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Built To Spill — Liar
Album: You In Reverse
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Released: 2006
Length: 5:06
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I wouldn't be a liar
No, I wouldn't be a liar
If I told you that
I wouldn't be a liar

When things are all you think of
And plans are all you make
And thoughts are all you dream of
Your falls are all you take

Look out, the world's destroying you
Relax, it isn't fair
Mother nature's disposition
She don't mind, she don't care

She don't mind, she don't care

I wouldn't be a liar
No, I wouldn't be a liar
If I told you that
I wouldn't be a liar

Passing over, passions pour
Passing everything

I would only be a liar
No, I would only be a liar
If I told you that

It takes up all of your life
These decisions you make
It takes up all of a day
Making them all

Well, outside on the patio
The piano's weeping too
Forget about it all for a little while
She don't mind, she don't care

She don't mind, she don't care
She don't mind, she don't care

And I wouldn't be a liar
No, I wouldn't be a liar
If I told you that
I wouldn't be a liar

You see, it seems minor to me
You see, it seems minor to me
You see, it seems minor to me
You see, it seems minor
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 sjccroquet wrote:
<snip>

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie
Cocaine
-Eric Clapton

<snip>

That'll be J. J. Cale, mate...
Mother Nature's Disposition
She Don't Mind, She Don't Care

Earthquakes, Floods, Hurricanes,Volcanoes, Locusts.... Humankind can beg for mercy/pray to whomever all they want, but... 

Just an epic lyric. 
Wow this DOES go perfectly with Right In Time by Lucinda.  Unexpected but apt segue. 
Like it but the verse cadence and tune immediately called to mind "Fade Into You"
 Papernapkin wrote:

Their grammar is subpar, though. (She don't mind?)
But she don't use butter. And she don't use cheese.
She don't use jelly, or any of these.
She uses Vaseline
-The Flaming Lips

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie
Cocaine
-Eric Clapton

Well the lady don't mind.
No, no, no, the lady don't mind
-The Talking Heads

I doesn't mind subpar grammar.
i'd like to hear some bob mould or sugar.
 Proclivities wrote:

That's always been generally accepted in popular music.  Even the cerebral Talking Heads wrote "the lady don't mind".  I'm not sure if there are as many songs which employ the word "doesn't".


David Byrne these guys ain't.
 dsd wrote:


Bald-face lying is now tolerated and encouraged by us  for any political party.  Yes Trump Lies.  Biden Lies.  We put up with it because we are sheep.  Our problems are in the mirror imho



I agree in a broader sense we suffer from a self-inflicted wound but is it right to blame great men - whether you believe Trump or Biden to be winner or loser? Aren't they a reflection of the culture that bred them? If you're American, what does that say about us? About you?
 On_The_Beach wrote:
OK, I too got sick of looking at this Lying Loser's face, so I reposted without the 47 Thumbs-up votes, thus dropping him down to the bottom of the comments, where he belongs. ; )


Bald-face lying is now tolerated and encouraged by us  for any political party.  Yes Trump Lies.  Biden Lies.  We put up with it because we are sheep.  Our problems are in the mirror imho
Doug and Co. always so intricate!
OK, I too got sick of looking at this Lying Loser's face, so I reposted without the 47 Thumbs-up votes, thus dropping him down to the bottom of the comments, where he belongs. ; )
 aspicer wrote:


And a president you know who wasn't...??
Typical gopper deflection. All humans lie, presidents included, duh. Question is how much lying you're willing to blatantly ignore.

"The Washington Post said in January 2020 that Trump had made more than 16,241 false or misleading claims as president, an average of about 14.8 such statements per day. The Toronto Star which said that, as of May 2019, Trump had made 5,276 false statements since his inauguration." Source

...and now back to our regular scheduled programming.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Hard to believe that ANYONE, no matter how brainwashed or dim, could still support Trump and believe his moronic lies.
He has become the laughing stock of the world.
 
not true.  watch the way the world reacts to the pushover in there now.  It's an ugly business politics, he is the right man cuz he can kick ass!!  Wake up America before the CCP gets control..
 MattRudely wrote:

Oh ....

... you know what? Never mind. Go ahead and vote him back in, what could possibly go wrong. For you and for the whole world.
 
Luckily they didn't ...

Some really tasteful guitar work going on in this song. I like it a lot.
 aspicer wrote:


And a president you know who wasn't...??
 
Oh ....

... you know what? Never mind. Go ahead and vote him back in, what could possibly go wrong. For you and for the whole world.
Love these guys!  From Boise Idaho.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.575085859.5637/poster%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8-pad%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8.lite-1u3.jpg
 

And a president you know who wasn't...??
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

Yep. He's the only one out there.
 

Leave your politics at the door, or don't bother coming in, your hate is unwelcome.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.575085859.5637/poster%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8-pad%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8.lite-1u3.jpg
 
I am trying to enjoy my "no media, just music" Friday and I have to see this?

No worries. Appreciate the sentiment.
Indeed comrade. Totally equivalent. Nice work.


gofishbish wrote:
Sure... and:



and...:


...so maybe we just focus on our shared love for the excellent sound Bill is serving up. Or at least try and keep politics out of it.... 

 
On_The_Beach wrote:
https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.575085859.5637/poster%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8-pad%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8.lite-1u3.jpg
 
 

What a FANtastic band. Thanks a tonne Bill!
Idaho is my new favorite province. 
Great music, nice people,  and great dirtbiking!
 Donzi wrote:
How about let's just enjoy the music with the political shit!!
 
They can't help themselves.
 LowPhreak wrote:
Always liked the album cover.
 
Yes, it's a great image.  It looks like it was done with graphite pencils - nice work.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.575085859.5637/poster%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8-pad%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8.lite-1u3.jpg
 
Yep. He's the only one out there.
How about let's just enjoy the music with the political shit!!
Hard to believe that ANYONE, no matter how brainwashed or dim, could still support Trump and believe his moronic lies.
He has become the laughing stock of the world.
Sure... and:



and...:


...so maybe we just focus on our shared love for the excellent sound Bill is serving up. Or at least try and keep politics out of it.... 

 
On_The_Beach wrote:
https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.575085859.5637/poster%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8-pad%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8.lite-1u3.jpg
 
very tasty guitar work!
It's workin' for me.
Please make it stop!!!
 tutakea wrote:
maybe they are a great live band. this would not help if all their songs are that uninspired and boring. and has someone told the singer he has absolutely NO talent to sing? simply awful :-((

 
Ha ha.  Not so, surely you jest.
Yes! and, Hell, yeah, they are! Three lead guitars, contagious energy, plenty of rebellion & JAM! ——  einsteinstoe wrote:
Great R.P. Built to Spill song.  What a fantastic LIVE band.
 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, it's an intriguing illustration, done with ballpoint pen by an artist named Mike Scheer.  That image is apparently titled "Three-dimensional ant wearing grass skirt and two-dimensional worm deriving sustenance in the form of electromagnetic energy from an inter-dimensional electrostatic penetration and transport device. (A human insect is attracted to the location as a result of the ionic particles in the air surrounding the device.)"  
Good tune as well.

 
Well anyone could have guessed that.  

{#Whipit}
Reminds me of The The from about 1980.
 LowPhreak wrote:
Always liked the album cover.

 
Yes, it's an intriguing illustration, done with ballpoint pen by an artist named Mike Scheer.  That image is apparently titled "Three-dimensional ant wearing grass skirt and two-dimensional worm deriving sustenance in the form of electromagnetic energy from an inter-dimensional electrostatic penetration and transport device. (A human insect is attracted to the location as a result of the ionic particles in the air surrounding the device.)"  
Good tune as well.
me too
Always liked the album cover.
maybe they are a great live band. this would not help if all their songs are that uninspired and boring. and has someone told the singer he has absolutely NO talent to sing? simply awful :-((
Great R.P. Built to Spill song.  What a fantastic LIVE band.
Going to see these guys for the 5th time in a couple months.  Awesome live band!
Very nice!
you in reverse = you  ==> you are a palindrome (time to take a break?) {#Rolleyes}
 Proclivities wrote:

That's always been generally accepted in popular music.  Even the cerebral Talking Heads wrote "the lady don't mind".  I'm not sure if there are as many songs which employ the word "doesn't".

 

Shes' s got a ticket to ride...but she don't care !    ( I doesn't remember the name of the little band who sings that. a bug) 

{#Wink}
 Papernapkin wrote:

Their grammar is subpar, though. (She don't mind?)
 

Perhaps we should have Commander Data sing it?


Liking! They have that "Laurel Canyon" sound... like Dawes, Neil Young et al. At least on this track.
 Papernapkin wrote:

Their grammar is subpar, though. (She don't mind?)
 
That's always been generally accepted in popular music.  Even the cerebral Talking Heads wrote "the lady don't mind".  I'm not sure if there are as many songs which employ the word "doesn't".

 lathyris wrote:
I think these guys might be. . .alright!
 
Their grammar is subpar, though. (She don't mind?)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Hmmm, vocals reminded me of Band of Horses.
 
I heard that, too, had to look and see who it was.

 brewmonkey wrote:
Another great band from Portland Oregon
 
From Idaho actually.....

Hmmm, vocals reminded me of Band of Horses.
nice cover.......good song
Thanks! I won!
 
Ntropy wrote:


I wouldn't be a liar is it.

https://artists.letssingit.com/built-to-spill-lyrics-liar-hkjfbh1
 


HonduranRed wrote:
"I wouldn't be a liar.." or "I would only be a liar.."--my friend and I have a bet on this one.
I wouldn't be a liar is it. https://artists.letssingit.com/built-to-spill-lyrics-liar-hkjfbh1
great music, all of this BTS album.
Yeah I think the cover is cool.
"I wouldn't be a liar.." or "I would only be a liar.."--my friend and I have a bet on this one.
I think these guys might be. . .alright!
What a great day!
lingchih wrote:
What are you guys talking about? It's a great cover... one of the best I have seen in a long time. Every time I pass this CD around, the first comment is always "Wow, cool cover".
Its not the art that I REALLY dislike, it is the layout with the maroon border framing the b&w art and two different, yet equally lame fonts in the upper left, lower right format that seems very dated. I actually like this band a lot. Their previous albums had artwork that looked much more developed and thought out. Even back to 1997's Perfect From Now On.
This is a gooder, no doubt
Uhhh, I think they are from Boise, Idaho... have another! brewmonkey wrote:
Another great band from Portland Oregon
a cool ditty!
TrebleStauter wrote:
Wow. I just assumed that this was a really old BTS album that I had never looked up. The cover is horrendous. I really thought that this must have been a reissue of their high school demo tape.
What are you guys talking about? It's a great cover... one of the best I have seen in a long time. Every time I pass this CD around, the first comment is always "Wow, cool cover".
Another great band from Portland Oregon
that's the band of the monent at RP...
littleRoom wrote:
That's funny, Pitchfork included this cover in their 25 Worst Album Covers of 2006 (click here) Great song by the way.
Wow. I just assumed that this was a really old BTS album that I had never looked up. The cover is horrendous. I really thought that this must have been a reissue of their high school demo tape.
pescivendolo wrote:
It's a tad mediocre, yeah?
Yeah, a three at beast. Music and vocals...as it ends I am thinking I am being generous.
The last few songs have the quality of a long run-on sentence. Ya know, you stop caring halfway though. C'mon guys, throw us a bone here, some good tunes!!
It's a tad mediocre, yeah?
mojoman wrote:
Well, at least the album cover is kinda cool.
That's funny, Pitchfork included this cover in their 25 Worst Album Covers of 2006 (click here) Great song by the way.
Well, at least the album cover is kinda cool.