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It ain't complicated
Well, I've grown to hate it
I never liked the taste of crow but baby I ate it
They tried to warn me
They said that you were ornery
So don't bring me those big brown eyes and tell me that you're sorry
Well you might as well throw gasoline on a fire
The way you lie

You lie like a priceless Persian rug on a rich man's floor
You lie like a coon dog basking in the sunshine on my porch
You like like a penny in the parking lot at the grocery store
It just comes way too natural to you
The way you lie

That ain't my perfume
I bet she had a curfew
You told me you were out with the boys and baby I believed you
So why you lookin' so nervous
You know you're gonna deserve this
I oughta kill you right now and do the whole wide world a service
Well my daddy's gonna straighten you out like a piece of wire, like a piece of wire
The way you lie

You lie like the man with the slick black hair who sold me that Ford
You lie like a pine tree in the back yard after last month's storm
You lie like a penny in the parking lot at the grocery store
It just comes way too natural to you
The way you lie

Well, I'll tell you what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna drive into the big ol' muddy river
I'm gonna park my car in the middle of the mile-long bridge
And then I'm gonna cry well maybe just a little
Then I'm gonna slip off the ring that you put on my finger
Give it a big ol' fling and watch it sink
Down, down, down
There it's gonna lie
Until the Lord comes back around

Because you lie like a priceless Persian rug on a rich man's floor
You lie like a coon dog basking in the sunshine on my porch
You like like a penny in the parking lot at the grocery store
It just comes so dang natural to you
The way you lie
The way you lie
Well it's what you do, it's who you are



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    star_velasquezMar 18, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    I love this song. She was hurt by the lies of her man. He doesn't think that Kimberly Perry 'if I am not mistaken' is the girl of his life.
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    UnregisteredJun 24, 2012 at 6:16 am
    A guy cheated on her with another possibly younger woman, this is shown with the section on the perfume. Also he said that he was going somewhere else when he met her.
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    UnregisteredApr 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    Your mom! Your face!!! Your mom ur face your dadd is ugly as crap... Yo.. Mom yoyoyyo dada yo.. Y you are gly!
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    UnregisteredMar 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    I'm not sure but i think she's describing the few characters about her past love who did'nt really love her or his unability to understand her love for him. The song's basically just about the lil minor things way's her love cheated her.
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    UnregisteredMar 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    She doswn't know how to express her feelings to him about him llying sp she wrote a song to get the point out

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