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“Tell Me a Lie”
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Information
Album

Up All Night

Released

November 18, 2011 (UK)
March 13, 2012 (US)

Format

Digital download, CD

Recorded

2011

Length

3:15

Writers

Kelly Clarkson, Shep Soloman,
Tom Meredith

Producer

Tom Meredith, Shep Soloman

Tell Me a Lie is a song by One Direction from their debut album, Up All Night. It is the seventh track of the album.

Lyrically, this song shows that people don't always want to hear the truth, some actually prefer a lie than the hurtful reality.

Background

"Tell Me a Lie", is an uptempo pop rock song which features prominent guitar instrumentation and pulsating beats.[1]

This song was orignally written by Kelly Clarkson, Tom Meredith, and Shep Soloman. It was supposed to be featured on Kelly Clarkson's 2011 album, Stronger, but after it leaked, Clarkson gave over the song rights to One Direction. Clarkson spoke to Capital FM on how she was proud of the end result. "It's a really cute song, I love it. I loved that they liked it. They sound really great on it. I already have it – I'm so VIP with my copy on my computer! It does sound really good."[2]

The track was also included in the Up All Night Tour.

Lyrics

 
[Liam]
Can't ever get it right
No matter how hard I try
And I've tried

[Zayn]
Well, I put up a good fight
But your words cut like knives
And I'm tired

As you break my heart again this time

[All, led by Zayn]
Tell me I'm a screwed up mess
That I never listen, listen
Tell me you don't want my kiss
That you need your distance, distance
Tell me anything but don't you say he’s what you're missing, baby
If he's the reason that you’re leaving me tonight
Spare me what you think and...

[Liam]
Tell me a lie

Well you're the charming type
That little twinkle in your eye
Gets me every time

[Harry]
And well there must've been a time
I was the reason for that smile
So keep in mind

[Liam]
As you take what's left of you and I

[All, led by Zayn]
Tell me I'm a screwed up mess
That I never listen, listen
Tell me you don't want my kiss
That you need your distance, distance
Tell me anything but don't you say he’s what you're missing, baby
If he's the reason that you’re leaving me tonight
Spare me what you think and...

[Liam]
Tell me a lie

(Oh, oh, oh)
Tell me a lie
(Oh, oh, oh)
Tell me a lie
(Oh, oh, oh)

[Zayn]
Tell me a lie!!

[All, led by Zayn]
Tell me I'm a screwed up mess (mess)
That I never listen, listen
Tell me you don't want my kiss (kiss)
That you need your distance, distance
Tell me anything but don't you say he's what you're missing, baby
If he's the reason that you’re leaving me tonight
Spare me what you think and tell me a lie

Tell me a lie!
Tell me a lie!
Tell me a lie!
Tell me a lie!

References

  1. One Direction Up All Night
  2. Kelly Clarkson Loves One Direction Track She Wrote

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