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Slash - You're a Lie (ft. Myles Kennedy, The Conspirators)


This is the first single from Slash's second album, Apocalyptic Love. The album was produced by Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Taking Back Sunday), and features Slash's touring band: vocalist Myles Kennedy (who also plays rhythm guitar), drummer Brent Fitz and bassist Todd Kerns. The song was released to radio on February 27, 2012.


The song finds Myles Kennedy telling a story of betrayal. Slash commented on the songwriting process for Apocalyptic Love comparing it with his eponymous previous release:


"Myles and I basically collaborated on the new material. The main thing is we wrote these songs together which is a big difference from the last album where I wrote each song with all of the different collaborators. The whole creative nucleus is between Myles and me. On top of this, the whole rhythm section of Brent and Todd brings something to the table and changes the dynamic completely from the last record - it's much more cohesive."


Lyrics


You’re the voice of reason that I can’t escape, Cut me down a thousand times a day I don’t need you anymore I don’t need you anymore I trusted you and there was no one else All you did was make me doubt myself Don’t believe you anymore Don’t believe you anymore You bled me out, you tore me down Your time has come, you can go. ‘Cause you’re a lie (lie), lie (lie) All my faith has been wasted, wasted ‘Cause you’re a lie (lie), lie (lie) I don’t need you to save me anymore I’m fragile, but I’m not a fool I won’t hear another word from you. You won’t hurt me anymore You won’t hurt me anymore The hand I held just held me down It took so long, now I know ‘Cause you’re a lie (lie), lie (lie) All my faith has been wasted, wasted ‘Cause you’re a lie (lie), lie (lie) I won’t sit here and take this anymore You can say anything that you wanna say But my intention’s long gone and turned away You’re such a lie, you were only the enemy Everything you are I will deny ‘Cause you’re a lie (lie), lie (lie) I’ll just come out and say it, say it ‘Cause you’re a lie (lie), lie (lie) All my faith has been wasted, wasted ‘Cause you’re a lie (lie), lie (lie) I don’t need you to save me anymore I don’t need you to save me anymore I don’t need you to save me anymore




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