She's been planning this trip
Since she was seven years old
Ever since her mamma dropped
His picture on the bedroom floor
She said mamma who's that
Mamma said
"Baby go play out back"
Then she hid her head in her hands
She lied to that girl
She couldn't take it back

 Sometimes you can't help but lie
 When all you wanna do is cry
 When your baby's seven years old
 And she's missing a dad she'll never know
 Sometimes you can't help but lie
 When you just can't tell her why
 Years pass
 They grow up fast
 You hope she never needs to lie

He stood on his porch
Worn out from pacing the floor
She pulled up in the drive
He thought about how he'd missed it all
The day came and went
He hugged her and off she went
Her words echoed in hs head
See ya dad we'll talk again

 Sometimes you can't help but lie
 Like when it really doesn't matter why
 Too many years have flown
 Your dad's a stranger you'll never know
 Sometimes you can't help but lie
 It's useless to even try
 You gotta keep moving on
 Sometimes you just need to lie

 Sometimes you can't help but lie
 When all you wanna do is cry
 When your baby's seven years old
 And she's missing a dad she'll never know
 Sometimes you can't help but lie
 It's useless to even try
 You gotta keep moving on
 Sometimes you just need to lie




Can't Help But Lie

Written, performed, recorded, mixed,
and mastered by J.A.R.
Dwight Breland: pedal steel guitar

J.A.R.: vocals, guitars, drums, bass

From the album "The Other Side"
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(we will all die someday)
(i'm pretty good at this. click for samples)
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