Little Lie

 

Today I told a little lie,

I don't think that I can forgive me,

Today I told a little lie,

And I'm worried that you will find out.

 

About the skeletons that I hide,

The disgraces that I've left behind,

About the wrongdoings that have crept,

Up through my fingers and into your chest,

My trespassing waltzing feet,

Gliding slowly down through the streets,

Along the lanes of your memory,

And into the green rooms of your mind,

Today I told a little lie.

 

Today I told a little truth,

It hurt me more than it hurt you.

Today I told a little truth,

It's a word that I try not to use.

 

I saw the Owl of Athena sat,

On the windowsill at the back,

Looking so pensive and small,

Like a daffodil alone on a lawn,

And she nodded at me and said,

"Truth’s a construct in your head,

Now get out of my Garden of Eden,

And go put your tongue in a noose,"

Today I told a little truth.

 

Today I broke my promise.

I'm only half the man when I'm honest,

Today I broke my promise,

I only hope that tomorrow holds favour.

 

Today I confessed our little secret,

The regret weighs less than the reason,

To a stranger that I met on the tube,

The whole carriage now knows about you.

 

Today I told a little lie,

I don't think that I can forgive me,

Today I told a little lie,

And I'm worried that you will find out.

 

It's all the same,

The whole carriage now knows about you,

It's all the same,

I'm only half the man when I'm honest.

 

It's all the same,

I only hope that tomorrow holds favour,

It's all the same,

And I'm worried that you will find out.