina D.

    One of the best songs in existence. It always makes the world stop spinning for just a few minutes. Breathtaking <3

  17. Stanley Douglas, Jr

    Saw her perform this live at 2014 Outside Lands Festival. My favorite song by her

  18. Antonius Britannia

    Saw a replay of her Austin City Limits performance, jaw dropping! She's Amazing!

  19. Marcellis Robinson

    She has OK talent, her songwriting skills are at about the level of Jewel. If this is one of her better efforts, then she clearly falls short of Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, or Emmylou Harris. On the other hand, she isn't half bad.

    Grant Waggoner

    This is funny because I find her to be one of the most gifted songwriters.

  20. Bigtime1998

    There was no snake oil cure for unlucky in love.... Jeez...only those who've lived it can write it!!!!!!

  21. joanie

    one of my favourite songs of all time. jenny lewis is such a gift.

  22. Anthony Zav

    most underrated gal around. lip singing? look elsewhere.

  23. Jon Bennington

    goose bumps

  24. mvl

    This song kills me.

    Johnny Joseph'sson

    I'm dead too

    Takayuki Ishiguro

    Her songs always do.

  25. Pedro Belleza

    Absolutely superb

  26. Moira Russell

    That "man it was rough" moment is so sublime.

    Anthony Zav

    yes yes yes


    Fuckin A Bubba!!

  27. Seth Bret

    This song just came up on my daily mix on Spotify.
    Wow, lovely

  28. Linda Caplan Kuhn

    I never tire of this song Jenny and the harmonies of your band - yes perfect.

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  30. Michael LEFEVRE

    J'adore cette chanson 😘 tout le monde aura reconnue Zooey Deschanel dans les Coeurs😏 la petite soeur de Bones :) 😇

  31. BadSneakers

    Why won't this link as a thumbnail on fb? Stupid if not permitted

  32. randywatchingbush

    WOW.. where have you been sista.. awesome

  33. greg romero

    question for jenny - what model martin do you play and what is the pick-up? it sounds great.
    please reply. thanks and keep up the good work.


    +greg romero Dood she will never watch this and answer you. You're best off with something like her twitter if she has one.

    greg romero

    too bad. thanks.

    Drew Sheafor

    Greg, I think that’s a Martin 00015 with a Fishman pickup. Could be a 0015 as well

  34. greg romero

    nice. simply and nice.

  35. Paula W


  36. Karen Willard

    love... thanks for coming to Hangout Fest 2015!