The past couple of weeks I've been thinking a lot about the lies that people tell: big lies, little lies, exaggerations, lies of omission, embellishments, noble lies, white lies, emergency lies, fabrications, perjury, bluffing, half-truths ... the list goes on and on it seems. We tell these lies not only to each other but also to ourselves: "No, those jeans don't make you look fat." "You have a beautiful singing voice." "This car has never been in an accident." "The check is in the mail." "The roast wasn't dry at all." "I had to work late." "I'm never going to have that much to drink again." "I won't ever hurt you." "Traffic was horrible." "I have always told you the truth." "I won't ever let myself get hurt again." ... Sadly it seems like sometimes it's pretty hard to tell the difference between where the truth ends and a lie begins.
As lying seems to be such a big part of society these days, it only goes to follow that there are lots and lots of songs where lies or lying are the main theme so I had no problem putting together a set list for this week's Five on Friday meme using that very theme. A lot of times these playlists seem to go where my mind and/or mood wanders and considering my mind has been following paths of deception lately trying to figure out in which direction things are going to go, this just seemed like a natural choice. So ... enjoy this week's five songs as there are some good ones in there. Honest! I wouldn't lie to you!