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I Lie, song lyrics

(The Ross Perot Guide to Answering Embarrassing Questions)

Song: I Lie (The Ross Perot Guide to Answering Embarrassing Questions)
Lyrics: Calvin Trillin (1)
Music: (and adaptation) Pete Seeger
Year: 1992 (words), 1993 (music)
Genre: Folk
Country: USA


When something in my history is found,
Which contradicts the views that I propound,
Or shows that I perhaps am not the guy I claim to be,
Here's what I usually do.

CHORUS:
I lie.
I simply boldly falsify.
I look the other feller in the eye,
And just deny, deny, deny.
I lie.

I don't apologize. Not me. Instead,
I say I never said the things I said,
Nor did the things some people saw me do,
When confronted by some things they know are true.
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(CHORUS)

I hate those weasel words some slickies use,
To blur their past or muddy up their views.
Not me. I'm blunt. One thing that makes me great,
Is that I'll never dodge nor obfuscate
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(CHORUS)


Notes:

1 - Calvin Trillin, in Wikipedia.