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Violent Femmes are an American alternative rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, initially active between 1980 and 1987, 1988 to 2009, and again in 2013. The band performed as a trio, including: singer, guitarist and songwriter Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie, and three drummers, Victor DeLorenzo (1980–1993 and 2002–2009), Guy Hoffman (1993–2002), and Brian Viglione (2013-present). more »


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Well I'm reading this poem 

and it's so profound 

and I like its rhythm 

and I like its sound 

it's by a very famous poet

no critic can criticise 

and then I pause a moment 

and I start to realize 

he's tellin' 

lies lies lies 

on the motel TV. 

I dig the evangelist 

he'll tell you all about that 

and then he tell you all about this 

he's preachin' up a storm 

by the sea of Galilee 

he's mixin' up the truth 

with something funny I start to see 

he's tellin' 

lies lies lies 

I never had this problem 

with nobody in the government 

I guess I always figured 

they never mean what they meant 

and GOD help us all 

not to be so stone surprised 

when we wake up in the stars 

with the skies in our eyes 

if we keep tellin' 

lies lies lies 

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Written by: GORDON JAMES GANO

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