Don't Lie to Me - Barbara Streisand




The Experience: Don't lie to me. Can't you see I'm crying... Where do you turn when everything you believed in falls to pieces...

Music video: Barbara Streisland's video is a heavily politicized attack on President Donald Trump, accusing him of chronic lying, injustice, and indifference to catastrophes both human and natural.

The Meaning of Don't Lie to Me: Everyone answers to someone - no one can help putting their trust and life in someone's hands. Lives are built together. But what do you if all that we built has come undone? How do you cope if they prove false - how do you sleep when the world keeps turning and how do you sleep when the world is burning? Don't Lie To Me drops it's listeners into the horror of being lied to, knowing you're being lied to - not today - and having no where else to turn. Into the loss of having no one to answer to. Into a world where we all lose. In a world like that, who do the guilty answer to?

Ask yourself: How do people live a lie?

Album: Walls (2019)

LYRICS:


Why can't you just tell me the truth?
Hard to believe the things you say
Why can't you feel the tears I cried today
Cried today, cried today

How do you win if we all lose?
You change the facts to justify
Your lips move but your words get in the way
In the way, in the way

Kings and Queens, crooks and thieves
You don't see the forest for the trees
Head and heart, on our knees
You can't see what we all see

How do you sleep when the world keeps turning?
All that we built has come undone
How do you sleep when the world is burning?
Everyone answers to someone

Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me
Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me

You can build towers of bronze and gold
You can build castles in the sky
You can use smoke and mirrors, all clichés
Not today, not today

Kings and Queens, crooks and thieves
You don't see the forest for the trees
Hand and heart, down on knees
You can't see what everyone see

How do you sleep when the world keeps turning?
All that we built has come undone
How do you sleep when the world is burning?
Everyone answers to someone

Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me
Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me

Can't you see I'm crying?
Can't you see we're crying?
Where's the new horizon?
Where's the new horizon?

How do you sleep?
How do you sleep?
How do you sleep?
(How do you sleep when the world keeps turning?)
How do you sleep?
(All that we built has come undone)
Enough is enough
(How do you sleep when the world is burning?)
How do you sleep?
(Everyone answers to someone)

Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me
Don't lie to me, don't lie to me, you lie to me

Can't you see I'm crying?
(Can't you see we're crying?)
Can't you see we're crying?
Everyone answers to someone



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